Look at the overall color scheme of the room, and think of how the pillow would fit into the scheme and contribute to it. For instance, if the room is full of solid rich colors – emeralds, burgundies, dark blues – picking out a striped pillow in white and pastel pink would not be the best choice.
The appeal of shag rugs can be summed up in one word – comfort. Everything about a shag just makes you feel good. A shag rug is like heaven underfoot and with the range of colors and patterns available, you can infuse that comfort into any room in your house.
Whether you decide to go bright and bold or soft and muted in your area rug, your throw pillows need to stand out. Remember that your throw pillows don’t have to match each other perfectly, but even if some are solid and others sport geometric patterns, the colors should work together. Experiment with the way different colors and patterns coordinate with your furniture and walls.
It’s the new year and a perfect time to redecorate with new area rugs or pillows. Many people shy away from spending money right after the holidays, but in reality this is the best time to shop. Lots of stores are having sales on brand name merchandise and you can get some great deals for not much money. Small upgrades can make a big difference and, if you buy at the right time, those small additions can cost you a lot less than you were expecting.