You don’t need a new sofa, although we would love to sell you one, you can get an instant pop of color, or a seasonal update by just changing your sofa’s throw pillows. It is one of the easiest ways to spice up your color scheme and breathe new life into a living space.

Size, fill, pillow count, texture and the entire room are just a few tips to consider when searching for your new throw pillows.

Standard squares (about 18 inches) fit well on most regular sized sofas with typical dimensions. Oversized pillows (24 inches +) create a more casual, lounge-like feeling. If your sofa is more modern and has a low back, a smaller pillow (16 inches or less) might be right for you.

Using an odd number of pillows creates interest in your design for your sofa. Depending on the size of your sofa try three or five pillows to bring a more artful look into your room.

Throw pillows with different textures is another way of creating an interesting and fresh look on your sofa.

Don’t forget about the rest of the room when choosing your pillows. The pillows and the sofa do not have to be matchy-matchy but pulling from the room’s color palette is a way of tying the entire space together as a family. This creates a unified and polished look.

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At Traditions you can find new throw pillows for your sofa in almost every room in our 4,000+ square foot shop. Come by during our month long January sale and receive 30% off pillows.

Traditions of Loveville offers design services that can help you redo your living space.