DIY pillows - ways to create and ideas
Room aesthetics is achieved with the help of decorative elements that will complement all kinds of furniture, appliances and other overall items. In addition to the things that are regularly used as the main ones, there should be decor elements in the room that give a certain comfort and make you enjoy the interior.
Decorative pillows help to achieve this effect, because in addition to their purpose, they are combined with surrounding objects, thereby playing several roles. To correctly choose this element of decoration, you need to understand the design, features, and also know how to make them yourself. Consider the above and learn about children's decorative sofa cushions that play the role of toys.
The choice for living room decoration
Most sets of upholstered furniture already have related decorative elements. However, the desire of the owners to brighten up the house with additional soft elements or to diversify the sofa zone cannot be reclined.
Consider the main criteria that should be considered when choosing decorative pillows for the living room:
The living room is a rather bright room, which suggests the presence of a wide variety of colorful items. Therefore, do not place too many decorative pillows there, and even more so those that have too bright a color or a large pattern. Try to determine the quantity in order to comply with the measure. Three are enough for a small living room.
- The size
If there is a small sofa in the room, then it cannot be loaded with huge pillows, as the criterion of proportionality will not be taken into account. For small models, small pads are quite suitable, and large models oblige to have voluminous soft objects.
Pillows - an element that is used to create contrast in the room. Against the background of monophonic neutral furniture, multi-colored soft designs look great. Vivid colors will dilute the atmosphere of severity in the room, thereby adding vitality to the owners. If the furniture is made in dark colors, on the contrary, make a choice of design in favor of light shades that will add contrast.
- The form
The shape allows you to emphasize the bends and texture of the furniture. If you have a long sofa, then use rectangular cylindrical pillows. For sofas made under the classics, square ones that have rounded edges are suitable. Elegant models need round ones with additional decorations.
The choice of pattern is an extremely individual parameter. Here you can fully rely on imagination. We will only give a few tips and ideas in this direction:
- Color options with delicate patterns are suitable for the classic interior;
- For rooms with oriental flavor, use a Moroccan ornament, ikat, damask or paisley;
- A universal option is to buy pillows with patterns: polka dots, zigzag, cage, etc. (can be used in any style);
Ideas for combining with surrounding objects
The basic rules for choosing sofa cushions in the interior were discussed in the last section. Here we talk about what are the main ideas for the combination of pillows present in the world of design.
First of all, you need to pay attention to the curtains. Soft designs should be chosen after choosing curtains. This is justified by the fact that curtains are a decorative element of the interior. A similar color improves the overall appearance of the room. Many salons now carry out the tailoring of both elements. Thus, you can save on the purchase of fabric in order to create a sense of integrity of upholstered furniture, but do not bother looking for the same material, select options with a difference of one or two tones.
If you don’t want to give a holistic look, then combine the decor of pillows with bright objects in the room according to the color scheme. Combine with a bright vase in the room, a massive floor lamp with interesting coloring. If the room has large poufs, then perform pillows in color with them. To get to the point when choosing ideas for decoration, define three primary colors in the room, and make pillows in these colors. You can make three pairs of different. It will look beautiful, and create a feeling of comfort.
When decorating a children's room, it is worth paying attention to pillows-toys. Their essence is clear from the name - an element of comfort and the ability to play around. Such models are performed in the form of some cartoon characters, animals, fruits, or simply have a funny pattern. As a rule, they are not large, because they are intended for children. They will brighten up the child’s sleep and will allow you to feel comfortable playing in the daytime, playing on the floor.
When buying baby pillows, pay attention to the color and age of the child.
If the child is small, then do not buy "toys" that are easy to stain. Give the baby the opportunity to choose your favorite character, then he will not part with her. You should not pay much attention to the combination of a baby pillow with surrounding objects - it will never lie in place.
DIY decorating methods
There are many variations to make pillows with your own hands. We want to consider the most interesting ideas that involve non-waste production.
Option number 1. Unnecessary clothes
How often does the clothing wear out, or do you grow out of it and have to throw it away? Now this does not need to be done. Pillows can be sewn from old clothes, and do it yourself. You can not worry about the amateur appearance, because this is the essence of such products. It is better to sew such things from sweaters or other soft clothes. You can fill the pillows with old clothes, which does not have a very good appearance. You can decorate it with small homemade inserts. You can sew a few buttons, baby socks, or something else.
Option number 2. Making inscriptions
If you have plain interior pillows that you want to decorate, then use old rags from sewing or unnecessary clothes. Come up with an original inscription, cut out the letters from the old material, and sew to a plain pillow.
For the beauty of the product, you can make letters from different materials. But keep the font and size of the letters. An excellent solution would be to highlight the capital letter with some bright color.
Option number 3. Knitted pillowcases
When pillows have a not very presentable appearance or are already tired, knitted pillowcases will come to the rescue. It will be convenient for you to wash them, and you will be able to embroider the pattern that best suits your room. Use wide threads to add a touch of home.
Any ideas regarding decoration arise in the heads spontaneously. The embodiment of ideas is up to you.
Crochet or knitting patterns will give you a wonderful homely atmosphere. They will produce warmth and comfort in the home. Such options are performed with plain threads, so they look quite worthy against the background of any style. Pleasant tactile sensations are ensured - thanks to an incredibly soft fabric that will allow you to have a great rest.
There is a design option using special paints for the fabric. They hold well, and have a certain level of resistance to moisture. Such pillows are very appreciated in the interior world, and despite the simplicity of the product, they are handmade. The design may have some kind of inscription or an interesting pattern. It is preferable to use paints of the same color, but if you wish, you can make some kind of colorful drawing. Be sure to pay attention to the paint you buy, because each paint is designed for certain materials.
Patch of fabric scraps
Any small, even centimeter, pieces of fabric do not need to be thrown out. You can collect them all in a heap, and sew a beautiful pillowcase. Such eclecticism will look great. Do not worry about mixing different tones - here it is only good. The main thing is to observe the uniform size of all pieces. Or divide the sewing element into zones, which will include pieces of a certain size.
Bright and colorful design, which is at the same time simple in design. As a cover you need to buy a small piece of fabric with your favorite movie, a book that has a square shape. Sew the soft part to this segment, which will gradually decrease to the edges of the cover. Take a square pillow that will be smaller than the cover. Place the square inside and fold the cover so that it envelops the square on three sides. Having done the pattern once, you can use it for other pillows.
The presence of decorative elements in your room will allow you to look at it, having a complete picture of the interior.
You can always fill the void of the room, complement its key fragments, and just put a few decorative pillows for your convenience. Follow all the above tips for decorating the living room, and then the guests will be delighted, and you will always feel comfortable being on your favorite sofa.