I love this room as it seems to be the gathering place for the whole family to spread out, watch movies, make puzzles, read, or just take a nap. It is located at the back of the house and overlooks the golf course.
Since I have an all white master bedroom, a white on white kitchen, a neutral toned dining area, and a white sitting room, I've got my love of white covered!
This is the one room where I'm going to branch out and have fun experimenting with brighter coastal colors and textures.
Here's my basic seating arrangement without any pillows -- it is a Pottery Barn slipcovered sectional sofa with a chaise lounge. I love it as I can mix and match and play with all the colors and textures in my rapidly growing pillow collection.
Now let me tell you, this sofa is very loved. People curl up and put their feet on the sofa, the dog jumps up before I have time to put down a throw, and spills have happened. It's real life, imperfect, and that's just fine with me. Slipcovers can be washed and pillows can hide imperfections.
Let's have some fun playing with pillow combinations:
I have found that my favorite pillow combination is "Texture + Print + Solid."
A few pillows need some texture such as burlap, jute, buttons, or trim. Next, I throw in one or two coordinating or complimentary prints, and finish off the grouping with a few neutrals or solids that pull colors from the prints.
I adore neutrals, creams, and textured pillows and am very happy with a bunch of neutrals thrown on the sofa.
As long as there is a solid + print + texture, I have a great combination that is very pleasing to my eye.
I can easily enhance this neutral tone by adding in a few pillows with color:
2. The colors of sea glass and sea
This next pillow palette is a sea glass inspiration (of course!). Soft blues and greens blended with the neutrals of the sand and sea oats is a beautiful and soothing combination.
Solid + texture + print for the win!
This palette is very soft and soothing, but it's missing the pop I like that texture and an added print would bring.
I can keep the palette very soft with just the soothing blues, greens, and greys, or pull out a bolder color with an accent pillow:
3. Tropical colors
The next pillow palette is very fun and inspired by the colors of these gorgeous tropical Hawaiian lilies. Bold greens and oranges are softened with whites and creams.
4. And just for fun.........It's five o'clock somewhere!
Think lemons, limes, oranges, berries, pineapples, and a little rum.
I hope you enjoyed playing along with me as I mixed and matched pillows -- now it's time to go out and have some beach time!
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