Beach Cottage pillowscape, pillowscaping
Wed 17th, Oct, 2012
G’day Beach Cottage ladies, I would like to introduce you to a new phase in Beach Cottage Land
I will say one word.
Now I know I said recently that I might stop having my hair done and instead buy cushions but I must admit, errrm, (Mr Beach Cottage I hope you are not reading), hair done or not, where cushions and pillows are concerned I just can’t help myself.
I am a cushion-pillow-aholic
And so recently when it came to my attention that there was a sport out there with the name of Pillowscaping, firstly I thought I am so in, put me up for a gold medal and secondly I thought Beach Cottage girlies will lurve it too!
Here, ladies of Beach Cottage Land, near and far, I would like to introduce you to the
Beach Cottage Pillowscape
and my tips on pillowscaping / using cushions for your decor whether it be coastal / beachy or not
When Pillowscaping I have found it good to train for this sport as so -
1. Stick to one main colour palette.
A neutral base means you can change things up quite a bit but sticking to a few colours that go together works well…for my beach cottage look I like to combine blues, putty beige and the odd bright like aqua, sometimes pink.
2. Use different textures.
Different textures and fabrics add interest and depth. I like to use mostly linens and cottons but sometimes throw in the odd crochet too.
3. Different Sizes.
Pillows of different shapes and sizes will also add interest to your decor. On the whole I prefer smaller cushions gathered together rather than over-sized cushions. Different shapes and sizes grouped together works nicely for a laid-back look.
4. Layer ‘em up
I like to plump and layer a variety of patterns, textures and colours and add an odd numbers of pillows for an eclectic, casual beach cottage style.
Beach Cottage style is not matchy matchy – throw in different patterns…always a stripe, some floral and something with a nautical hint works for me. Make sure though there’s at least one colour in common to give it some unity.
This is easily done with a combo of the above steps…try a pair of squares, one oblong in the middle and another interesting one in between perhaps a different pattern or texture…change your pillowscape around until you find a look that suits…group at one end only, line up through the back, add different sizes and shapes until your pillowscape is good to go
I will tell you something, I am already well qualified in this sport, on the way to the Pillowscaping Olympics baby…
I hope you might like too to compete with me in this new sport…it’s quite, easy, doesn’t require any training, is good for your budget, doesn’t make you sweat but does in induce a smile
Yours in all things cushions, beachy decor and white
Pillowscaping, Pillowscape : The arranging of pillows for maximum comfort or aesthetic appeal.