The Power of Pillows: One Sofa, 5 Ways

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A sofa is a big investment that usually hangs around for quite a while — but as home decor loving people we like to express ourselves, and often change our minds. Maybe a little too often. It's not new advice, but it's true that accessories can totally change a look — both in fashion and home decor. Pillows are to a sofa what a great pair of shoes are to your favorite little black dress. New pillows, new look! Here are five different ways to transform one sofa just by changing up the pillows.

I chose to go with a blue velvet sofa mostly because I'm in love with the idea of having one, and also because they are so popular and perhaps not everyone knows how to accessorize them.

Sofa: Up Three Seater Deep Blue by Artless on Fab

Graphic pillows (left to right):
Inaluxe Blossom Pillow from Urban Outfitters / Orla Kiely Linear Stem Pillow from Fab / xbase pillow from CB2 / Iinalux Atlas pillow from Urban Outfitters

Complementary pillows (left to right):
Orange velvet pillow by AriannaBelle on Etsy / Chasing Wave Under the Red Moon by Budi Satria Kwan on Society6 / Navy Red Mother Child Pop Throw Pillow by Jonathan Adler / Division Red Orange Pillow at CB2

Monochromatic pillows (left to right):
Scale toss cushion at Urban Barn / Karin Maki pillow from Wayfair / Karin Maki Flower Fantasy pillow at Wayfair / Silk Peacock pillow cover from West Elm

Eclectic pillows (left to right):
Golden Feathers silk pillow cover at West Elm / Ruched Rose Pink Velvet round pillow by GeeThatsNice on Etsy / Drop Dead Gorgeous design by TheSweetEscape on Society6 / Velvet Silvi pillow by Anthropologie

Watercolor pillows (left to right):
Staring at the Ceiling design by Jacqueline Maldonado on Society6 / Pink Chameleon pillow from abc carpet & home / Tessa pleated pillow from Urban Barn / Armor throw pillow designed by Jacqueline Maldonado on Joss & Main

(Image credits: Melissa DiRenzo)