Decor Debate: The Perfect Number of Pillows

Decor Debate: The Perfect Number of Pillows

Leah Moss
Jun 26, 2009

We recently got in a heated debate with a pillow-hoarding friend as to whether there is such a thing as too many pillows. We all know that pillows are one of the easiest ways to punch up a bland bed, or tie a hand-me-down sofa into your decor. And of course, there's the comfort factor. But even so, there can be too much of a good thing, right? You tell us...

Although we tend to favor a more minimalist approach to decorating our own home, we think that on daybeds, benches, or modestly padded sofas, pillows make a delicious difference in terms of comfort. Pretty furniture is just clutter if it's too uncomfortable to use.

We loveStefan's lounagble daybed that doubles as an extra sofa when freinds drop by his studio apartment. He switches out the pillow covers whenever he needs a visual change.

Likewise, the colorful array of pillows in Kyle's vibrant home are like an invitation to kick back and converse. We love how she used the daybeds as a versatile and unexpected alternative to the ubiquitous sectional.

Beds, on the other hand, are another story. Sure, pillows still add color and character, but we like to keep our bedtime and morning routines sweet and simple, which in our opinion, doesn't include arranging and unarranging a million decorative itmes.

However, there is also something unfinished looking about too few...

The more the merrier, or pillow moderation? What do you say?

(Images: 1: James R. Salomon, 2: Leah Moss, 3: Kyle Freeman Apartment Therapy Boston, 4,5: Living Etc.)

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