If you are anything like me, you get extremely impatient in your living space. I have an overwhelming urge to constantly redecorate as soon as I am done decorating. It’s a terrible habit, I know. It’s also a very expensive habit. The easiest way to curb my decorating addiction has been through pillows. Yes, I know that doesn’t sound like it makes sense, but hear me out. By simply switching up your pillows, moving them around, playing with new and old, you can create an entirely new space!
If you are looking to freshen up and re-decorate your space, I’ve included some great ways to add some California style to your humble abode. Here are some of my favorite tricks and tips to achieving what can feel like a new space (on a small budget)… with the help of only pillows!
While sometimes a needlepoint pillow can come with a larger price tag, don’t immediately dismiss it. Investing in a good piece like this is worth it for the lifespan. If you spend the money upfront you won’t find yourself with a pillow that is falling apart and needing to be replaced. Quality lasts, which untimely stretches the dollar.
DO NOT BE AFRAID to play with patterns. What you want to keep your eye out for is how they compliment each other in color, shape, texture and size. This is the key to a perfect mix and match. Don’t be afraid to mix tribal, metallic, hand-woven, pops of color. Just go for it!!
Sometimes tossing in a couple daily reminders is good for the soul. And if you can do it with something as subtle as pillow, why not?! Not every pillow has to only have bold colors and heavy patterns. Sometimes you can let your decorating speak for you… in this case, literally!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Megan Araujo is an entertainment professional with over 10 years of experience on stage, in front of the camera and behind the scenes. A graduate of San Jose State University, Megan earned her degree in Creative Arts before moving to Los Angeles.
This Northern California native is daughter to a professional crafter and party planner, so design and event production has always been second nature to her. It's no surprise that she wants to be wherever the good times roll (with gold glitter on hand, of course!)