A sure sign that you’re adulting? You invest in quality furniture pieces. Whether you browse the antique district or Horchow, buy modern, eclectic, or traditional, investment pieces like well-made side chairs, settees, and rich leather couches, and Chesterfield sofas all become anchors within the decor of your home. But any investment piece can use some personality to make the space your own, like a decorative pillow or throw with a lush fabric or a splash of color. We recently found HomeRight, creator of handmade luxury throw pillows made from sumptuous fabrics that lend an opulent, custom yet inviting look to the conversational and sitting areas of your home.
You invest in a statement piece of furniture, whether modern or traditional … and it looks beautiful. But…it’s not so inviting to sit upon and create the stylish yet inviting conversational nook you envisioned. Want a professional decorator’s trick to make a sitting area more inviting? Add some warmth to traditional furniture choices with decorative pillows and throws that add texture and color to neutral or eclectic pieces.
An example of this design technique seen is in April 2016, when William and Kate invited the Obamas back to their private residence, we saw photos of their sitting areas and saw numerous (like 20) rich fabric and texture pillows on deep couches. They are attractive and makes it more comfortable for guests to be seated. A pillow cover is a highly versatile way to change the theme of the room seasonally or give a fresh look to existing furniture.
HomeRight believes that your home should be a refuge. What makes your home feel like your own private space to regroup and recharge? HomeRight says to create a “Me-Space”. This “Me-Space” is greatly enhanced by decor that makes you happy and reflects your own style with color, texture, and design.
FEATURED PIECE: The HomeRight Black Silk Velvet Pillow
The HomeRight Black Silk Velvet pillow is a handmade pillow cover which is 18″ x 18″ and made of a sumptuous black silk velvet, where the silk fibers enhance the look and feel of the velvet, increasing its’ durability and preventing the velvet from getting that crushed flat look that can happen with some velvet items.
The pillow is available with or without generously sized black tassels. They are large, full tassels, I like the drape of them.
It has an invisible zipper for inserting a base pillow inside of 16 to 20 inches. For the fullest look, choose a larger size insert pillow.
The pillow also has a coordinating throw, which has tassels at all corners and is long enough to drape dramatically without overflowing or being too bulky.
LOOK AND FEEL
The velvet has silk fibers that have a luster, feel and drape of an expensive, luxe velvet. It is soft and luxurious to the touch and comfortable against the skin. It works with velvet, crewel, and silk upholsteries, as well as solid wood or leather furniture pieces. It is machine overlocked inside for added durability.
DECORATING WITH THE PILLOWS
I have a formal living room but wanted to add some warmth to my sitting areas, so these pillows were a good fit. One place to use the pillow was on my side chairs. Guest always comment on these chairs, but no one sits in them.
I paired the 18×18 inch velvet pillow with an antique teak Chinese chair to make it more appealing to sit and talk to people sitting on the adjacent perpendicular couch. The dark color fits the style while the opulent fabric added some warmth to the colder wood feel of the chair.
Another way to make these chairs more appealing for guests is a throw to soften the harsh lines and make it more welcoming.
The throw is appropriately dramatic in velvet silk, but gives a more accessible, lived-in look to a stark piece of unusual furniture
Does black velvet not suit your decor? HomeRight has many options of fabric and colors to suit your individual style, with and without embellishments. Check out the coordinating accessories and other unique décor items from HomeRight here: www.etsy.com/shop/homerightonline/
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The HomeRight Black Silk Velvet pillow and throw seen in the photos in this article, as well as many other pillows and decor accessories, can be found at the HomeRight Etsy store located at https://www.etsy.com/listing/472282270/velvet-and-silk-throw-pillow-with?ref=shop_home_active_53OP
Style Chicks received the HomeRight Black Silk Velvet Silk Pillow and Throw for evaluation purposes in exchange for our unbiased review and received compensation for our time and effort. However, our experience with the product and the opinions expressed in this review are 100% ours.