Do you remember disliking Sundays as a kid? My husband and I were just talking about this the other day and our son’s response was, “WHAT!”
He happens to be a big fan of Sundays and I can say I’ve grown to love them too. We’re not big on sleeping in (and our dog wouldn’t let us anyway), but I cherish getting up and having a coffee in front of our fireplace. It’s our time to catch up on what’s currently going on, what we want to do in the future and anything else that comes up. This is one of my favourite parts of the week.
Today my husband is traveling, so it’s a bit of a different Sunday. Although I’m missing our Sunday ritual, all is not lost. I’ve decided to take advantage of the extra hours to finally get to some projects that have been on the back burner. Before Christmas I ordered some lovely fabric I want to make new pillow covers out of. It has been sitting in my office taunting me. Today I can finally say, “No more procrastination. You get your wish!”
I think it’s the perfect fabric to breathe a bit of Spring into our home. I’m hoping to find a few additional fabrics in smaller-scaled patterns and a solid to pull the whole thing together.
This week, while working on a client project, I came across a few ready-made pillows that knocked my socks off. Although they’re not the perfect complement to my fabric, they will definitely work in other rooms.
I think a few pillows like these will make their way into our home very soon!
Speaking of pillows, I’m often asked how to combine different fabrics and how to know when too much is too much. It’s really a personal preference and it depends on what else is going on in the room. With that being said, if the furniture pieces are neutral, I like to combine:
- one large-scaled print
- two or three small-scaled prints
- one or two solids
It isn’t always that simple and often depends on the different textures of fabrics and other features of the room (paint colour, area rug, accessories, etc.), but it’s a general rule to follow.
Here are some inspiration photos of well-done pillow stories:
How about you? Do you like to mix several colours or are you a neutral kind of girl? Do you like a sofa full of throw pillows or do you prefer simple and paired back?
Enjoy your Sunday,