I've been pondering a lot about decorative pillows recently, as I have grown tired of my 3-year old living room pillows. Here they are in all of their "matchy-matchy" glory.
I dug out all of my old shelter magazines and decorating books, and every evening I pored through them pondering every decorative pillow in sight. I read the fine print about the different fabrics, sizes, and trims. I pondered and pondered. You see when you get older in your retirement years, you have more time than money, so you ponder a lot!
My research has led me to several theories. I have for now discarded the "matchy-matchy" theory. There is also the "collected over time" theory - you know - a new pillow every year from a different source. Along this same idea - the "only bring home something you absolutely love, then it will all go together" theory.
Since I sew and make all of my pillows, I guess I should apply these last two theories using fabric I love and have collected over time. I love the red floral and fruit fabric so much that I ripped apart some old curtains to make these two new pillows. Here are the results of this week's pillow making frenzy. I don't know - they are probably still too 'matchy-matchy'.
I'll live with these for awhile to see how I like them. BUT, I guess I had better start assembling fabrics over a period of time to check out the last theory - "the scientific method". That is a large print, a small print, a solid, and a geometric (a stripe, check, or plaid), all in a color plan. But, of course, I have been told they can't be from the same line of fabrics, as that would be too "matchy-matchy"; PLUS I must love them all dearly. Do you suppose there is a legal number of pillows allowed? Like maybe it is 21, the same as the legal drinking age!