There are a few design enthusiasts out there who are happy to spend both the time and the effort it takes to redo their living room every couple of seasons. The transition from summer to fall is one such time with warmer months giving way to colder days and at times, freezing nights! Of course, not all of us have the time or the resources to spare for a gorgeous winter makeover of the living room. And this is where smart accents come in mighty handy. With a global pandemic throwing a wrench in our daily lives for nearly two years now, there is a dash of gloom still lingering around that homeowners want to desperately get rid of. These two reasons have made accent pillows a chart-topping trend this year!
Of course, accent pillows have been seemingly ‘always popular’ and we generally tend to use them as bit of a copout when it comes to switching between seasonal hues in both the living room and bedroom. But summer of 2021 has seen a much greater interest than usual in accent pillows and that trend is bound to sweep over homes through fall and winter as well. This huge surge in interest is centered around three specific accent pillow styles which we wish to share with you. From the dazzling to the calming, these accent pillows are perfect for pretty much every living room.
Metallic Dazzle for Fall
Fall is here and winter is not far off. It is a time for beautiful orange and yellow shades outdoors transitioning into white down the line. It is also a time for some of the best parties that you will have in the year! That makes metallic accent pillows a great choice for the modern living space in neutral hues. They add a golden glint to the room and do so with a bit of pattern as well. Of course, you could also pick pillows in cooler, silver finishes. But we do suggest you embrace accent pillows in warmer, golden tints as you add that ‘something sparkling’ to the living room without going overboard.
We understand that spring might be a distant memory for some of our readers already, but rest assured that nature-inspired prints are here to stay for a while now. Whether it is leafy motifs on your accent pillows, flowery patterns that add a bust of vivacious colors or even coastal-themed designs that include conch shells, starfishes and more; everything is absolutely welcome in the living room. More than the season, it is the style of the room that will determine your choice here. Pick a print you love and let the accent pillows become the focal point of your modern living room.
Bold Colors Come to the Fore
Each year, it is light blue and mellow yellow accent pillows that end up becoming the most popular options in the living room. But 2021 is definitely different with deep blue, bold red, bright orange, navy and dark green accent pillows taking over this mantle. In fact, now is a great time to try out jewel-toned colors and hues like fuchsia and deep violet without worrying about things feeling far too brash. Brightly colored accent pillows are the way to go in the next few months and you can even mix them up with your regular more understated accent pillows for the best of both worlds.
So, which accent pillows would you prefer for your living space?