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Touch of Red Throw Pillows

Inspiration can be found anywhere, sometimes in the most unlikely places.

I owe this week’s inspiration to a good friend.  C has many passions, but, by her own admission, decorating is not one of them.  Even so, over the past couple weeks, she made simple changes that had a big impact.  She cleared a bit of clutter and added colorful pottery to a couple shelves, added new throw pillows, and replaced a “well-loved” ottoman.  The room looks fantastic.

My friend reminded me that the feel of a room is in the details.  Changing throw pillows is a fast, inexpensive and very effective way to add a new color, change decor with the seasons, or just have a little decorating fun.

Now inspired, I set off to create a couple pillows.  These red fabric scraps were plucked from a plastic storage bin and put to work.  There weren’t any pieces large enough to cover a whole pillow, so they ended up as a bit of patchwork.  Love how they turned out…even got a compliment from my better half.  Well, he asked, “Can we keep those?”  That’s a compliment, right???

If you don’t sew, Home Goods, Target, Ikea, and Etsy have adorable pillows for an affordable price.  Here are some suggestions: Red Stripe, Fun Floral, Linen, Monogrammed Vintage, French Country

Also found these fun blue scraps and vintage tea towel…more pillows to come.

Happy Friday!