How to Make a Living Room SPECIAL - I Have a THING for Pillows

Home Stager with Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA

Making a Living Room SPECIAL with PILLOWS!

Pillows can make any Living Room special....and do I have a "thing" for pillows!  TONS to pick from on any staging day...any shape, any color and with lots of style and sophistication.

Pillows add that touch of color and elegence to....a sofa....a chair....a chaise.



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Paula McDonald
Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury - Granbury, TX
Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

I love pillows too.  Love to layer them on beds for depth and definition.  Also warms a place up immediately!

Aug 28, 2010 05:39 PM #1
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

So true, Kathy!  Just like your photos illustrate, pillows can change the look of a room altogether, and it's fun to use different colors, patterns, textures, and shapes.  I like to tie the throw pillows into either the art, an area rug, or some other element in the room so that it looks cohesive.  

Aug 28, 2010 05:41 PM #2
Marie Westerman
Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate/ Wilson Parker Homes - Evans, GA
New Homes Sales Specialist Evans GA REALTOR

I am amazed how they each give such a different feel. I will start working with PILLOWS! Thanks Kathy!

Aug 28, 2010 05:50 PM #3
Michelle Pimentel
Empire Home Staging Solutions - Upland, CA
ASP, IAHSP Empire Home Staging


Love the example of pillows shown above!  Pillows do make an impact in any room and can easily update a tired sofa or chair!

Aug 28, 2010 06:32 PM #4
Kathy Nielsen - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

I love using pillows as well.  Not sure where you're shopping for them. However, I have found that Ross for Less has an awesome selection and they're typically not that expensive.


Aug 29, 2010 12:37 AM #5
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

Great pillow selection, Kathy!  So easy to change with the seasons too.

Aug 29, 2010 03:15 AM #6
Leanne Zumbrunnen
Showhomes of Kansas City - Lenexa, KS

Love your pilows.  I too have a pillow fetish.  To me, the pillows and the artwork set the tone for the room.

Aug 29, 2010 04:02 AM #7
Julie Davis, Amy Blank - Rediscovered Interiors, LLC
Rediscovered Interiors, LLC - Andover, MN

Just as paint is one of the easiest, cost effective ways to change up a room's archectural features....pillows can do much of the same for the furniture in the room.  Pillows and lamps are my weak spots :o)  Thanks for sharing!


Aug 29, 2010 04:17 AM #8
Claudia Andrade-Desbiens Los Angeles Modern Staging
Modern Mecca Home Staging, Luxury & Architectural Real Estate Staging, Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles & Orange County


Kathy - I have a thing for pillows too! Thank God I am not the only one ; )

Pillows help soften the hard edges of the furniture and bring warmth to any space. They add texture, pattern and color and can be easily changed according to the season or an upcoming holiday. Your selection is beautiful!

Aug 29, 2010 06:24 AM #9
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Kathy - I'm a self-confessed pillowholic, too! I just can't get enough of them.  I love your examples - they set the style of the room:  modern, contemporary, tranditional, country. 

Aug 29, 2010 07:18 AM #10
Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Everyone.....THANKS so glad you also LOVE pillows!  I find them everywhere....or they find me....Home Goods, Target, Marshalls, Ross, Pier 1.....never pay more than $15ish most of the time under $10...YIPEE!

Aug 29, 2010 08:24 AM #11
Lori Kim Polk
Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services - Roseville, CA
Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento

Like Sally, I confess that I am a pillowholic too. We have a 35ft wall/9ft high for all our pillows and that isn't even enough room ;) Big Lots has them too ;)

Aug 29, 2010 10:55 AM #12
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

I do not like to store my pillows so I keep them in my two guest rooms and in our garage on racks-Ross, Pier 1 and Restoration Hardware are my favorites.

Aug 29, 2010 11:44 AM #13
Kathy Alexander
GreatStages Home Staging and Redesign - Vancouver, WA
Home Stager Camas WA, Home Staging Southwest WA

Pillows are such a wonderful and cost effective way to bring color and drama into a room. I love your examples!

Aug 29, 2010 04:04 PM #14
David Ames
Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco - San Francisco, CA
San Francisco

Right on, Kathy. I had the same pillows (two left photos) in stock.  Love the sets on the right, too.  It's amazing the impact they provide.  IKEA can be a pretty good source as well.  Let me know if you ever want to meet at the 4th Street shops in Berkeley or the IKEA in Emeryville for a shopping spree.  ;-)

Aug 29, 2010 08:28 PM #15
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Kathy, where did you find such beautiful pillows! Now, all mine seem kind of boring!

Aug 30, 2010 11:26 AM #16
Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

David....Cool I'll do that!  I do get to Berkeley and Emeryville on occasion to shop Ikea, Z Gallerie (since they closed the one in Walnut Creek!) and also like West Elm!

Kristine...find them everywhere it seems!  Happy shopping!!

Aug 30, 2010 12:19 PM #17
David Ames
Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco - San Francisco, CA
San Francisco

The "back room" of the Crate & Barrel outlet sometimes has great furniture finds as well!  It seems like 4th Street is the only Z-Gallerie around these days since they closed the one on Haight Street several years back.  Of course, the 12 'head shops' along that corridor are alive and well...LOL!

Aug 30, 2010 01:17 PM #18
Cindy Garruba
North Fork Home Staged to Sell - Riverhead, NY

Love the pillows too.  I usually make a few for each client.  Easy and inexpensive, gives a reall personal touch.

Sep 01, 2010 02:52 PM #19
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