pillows: how many are too many?

please ignore the under-sofa storage!

Have recently seen a designer bed half covered with pillows (decorator fabrics, of course) and that’s nestled in the back of my mind as a truly luxurious use of soft furnishings. Now, so we’re all thinking the same things for proportion, although I’m thinking #2 is closer to pillows on a sofa, chair, floor, etc…

Pro*por”tion, n. [F., fr. L. proportio; pro before + portio part or share.]
1. The relation or adaptation of one portion to another, or to the whole, as respect magnitude, quantity, or degree; comparative relation; ratio; as, the proportion of the parts of a building, or of the body.  2. Harmonic relation between parts, or between different things of the same kind; symmetrical arrangement or adjustment; symmetry; as, to be out of proportion.

Me thinks it’s a personal choice: you might hate ’em, or love ’em.  Me?  I go back & forth, and decide what’s needed in the space for me to be comfortable working, sitting, lounging, etc.  So it varies for me.

other thoughts from other peeps

Have to place educational writer and crafter Katherine of Pillows a-la-Mode at the top of my list, and here are several reasons why !

Other peeps…
Interior designer & author Alexandra Stoddard says this about pillows, in her book, The Decoration of Houses:

  • “Pretty pillows… are like a flower bouquet. They satisfy the eye’s need for delight.” p. 364, Ibid.
  • “Splurge on pillows.” p 363, Ibid.

Interior designer and television host Christopher Lowell talks about pillows in the 4th of his 7 Layers of Design.

So, what do you think, Dear Reader!

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