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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Using Paisley Print Needlepoint Pillows in English Style Home Decorating

Using paisley print throw pillows adds opulence when added to richly toned furnishings -- especially if you're really going all out with velvet and damask. Paisley can be quite dramatic and when used in small doses really gives a Colonial-era feel to a space decorated with lots of traditional golds, maroons and sage greens.

Paisley Needlepoint Pillow at NeedlepointPillows.com
Persian influences in embroidered pillows also set the tone for old English design, and can nicely echo rugs either in the same room or in another area in the home.

If there's too much color and the space feels overwhelmed, choose self-patterned silk cushions in light cream or duck-egg blue (in other words, a matching shade that's two or three times lighter than those of the paint or upholostery fabrics). This will help keep the overall effect from becoming dense, while still retaining the integrity of color, pattern and design.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the nice comments on my blog! I absolutely adore needlepoint pillows, well, really any and all things needlepoint! Your pillows are fantastic - do you design them yourself?

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