To me, one of the easiest ways to change up your decor is through pillows....either adding pillows or re-purposing some you already have when changing up your color scheme. Re-purposing is what I just did for my daughter for her new house. This green set is going in her new guest room!
She originally had this three pillow set in a brown and tan which were part of a comforter set that she had purchased. Her new guest room is far from brown/tan. It's a beautiful light and airy white, peach and green room!
I found this pretty green ultrasuede fabric in the clearance aisle at Joann fabric. With just a yard, I was able to put together these three as replacements.
I really didn't have any designs in mind, I just knew I wanted something other than rectangles and squares.
So after I cut out the base pattern, I started playing with the remnants for the fronts of the rectangular pillows. I truly was just "winging" it as I went along. I made one with a tuck front, the other with a gathered panel.
As I wandered through the fabric store I had the idea for a button front for one of them. I was thrilled to hit a BOGO on buttons, so I used it for the largest pillow.
I was able to recycle the polyfill from the original set, so all three cost just under $20!
I also re-purposed a large set of four pillows for the sectional. The sectional is a dark grey and the original pillows were black and grey. She is introducing navy as her accent color, so we went with fabrics that brought blues into the room. I wish I took pictures of those as well, but I didn't. I made two large navy pillows and two made of this cute "travel" print. Since this set will be getting a lot of use, I chose to add invisible zippers so the pillow cases can be removed and laundered from time-to-time. It's always fun to work on home projects...especially when they're for someone you love!