mintwood home pillows

Pillows are the unsung heroes of home decor. They play a pivotal role in transforming your living space, adding comfort, and injecting your personal style into any room. One brand that has mastered the art of craft and design in pillows is Mintwood Home. In this expansive guide, we delve into the creative world of pillow styling and share how you can breathe new life into your living room using Mintwood Home's exceptional range of pillows.

The Origin of Mintwood Home's Custom Pillows

Mintwood Home began its journey with a simple yet profound mission: to bring bespoke beauty into everyday living. It all started with Mintwood Home lead desinger Heloise Mitchell - she saw an opportunituy in the market for truly personalized home decor, decided to offer custom pillow designs tailored to individual client preferences. This initiative quickly set them apart, as customers were thrilled to participate in the creation of pillows that were not only stylish but also unique reflections of their own taste. With an emphasis on quality craftsmanship and customer collaboration, Mintwood Home's custom pillows became the cornerstone of a brand that champions individuality and comfort within the home. We're excited to continue that tradition and to bring it to you!

Choosing the Right Pillows

When curating a collection of cushions for your living room, it's essential to consider a few key factors. The size and shape of your pillows should complement your furniture – large sofas will require bigger pillows to maintain proportional balance, while smaller chairs might be overwhelmed by anything too grand. Think about texture, too; layering smooth silks with rough linens or plush velvets can add depth to your design. Mintwood Home's collection offers an array of sizes, so you can always find the right fit. Let's explore how you can apply these principles to your own living space with Mintwood Home's pillows.

Texture Profile

Textures add a sensory value to pillows that is often overlooked. Mintwood's collection features a variety of textiles from soft chenille to handwoven wool, allowing you to create a rich and tactile display. Mixing these can break the monotony and introduce a level of sophistication to your decor.

Our Brunschwig & Fil pillows have one of our favorite textures - The pillow insert is made from 100% hypoallergenic polyester fiber, adding a sumptuously soft synthetic-down feel. 

The Color Connection

Mintwood Home's versatile color palette ensures that you can effortlessly find shades that not only match your existing decor but also enhance it. Whether you're looking for a bold accent or a muted tone to blend in, their pillows offer an extensive choice to meet your needs. From our classic Acanthus Stripe pillow to our stylish Bowood pillow designs, you'll find a color palette perfect for your design theme. 

Layering Techniques

Layering pillows is a surefire way to achieve a magazine-worthy look. Start with a solid foundation – perhaps a couple of larger, neutral pillows that match your sofa. Then, the fun begins. Choose one or two sets of smaller pillows in contrasting colors and textures, mixing and matching as you please. Don't be afraid to use uneven numbers; arrangements like three or five can create an asymmetrical balance that is both pleasing and dynamic.

layering pillows

Mintwood Home's line of pillows features a range of sizes that can be easily layered. Their larger floor pillows or European sham covers can serve as your base, while their lumbar or standard sizes are perfect for adding the finishing touch.

Creating a Color Palette

A thoughtful color palette in your living room sets the tone for the space. It's not just about choosing colors you like; it's about creating an atmosphere that reflects the room's purpose – be it relaxing, entertaining, or fostering creativity. Mintwood Home pillows come in a myriad of colors, allowing you to play with shades to achieve the perfect harmony.

The Statement Hue

Consider the main color of your room and how you can use Mintwood Home's pillows to highlight or complement it. A statement hue can bring a sense of cohesion; think a rich, regal blue against a sea of neutrals, or a fiery red-orange to warm up a cooler-toned environment.

The Supportive Palette

To support your statement hue, select pillows in colors that appear elsewhere in your living room. These may be found in your artwork, rugs, or other accent pieces. Mintwood Home's collection features an array of tones and shades that can enhance these elements, pulling your room together effortlessly.

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A good example of blue and white being used in conjunction for some beautiful styling in this bedroom!

Adding Personality with Patterns

Patterns can be daunting, but when done right, they add a layer of personality to your living room that solid colors just can't. Mintwood Home's pillows boast a range of patterns – from classic stripes and checks to intricate, globally-inspired designs – ensuring you find something that resonates with your style.

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Your dog will love your new pillows as much as you will - trust us, we're experts. 

The Mix Master

When mixing patterns, select one dominant pattern to serve as an anchor, and complement it with a smaller, subtler pattern. Avoid patterns that are too similar in scale – a mix of large and small will prevent visual clutter and keep your look polished.

The Balance Act

Mintwood Home's pillows provide the perfect tools for a well-balanced pattern combination. Their diverse collection allows you to pair a bold, large-scale print with a more reserved one, creating a visual balance that is both striking and sophisticated.

Comfort Above All

Ultimately, pillows are about comfort. There's nothing quite like sinking into a well-supported armchair or sofa adorned with soft, welcoming cushions. Mintwood Home's commitment to quality ensures that their pillows are as comfortable as they are stylish.

dog in pillows
Someone's getting cozy!


Pillows have the power to transform your living room, and Mintwood Home understands this. Their extensive pillow collection is not only a testament to quality and design but also to the ethos that home decor should be a reflection of the people who live there. By following the tips in this guide and exploring Mintwood Home's range, you can infuse your living space with your unique style, creating a room that is as inviting as it is stylish. So go ahead, have a little pillow talk – it's time to breathe new life into your space.

February 14, 2024 — Heloise Mitchell

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