Symmetry and classic shapes are key to traditional style. Identical silk squares next to the sofa arms anchor the arrangement, with a mix between. Small squares are the same size, color, and material, but one is quilted and the other has stripes of gold embroidery, proving symmetry doesn't require perfectly matched pairs. The focal point is a richly detailed velvet pillow in the center. Collect pillows the same hue and change them out to refresh the room.
- For a patterned sofa, pick a subtle color from the pattern and gather pillows in that hue.
- For a traditional sofa, avoid using the same fabric for the pillows as on the sofa. Instead, pull together fabrics from the room, tying in all the colors and completing the design picture.
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