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One of the note­wor­thy dec­o­ra­tive de­tails in this coastal home is the gen­er­ous lay­er­ing of pil­lows. But be­fore you pile on the cush­ions, here are two tech­niques for lay­er­ing pil­lows the de­signer way.

On the bed: First, start with the big­gest pil­lows: a pair of king-size, 20”x36” bed pil­lows. Fol­low these with one queen-size 20”x30” pil­low. Add two smaller, square­shaped throw pil­lows, and fin­ish it off with a long bol­ster pil­low for lay­er­ing or con­trast.

On the sofa: Al­ways be­gin lay­er­ing from the ends of the sofa go­ing in. Start lay­er­ing with two large, 24"x24” square pil­lows. Work your way towards the cen­ter of the sofa with slightly smaller pil­lows. Ac­cent the sofa’s mid­dle with the small­est, rec­tan­gu­lar pil­low (called a kid­ney pil­low). Don’t use pil­lows with the same fab­ric as your sofa’s up­hol­stery, or they will just dis­ap­pear into the seats. Get pil­low­cases in col­ors that are com­ple­men­tary to your up­hol­stery, and use an ac­cent color for your kid­ney pil­low. —Orig­i­nal text by Kather­ine Lopez

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