Take a step away from the daily hustle and relax in your own porch or backyard with outdoor furniture. In order to relax, it is important to have an ambience which is comfortable. If you are someone who is a host by nature, you can instantly enhance your outdoor furniture with outdoor throw pillows. Adding throw pillows is not a permanent change, so it is ideal for those who often change the décor. Outdoor throw pillows provide comfort and double up as great accessories for your furniture.

Pillow number and placement
The number and placement of throw pillows is very important. The right number of throw pillows will make your sofa or lounge look inviting and appealing. Select an odd number of pillows, rather than the usual pairs. For an organized look, choose a couple of big throw pillows, rather than a jumble of smaller ones.

Types of pillows
Outdoor throw pillows are meant for comfort and help outdoor furniture look better. While lumbar pillows are great for body postures and have a refreshing look, decorative pillows are meant to accentuate a room's aesthetic scheme. There are different sizes available, from small to large pillows. In order to choose the right outdoor pillows for your home, look at your outdoor decorations, furniture style and color scheme, and choose appropriately.

Decorate your sitting area with different themes like modern, traditional or floral. There is a wide range of prints available for outdoor throw pillows. Pastel colors and large geometric prints on smooth, tightly woven fabrics, like cotton and linen, work well in a modern environment. If you love having lots of colors around, you can opt for solid colors or floral prints which look bright and beautiful. Go the Mediterranean or coastal way, by choosing hand painted pillows.

Your patio, deck chairs, patio umbrella, and other furniture should complement each other and look appealing. Since the pillows will be exposed to the elements, take special care to choose pillows that not only look good, but are durable enough to handle the outdoors.

Author's Bio: 

Donald Baker is a certified interior designer and runs his own interior decoration consultancy. Donald especially loves decorating a home in wooden furniture and believes that nothing gives a home as warm and cozy a touch as all-wood furniture and decor. Donald loves reading up on new design ideas, and has a special interest in space saving techniques. Here he writes about how to enhance your outdoor furniture with outdoor throw pillows.