The paisley pattern can be seen in homes in the form of wallpaper design, bedspreads, curtain panels, dinner plates, and even on paisley throw pillows. No matter what your decorating style, or color palette, paisley pillows allow you to update any room with a pop of color and style. Typically thought of as a traditional style pattern, this pattern has taken a turn towards modern as well. There are a number of ways to bring the paisley printinto your contemporary style design.
This 60’s icon has made a major comeback recently, but the truth is that it never actually left. Around since ancient civilization, it first appeared in Pakistan and India where it was used for beautiful silks, it eventually made its way to Paisley, Scotland where shawls often called, “paisleys” by locals became a big part of the fashion. Although shawls are no longer too “in”, the love for this design has never been too far in the distance. The highly sought after teardrop-shaped pattern brings energy and a sense of motion to a room, something most other designs cannot accomplish on their own. One of the easiest and quickest ways to bring color and fashion into a room, whether it is a bedroom, family room, or living room, is to bring in some paisley pillow covers and throw them on some furniture for a beautiful face lift. Whatever theme you have in your bedroom, casual paisley decorative pillows with a subtle pop of color from grey, to blue, to even purple will bring a welcome look to your room. This retro boho style has become so versatile that they would even do well in your teen daughter’s bedroom in brighter colors like vibrant pinks and greens or yellows. When used as a bigger pattern, this classic pattern and print can look more modern, and not as traditional as the typical way that this design is used. The Echo Vineyard collection for instance mixes traditional style with some other styles and textures in vibrant colors for a contemporary look.The pillows from this collection feature an overscaled paisley design in colors of fuchsia, lavender, and green. The undulating teardrop-shaped pattern, born in the Middle East and Asia, lends a sense of energy and motion that few other motifs can match and adds color and style to any sofa or couch. Paisley throw pillows can come in bright complimenting colors of green and pink, blue and grey, lavender and grey, or even more bohemian colors like blue, yellow and red as you can see in the Josie by Natori Boho Chic collection. The bohemian vibe has become a big decorating theme in the past decade and paisley pillow shams give you a simple way to bring in some bohemian elements into your living space. You can even bring one of the paisley pillows from the Boho collection and throw them on accent chairs or your couch to tie in the theme throughout your home. The most important thing when considering how to incorporate paisley pillows into your decor is that you choose a collection that is not over complicated or fussy like a number of more traditional options. You don’t want anything too ornate, but something with more simple colors and simple designs. Since its such a bold design, it is often better to bring in paisley in an accent pillow, or a smaller item such as pillow cases. There is of course nothing wrong with using paisley pillows to bring style to your traditional decor, and we offer a number of more traditional options as well such as the Echo Aberdeen collection which is red in color and more of the typical design.