Style at Home: Pillows with all the trimmings

  • Corner pleats are a great way to achieve a luxurious and expensive look. (Handout/TNS)

  • A micro-welt and ruffles combination can add a pop of color to your well-tailored creation. (Handout/TNS)

  • A flange is a strip of fabric, usually 1/2-inch to 1 inch in width that attaches to the edges of a pillow giving it an almost shamlike appearance. (Handout/TNS)

  • This simple but high-impact type of trim can be spiced up by using contrasting colors to your fabric or by being an addition to other types of trim. (Handout/TNS)

  • One of the details that gives a pillow its unique and tailored appearance is the trim. (Handout/TNS)

When it comes to pillows, I can never get enough. Much to my husband’s displeasure (he secretly loves them, I know it!), you can find textiles of all shapes and colors in almost every room in my home. I can’t help this obsession — pillows are such a fun and easy way to switch up the look of my rooms without buying new furniture or bedding every season (so really, Brandon should be thrilled with them).