decorative pillows - how to make them work

The decorative pillows on a sofa or bed is a very personal thing. Some people like to be minimalists and just have pillows for function. Others want a variety of pillows in various colours and textures to make a grand statement, waiting to be admired at every passing.

Whatever your style, choosing what you love and are willing to keep organized is key. You may like the way a room looks with tons of cushions on a sofa or piled neatly on a bed, but if you're not going to make that look happen each day, is that really the look for you?

I recommend going through a variety of photos and seeing what combinations seem to catch your eye. And of course what doesn't! Hopefully some of these examples below give you the confidence to know what to go for.

My personal favourites for inexpensive finds? HomeSense and H&MHome

making the most of a tiny foyer

In parts of the world where there is winter, small foyers can be a real nuisance. Coats are big and poufy, boots are way bigger than shoes or sandals, and then there is the variety of hats, mitts and scarves on top of that. And might I mention the school backpacks too?

So how do you manage with a tiny foyer? First you have to be very selective about what to keep in this area, and of course more importantly, what not to keep. And then storage is key!

Here are some small space solutions for you to steal. Yes, they look super tidy without all the coats and stuff in them, but they are glam shots and hopefully still give you inspiration for what may work for you. By the way, you'll notice a lot of these Ikea pieces... my favourite!