Typically, you’ll see chopped pillows in more formal living rooms or settings, but the look does not always represent extreme formality. When properly executed, the pillows can take on a more casual, welcoming-look – especially when layered and paired with couches and chairs that are rounded or softer in edges.
In rooms with a variety of patterned and colored throw pillows, a swift chop of the hand can serve to create unity and tie an entire space together. Take a glance at the photo below. Not only are the pillows varied in prints and sizes, but the pairing of colors is unexpected and non-uniform. While this combination of unique pillow characteristics is warm and inviting, the unconventional choice of color and pattern combo could come across as chaotic and unorganized. With the use of the karate chop, though, the room is pulled together and unified.
A heavy chop isn’t always necessary to achieve the look, in fact, sometimes a light chop to one or two pillows is all you need to make all the difference in a room:
We’re eager to hear your opinions! What chopping category would you place yourself under?