When you're decorating a room, sometimes it's hard to know where to even begin. Next time you're stuck, try this: find a multi-colored pillow you love, then use it as the catalyst for your color palette.  Let's take a look at how interior designer Sita Montgomery did this with our Hot House Spark pillow for this beautiful living room. 

sofa sectional with designer pillows

If you look closely, you'll see that the pillow has several colors that can be pulled out, including blue, teal, red-orange, and green. 

For a cohesive look, it's ideal to use the "Rule of 3" and repeat each color in a palette three times or more within a room. Sita did exactly this. Let's break it down:

She repeated the blue color with a deep blue accent wall, art, a Zig Zag Navy pillow, and blue rug. 

blue living room decor details and accents

The red-orange is repeated with a throw blanket draped over the sofa, a Rust Velvet pillow, and art. 

The green shows up in the green spotted pillow, floral arrangement and greenery.  green living room decor details and accents

The teal color is repeated with a teal throw, teal geometric print pillow, and rug. 

teal living room decor details

We could keep going with some of the other colors but you probably get the idea. I think you'd agree that the way everything ties together is so visually satisfying. 

Hope this inspires your own decor!  

Shop the pillows in this room: 

 Bleecker Peacock / Zig Zag Navy / Rust Velvet

More photos of the room: 

photos courtesy of Sita Montgomery