Of course, I had to put in my two cents. When does one use decorative pillows, and where do you draw the line?
Here’s my rule, for what it’s worth. Generally speaking, if you have a bed skirt that reaches down to the floor, decorative pillows are MORE than welcome. The feminity of both vignettes create an inviting bed that you just can’t resist!
HOWEVER. If you do not have a bed skirt, or if you simply use a duvet toward the foot of the bed, decorative pillows look a bit too fussy. A sparse, minimalist bed should be kept as is rather than adding a product that may create visual dissonance.
Here are a few pics from Domino mag that help illustrate my rule. And hey, if you love the pillows, leave ’em. Design is all a matter of perspective, anyway!