Welcome to Pillow Panache! All this week we’re giving you inspiration for all of your pillow printing needs, and today is all about the golden coast! If you guys didn’t know, SnapBox is located in SoCal, so we’re pretty partial to the beach and all of the sunshine that it brings, so we though we needed a theme fully dedicated to our favorite past-time! If you missed the first three Pillow Panache posts, you can find them right here: black and white, bright and colorful, flowers and succulents.
So even though all of our photos are reminiscent of the sea, they’re not all straight-on photos of the beach. We tried to make each of these photos a little more interesting than just a straight on beach photo, so hopefully this inspires you to think outside the box the next time you’re on the sand.
The first thing you might notice is that we spliced a panorama photo in half and used a portion of the photo on each pillow. I think this idea is so cool, because it takes people a second to figure out what’s going on, kind of like that I was talking about with this diy. All of your guests will have to do double-takes to figure out that those two pillows are actually the same photo, and that adds a lot of interest to an otherwise boring couch!
The other fun thing we did was use a solid color hex code pillow, like I talked about in the second Pillow Panache post. For this beach theme, we decided to go with a light blue that almost eludes a greenish tone if you look at it from different angles (which you can’t really see in the photos, but I swear it’s there). I love that the faux suede of the pillow gives the photos you print more dimension than you would normally get on a regular old picture.
The last two pictures you see, the boat and the surfboards, utilize the sea as the background. This is a great way to add some style to your photos without having to worry about a busy background too much. The monochromatic colors of ocean and the sky gives you a neutral background for the objects in your photos to really shine!
So what do you think about these ocean-inspired pillows? I know coastal themes can be overused sometimes, but by just bringing in hints of the sea with photos like these and decorating with a lot of modern furniture, you can accomplish the same look without all of the cliches!
Make sure you stop by tomorrow for our last post and we may be giving you a way to put your new-found inspiration to practice!