Since adding the amazing antique tile around the fireplaces in our living and dining rooms, some of our furniture and pillows haven't looked quite right. I'm getting rid of the chairs anyway, but our pillows just had too much gold in them to work.
I found the most perfect Ikat print to tie in the cool blue of the fireplace tiles with the warm sage green on the curtains. Coincidentally, when I got ready to start the new pillows, I had just finished up the nursery and those fabrics coordinated beautifully! I love mixing subtle prints and I was able to use some of my nursery scraps to create a host of fluffy down pillows for the ugly chairs and our slipcovered couch.
Could I have stuck with the old throw pillows? Probably. But it's just not as fun!