Homes serve a function for the families that live in them, but I think they should also be a place of beauty. Choosing the right combination of paint, furniture, and curtains can certainly turn a dull room into a haven.
While most folks don’t have the desire—or the budget—to redo their entire home from top to bottom, investing in a few well-chosen, high quality pieces can be transformative. The easiest (and most affordable) place to start is with an accessory.
I absolutely love decorative pillows! My couch is mint green and so many other shades compliment it. In the past, I’ve used striped pillows, pink pillows, and green/blue dotted pillows as an accent. Each of these looks was fun while it lasted and when I got sick of the designs, or the pillows became worn out, it was no big loss to replace them.
Solid colors and patterns are great, but any time I can incorporate Judaica, that’s a bonus! Unlike most other pieces of Judaica, a decorative pillow can be enjoyed often. It won’t tarnish, it won’t break, and it’s used daily, not just for a special occasion.
Hamsa Hamsa, a Tel Aviv based company that features clothing, jewelry, accessories, and home décor items, makes some of the most adorable pillows I’ve ever seen! They offer 14 different styles to choose from, with a little something for everyone.
I’d certainly enjoy any of their original creations, but two, in particular, really speak to me: Love and Amen. The unique designs have both English and Hebrew writing, sturdy construction, and thick, durable fabric that can withstand constant commotion from kids and dogs.
They would make a lovely addition to a couch, a bed, or a chair, and the neutral colors work well for men and women alike (my hubby is always complaining about “fussy” and “girly” accessories I pick out, but he loves these pillows!).
Hamsa Hamsa has generously offered to make them available for a giveaway. One winner will receive the decorative pillow of their choice (Love or Amen). Entries will be open thru 6/11/17. Good luck!