2. Pillow Textures
For holiday decor, playing with the textures of the pillow is a great way to style your space. This can mean both how the pillow feels because of its construction, but also the visual texture, how the eye sees it in comparison to the surrounding pillows. You might play with cozy knitted pillows, the fluffy textures of a faux fur pillow, the subtle textures of a felt pillow, or with the drama of a heavily beaded pillow. You can create cohesion with your look by laying these with a few solid colored pillows of a contrasting color, or keeping it monochromatic and having a lot of textures within a single color.
3. Throw Pillow Colors
The holidays and decorating for the holidays often lean on color to signal the feeling of Christmas, Hannukah, or Kwanza. This is often true for a lot of holidays, and you can play with this idea year-round. Color is an opportunity for you to play up the traditional colors or create a new spin for your home. For the winter holidays, you might want to play up the quintessential red and green, red and white, or silver and blue themes. If you want to look beyond those, and find something a little outside of the box, consider combining layers of metallics (think silver, gold, and copper together), jewel tones, or natural colors together.