By CATHI AYCOCK

I’m obsessing over pillows. Specifically, pillows for my new neutral sofas.

I'm dreaming of pillows--these beautiful inky blue velvet pillows transformed my new oh-so-white sofas. Pillows from Maxi B. Home, 7030 Executive Center Dr., Brentwood, 615-942-5015.

I’m dreaming of pillows — these beautiful ivory and inky blue velvet pillows transformed my new oh-so-white sofas. Pillows from Maxi B. Home, 7030 Executive Center Dr., Brentwood, 615-942-5015.

When I ordered the sofas (two identical cream beauties that I planned to arrange facing each other in our family room) I was euphoric.

Please don’t tell my hubs, but when they arrived, I freaked. They looked like big, looming blobs of nothingness. And the cream was suddenly blindingly white. I feigned delight, but secretly worried I had made an expensive mistake.

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I bought these pillows for my ivory colored sofa, but they look amazing on gray, tan or lots of other colored couches too. Patterned pillow,, ivory velvet pillow, lumbar pillow, all from Maxi B. Home, 7030 Executive Center Drive, Brentwood, 615-942-5015.

A few Pinterest hours logged later and I had a eureka moment. These two blobs of nothingness would be the perfect canvas for accessories in the way of throws and pillows.

I headed to my favorite home decor shop, Maxi B. Home in Brentwood and fell madly in love with four pillows. One set, a modified ikat in a deep inky blue and the other duo, a luxe pillow with blue velvet and flanged edges.

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Like earrings, pillows can change and elevate your decor. (This Asian inspired pillow with contrasting edging is like the Tiffany bracelet of pillowdom.) Large pillow with zippered cover and down insert, and lumbar pillow with tassels, at Maxi B. Home, 7030 Executive Center Dr., Brentwood, 615-942-5015.

I scurried home and plopped the pillows on the sofas. Suddenly, the room had focus and personality. The blue feels fresh and classic at once, but I am already planning on introducing a touch of hot pink for spring, barn red for summer and maybe burnt orange for fall and start a pillow wardrobe.