Greek Throw Pillows Of Contemporary Aesthetics
Use these Greek cushions to give a Greek flair to your dcoration.
You don’t have to be a professional decorator to update your home decor in a Greek style.
Actually it is easy to give a new look and feel to your space with items like throw pillows inspired by Greek themes.
Throw pillows will give a total new look to your couch for example, with a cost less than 100$.
Let’s walk through 4 Greek pillow ideas that will transform your home decoration and make your living space or home office cozy, modern and relaxed.
1. The “Doric Columns” Cushion inspired by Greek temples
This cushion depicts one of the most famous elements of Greek architecture: The Doric order column.
Doric order was one of the three orders in Greek architecture and the pillars depicted in this cushion show the main characteristics of this order:
- The columns were minimal and directly placed on the temple pavement.
- A temple of Doric style had many rows of plain columns that gave an overwhelming feeling of reverence and admiration (and it still does 2700 years later).
- The whole construction was simple, with no decorations but sturdy and majestic. “Less is more” apparently is not a modern concept.
One of the most famous mainly Doric temples is the Parthenon, a temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena.
Parthenon is one of the most famous architectural constructions of all time.
Check this Greek style cushion here.
2. The “Greek Key” Cushion inspired by Greek tiles
The Greek key or Meander cushion has a modern composition of this age-old pattern.
Greeks draw meanders to depict the twisting and turning path of rivers in a graphical way.
This pattern was used as decoration in architecture and art.
Centuries later, Greek folklore tradition still used such patterns, especially in tiles that decorate kitchens, bathrooms or verandas to give some examples.
These patterns were also extensively used in folklore art, especially in cushions or rugs.
Find more information about this Greek key pillow here.
3.The “Philosophy” Cushion
Greece is the cradle of western Philosophy.
Greek philosophy the way of thinking in the western world.
Socrates, Plato and Aristotle are some of the most famous intellectuals of all time.
Fundamental concepts that were developed by Greek philosophers are taught in today's educational institutions and have an enormous impact in modern thought.
Philosophy is a Greek word and means literally the friend of wisdom.
You can find more about this Philosophy cushion here.
4. The “Technology” Cushion
This Greek cushion with the word technology is ideal for every tech gigs or scientists home office as an example.
Technology is a Greek word that means “the reason of art” in a free translation.
This is another cushion with a Greek “universal” word.
Did you know that there is an estimation of over 150.000 English words derived from Greek language?
Do you like this Greek decoration ideas?
You will find more information in the above links about each pillow.
You can find them all if you browse the "Cushion Collection"
Share this article in your social media!
It is easy to give a contemporary Greek look and get a modern Greek interior!