To chop or not to chop, that is the question — first, there is such thing as too many throw pillows. I can attest; my husband has said this for years! If you over accessorize a piece of furniture no matter if the pillows are all chopped or not chopped, it will always appear too chaotic and messy. I suggest using the rule of odds. When there is an odd number of pillows, for example, on a bed, it breaks up the symmetry and creates interest to the eye.
Once you have the perfect number of pillows for your space, I am a big fan of the light and subtle chop. In my opinion, too deep of a chop looks entirely too staged. The idea is that throw pillows are meant to be thrown around. A welcoming space whether it is a bedroom, living room or breakfast nook, feels complete and well-styled with beautiful throw pillows.
My thought — give those pillows a sweet, subtle chop! So, do you chop?