Don't have enough seating for a gang of friends? Throw some pillows on the floor. It's also a great way to add seasonal color and pattern to a room.

FROM TOP: Scalamandre "Polka Dot" in Brick & Beige from the Island Cloth indoor/outdoor collection and "O'Marra" in Brick, Glass & Gold available through The Redecorators LLC, 215-429-2000. Raffia pillow from Ralph Lauren Home a few seasons ago. Red floral from City Chateau.

Photo by Doreen Creede

"Use the good china for breakfast."