Throw pillows are more than just an accessory, they're a style statement. You can use them to create a sense of continuity in your living room or bedroom decor. By incorporating extra-large throw pillows into the space, you're also providing a sense of comfort and relaxation. They can inject instant warmth into any space with their lush and comfy design. Most throw pillows have a plush filling and feature bright colors with interesting prints and designs. The ones you choose will obviously depend upon your own style preferences and the existing décor of your space.
Of course, you can never have enough throw pillow so we recommend you start with at least two or three extra-large versions to get your collection pillows. Some people can have as many as 10 throw pillows on one couch! This will obviously depend on the size of your couch, but you get the picture. When it comes to throw pillows, the more the better.
The great thing about throw pillows is that you can also use them as disruptive pieces that help to shake things up a little. For instance, a pair of canary yellow throw pillows can instantly shift the mood in a monochromatic space. You can also change the feel of your throw pillows by switching the cover. In the winter, you can put on lush, faux-fur pillow covers for extra warmth, or use leather covers in summer for a cool and stylish look.
Throw pillows aren't just there to look pretty, though. They add a level of comfort to your seats as well. You can move them around for customized relaxation.
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With a variety of colors and hues to choose from, this fabric is woven polyester which can be removed and machine washed. Offering a solid block of color, there is a contemporary feel to the design and this is the perfect way to add that splash of an alternative color in your lounge without it being too dominant.
This bold pattern may have muted colors, but that doesn’t make it boring. The floral print has a rather chic feel to it while it also has a country appeal. With the cover made of 100% cotton, it is only usable indoors even though it can be removed and washed in order to remove any stains.
Made from Belgian linen, this set feels and looks luxurious and will add a real sense of comfort and they are even pre-washed which gives them some extra softness. They measure 26” square and the flanges that run along the edges only make them more attractive and capable of fitting in with any type of décor.
Arty in its design, you have a pillow in blue and cream while it has a geometric motif that gives the cushion some real interest. Made from a cotton blend, it can have any kind of insert while the cover is removable and able to be washed.
With an Aztec inspired pattern, this pillow includes soft colors including red, yellow, grapefruit and blue. The pattern itself is rather striking in nature without being overpowering but it will still add a splash of color and interest to any kind of room no matter the overall style you are aiming for.
Offering a romantic scene, the pop of red along with the rest of the design provides a wonderful accent to your room no matter the overall style of décor. Available in three sizes, incorporate an overstuffed filling to add some plushness to the finished look.
Best described as boho design, this is bright and colorful with vibrant shades covering the entire spectrum. Available in four sizes, this pillow is very chic in its design while the cover is made from polyester which is both weather and mildew resistant. If you want to give a vibrant touch to being outdoors, then this is perfect.
Available in four different sizes, this attractive looking design comes in an off white color as well as blue. Providing a tribal print and motif, both the material inside of the cushion is polyester while the cover itself is a soft polyester blend. As it is mildew resistant, it can be used outside to add some extra comfort to your outdoor space even though it is not fully weather resistant.
This outdoor pillow is on-trend and the cool part is that each purchase then means you are helping independent artists, so you are also doing some good. Available in four different sizes, the chevron pattern is going to add a splash of color to your patio chairs while also giving you some extra comfort while you enjoy the great outdoors.
This pillow offers a modern floral design that incorporates a variety of colors that will blend in well with any kind of décor in your home. Available in three sizes, the print is on a woven polyester blend which has a softness to the touch while also providing a more rustic background thanks to its weave.
This cotton pillow is available in four different accent colors while the pattern is a trendy retro design. You can also choose from three sizes, so if you want to go for the oversized look, then it’s easy to do that. The cover can also be removed and is machine washable to help keep things looking fresh.
This pillow comes in three sizes while the material is protected from the weather, fading and even stains but it can still be removed and washed if you want to freshen things up. Offering a tropical pattern, it contains various blues, greens and yellows and will look perfect outdoors thrown on a rattan chair.
This trendy design brings some orange, blue and gray to your outdoors and with them being available in three different sizes, you can easily throw them on your patio furniture to add a splash of additional color. Weather and fade-resistant, the covers can also be easily washed without worrying about them losing some of their luster.
This pillow is available in five different sizes which means you have the ability to enjoy this wonderful, bright pattern no matter what you are looking for. Following a botanical theme, it resembles a painting of flowers with a variety of colors and with the cushion made from soft woven polyester, it feels luxurious to the touch.
With navy or mandarin to choose from, this throw pillow has a chevron design which is bold without being too elaborate at the same time. Combining both a large and small chevron pattern, the design is both retro and modern at the same time thanks to the way in which it has been put together.
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With a few throw pillows, you can completely transform the vibe of any room. Play with textures, colors, and sizes to add more personality into a room or to tone down an already busy atmosphere. Below we list six expert tips to choose throw pillows for your home.
Throw pillows come in a variety of fabrics, some textured and some smooth. Below are some different types of fabrics to look for:
Use this fabric when you want to create a beachy, breezy, summer vibe. Ocean blues, sandy beiges, and white linen throw pillows look fantastic in coastal and nautical environments. Perfect for when you live by the beach or want to feel as if you do.
Faux fur is a popular throw pillow fabric that creates a fun, textured accent. Bright white, light pink, and light teal faux fur pillows complement glam and shabby chic interior décor styles well. Set these furry throw pillows against solid colors to create balance between a smooth backdrop and a textured accent.
Velvet, especially in jewel tones, adds an upscale feel to your environment. This fabric is ideal to use during chilly winter months because of its depth and warmth; however, if you are contributing to an overall glam interior design style, velvet can easily complement your space year-round.
Cotton is a great everyday fabric choice – it’s uber casual, easy to clean, and durable. This fabric type is a fast favorite for busy homes that could use a pragmatic approach to décor. When your home is bustling with children and pets, cotton is the way to go when choosing throw pillow fabric.
You can keep your décor uniform and traditional by using standard shapes or go for a more dynamic feel by varying different shapes and sizes. Below are some of the most popular shapes you can choose from:
This is the most common shape for throw pillows. You can primarily find them in 16”, 18”, and 20” – however, you can find other sizes as well. For a traditional look, choose two larger pillows to nestle into couch corners and a smaller set of pillows to place against the larger ones.
Round pillows are great for softening sharp lines. Pair these with square and rectangular pillows to bring curves into an otherwise straight-lined, rigid environment.
Use this rectangular shape to offset larger square pillows. These fit perfectly as the center couch pillow or when in pairs, sitting against larger square throw pillows in the corners of your couch.
Bolster pillows have a cylindrical shape that serves as a mobile arm rest or as a back rest when you’re sitting up in bed. These are best used in the bedroom, on your bed, paired with your favorite comforter.
Use the existing environment as a guide.
Look around the room and pick out a color you’d love to accent. If you have a coastal theme, you may want to pull from a blue color palette to create a cohesive arrangement.
Play with complementary colors.
Following the example above, if you choose a blue color for your throw pillows, use sandy oranges and yellows to complement the color scheme. To discover complementary colors for the décor in your home, simply look at a color wheel and pick out colors that sit opposite from each other.
Explore analogous colors.
Analogous colors sit next to one another on the color wheel. They offer a delicate pop of color when used together.
There are three primary types of insert materials used for throw pillows. They include:
Foam is the densest of insert material options and is great when you want your throw pillows to hold their shape. This material is ideal for support pillows, like bolster and lumbar varieties.
Polyester is your budget-friendly insert material. Pack it in tightly to ensure your pillows hold their shape but don’t expect it to be very supportive. Use this filler when your throw pillows are primarily being used as decorative accents.
Down is the softest insert material that offers a long life and easily fluffs back into shape. Expect your down throw pillows to be ultra-cozy, so place them where they’ll be used frequently. Also, expect to spend more for this material.
Use one main color with different textures and patterns.
If you’re set on using a specific color to match your décor, try incorporating texture into your selections. For instance, if you enjoy a vintage farmhouse feel and a neutral color palette, you could incorporate a white and gray synthetic twill pillow with a dark grey linen pillow and a white pillow that boasts grey cursive letters (your family name, perhaps?).
Use bold, solid colors to quiet a busy room.
Interior design styles like bohemian and Scandinavian incorporate a mix of textures and prints that could make a room feel chaotic if not properly balanced. Use bold, solid-colored throw pillows as a balancing element for rooms that need a little more cohesion.
Go subtle with analogous colors.
When you want to incorporate color but don’t want to make a statement that is too loud, choose analogous colors when pairing throw pillows. For a warm, lively, and inviting color palette, choose reds, pinks, and oranges. If you prefer to go with a more relaxing feel, opt for purples and blues.
Start by placing your largest throw pillows in each corner of the couch. Then, add your medium-sized pillows, working your way inward toward the center. Finally, finish off the look with your center accent pillow to connect the colors, sizes, and textures for a balanced final arrangement.
Now that you have a trusted guide, get out there and tackle your throw pillow shopping like a pro!