10 Tips for Decorative Pillows

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again..and again…and again. We’ve got a serious thing for throw pillows. In fact, you may have to call it a shopping obsession. If we see a cute decorative pillow, at a decent price, you better believe it’s hopping into our carts.

bridget_bedroomLucky for us (& our wallets) many of our favorite stores have great pillows with inexpensive price tags. I mean, have you been to the HomeGoods pillow aisle? It makes you want to curl up and take a nap right there amongst all of the fluff, color, and pattern.DSC_0021

We are also big fans of Etsy, Target, and the clearance bin at West Elm for even more gorgeous pillows.

Here are a few of our favorites! (Affiliate links used for your convenience).


10 Tips for Buying Pillows

1. Find pillows with a zippered, removable cover. That way you can keep the cushion and find new covers if you’re looking to change things up. Major cost saver.Pillow

2. Zippered covers also come in handy for washing. You can easily toss it into the wash and you’re good to go!

3. We try not to spend more than $30 for a single pillow. We try and aim for $15-$20. Look for steals, sales, and clearance sections. You can find some great stuff if you’re patient.Blue-Pillows4. Avoid being too matchy-matchy. That goes for color, texture, and pattern. Change it up and you’ll have a more appealing, layered look.dorm room pillows dormify5. Incorporate a wide variety of pillow sizes on couches and beds.

6. As with most home decor, group pillows in odd numbers (we prefer 3’s & 5’s)View More: http://ginacristinestudios.pass.us/diy-playbook-guest-bedroom7. Switch pillows from room to room around your home for a “fresh” look without a new price tag.pillows-couch-tulips-flowers8. Only buy pillows that you absolutely LOVE; don’t just buy to buy. If you wait for a pillow you really love, rather than just settling with what’s in stock or available, you’ll tend to use it for a lot longer and will continue to love it every time you look at it!

family_room_couch_pillows_flowers_Bridget-0029. Choose pillows that fit your style… no one else’s! With Pinterest, the blogosphere & every amazing home decor magazine putting you on decor overload, sometimes it’s easy to adopt someone else’s style rather than embrace your own style. Buy pillows that fit YOUR style, even if that style is different than what’s the most pinned. You’re the one who has to cuddle up with it at the end of the day… be proud!Gold Office Makeover Trunk10. When you find the perfect pillow combinations, do NOT forget the most important part – – kicking up your feet up, cozying up on that adorable couch & enjoying all of your new fluffy friends!Bridget's_House_Tour_family_room_couch

We hope this helps with your next pillow shopping trip!
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Want some advice on bedroom pillows, check out this post!

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  • heather

    I’m curious how you determine how many pillows and which sizes to use. I have a couch and loveseat and am considering changing up my pillows, but can’t decide how many I need and what sizes. I do have both euro shams and 20×20 forms available to use. Any thoughts would be appreciated!