There’s a very fine line between throw pillow collector and throw pillow hoarder, and I’ve danced that line my entire life. And I do mean entire life.
I grew up in Texas, y’all.
Which means your bed isn’t properly dressed unless it has a fantastic pad topper and at least 7 pillows.
I think I’m doing better on scaling back from my “bigger is better and more is always more” approach to decorating that I was raised with. (Though my husband Stu might say otherwise…)
There are few things that can bring as much instant joy to a room as a yummy throw pillow. (Yes, culinary adjectives apply in this decorating scenario.) If you need to refresh a room but don’t have a lot to spend, throw pillows are like an instant facelift to any space.
MY TOP 12 SOURCES FOR THROW PILLOW
There are literally hundreds of online shops you could choose from, but here are my top 12 sources for great throw pillows. I’ve ranked them by price from budget-friendly to splurge-worthy.
1. Society 6
Because Society 6 works with independent artists, you can find a huge range of unique and quirky printed pillow options. BONUS? You can have most printed in “outdoor fabric” as well. (Sloane pillow)
Crazy cheap prices & super cute style.
4. World Market
I tend to forget about World Market, but they have always have a nice little selection each season.
You can’t beat the style + prices here. I love updated my throw pillows frequently, so Target is a no-brainer.
5. Lulu & Georgia
If I had to pick just one shop to buy all my future throw pillow from, it would be Lulu & Georgia. Huge variety of pillows in all styles and colors.
6. Motif Pillows
Not all Etsy shops are created equal, let me tell you. Priscilla is the owner of Motif Pillows, and she is lovely to work with. I have used her pillows in my own home and for clients. She uses designer fabrics and the craftsmanship is stellar. (Kelly Wearstler Channels pillow)
7. Caitlin Wilson Textiles
I’ve been a huge fan of Caitlin Wilson for ages, and was thrilled when she launched her shop a couple years ago. Because she uses specific color palates, it’s easy to mix and match her pillows.
8. Tonic Living
This shop was like a little hidden gem until recently. They carry fabric and ready-made pillows with great prices for the quality. Loads to love.
9. Crate & Barrel
They don’t have a huge selection, but I tend to like a lot of the throw pillows they do carry.
10. West Elm
They always have a good collection of solids. Some of my favorites are their solid color velvet pillow covers.
11. Biscuit Home
This is my FAV Houston boutique. Owner Bailey has an amazing way to make Southern traditional feel fresh and a tiny bit quirky. My favorite shams I have on my bed are THESE.
12. John Robshaw Textiles
If you want sophisticated global style, this is your shop. John Robshaw works with artisans all over the Middle East and Asia. He was a front runner in making the ethnic block printed style as popular as it is now. (Harru pillow)
13. Burke Decor
Beautiful and luxe custom made and designer pillows. Lots to choose from if your wallet will allow.
14. Arianna Belle
I seriously want everything in this shop. It is the priciest shop on the list by far, but lots of eye candy here. Maybe for that one special splurge.
It may sound crazy to spend $100 on a throw pillow when you could just spend $30, but here’s why I think in some cases it’s the way to go…
Textiles can serve as art in a room. If you need a statement piece, a pillow is an easy way to add drama, color, and pattern instantly.
Rather than having a pillow from Target that everyone and their mom has, you could hunt down an amazing textile that feels totally fresh and add something unique and exciting to your sofa.
(Don’t worry-I still love Target and have purchased many a throw pillow there.)
CREATING A THROW PILLOW PLAN
This week I helped one of my new clients create a “textile plan” for her living room including drapes and pillows. It can be tricky mixing the right patterns, textures, and colors in one space. Plus there are so many options to choose from, that it’s easy to get overwhelmed.
But oh friends…when you get it right, it feels so, so good.
Need some help in your house?
(Hit me up for decor coaching. It’s kinda’ my thing.)