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)
I recently discovered this shop. You have to weed through a lot of chevron (a lot), but they have some great options for around $30. (Gold Scallop)
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.
Sometimes a great throw pillow is worth the 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.)
Hollie @ Stuck On Hue says
I love pillows so much I started my own pillow shop, Stuck on Hue! My husband will never understand the need for ever-changing throw pillows, but at least it’s part of my job now, so he can’t complain too much!
Hollie! I’ve been seeing your stuff pop on on IG lately. I love your pillows. OK, so no kidding- I have a post planned called “How to Help Your Spouse Understand (and Support) Your Love of Throw Pillows”. But you have the PERFECT excuse, uh, I mean reason:)
Denise Williamson says
I would love to get in touch and send you pictures as I need help. I want decorative pillows. Some with fringes others with tasles.
Hollie @ Stuck on Hue says
Hi, Denise! You can check out my online pillow shop at stuckonhue.etsy.com.
april lee says
how about fun pillows? I like fun pillows very much. you acn check out this online shop:
Love She’s Happy Design’s pillows on Etsy. Unique, bright and happy!
Oh my goodness, Courtnee-she has has some seriously FUN pillows. I added it to my Etsy shop fav list. Thanks for sharing!
Tracy H. says
I love this post! It has all of my favorite pillow patterns in one place!
Yay! Glad you liked it, Tracy.
Kristi Craig says
I love Society 6! I will definitely be going to them for my next throw pillow purchase!
They have SO many options since they just do printed pillows. Obviously, they’re not high end but lots of really cute ones!!
Great post! I’m so glad I signed up for your emails. Thanks for all of the great tips. I love Pottery Barn’s pillow covers, but they can get pricey. I like the option of using pillow covers because I like to change things up with the seasons, but don’t have the room to store a bunch of pillows. I also prefer the down filling. I never have a plan though so I found your email really helpful and I’m not very good at mixing patterns.
I’m so glad you’re liking the email tips, Dawn! I’m with you…down filling is so nice. Once you’ve had it in a couple pillows, you get spoiled:)
Totally agree. Cushions should be worked with like art. Mixing patterns, colours and textures are great way to create unique combo reflecting your personality. I love the motif cushion in Kelly Wearstler fabric. Would go with anything.
Well said, Karolina! Those KW pillows are seriously a new classic:)
love this list! I have to check out motif pillows! i also love unison home for pillows that are a little more contemporary.
Love etsy shop PillowFlightPDX
Ooooh, I just checked them out and LOVE their shop! Thanks for the tip, Jamie:)
This is amazing, now I know exactly where to find the most suitable pillow for my family. Thank you for sharing experience!
I love pillows also
Is there any way to get the pillow plan (from Decor Chats) in an email? I’ve just stumbled across this page and it couldn’t be more perfect timing- I’m in serious need of a throw pillow plan for my kitchen banquette! What a fabulous guide!
I love Society 6. For cotton pillows I love roomcraft.com. They only sell in pairs though.
Oh, that’s good to know Katie! I’ll check out roomcraft. Thanks:)
Kate Pierce says
I totally agree that throw pillows are the easiest and most inexpensive way to transform or update your decor. Just launched my own pillow site to make use of my seriously awesome fabric hoard. I have pillows you won’t find anywhere else. http://www.etsy.com/shop/perfectlyposhpillows
Can you give me information as to where to buy those beautiful blue lamps? How about the two blue pillows in front of the pink pillows on the bed? Thank you so much! I just love your work!
Heather Freeman says
Hi Kristina! The lamps are form Lamps Plus. (In the “Color Plus” collection) The two blue pillows were form West Elm, but I don’t believe they have them any longer. Thanks so much for the sweet words;)
Sea Horse Pillow says
I like 7th one most, They are elegant, colorful and can match with any styles and designs
I can use them with couch, sofas, recliner or bed or even with Chairs.
Just thought you should know about a unique pillow shop on Etsy called “EllenCharlottes”. The creator of the decorative items on this website has some very uniquely shaped pillows that will fit a variety of budgets and tastes. Her collections include a futuristic line, functional pillows in which you can store remotes, books, and mobile devices and some that are culturally based. They will be a feast for your eyes!
Based on your recommendations, I ordered a 18×18 inch throw pillow from Lulu and Georgia and it arrived in a timely manner today and it was not as advertised. It is 15×13 ( ish ) and not 18×18, which is what I needed to replace a pillow I had with those measurements. I am sick over this. The company told me during my call to them to return it within 30 days for a refund of the amount of the pillow but not the $8.95 S/H charge. I told them they sent me a short pillow—it was not as advertised. They told me to send a picture. Am I the only 76-year young woman that doesn’t have a Smart phone or cell phone? They told me—no matter…I am still responsible for the shipping and handling. So watch it all you folks out there. The tag on the pillow says 18×18 but it isn’t. It is way short. Their customer service is something I can never trust again. I told them I had been looking at a beautiful rug they had for $155. but before ordering I wanted to wait and see how this “new-to-me-” company did business. Also, the quality of this throw pillow is lacking. The polyester interior doesn’t even fit down into the corners of the covering. I ordered this to go with all my artwork and the color is pretty but the company is not good on the shipping either. They don’t make it easy to track your order at all. Not impressed with this company and will never do business with them again. It was their fault the size of the pillow is not as advertised but the customer is the one who pays if it isn’t as expected. Terrible customer service. Not a great quality pillow either. I do agree the company has some beautiful items for sale but today they had an opportunity to make or lose a customer and they lost. When I was self-employed in business and a problem with anything occurred I considered the complaint to be a gift and asked what would make them happy towards a resolution. They always received what they wanted even if it cost me $$$$$ to do so. They also always came back to me. 🙂 That is good customer service.
Kilim Pillows says
Great patterns, green leaves pillows are my favorite as kilim pillows.
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Decor Pillows for Couch says
Thanks for the advice. With so many choices its hard to know where to turn to for décor pillows for couch!