Comfy, cosy and a great accent piece, the throw pillow is a staple of home decor. Allowing you to change your home with the seasons, they can also easily update a drab old room by adding some colour or texture.
Here is our top 10 list of favourite pretty pillows:
Giving your space a hint of geometric shapes and a whole lot of texture, the Layla pillow from Crate and Barrel is a great addition to any smooth-lined sofa. Made of a soft wool-blend felt, this pillow has a removable cover, making it easy to wash. Think you might get tired of seeing circles? Flip the pillow over to show off a solid cream wool.($60 US)
The easiest eway to dress up those neutrals in your home is to add a punch of colour with accents like throw pillows. Well, the Juniper pillow from Unison does the trick. Available in a 17x17 form, the Juniper comes in a variety of delightfully bright colours including Punch (shown), Spruce and Aqua. This feather-filled beauty can bloom spring freshness in your home all year round for $52 US.
Florals don't need to go out of style, especially when they are constantly being reinvented in cool, chic designs. Pottery Barn's new Rosa-Red pillow cover combines applique and intricate embroidery to bring your home into full bloom, whichever the season. The tiny decorative French knots are stitched by hand, making this rosy red pillow cover worth every penny. ($88)
Let it shine! Your home, that is, with these stunning gold print pillow covers from Accents de Ville. Metallics can work for you and your home if you introduce them in small amounts, and these pillows offer the perfect way to do just that. Pair them with a bold colour or with a neutral; you can't go wrong! Take your pick of either for MSRP $40 (leaves), $38 (fern).
Chocolate never looked so good! When you crave dark accents in your home, but think black is a bit harsh, a chocolate brown is the ideal compromise. The Dandelion Puff pillow from Wishfern is made of silk and offers a great way to incorporate florals into a modern home. Available in lighter tones as well, this sweet pillow is priced at $65.
Pretty pillows aren't just useful for making your home beautiful; they can serve as a great conversation piece as well! The beautiful C.C.F.C pillows from Om Home were named after the Calcutta Cricket and Football Club. The white embroidery reperesents the club's compound, where the spirit of the raj still lingers in dress codes and tea time, and the colourful fabric represents the bustling 21st-century life outide of the four walls. Available in a selection of colours and your pick of 18x18 ($70 US) or 24x24 ($90 US).
Mod is back! Crate and Barrel have introduced the fab Radius pillow into their collection of home accessories, and we couldn't be more pleased. This pillow adds chic geometrics to your home with its chocolate and plum cotton velvet circles, and has a rich chocolate backing. Feather-down filled and in a 20x20 square format, this pillow is priced at $40 US.
Floral themed home accessories come in all shapes, sizes and styles, and this one offers a great alternative to the traditional look. A soft teal, this pillow is covered with hundreds of hand-cut, hand-applied petals and adds a textured luxury to any space. From Pier 1 Imports, the rectangular Felt Petals pillow is priced at $40.
Even though throw pillows often act as a way to add bright colour to a room, there's no shame in buying neutral and deep tones to work with your space.This is especially the case when it comes to the great Swish pillows from Accents de Ville. Available in beige or brown, these neutrals are anything but boring with their subtle and stylish embroidered swirl design. (MSRP $30 each)
Nothing's more comfortable than curling up on the sofa in front of the fire, enveloped in blankets and surrounded by throw pillows. This cable knit pillow cover from Pottery Barn oozes comfort, and its ivory colour and textural fabric makes it easy to mix and match with your other sofa pillows. ($58)