Modern Pillows & Throws
The impact of accent pillows and throws can’t be overstated — truly. These modern home accessories are one of the easiest ways to add depth, warmth, and personal style to your space. Plus, they’re versatile enough to make an impact in almost every area of your home, from the entryway and living room to the bedroom and beyond.
As their name suggests, throw pillows are designed to be “thrown” (gently, of course) upon a sofa, bed, or even entryway bench. With an abundant selection, there’s no shortage of pillow décor ideas. Consider these suggestions as you browse: Choose pillows that provide textural contrast to your sofa, or opt for decorative pillow covers that coordinate with your bedding.
Similar to accent pillows, decorative throw blankets are the perfect complement to an armchair, sofa, or window seat. Discover the different types of pillows and throws and how to style them in your home.
Pillow & Throw Types
Decorative bed pillows are available in a wide variety of shapes and materials, including velvet, sheepskin, wool, and leather. When choosing throw pillows for a bed, it’s important to prioritize both style and comfort. Think about what type of pillow will be pleasant to lean against while you read or watch TV in bed.
Essentially, decorative pillows for the couch are interchangeable with those for the bed. That’s the beauty of accent pillows: They’re endlessly versatile. A rectangular decorative pillow can look equally chic on a bed or sofa, while a square throw pillow can play double duty as a floor cushion. Large pillows can work well as modern seat cushions, too.
Remember, pillows and throws go hand in hand. Incorporate throw blanket décor into your living room or bedroom by draping one over the arm of an accent chair or by placing a folded throw at the foot of a bed.
How to Choose Decorative Pillows & Throws
Wondering how to choose decorative pillows for the bed? Play with shape, size, and texture. For a smaller bed, such as a twin- or full-sized mattress, select three to four decorative pillows that vary in size; arrange them from largest to smallest. For a queen- or king-sized bed, purchase a pair of decorative pillows, and place one on each side of the bed. Then select two or three additional pillows to place in the middle of the bed.
The same rules apply when choosing the right decorative pillows for your couch or accent chair. That is, vary the silhouettes, sizes, and coverings. If you’re wondering how to decorate with throw blankets, consider these ideas: Fold a blanket and lay it at the foot of a bed, or spread it across the bed to showcase the blanket’s pattern. For the living room, drape a throw blanket over the arm of your sofa or accent chair.
Pillows and throws add instant warmth (both literally and figuratively) to your home, so choose your favorites and start tossing them on your sofa, loveseat, and bed — anywhere you see fit.