One of the easiest ways to add new life into your home is with throw pillows. These beautiful and versatile accents will instantly make your space feel more comfortable and inviting. And you can swap out your decorative pillows for the holidays or whenever you’d like a change of scenery.
As you shop for the perfect throw pillows, take your time to browse our wide selection. We have options from leading brands and designers like Surya, Liora Manne, KAS, Jaipur Living, Nikki Chu, GAN Rugs, Sandra Figuerola, Neri and Hu, Patricia Urquiola, Borja Garcia, Charlotte Lancelot, Ellen DeGeneres by Loloi and more.
With options in any style, color, and material you could imagine, there’s something for everyone.
Using Throw Pillows
Just because throw pillows make it easy to change up your home, that doesn’t mean sifting through hundreds of options is easy. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for throw pillows for couch decor or throw pillows for bed decor. It can feel overwhelming to choose.
Below, we've answered common questions to make your buying process a lot easier:
What Colors Should I Choose for My Throw Pillows?
Pick decorative pillows that match the color palette in the room. Most rooms should have a palette of four to five colors. If yours doesn't, keep your pillows in the same color family as most of the space's textiles.
Are Throw Pillows Necessary?
You might find yourself asking, "What is the point of throw pillows? Do I really need them?” Most designers would say yes! Throw pillows do more than look pretty—they make your bed, couch, chairs, benches, and other seating areas more comfortable. They also add color, texture, and aesthetic appeal to your space.
Where Can I Buy Throw Pillows?
You can find hundreds of throw pillows here on Rugs Direct from a wide range of manufacturers. With options ranging from simple to thematic, we have everything you need.
How Many Pillows is Too Many?
It’s hard to stop buying pillows once you start, but there is such a thing as too many unless you’re making a pillow pit. The exact number will depend on your furniture size, but you’ll want to stop when it becomes impractical. Four to six is standard for a couch or bed.
Why Is It Called A Throw Pillow?
Throw pillows get their name for a few reasons. First, a "throw" is any material used to cover a couch to keep it clean. And second, they are put or "thrown" onto beds and sofas for this reason.
Where Do You Put Throw Pillows at Night?
Traditionally, you would place your pillows in a storage bench, trunk, or chest at the foot of the bed when you sleep. You can also stack them on the floor or on shelves if you do not have a storage option.
Ready to Buy?
Shopping for perfect throw pillows for your space is exciting, and we want to help you make the best choice. Check out our tips below for avoiding common mistakes so that you can pick the right decorative pillows the first time:
Symmetry: Arrange your pillows symmetrically and ordered by size for the best results. For example, place two pillows at either end of your loveseat or couch.
Durability: Look at each pillow's specifications to learn about the material, cleaning requirements, and durability. Pick pillows that you can keep clean from home for the best results.
Quantity: Unless otherwise noted, all accent pillows are priced and sold individually. Some throw pillow sets are available, but most designers recommend piecing together individual pillows for a unique look.
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