Updating your living room, bedroom, patio, and other comfy spaces with square throw pillows make accessorizing a breeze. These versatile, affordable accents make for one of the easiest ways to add style to any space. And with so many varieties to choose from, it’s a shame to play it safe with a few solid-toned pillows. Change it up and add some character to your seating areas.
As you shop for the perfect square pillows for your arrangement, we hope you’ll enjoy our selection from designers and brands like GAN Rugs, KAS, Surya, Liora Manne and more. With such a wide selection, you’re sure to find several options that you love.
Using Square Throw Pillows
The first thing to remember is that you’ll achieve a more stylish look if your square throw pillows don't match. Picking several of the same pillows might feel safer, but anyone can mix and match patterns and colors with a few tips.
Picking a Color Palette
Using a color palette in every room will be a huge help. Palettes allow you to create a coordinated look that isn’t too focused on matching. Pick four to five colors per room and choose square pillows within that range.
For example, if your bedroom’s color palette is ivory, tan, red, black, and gold, these are the colors of throw pillows you want for the right look.
Think About Style
You’ll also want to consider the style in your space. Look up inspiration for what kinds of square accent pillows designers use in homes with your aesthetic. For example, if your space is chic, look for chic accent pillow arrangements to get some inspiration.
Buy the Right Size
As you shop, you’re likely to see 12, 14, 16, 20, 22, and 24-inch throw pillows, with some outlying options that are larger or smaller. Standard 18” square throw pillows work well on most sofas, and oversized 24” throw pillows will create more of a loungey feel. Smaller 12” pillows appear more decorative and understated, but they can work well for smaller furniture.
If you’re torn on what size(s) to buy, make squares of paper in the dimensions of pillow sizes and place them on the bed, chair, or sofa that you’re decorating. This lets you see how much space they’ll take up and better imagine how they’ll look in person.
Buying square throw pillows is exciting with so many colors, textures, and designs to choose from. We recommend taking your time and finding square pillows that you love. Take a look at the tips and hints below to make sure you know what to look for:
Color and Symmetry: Keep to your color palette and create symmetrical arrangements to develop intentional and clean-looking seating areas.
Durability: Look for materials that will last in your environment. For example, outdoor square throw pillows are durable enough for most traffic levels and exposure, but wool throw pillows will require a dry environment.
Quantity: Unless otherwise noted, these square throw pillows are priced and sold individually. Most throw pillow arrangements use several colors and styles to create a pleasing aesthetic, which can work to your advantage.
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