Last week we were doing some purging around the homestead and my husband stumbled upon my pillow stash. At first he didn’t know what he was looking at but as soon as he realized the stack of fabrics were pillow covers he asked a question as only a husband can do–why are you hoarding pillows?
I immediately gave him a look (as only a wife can do) and told him I wasn’t hoarding, I was investing!
You see, as someone who likes to change-up the decor often, pillows are one of my go-to style solutions. Just like paint, pillows are a quick, easy and cost-effective way to change the look of a space. Whether it’s your bedroom or the sofa, a change of pillows can allow you to change the color, style or mood of a room in a flash.
To show you (and my hubby) what I mean, I pulled out some of my pillow covers to show you how easy it is change the look of our bed with just a switch of pillows.
(sources for all pillows at the end of the post)
Option 1: this is the current pillow combo I have on the bed which features the rose pillows and green accent pillow
Option 2: black and white patterned pillows + solid red + red patterned pillow
Option 3: black and white patterned pillows + solid red + custom monogrammed black and white stripe pillow
Option 4: black and white patterned pillows + solid yellow pillows (I added the center button) + small floral accent pillow (from HomeGoods)
Option 5: black and white patterned pillows + solid red + yellow and white pillow I won at the Haven conference last year
Option 6: solid pink pillows + rose pattern + small (handmade) black and white accent pillow
Option 7: solid pink pillows + green and white patterned pillow + pink rose pillow
Option 8: yellow gold textured pillows + bold black and white pillow
Option 9: red and white patterned pillow + bold black and white pillow
Option 10: (holiday look) red and white patterned pillow + green accent pillow with trim
I have a few more pillow covers that I didn’t show but you can see how easy it is to get a new look for your home with simple changes.
A few design tips to keep in mind when shopping for pillows:
*** buy pillow covers only which will allow you to easily change out your pillows from season to season or whenever the mood strikes
***use your patterned pillows to pull accent colors from and then buy solid colored pillows in those colors
***invest in a classic striped pillows which will mix and match with everything
***invest in a bold, graphic pattern that can mix with florals and other non-graphic patterns
***think about every room in your home that has pillows and buy pillows that can work in multiple spaces
If you want to shop my pillow collection, I’ve listed the sources below as well as a few other places I shop for pillows.
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My favorite sources for pillow covers:
Ikea–a great source for solid colored, basic pillow covers at rock bottom prices
West Elm–you’ll find lots of modern patterns, solid basics and traditional textures
Etsy–this is the place to shop for pillows using designer fabrics–Stuck on Hue has one of the best assortments
Pottery Barn Kids–a great source for novelty styles, bright colors, faux fur and whimsical shapes, many of which are appropriate for an adult space
And don’t forget to invest in good quality down pillow inserts. My go to sources are Pottery Barn Outlet, West Elm and Fabric.com