Everything You Need To Know About Decorating With Throw Pillows

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Decorative throw pillows can easily enhance your home decor. Here’s your guide to decorating with throw pillows to create the home decor ambiance you desire.

Your Guide To Decorating With Throw Pillows Like A Pro

In the grand skim of home decor, decorative throw pillows don’t seem significant to some people. In fact, there is a Reddit thread with people who hate throw pillows.

However, throw pillows shouldn’t be overlooked. Actually, if they are not overused and placed in the right places they could enhance a room.

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For the most part, they are absolutely amazing home decor items you can easily coordinate with other decorative accent pieces.

In fact, you can use them to add a pop of color, add pattern or even texture to your home decor theme.

Furthermore, they can be mixed and matched to create an abstract more detailed look or minimalistic look.

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When decorating with throw pillows don’t be afraid to mix textures, sizes, colors, and patterns together – just go for it! You most certainly will be amazed by the final look if you decide to be a little creative.

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Stores Offering The Cheapest Throw Pillows

Walmart, Amazon, Target, Ross, and TJ Maxx have the cheapest throw pillows. While stores like ZGallerie, Pier 1, Wayfair, Crate and Barrel, Joss & Main and Anthropologie throw pillows are quite pricey unless you are lucky enough to purchase them on sale.

Hence when you are decorating with throw pillows it’s important to shop around a bit don’t settle – check all the stores until you find what you are looking for.

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Should You Purchase Throw Pillows or Throw Pillow Covers and Inserts

In most cases, purchasing throw pillowcases and inserts separately can help you save money.

However, there have been some occasions where I have actually seen a few throw pillows way cheaper than buying the throw pillow covers and throw pillow inserts separately.

So, it really depends on the store and their current promotions.

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How To Choose The Correct Decorative Throw Pillow Insert Size For Decorative Throw Pillow Covers

My rule of thumb for choosing a decorative throw pillow insert size is fairly simple.

For instance, if the throw pillow cover is 18 inches x 18 inches then the best decorative throw pillow insert size is 20 inches x 20 inches (2 inches bigger).


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In any case, if you follow this rule, decorating with throw pillows will certainly enhance your home decor style because your throw pillows will look fantastic.

Choosing The Right Type Of Pillow Inserts Based on Filling

Pillow inserts vary based on the size, shape and also the filling. For one thing, in regards to pillow insert filling, many different types exist – some more luxurious than others.

In fact, one of the top luxurious pillow inserts is created with down filling. In short, these types of pillow inserts are very soft, fluffy and maintain they shape quite well however they are pricey.

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Thankfully cheaper alternatives like down-feather exist! As it stands the higher the down content the better the pillow insert will be.

While down pillow inserts are the most preferred, down-feather pillow inserts are great alternatives especially considering the price. Plus, they can still be fluffed overtime to maintain their shape and volume.


Best Places To Decorate With Throw Pillows

Basically anywhere you want to create a welcoming, warm, relaxing environment.

However, normally throw pillows are placed on couches and accent chairs in the living room, and on beds in the bedroom.

Furthermore, it is not uncommon for throw pillows to be used to enhance office decor and also dorm room decor.

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