Decorative and Throw Pillows Buying Guide

It's pillow talk time -- decorative and throw pillow talk, that is. These lovely accents can make quick work of adding color and variety to a range of rooms, from family spaces to bedrooms. Here's a guide to help you sort through the options.

Types of Decorative and Throw Pillows

Types of Decorative and Throw Pillows

Does your sofa look boring and bland? Try a throw pillow. Need a spot in the living room for your kids' friends to gather when it's movie night? Try a floor pillow. How about your bedroom: Looking to update the decor without a huge investment of time or money? Try accent pillows. All of these decorative and throw pillows are but a few examples of how you can use these important accents to improve, change, or add function to your living spaces. If you haven't swapped out your pillows in a while, it may be time to try some new floor, couch/bed, or accent pillows.


These oversize pillows—often square in shape—provide a wonderful way to increase seating space without investing in costly furniture.

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Pillow Perfect
$21.29 $20.23

Gold and gray medallions are Spotted against natural colored linen-look fabric, bringing to mind distant travels and faraway place...s. This neutral toned pillow will compliment most color schemes, but pairs excellently with sets shapes amber for a complete look. Feel like a world traveler in your own home with this 25-Inch floor pillow that urges you to relax and enjoy the space you've decorated. read more

Pillow Perfect

Give your spaces the look of a spring garden with this charming trellis pattern that brings to mind blooming succulents and pale d...esert sands. Tomato red and bright grass green make a gorgeous contrast, while brilliant aqua blue gives the impression of flowing water and a delicately distressed texture gives this massive floor pillow shabby chic appeal. Crisp white cording finishes the look of this stunning pillow. read more

Pillow Perfect

Classic simplicity is brought to stylish life with this varied herringbone worked in Inky black on richly textured fabric. Stark b...lack and white accent the colors in your decor and matching cording adds exquisite style anywhere you use this generously sized floor pillow in or out of your home. read more

Pillow Perfect
$79.01 $72.01

Set against natural oatmeal colored slob fabric, elegant flowers and leaves twine their way across the pillow. In shades of dusty ...gray, dark blue and brown the foliage is accented with metallic gold and silvery-blue, lending the design an element of elegance. This pillow is designed to match with documented vermeil, glam packed vermeil and between vermeil, though there are any number of other pillows you may pair it with. Backed with bling fling mica, this gives you more design options and mirrors the color on the front of the pillow. The 25-Inch size of this pillow fills the corner of your room with burnished florals, bringing shimmering floral to any decor. read more


Often small and square or rectangular, couch and bed pillows are used to accent a piece of furniture or color scheme. These are often big enough to be used to support a head.

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Vibrant zebra animal print and colorwhat a cheerful combination! These delightfully vibrant Zebra Black Pillows will accent the Ze...bra Black Collection wonderfully. Each colorful pillow showcases a vivid zebra print design youre sure to adore. Made of... read more

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Velvet brown decorative pillow. 18" x 18" square pillow. Gold embroidery detail. Zipper closure, spot clean and imported.

bed INC
$59.99 $49.99

Denim decorative pillow features the white blanket stitch detail as the Euro sham. 18"x18" square pillow. Blanket stitch detail. Z...ipper closure and spot clean. read more

bed INC
$49.99 $46.54

White Sequins embellished decorative pillow adds glitz and glamour to this bedding ensemble. Measures 12" W x 20" L.


The typically tiny accent pillows are purely decorative in nature. They aren't large enough to rest on but can offer a great way to add an unexpected color or pattern to a space.

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$39.00 $23.40

A rainbow array of mouthwatering frosted donuts adds pretty, playful style to a whimsical accent pillow plumped with lush feathers.... Color(s): white. Brand: LEVTEX. Style Name: Levtex 'Donut' Accent Pillow. Style Number: 5231600. Available in stores. read more

$59.00 $35.40

Chunky, handwoven fabric adds textural dimension to a retro-look accent pillow featuring a fun squiggle pattern. Color(s): brown/ ...beige. Brand: LOLOI. Style Name: Loloi Woven Pattern Accent Pillow. Style Number: 5040338. Available in stores. read more


Geometric embroidery and knotted tassels further the boho vibes of a cotton accent pillow. Color(s): blue/ white. Brand: LEVTEX. S...tyle Name: Levtex Embroidered Tassel Accent Pillow. Style Number: 5353305. Available in stores. read more


Tonal, block-pieced chevrons and immaculate white topstitching add subtle distinction to a chic accent pillow colored in rich indi...go. Color(s): blue. Brand: NAUTICA. Style Name: Nautica Cunningham Accent Pillow. Style Number: 5356482. Available in stores. read more

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Luckily for even the most novice of decorators or newest of homeowners, the ins and outs of decorative and throw pillows aren't difficult to comprehend. Still, pillows can make an important impact on the way your rooms look and function. So before you break out the massive throw pillows or gather a heap of accent pillows, think through these purchase considerations: size, insert, removability, and fabric. Here's a guide to help you.


Decorative and throw pillows vary in size, from the smallest accent pillows to floor versions sized for a person (or two) to sit on. Particularly for larger pillows, think through where they will rest when not in use.


The pillow insert, covered by fabric, may be made of any number of different materials, including foam or feathers. If you want the ability to wash your pillow inserts, make sure to investigate care requirements.


For those decorative or throw pillows that will endure much wear and tear, it may be best to make a selection that allows you to remove the pillow cover and clean both that and the insert. If not, you will likely need to give the pillow more TLC to ensure it stays in good condition.


Fabric covers on pillows may be made from a variety of materials, including cotton, polyester, and silk. What you choose will depend on how the pillow will be used as well as your lifestyle expectations for taking care of it.

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Better Homes and Gardens
$38.02 $34.03

100% Cotton Throw Pillow 16 X 16Decorative Throw PillowsHome décor from Patch Magic in AppliqueMachine washable.Line or Flat dry o...nly.No chlorine No Bleach Very Gentle CycleMade from homespun checks and plaids Hand Quilted read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$11.97 $7.37

Add a splash of color and a dash of wit to any room with this Better Homes and Gardens You Can Do Anything pillow. This decorative... pillow includes an inspiring slogan surrounded by a vibrant orange geometric design. It is constructed with a coordinating coral hued binding and coral back fabric that add a distinctive flair. This colorful Better Homes and Gardens pillow will look great on your chair, couch, love seat or bed. read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$12.97 $9.49

Better Homes and Gardens Tangier Indigo, Contemporary Ikat Pillow with Decorative Tassels:Size: 18" x 18" (45.72 cm x 45.72 cm)Con...temporary ikat designReversible print with 4 decorative tasselsMaterial: 75 percent Polyester, 25 percent CottonAdd vibrant color and modern style to any living spaceSpot clean only read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$13.97 $11.98

This Better Homes and Gardens Decorative Pillow is a stylish and transitional-style item that is sure to complement your existing ...decor. It is constructed from polyester, so it is durable and also comfortable. To maintain it, simply spot clean. The fun color of this jute trim pillow will be sure to impress guests when they come over to visit. read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$14.99 $11.98

Better Homes and Gardens Oblong Color Block Decorative Pillow:Oblong color block pillowCoral, grey and cream colors100% polyester,... excluding trimBetter Homes and Gardens decorative pillow dimensions: 20" x 14" (50.8 cm x 35.56 cm)Spot cleanImported read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$14.99 $11.98

Better Homes and Gardens Geometric Shimmer Decorative Pillow:Contemporary designMetallic yarns100% polyesterDimensions: 18" x 18" ...(45.72 cm x 45.72 cm)Spot cleanImportedContemporary decorative pillow features a striking geometric patternIncludes a neutral palette made of warm earth tones, copper and goldSuitable for indoor useComplements traditional and modern decorsIdeal for use on a sofa, loveseat or chair read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$13.97 $11.30

Better Homes and Gardens Corded Vine Decorative Pillow, Rust/Beige:Better Homes and Gardens pillow in rust-color faux suede fabric...Embroidered vine motif on front100% polyester, exclusive of trimDimensions: 18" x 18" (45.72cm x 45.72cm)Care information: spot cleanImported read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$41.22 $29.65

Features- Decorative applique quilted pillow, bed and home - Ensembles and bedding items from patch magic- Machine washable- Line ...or Flat dry only- Color - multicolored- Pattern - Winter North Woods- Dimension - 16 L x 16 W in-- Item Weight - 2 lbs- SKU: PTCM2810 read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$16.97 $16.87

Better Homes and Gardens Blue Floral Decorative Pillow:Size: 21.38" x 21.38"Fabric content: 100 percent Polyester

Better Homes and Gardens
$14.97 $9.48

This Better Homes and Gardens Embroidered Chevron Pillow will add style to virtually any living space. Its contemporary embroidere...d chevron design is ideal for coordinating with other decorative pillows or furniture. This Better Homes and Gardens pillow is constructed with a luxurious blend of linen and Polyester material. The decorative embroidery highlights the geometric pattern and the coordinating gray binding finishes the polished look. read more

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