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.

Floor

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
$72.61

This flock of Parakeets comes into your house in shades of metallic gold and gray-blue, on a background of natural colored slob fa...bric, bringing with them a sense of whimsy. Pairing easily with documented vermeil, glam packed Gilt, or Jacobean flair vermeil, this pillow's neutral tones match most interior designs but especially pop against dark furniture. The 25-Inch floor pillow shows off the unique spirit behind your design style, while luring in the viewer with its soft fabric and rich stuffing. read more

Pillow Perfect
$71.07

Bring instant color and comfort into your living space with this decorative multicolored floral 24.5-inch floor pillow from Pillow... Perfect. read more

Pillow Perfect
$13.96

Add the perfect blend of style and comfort to any space in your home with this 23-inch multicolored geometric throw pillow from Pi...llow Perfect. read more

Pillow Perfect
$48.99

Pillow Perfect Rodrigo 23 x 23-inch Floor Pillow in Graphite. 100-Percent Cotton cover with 100-percent polyester fill. Sewn seam ...closure. Spot Clean. Made in USA. read more

Couch/Bed

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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bed INC
$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

Antoinette collection matching Floral decorative pillow . 18"x18" square pillow. 100% cotton floral design.

bed INC
$49.99

White jacquard pillow measures 18"x 18". This decorative pillow features the same pattern as Euro Sham. Flange detail. Zipper clos...ure and dry clean. Imported. read more

bed INC
$47.03

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

Accent

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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Coaster
$294.99

Elegant and comfortable this accent chair features padded seating slightly curved arms and exposed wooden legs for a design of las...ting durability and plush comfort A decorative nailhead trim and matching accent pillow complete the look of simple soph... read more

Jofran
$394.99

Chandler is the ideal combination of style class and comfort The thick back cushion guarantees comfortable afternoons reading whil...e the versatile fabric and attention to detail make it a statement piece for your living space read more

KASSATEX
$100.00 $79.90

An airy lattice border enhances the carefree sophistication of a soft Egyptian-cotton accent pillow. Color(s): white. Brand: KASSA...TEX. Style Name: Kassatex Emilia Accent Pillow. Style Number: 5300418. Available in stores. read more

Levtex
$39.00

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

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.

Size

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.

Insert

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.

Removability

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

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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Thumbprintz
$25.02 $16.58

Thumbprintz Moroccan Monogram Magenta Decorative Pillows: 100 percent polyester face and back Fill is recycled polyester microfibe...r Reversible Sewn closed Decorative indoor Pillow is available in sizes 14 x 14", 16" x 16", 18" x 18", 20" x 20" and 26"... read more

Avas Flowers
$91.99 $49.99

Our Lavender Satin Heart Pillow is adorned with ivory roses and accented with lovely lavender flowers. This arrangement is a beaut...iful way to pay a final tribute. read more

Loloi Rugs
$159.49 $42.00

With its nubby texture and earthy colors, this Loloi P0327 Decorative Pillow makes a cozy addition to your sofa. This is a premium... accent pillow that includes a zippered, removable cover and comes filled with your choice of select material options.... read more

Peking Handicraft Inc
$72.00 $49.99

18" Square price shown. Inspired by underwater Sealife, these decorative pillows enhance any coastal space with ease. Hand-hooked ...pillows have a wool face and a cotton canvas and cream-colored backing. Colors include shades of green, blue, brown, and... read more

J Queen New York, Inc.
$58.00 $39.99

18" Square price shown. Luxurious and elegant, the polyester Astoria Scroll Decorative Pillows by J. Queen New York take your brea...th away with regally-inspired grandeur. Decorative pillows are sold individually; only the Piped Square has scrolls. Piped... read more

C & F Enterprises (bedding)
$40.00 $24.99

16" Round price shown. Take to the high seas with the Sail Away Nautical Pillows. Cotton decorative pillows feature embroidery wit...h nautical designs in red, white, and navy blue; some also have sky blue and yellow. The 16" Round Pillow is shaped like a... read more

C & F Enterprises (bedding)
$75.00 $45.99

18" Square price shown. With the cotton Fiesta Key Coastal Decorative Pillows, you will be able to give your room the look of a be...ach house in no time! Sea Urchin Decorative Pillow is white with an acrylic hooked sea urchin in orange, aqua mist, and... read more

C & F Enterprises (bedding)
$55.00 $35.99

18" Square price shown. "Fun in the sun" will definitely be your motto when you look at the Washed Ashore Beach-Themed Decorative ...Pillows. These cheerful, handcrafted linen/cotton pillows feature hooked sea life on linen backgrounds with ivory rice... read more

Touch of Class
$58.00 $37.99

14" Square price shown. The polyester faux suede Mesa Russet/Camel Decorative Pillows feature soft fabric in hardy Southwest color...s. Solid squares of chocolate, sage, and russet form patterns on a camel-colored background. Spot clean. Imported.faux... read more

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