28 Pillows Under $30

Yup, you read that right. And once you see how stylish these pillows are, you'll want to read it again. Chic can be cheap, and more than half are less than $20. For the models that push the price limit, skip the pillow insert and put the cover on a pillow you already have. Nobody has to know what's under the cover!

Floral Finery

Mixing the media of hand-drawn and watercolor, this pillow is a winner in the floral department. It's edgy enough to be cool, but still mighty pretty. 

Peach Floral Throw Pillow, $20, Society 6

Trending Now

Shibori, an ancient dyeing technique with origins in Japan, is rising in popularity. While you can DIY-it, you can also add the pattern to your home for a cool $9.99, in the form of this pillow.

Blink Kamala Shibori Square Throw Pillow, $9.99, Bed, Bath & Beyond

Cool Crewel

An age-old technique gets a thoroughly modern spin in this geometric design. 

Crewel Modern Blocks Pillow Cover, $29, West Elm

It's Key

Trendy pattern (Greek key)? Check. Trendy detail (tassles)? Check. Completely affordable? Check. Coming in at $12.97, you could buy a pair of these and still be under your $30 budget. 

Better Homes & Gardens Greek Key Pillow, $12.97, Walmart

Beautifully Blue

Mixing up throw pillow shapes and sizes is key to perfect pillow arranging. If your scheme is rooted in blues, this oblong pillow is a game-changer. 

Bali Cotton Throw Pillow, $19.99, Wayfair

Tricks to Know: Pillow Arrangements

Pillows arranged prettily on a sofa add a flourish to living room. Bring a designer look to your sofa with these throw pillow arranging tips.

Minty Fresh

This pillow takes pattern up a notch with its sewn-on trim in a caning design. While the look bears an air of summer, toss it in with some deeper neturals and coppery accents to carry it through the cooler months.

Cane Pattern Pillow, $24.99, Target

Shine On

Wake up a basic pillow arrangement with a little sparkle. Keep the pattern sophisticated and avoid glitter, and the look says polished, not juvenille. 

Metallic Medallion Pillow, $19, PB Teen

Bright and Colorful

With a unique mix of corals, mints, and black, this defintely qualifies as a statement pillow. (And we think it would look great with the mint cane-pattern number above.)

Tribal Quilt Throw Pillow, $29.99, Dot & Bo

Sense of Direction

Display your sense of wanderlust with this compass pillow, which would play nicely with other black and white pillows or a brightly colored ensesemble. 

Compass Pillow, $27, Society6

Pattern Mix

Ikat meets floral in this bold pillow starring rich reds and browns. When you hear "swap your pillows to match the season," this is what we have in mind for fall and winter. 

Tulip Pillow, $25, One Kings Lane

Striped Sensation

If you prefer to hang on to a summery fresh look, we present this striped number. Reminicent of a beach cabana, the neutral color -- rather than a wildly bright hue -- keeps the look more evergreen.

Newport Montauk Square Throw Pillow (in Linen), $14.99, Bed, Bath & Beyond

Initial It

Leave your mark on a pillow arrangement with this collection of typeset pillows, with initials from A to Z, all in a scrolling, whimsical font. 

Typeset Throw Pillow, $24, Land of Nod

Luxe for Less

A rich teal velvet back and textured chenille front -- this lumbar pillow screams luxe, but at an oh-so-affordable price point.

Everglade Green Nouveau Lumbar Pillow, $19.99, World Market

Trending Trim

Jump on the pom-pom craze with this cheery pillow. The blurred lines of the trellis pattern add an ikat-like quality to the geometric design.

Better Homes & Gardens Tangier Pillow, $12.97, Walmart

Do Me a Solid

Rather than think of solid pillows as the dull counterpart to their more vibrantly patterned bedfellows, consider them an essential foundation piece. With a slightly heathered weave, this version of the solid pillow adds just enough visual texture to ensure it doesn't get lost in a sea of patterns.

Linden Indigo Blue Pillow, $19.95, Crate & Barrel

Check: High vs. Low (High)

Ginghams and buffalo plaids are popping up everywhere (just in time for fall!) at both high and low price points. While this pillow cover comes in at the top of our $30 limit, the oversize check pattern and linen-cotton blend fabric is well worth pushing the budget.

Buffalo Check Pillow Cover, $29, Ballard Designs

Check: High vs. Low (Low)

With a smaller pattern more akin to gingham, this budget pick keeps up with its pricier counterparts. The cover rings up under $7, and you can add an insert for $2.99-$5.99. (That leaves plenty of room in your budget to pick up a cinnamon roll or order of Swedish meatballs on your way out of IKEA.) 

Smanate Cushion Cover, $6.99, IKEA

Double Ombre

What's better than one color of ombre? Two! Fuchsia and orange collide on this kicky pillow. Pair it with pillows in a similar color palette, or let it be the star among more reserved colors.

Ombre Pillow Cover, $29, Wisteria

Put It in Neutral

A woven herringbone design adds dimension to this multineutral throw pillow. Pair it with a few pillows with great texture (think flokati or pony hair) and you'll have a perfect neutral mix.

Surya Geo Throw Pillow, $22.99, Wayfair

Perfect Paisley

Based on the design of a Victorian scarf from the 1860s, this paisley pillow offers classic style in an up-to-date fashion, thanks to the overscale pattern and restrained color mix.

Valencia Paisley Pillow Cover, $29.50, Pottery Barn

Apt Applique

Yes, you can find a number of blue-and-white geometric pillows out there. So what makes this one special? Its gorgeous applique design and banded stripes of blues in different intensites. Talk about getting a lot for your money.

Applique Blues Pillow, $29.95, CB2

Classic Meets Modern

Black and white is a timeless color combo, but a fabulous geometric pattern makes it completely fresh, as this graphic pillow proves. 

Lappljung Ruta Cushion Cover, $10, IKEA

Shimmery Stripes

Dip your toes in metallic fabrics with something subtle, like this striped pillow. Its simple pattern is unobtrusive, but the shimmer gives it an edge. 

Pinstripe Pillow, $19, The Land of Nod

Cozy Chenille

A color-on-color pattern in almost-black indigos is rich and inviting, thanks to this pillow's chenille fabrication. Partner it with black pillows in a daring move (yes, you can pair black and blue!) or warm neutrals like oatmeal and taupe.

Cane Chenille Lumbar Toss Pillow, $16.99, Target

Tile Style

Reminiscent of vintage tile patterns, this black-and-white throw pillow brings the honeycomb design off the floor and onto a sofa or bed without missing a beat. A black stripe on the white foreground is an eye-popping take on the classic white hexagon design. 

Sullivan Tile Pillow, $24.95, CB2

Global Influence

Inspired by Marrakesh, this Jacquard pillow brings home a distinct global flair. Colors ranging from red to green mean it will pair well with existing pillows of several color pursasions.

Orange and Red Marrakesh Jacquard Throw Pillow, $19.99, World Market

Hello, Sunshine!

Yes, you can get an embroidered pillow for a song. This yellow-and-white pillow sports pretty curlicue stiches in a unique geometric pattern. 

Patterned Decorative Pillow, $18.99, Target

Botanical Silhouettes

Taking the classic route in the embroidery arena, this pillow showcases an array of pretty botanical designs on beautiful linen. It would look right at home nestled among soft forest- or English garden-inspired hues. 

Herringbone Linen Cushion Cover, $29.90, Zara Home


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