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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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