When you don't want to completely redecorate a room but you feel like a change or a freshening up is in order, switching up your throw pillows—on chairs and couches, in breakfast nooks and on beds—is an easy fix.
Whether a seasonal transition is in order or you want to totally revive the mood of a room, throw pillows in a new texture, pattern or shape will make a bigger difference than you think. Transitioning from linen to velvet in the winter, for example, or a faux fur even, can make your living room or bed much more cozy. Or trading out a floral pattern for an animal print or French toile might add unexpected sophistication to your favorite accent chair.
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Moroccan Wedding Blanket Pillow
Every piece of furniture and home accessory from The Citizenry was handmade by artisans from around the globe. These limited edition pillows were sewn from traditional Moroccan wedding blankets and we think they'd add elegant texture to a leather couch or an all-white bedding look.
Adara square pillow, $215, The Citizenry
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Animal Motif Pillow
A perfect example of a temporary switch up, these affordable animal-print pillow covers are an easy way yo give your couch or chairs a totally new feel. They have a regal, almost medieval look to them, which feels unique.
Animal motif cushion cover, $30, Zara Home
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If you have a flair for designer names and iconic prints, consider indulging in a few Missoni Home throw pillows that have the same classic zig-zag pattern as the fashion house's most recognized apparel. We'd mix these in with an exotic animal print or some bold solid colors.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Electric Velvet Pillow
Looking at these Aviva Stanoff pillows feels like looking into the depths of the ocean, doesn't it? These incredibly lush and unusual velvet pillows are a home decor splurge—one that will give your sofa or accent chairs an incredibly upscale look and feel.
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Silk Velvet Pillow
Royal blue velvet with embroidered gold rhinos? It doesn't get more luxuriously exotic than this. We love the oblong shape of these pillows, and would play up their whimsical design by mixing one or two of these in with other printed pillows and a throw blanket.
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Rich Jewel Velvet Pillow Set
If all your room could use is a little splash of color, our vote is for a rich jewel tone in a luxurious fabric like velvet. These pillows from one of our favorite furniture stores—Article—come in a variety of sumptuous colors that will add depth and style to your sofa or armchairs.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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French Toile Pillow
Prepsters and classics alike will love these French toile pillows from One Kings Lane. This traditional print in blue and white plays well with bold stripes and anything and everything monogrammed. Style a couple of these with a blue-themed room, or with a complementary color like orange.
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Fern Embroidered Pillow
Subtle, soft and feminine—this fern embroidered pillow from Pottery Barn is a stand out addition for beach houses, the summer season and any home with a cool and nautical feel. Place this lumbar-shape pillow on your bed with a few more well-chosen throw pillows that echo that same calming vibe.