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 cozier. Or trading out a floral pattern for an animal print or French toile might add unexpected sophistication to your favorite accent chair.
Ahead, we found 9 of the most stunning and beautiful throw pillows that will bring new life and energy to any spot in your home.
Tufted Ayla Pillow
Festive, colorful and bright, these textured tufted pillows will add some serious character to any room. Mix them in with a few solid color pillows or use as a counter to a low-key, neutral room.
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.
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.
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.
All White Throw Pillow Cover
Stunning doesn’t always have to mean colorful or complicated. These beautiful all-white throw covers from Serena & Lily are simple and elegant with just enough texture to stand out.
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.
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.
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.
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.