Decorative Throw Pillows
Different, Distinctive, Decorative Throw Pillows
Our collection of throw pillows and cushions is eclectic but thatís what makes it fun and interesting. As Dorothy Draper said, "Decorating Can Be Fun." That's a wonderful approach to take. Draper did not take things too seriously. Her mother was aghast for example when Draper painted her heirloom antique furniture white. But Dorothy had an instinct for decorative ideas.
Think of decorative throw pillows and cushions as the icing on the sofa, couch or bed. As a good decorator once told me, when a person looks at a couch, the first place their eyes go is to the center. Put unexpected decorative throw pillows front and center on your couch, sofa or bed for a playful touch and an homage to one of the great decorators of all time.
See our Decorative Fabrics if you want to do the whole sofa.
Decorative Throw Pillows
Although he was known for his great clean looks, the great American decorator Billy Baldwin liked to see "a room with objects all over the place." In his book, Billy Baldwin Decorates, the decorator, described his approach to decorative accessories in a philosophical way. Baldwin admired his clients who collected things over the years that were meaningful to them: souvenirs from their travels, gifts from their friends, paintings and other art from their favorite designers.
What Baldwin did not like was clients who went out and bought instant collections to fill a room. Take your time with choosing decorative throw pillows for your couch, your sofa or your bedroom. These choices are totally personal and enjoyable to make. Pick a pillow with your favorite kind of dog, one made of a special textile design, with colors that you love, or with the flag of one of the countries you like to visit. Take a chance. If you make a mistake and don't like the decorative throw pillows you pick once you place them in your rooms, they are not so hard to change. You may buy a decorative pillow and find it works in multiple places in your living room or in a completely different room than you intended.
When you look at pillows as decorative accessories and accents, they are so much more than being a soft place to rest your head. But of course we never want to forget that one of the purposes of decorative throw pillows is to make us comfortable and help us relax. If you are traveling, use our cozy travel pillows to pamper yourself a bit. When not traveling, use them as a soothing way to finish off your bed. Our Keep Calm and Carry On decorative pillow offer calming words of advice for relaxing which only augments the pillow's function.
Pillow decor can be a luxurious decorating touch. It is an easy way to add instant elegance to a living room, family room or den. When guests sit down in your home, the first thing they may notice is your sofa pillows and cushions. I hope you will be inspired to mix and match varied, beautifully styled decorative throw pillows and move them all around the house.
If your mother gives you family heirlooms, don't waste them, give them new life with decorating flair. With a minimum of effort you can update a sofa or couch with exceptional decorative throw pillows or cushions. And if you don't get hand me downs, even an inexpensive sofa can become luxurious with the right pillows. Pillow decor can be fun!