If you want to build up your set of throw pillows without spending a fortune or if you want to freshen up your existing set of throw pillows without having to buy a whole new set, then throw pillow covers are probably the thing for you. They’re cheap, and very easy to store. So you can buy or make lots of them and change the look of the place as often as you want.
Building Up Your Set of Throw Pillows
An excellent way to build up a set of throw pillows is to go to garage sales, thrift stores, etc. If you’re shopping at places like these you can find throw pillows at CHEAP prices! Recently a family member found throw pillows at a garage sale. She bought four for only $8 bucks, yup $8 bucks!!! (That’s $2 per pillow!) The average retail throw pillow is upwards of $20.
When shopping garage sales you aren’t necessarily going to find the highest quality, newest, most fashionable, perfect throw pillows. (Sometimes you’ll find the perfect pillows if you do CELEBRATE your good fortune!) But the fashion, quality, etc of the pillow doesn’t matter. If it isn’t perfect you are going to make it perfect, with a throw pillow cover.
Now, before you set out to the nearest goodwill, or garage sale there are some things to look for in your throw pillow purchases and some things to avoid:
(The exception to this is if it’s the perfect pillow, and you are willing to remove all current stuffing and then stuff with new filling.)
Once you’ve acquired your new throw pillow(s) it’s time to make them perfect.
If you really can’t handle the idea of a used pillow, or are just looking for another option you can also buy a pillow form or pillow insert. These are both different names for plain covered, or uncovered pillows (like your bed pillow without a pillow case.) You can then cover these with the perfect throw pillow cover.
Freshen Up Your Existing Set of Throw Pillows
If you already have a full set of throw pillows and you just want to freshen up the look a great (and cost effective) way to do it is with throw pillow covers. You can either buy them or make them yourself.
If you are one of the many people out there who like to continually change the look of your home then this is definitely the way to go. You can buy or make 10, 20, 30 pillow covers and change the look of your pillows as often as you want. This way you can constantly mix it up without having to buy whole new pillows every time you get the urge to redecorate.
Keep your eye out for reversible throw pillow covers. These are great as you get double the design power with one cover.
There are some additional perks to throw pillow covers: they are simple to wash and take little space to store.
Throw pillows are an excellent way to freshen up a living room or bedroom or anywhere else you want to use them. By changing the throw pillows in a room you can completely and inexpensively change its look without having to paint the walls or purchase expensive (and often heavy) furniture, etc.
You can completely change the style of a room with your placement and choice of throw pillows. We encourage you to experiment with different colors, shapes, sizes, textures, and patterns of throw pillows and find out exactly what you like (and what you don’t).
If you are one of those many people who like to change the way the house looks every week, month, season or year then you’re going to love throw pillows (If you don’t already). Throw pillows are easily stored, and are pretty small so you can accumulate a collection of them and alternate looks throughout the year.
Remember, there are thousands of different pillows so there is something for everybody, whether you like vibrant colors and wild patterns or if you like something more tranquil there are plenty of pillows out there for you.
If you are considering changing the style or color scheme of a room, before you paint the walls and buy all new furniture, I suggest getting throw pillows in the color and style you want to convert to. This will give you a taste of how the colors and style you are considering will work together. This can prevent expensive decorating mistakes or assure you that your choices are correct.
We’ll be here for you during all of your decorating (and redecorating efforts) with tons of tips to make finding the perfect look as fun and easy as possible!