craving a decorative pick me up? add a pillow…or two, or three!

The quickest and easiest way to change the look of any room is to add an interesting pillow or two. Pillows are the finishing touch to any pretty room, and sometimes they’re even the most interesting feature in the room. These photos should help satisfy your cravings for a new look–using pillows. Just one pillow on the sofa below changes everything. The pillow below comes from Wynn Alex in San Francisco as seen in the June issue of House Beautiful magazine. The room was designed by Jean Larette.Below, in an otherwise simple bedroom, it’s the splash of red on the pillows (and curtains) that bring the room to life. (House Beautiful, Jean Sarette.)

At The Drawing Room in Greenwich, Connecticut (below), pillows are thrown together in all kinds of combinations, adding interest. You can see how they interchangeable they are. We like things more edited, but we admire their mix and match aesthetic, too.

We also really like pillows that are soft enough to sit or lay back into comfortably. Our personal favorites are part of John Robshaw’s collection. His pillows are extremely soft and cushy, and also very exotic looking. They’re all made of handcrafted Indian fabrics.

If you’ve got a favorite pillow, new or vintage, please send us a photo, and we’ll share your recommendations. Here are some of our favorite examples of existing pillows available now.
1. Ankasa Harvest Belgin chintz linen with 3D ruffle palmetto, 2. Dwell Studio for Target Peony, 3. Pine Cone Hill Optic Pink, 4. Pier 1 Red floral applique, 5. Ankasa Vera Cruz linen with multicolored ric rac and nailhead beading, 6. Ankasa Naples linen with abstract orchid embroidery.

  • The Buzz – Diane James Home

    John Robshaw is definitely one of our favorites for hand-blocked prints and Pablo Mekis’ embroidered pillows are gorgeous!

  • Janine

    Pier 1 is my favorite place to find great pillows, but you’re making me venture to Target, also. Love the blog!!

  • Kristie

    I’m decorating my house for the first time. I found some gorgeous floral wingback chair while thrifting and I’ve been looking for ideas to add a modern pop. Here it is! Bravo!

  • Deb

    I love pillows. But my husband does not. Ever since we’ve been married, he makes fun of the fact that there are pillows everywhere. He also said that everything is “foldy” meaning…his nicely folded clothes. Happy weekend!

  • Alissa

    Love them all! (I’m such a pillow junkie!)