I recently read a few interviews with home design bloggers that were asked, “what is one thing every room in your house should have?”  The responses were: something sentimental, a soothing feeling, a comfy place to sit, a vintage piece of furniture or something that makes you laugh.  I couldn’t agree more with all of these.   My personal opinion is that every room should have pillows.  Ok, maybe not every room, but at a minimum, every room that has any place to sit should have decorative throw pillows.  Pillows add a soft, cozy feel to the room  (of course, the fluffier the pillow, the better).  A cold room can turn warm and fuzzy in an instant when you add a few pillows.

If you ever find yourself wondering where to start when decorating a room….start with a pillow.   If you find one that jumps out at you, use that as a starting point to pick your theme, color scheme, accessories etc.

One little tip about decorative pillows… down inserts hold up better over time.  They don’t go flat, and if they do they’re easy to fluff back up again.

Here’s the pillows [and this one] that inspired my living room:

Here’s a few fun pillow ideas to get you started:


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Note: Remember, when decorating your nursery, use pillows on the rocking chair or other furniture in the room; NEVER in the crib!

Bonda's Kitchen - August 24, 2013 - 11:55 pm

You do pillows well. The pillows you made for our home decor project are great. Many times they have been admired and commented on by friends. We are sorry you have since moved away, but will focus instead on how happy we are that you ever came. It was such a treat to work with you on the home decor project. Still love it and it works so well for us. I didn’t know what to do with that room which needs to be multi-purpose. The weekend after you finished the job it was a dining area for 18 guests. The weekend after that it was a bedroom for 6 people. The weekend after that it was used for crafting and sewing. I’ll be giving classes there from time to time as I have in the past. So it is great to have your genius ideas working for us in that challenging room. It is far better than it has ever been before. Thank you.