Selecting the Perfect Pillows!
Consider colors, lifestyle, and the style of your room when choosing throw pillows for your home.

Where to Start When Choosing Throw Pillows

Draw your color inspirations from carpeting and area rugs, furniture, draperies and window coverings, artwork, etc. Adding decorative pillows that pick up the colors in the opposite side of the room will give your decor a more cohesive look. Subconsciously, it will be pleasing to the eye. Every computer monitor will display color a little differently. Pillow Decor can cross-reference any of its pillows against Benjamin Moore and Pantone color guides to help you find the perfect color match. If you are looking for a specific color give us a call or send us an email at

Consider your lifestyle, and what your room is used for. In a family room where there are children and pets, select a practical, durable fabric such as faux suede, as they just wipe clean with a damp cloth. Mix those pillows with a sturdy tapestry pillows, faux furs, washable cottons and cotton/polyester blends and silk-like polyester pillows. In a formal living room, you can use elegant silk throw pillows, more delicate decorative pillows with beading, and tassels.

Take the size of your throw pillows into account. Think about the scale of your furniture. Too large throw pillows on a smaller scale chair will be too bulky, and will look out of proportion. Too few and too small decorative pillows on a large scale sofa or sectional will look skimpy and out of balance. Most choose an 17 x 17 to 22 x 22 throw pillow for a sofa. Pillow dimension are based on the size of the unstuffed pillow cover. They will always appear a little smaller when they are stuffed. Click here for a visual explanation of how pillows are measured.

For an interesting and sophisticated look, combine shapes and textured throw pillows. Layer larger decorative pillows at the back or in the corners of the sectional, and put a smaller throw pillow in front. On the other side of the sofa, add a rectangular throw pillow or bolster to the mix. Give your sofa some allure and visual interest.

To select the style of your throw pillows, study magazines for inspiration. Use your decorative pillows to express your personality. They are one of the most fun decisions to make when decorating, as they cost considerably less than a sofa or area carpet, and can be even be changed seasonally! Just zip off your pillow covers and lay them flat in your linen closet. If your color scheme runs throughout the home, you can move your throw pillows from the den to the master bedroom when the mood strikes you.

Give yourself permission to play!