The Power of Decorative Pillows

A couch with decorative pillows in a living room.

The ultimate finishing touch to any room is a decorative pillow.  Pillows provide comfort, color and style to sofas, chairs, floors and beds.  They are versatile decorating tools that infuse a room with a spot of bright color or pattern, and sometimes even humor.  Using decorative pillows as part of your design project completes the look and provides that extra something special.

A living room with zebra print wallpaper and decorative pillows.
Pillows pick up the patterns and colors in the room (jpsinteractive)
A living room with brown furniture and decorative pillows.
Pops of yellow add to this room (decorpad)
A white living room with a blue rug, framed pictures, and decorative pillows.
The blue pillows perk up the white sofa (decemberskye)

When you want to add a touch of color to a room, pillows are the perfect tool.  Use them to complement the existing interior colors or provide a bit of punch by accenting with contrasting colors.  Use different shades of the same color for a monochromatic room or choose vibrantly patterned pillows to give a room extra punch.

Decorative pillows arranged on top of a bed.
Pillows in neutral shades add luxury (konihospitality)
Decorative pillows on a white couch.
Colorful pillows add punch to a room (
A living room with a couch, coffee table, and decorative pillows.
These brightly colored pillows add punch to a neutral room (quoteimg)

Pillows enhance the comfort of sofas and chairs.  They provide support for the back and are great for cuddling up with and relaxing.  Pillows soften the look of furniture as well, giving the room a more welcoming appeal.

A bed with decorative pillows in a room with a window.
Pillows add color and comfort (idesignarch)
A living room with decorative pillows in blue and orange.
Pillows add coziness (guatacrazynight)
A living room with a white couch and blue decorative pillows.
A few pillows soften the sharp angles of this room (memorabledecor)

When using decorative pillows, pile them on!  Group pillows together in sets or line the back of a sofa with them. Use one shape and size along the back of the sofa and then place smaller, more decorative pillows in front for a full look.

A brown couch with decorative pillows.
Group pillows together for impact (HGTV)
A living room with a couch, coffee table, and decorative pillows.
Graphic pillows add character (Decoist)
A living room with a green couch and decorative pillows.
Place pillows in groups along a sectional sofa (

Add fun and interest to your rooms with pillows of unique design and texture.  Novelty pillows can spark fun in a kids’ room, guest room or in the family room.  Interesting textures, such as faux fur, leather or layered fabrics add great style and dimension.

Four decorative pillows on a bed with dogs on them.
Novelty pillows add fun (pfgrenada)
A collection of decorative vintage camera pillows on a couch.
Pillows can add fun to a space (decor4all)
A living room with white couches, decorative pillows, and a coffee table.
Different textured pillows add interest (
A beige couch with decorative orange pillows.
Textured decorative pillows for fun (homefurnishings)

For the bedroom, spruce up the bed with luxurious decorative pillows in silks and linen. Choose pillows with embellishments and pretty trims for elegance. Use larger pillows for back support while reading in bed.

Understated and Elegant Coastal Design
A bedroom with blue walls and white bedding adorned with decorative pillows.
Decorative pillows in the bedroom add comfort and style (BHG)
A bedroom with a large bed, decorative pillows, and a sliding glass door.
Pillows add a touch of luxury to this bedroom (dirgimp)
A bed with decorative pillows on it.
Luxurious pillows for the bedroom (decor4all)
A green and white bedroom with a green and white comforter adorned with decorative pillows.
A punch of color and coordinating patterns for this bedroom (

Use floor pillows for extra seating or to accent a room with color and pattern.

A living room with decorative yellow and green pillows.
Floor pillows provide extra seating (shelterness)

Decorative pillows are a great way to bring complementary color and pattern or contrast into a decorating scheme.  Don’t be afraid to mix it up and play with color and pattern.  The great thing with pillows is that you can change them out frequently.  Move them to other rooms for a change throughout the house.  Purchase pillow covers to place over existing pillows when you change out your decor from season to season.  A great source for wonderful pillows and covers is

A living room with a white couch and decorative pillows.
Pillows add color and interest to the white sofa (interiorarcade)
A yellow living room with floral wallpaper adorned with decorative pillows.
Contrasting colors pop in this room (decor4all)
A living room with colorful furniture and decorative pillows.
Pillows pick up pattern and color from the room (decoist)

Discover the many ways that decorative pillows can accent your home.  Use them to perk up a room, add color and pattern or just for comfort.  There is quite a decorative power in the pillow.



1 thought on “The Power of Decorative Pillows”

  1. This is amazing, now I learn more about the pillow and how to use it to decorate my home. Thank you for sharing experience!

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