We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. From the cozy touch of a boucle lumbar pillow to the soft luxury of a velvet bolster, throw pillows add vibrancy, texture, and warmth while tailoring your furniture to a more personalized style. Here at Lulu and Georgia, our thoughtfully-curated collection of accent pillows is perfect for your home, beautifully blending comfort and design.
Whether your new bed set needs a finishing touch or you want to refresh your living space, throw pillows can make a world of difference. Decorative pillows can be made from various fabrics—including cotton, linen, silk, leather, microfiber, suede, chenille, and velvet. You can also find them in a variety of shapes, sizes, and embellishments, such as tassels and piped edges. Often paired with sofas, sectionals, or accent chairs, there are many creative ways to use throw pillows for beds, benches, and even floors.
Not sure what style fits your aesthetic best when shopping for pillows for your space? Don't worry; we have got you covered. Check out a few tips below for styling tips and inspiration as you select the best throw pillows to purchase for your home.
Layer Throw Pillows of Different Shapes and Sizes
Mixing and matching pillows lets you create a complete and balanced look for versatile comfort. From touching up your living room to layering throw pillows for your bed or a built-in nook, styling different shapes and sizes in a thoughtful arrangement can offer depth and dynamic appeal.
Square throw pillows are the most common type. They typically come in 16-, 18-, or 20-inch versions but can also be found in larger or smaller sizes. If you like to change up the look of your decor frequently, stick to square throw pillows in standard sizes. That's because they're the easiest to find replacement pillow covers.
Round throw pillows are rare in comparison to their square counterparts. Because of this, they offer a refreshing balance to decor, pleasingly surprising the eye. Round throw pillows can be an attractive option when used to contrast the straight lines of square and rectangular pillows.
Lumbar pillows have an oblong, rectangular shape. These pillows are highly functional, as they are primarily designed to provide back support. They also create depth and texture on your furniture, making them equally excellent as decorative accents. Lumbar pillows stand out when offsetting square pillows or across a bed. Choose a long lumbar pillow for a striking accent on a bench, bed or sofa.
Cylinder-shaped bolster pillows are meant to prop up your arms or back when seated. They're most commonly used on beds, but also appear glamorous when added to living room decor.
Go for Bold with Colorful Accent Pillows and Eye-Catching Designs
As the name suggests, a good accent pillow should accent your look. It should reflect and elevate your aesthetic by playing against the dominant tone or bringing a new visual or tactile element into the space. If you are looking for a signature piece, designer pillows and graphic elements can offer distinctive quality. When shopping for patterned accent pillows, try to mix small-scale and large-scale designs. Variety is essential if you're layering an arrangement on a window bench or sofa.
If your room decor is already vibrant with patterns, block coloring with pillows can enhance the bold and colorful design without feeling too busy or cluttered. For example, if your living room features a vintage-inspired patterned sofa, a solid colored throw pillow that complements the tones of the pattern will add unity and vibrancy to your look. Check out our line of Monroe Velvet Round Pillows—these velvet pillows offer timeless appeal and come in a chic palette that you can tailor to your space.
Create Soft Appeal with a Natural and Organic Throw Pillows
If the color tone of your room design is minimalistic and neutral, adding textured throw pillows in an analogous palette can add interest without distracting from your decor. Earth tone pillows, cool blues and grays, warm naturals, and even basic black designs can gently elevate a space with understated appeal.
Pillows with woven fabrics or raw fibers in muted tones lend depth and a sense of earthiness to the room's aesthetic. We especially love boucle and linen pillows in a serene space as these natural materials are the perfect complement to an organic palette. Check out our Oatha Long Lumbar Pillow for a linen lumbar pillow that can ground your bedroom look. Shop our Sarah Sherman Samuel collection for designer pillows with a striking design that maintains a tonal balance for an edited living room or home office look.
Find the Pillow to Suit Your Space
Don't forget that accent pillows are made for comfort and function as much as style. It can be easy to neglect the tactile appeal of supple material or crisp fabric when shopping online. Always consider texture when browsing. Velvet pillows and linen pillows are perennial favorites for their soft luxury. A velvet lumbar pillow can transform a bed with effortless ease, while a breathable linen pillow can turn a roomy chair or chaise lounge into your favorite seat in the house. There are almost endless combinations of texture and designs available, though. Explore our online collection for everything from hemp and jute to boucle and leather so you can shop by touch and style.
Performance fabrics can offer dynamic texture without compromising on comfort for practical appeal. Whether you share space with pets and kids or look for outdoor pillows for a backyard oasis, performance fabrics can be a great option for lasting style. Many outdoor pillows offer versatile designs that elevate your patio or garden and easily fold into a sunroom or transitional lounge for seasonal living.
However you decide to style them, remember that decorative pillows can completely change the look and feel of your space. They can update a room for the season or tie together a disparate color scheme. Plus, loved ones and visitors can immediately get a sense of your design by seeing how you have curated and styled this essential layer into your home's look.
When you shop at Lulu and Georgia, you'll find throw pillows that will complement the style of your home but also make it feel more elevated. Choose from our wide selection of soiree, lumbar, and bolster pillows to find the perfect collection for your space, no matter what you might be searching for. Explore looks for each room for more ideas and inspiration on creating stylish everyday living spaces.Show Less