Throw pillows are a simple way to spruce up any room. An innocent pillow can bring boring beds to life, make a dull couch pop, and give personality to an old chair. If you're on the hunt for a throw pillow or two, you're heading in a fun direction. There are dozens of ways to use pillows to enhance a room, many you might not be aware of. Here are some ways to lead you to the perfect pillow.


If you're searching to bring out existing home decor, incorporate the colors and styles you already have by using a throw pillow or pillow cover in that vein. If you want to alter the style you currently have with a pillow, then identify what is working and enhance that. For example, if you like the gold accents around your home, find a solid gold pillow to tie it together. The key is looking everything over and deciding what's working for you and what isn't. The goal then becomes minimizing what you don't like and enhancing what you love.


For the parts that aren't working for you, first, remove all decorative pieces that you can. If you're dealing with an unwelcome color, incorporate pillow covers to tone it down. For example, if your bedroom is painted pink and you've suddenly grown to hate pink, find a dark bedspread and throw an accent pillow on top with a delicate pink stitching, justifying the bedspread while toning things down.


If you have a dull room, invite textures in as many places as you can, especially with a decorative pillow. Like a burlap accent pillow or cover on top of your cream bed cover. Try a decorative pillow with a braided rope as a pillow trim or a pillow cover with ruffles. Use a pillow cover in a different size, like an oblong pillow to add dimension.


If you'd like to incorporate more color, try pillows that are bolder than your instincts have been. You can always take away pillows, so don't be afraid to bring in a splash of glitter, or a stripe pillow with bright colors. Decorative pillows are meant to bring something to the table, if you stay conservative, they aren't serving their purpose.


Look at your existing pillow cover and consider making it a decorative pillow. You don't have to stick to what came with your bedding set. Your goal here is decoration. Use your favorite pillow insert, like a comfy latex, in a new cover for a decorative pillow effect. And since your pillows will be all around your home, it's a good idea to make sure they're hypoallergenic. If you don't suffer from allergies, your guests might.