Guest Picks: 20 Pillows I'm Currently Coveting
This vintage pillow incorporates hand-dyed, hand-spun cross-stitched detailing. I like the idea of tossing it onto a light gray accent chair in a living room.
Patterned pillows are enticing, but I always like to include one or two neutral solids in the mix. Natural linen covers have a great texture for added depth.
The geometric pattern of this pillow has a crisp look in chocolate and white. I love how the chocolate looks as if it has been drawn on with a marker showing natural highlights and lowlights. I'd use a pair in a master bedroom with a colorful floral lumbar resting just in front.
I actually own one of these velvet pillows. The color pops against my leather sofa, and the smooth velvet has a luxurious feel.
The pattern on this kilim pillow cover reminds me of rugby stripes and would be perfect in a tween boy's room.
I have no idea how this inexpensive modern spin on a vintage kilim is not in my house already.
How amazing would a pair of these red-framed pillows look on a master bed with mostly white bedding and dark moody walls?
This nautical blue and white cover feels very Swedish to me, but it's actually the international signal flag for the letter "M." How clever!
A vintage velvet ikat could be just the touch of old needed in a modern space.
I have three kids. Normally ink blots on pillows are a no-no, but this is a yes-yes in my book. It would look great against a darker sofa or chair.
Pillows aren't only great for dressing up interiors — you can find a variety of pillows made with indoor/outdoor fabrics that can be tossed outside when the weather allows. You have the freedom to go bolder with patterns and colors outdoors.
This intricately patterned pillow cover would pair well with a solid pillow and another patterned pillow with a larger, looser pattern.
The muted corals and soft browns of this striped pillow would fit into a cozy taupe, cream and gray color scheme.
I'm seriously considering these for my boys' shared bedroom. The room has muddy gray walls, blue and white striped duvets and oversize burnt orange velvet pillows. These patterned ikat spot pillows could work!
This pillow boasts indigo batik with colorful embroidered detailing. I envision it resting on a plump white slipcovered sofa for contrast.
This brightly colored star pillow is just begging to live in a nursery. The quilted pattern is a work of art.
The polka dot print is youthful and fun, but the neutral color palette is modern and sophisticated. This ain't your 3-year-old's polka dotted pillow!
The embroidery on this pillow is reminiscent of arrow fletching. Its colorful presence would make it a good fit for a family room.
Not only is this shaggy pillow a textural dream, but it's also ecofriendly and made from recycled cotton strips.
When a pillow cover has an intricate and busy design like this one, it tricks the eye into seeing texture too. I'd pair this with broad black and white stripes and gray felt.Next: 9 Pointers for Perfectly Styled Pillows