Throw pillows grace the sofas, chairs and beds in our home with their quiet solitude and constant availability. They sit there, waiting for the time they can provide a little support underneath our arms as we read, or maybe to make us more comfortable as we unwind on our couches at the end of a long day.
Countless times we’ve settled for the traditional square, one-tone, lifeless throw pillow when today’s modern throw pillow choices are so vibrant and alive. Color choices are endless from the classic elegance of black and white patterned pillows to the eclectic shaped throw pillows purples and shine found in East Indian prints. Fabrics are also varied and endless, some even mixing leather with fabric and faux furs.
Maybe they were the ones that came with the sofa or bedding set purchased awhile ago. We forget they exist and take them for granted. What an opportunity we’re passing up! With a little attention, we could be using modern throw pillows to add more interest and color to our homes.
Many stores offer just a limited selection of modern throw pillows to choose from, focusing their retail space on more profitable items like bedding and furniture. Online stores, however, with much less overhead, provide a treasure trove of choices. It’s out there, that pillow design you were dreaming of in your head that you couldn’t find at the mall.
Sizes and shapes are different, too. Why not try a bolster pillow, a round button pillow, or large, floor pillows for the kids to lounge on when they have friends over? There are poof pillows and star shaped pillows and pillows rolled perfectly to sooth aching necks and shoulders. The choices today are endless – the ideas and inspiration truly a delight for sore eyes.
In times like these when our budgets are stressed and we’re putting off large purchases until we think the economy has turned around, small changes can lift our spirits. Even if spending money on new, modern throw pillows isn’t in the plan just yet, you can easily and inexpensively redo the pillows you own, touch them up with a bit of dazzle