Do you have a reading nook, sofa, guest room or a space you want to spruce up? Using throw pillows is a simple way to refresh your home, bringing a little attitude and a whole lot of warmth. Because we love how throw pillows can make a huge impact in a room, we’ve put together this guide to using these design treasures. And don’t worry—every pillow featured is under $35.

Decorating fundamentals

If you’re working with a small budget, look at updating your room as a fun challenge. Choose a room and then create a list of “must-haves.” Think small—a combination of inexpensive wall art, affordable throw pillows and a blanket or two can create fun energy in a tired room. These details will pull the room together. Keep in mind to decorate in odd numbers for the best visual appeal. For a relaxed vibe, go with three pillows or make your bed a palace with thirteen!

Sources of inspiration

Throw pillows are one of the best accessories for furniture. Just as jewelry completes an outfit, pillows can tie a room together.

Pillows add comfort and they are a good go-to design element to add a pop of personality. Use a variety of materials and prints to add texture and interest and make a room feel full of cozy hygge. Think about the things in your home that you love, and use that as inspiration to influence your pillow selections. Pillows make your home look luxurious, even if you don’t spend a lot of cash.

Not sure what the cozy hygge look is all about? Learn more with our Guide to Hygge.

Personal vision

Want to achieve a certain style? For a farmhouse look, use neutral pillows in various textures and patterns to warm up your space. Play with sizes and shapes, too—oversized, circular, rectangle, bolster are just a few.

For an eclectic approach, focus on bright pops of color. Look for fun prints and textures: think embroidery, fringe, fuzzy, tasseled, beaded, or even pompoms.

Check out our favorite color for the home in 2017.

Not into colorful design? Try a pair of complementary solid-color textured pillows to spice things up.

Easy care

The best part about these throw pillows is that the covers are machine washable. So, no worries if they get a little dirty!

Coastal Cutie:

Anshel neutral accent pillow with white starfish motif on a wooden shelf next to a window.

Cozy Lumbar

Leonie lightly textured lumbar accent pillow in natural color on a windowsill

Greek Inspired

gray and white geometric design on square accent pillow on a pallet of wood with a bowl of rocks next to it.

We have a great selection of pillows for every space, inside and out—from intriguing everyday throw pillows to elegant seasonal options.

Orange and ivory accent pillow with natural erosion design


Blue is trending. Use it with patterns to warm up a room.

blue and white pillow with abstract curves pattern

You don’t need a log cabin for this plaid perfection. Introduce immediate coziness with this little guy.

square pillow with large black and tan plaid pattern

Velvet and luxurious with fringe in all the right places.

gray velvet accent pillow with fringed edge sitting against a dresser with a vase of flowers next to it.

Trendy and simple, this pillow will leave a lasting impression, and its neutral colors make it versatile so you can keep it around all year.

White contemporary fabric accent pillow with embroidered script

Furr kids and adults. Go ahead and keep this one for your bed.

white faux fur accent pillow on a windowsill with a vase of flowers next to it.

Your home represents you and your family. Make the right statement with the help of affordable throw pillows, blankets and personal trinkets. Once you have your pillows and other decor must-haves, add a blanket or a new plant and voila! Sit back and admire a job well done.

For more inspiration on how to accessorize your home click here. And don’t forget to share your home designs with us on Instagram using the hashtag #MyAshleyHome.