Fall Throw Pillow Guide

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October 5, 2022

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Throw pillows are a simple way to update your home for the new season. Adding a few new pillows to my capsule decor makes for an easy transition. I keep the majority of my pillows out throughout the year to keep my look cohesive year round. Then, mix in one seasonal texture along with a seasonal floral or patterned pillow with my base. This helps not only the budget and ease of styling, but also lessens the amount of storage needed season to season.

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My capsule decor pillows are my base. These are neutral pillows with the same undertones that act as my background, such as earthy tans or browns and muted greys or greens. Solids, subtle patterns, and stripes are perfect for this. They give enough interest without stealing the show and make adding seasonal colors simple.

  1. Textured Asymmetrical Stripe $22
  2. Pillow Combo Set of 3 $112
  3. Chambray with Lace Trim $22
  4. Tan Hand Block Throw $38
  5. Brown Beige Stripe $27
  6. Indian Wool in Blue Green $36
  7. Olive Green Textured $89
  8. Blythe $79
  9. Nannie Linen Checkered $28
  10. Belmont $79

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For Autumn, I added in texwarm colored textures and moody florals and plaids. Textural pillows like Sherpa, Velvet, and Tweed paired with plaids or florals in rich browns, wines or burnt oranges are the perfect way to help your home feel like fall.

1.Boucle in Oat $49

2. Colossal Hand Knit $67

3. Brynely Checkerboard Pillow $57

4. Sherpa Textured $19

5.Brown Houndstooth Tweed $46

6. Tan Suede $44

7. Danbury $118

8. Textured Boucle with Zipper $22

9. Maren Mohair $59

10. Velvet Throw $10

1.Noelle Block Print $65

2. Maya Kilim Lumbar $69

3. Glendale $118

4.Plaid Hand Woven$67

5. Floral in Tan Brown $54

6. Oversized Space Dyed Stripe $30

7. Rag Rug Lumbar $35

8. Catesby Pillow $152

9. Marin Pillow $79

10. Tan and Black Floral $46

A few rules of thumb that help when choosing and styling pillows on sofas and sectionals:

  • Mix and match solids, patterns, and textures.
  • Pay attention to scale. I try to not place my florals beside my plaids because they are both busy patterns. Instead, layer your plaid pillow with a solid and a seasonal texture.
  • Sizing is a personal preference. My pillows are all 20″ pillows. However, varying the size makes for a pretty display too! Try pairing a 22″ pillow with a 20″ and a lumbar.
  • Inserts are important. Size up on your inserts. For example, if you have a 20″ pillow cover, use a 22″ insert. I swear by these pillow inserts. They’re a down alternative, but give the look of a feather down pillow. They’re extremely full, good for chopping, and offer a weight to the pillow to stand on its own.

Ultimately, you don’t need to change out your entire sofa line up every season. Simply adding one or two new pillows to your neutral base will make your home feel like fall.

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