15 Designer-Worthy Throw Pillows You Can DIY in a Day
Can you ever really have enough throw pillows?
My husband will tell you that I have a major pillow problem. I can power through a home store and pass up just about any other section, but the pillow aisle stops me in my tracks. You could call it my one true weakness. What I’m always trying to explain to my pillow-hater hubs, though, is that it’s really not the worst weakness one could have. Throw pillows can dramatically change the look of a space with little effort, and they can be relatively inexpensive. Plus, pillows add serious coziness to a home.
Anyway, at some point, I kind-of, sort-of had to stop *buying* throw pillows, but that doesn’t mean I had to stop *making* them. Husband knows better than to crush my DIY spirit. So, today I’m sharing a few of my favorite pillow DIYs for my fellow pillow-lovers — because DIYing is fun, inexpensive and, well, MORE PILLOWS.
Stamped Geometric Pillow
Graphic pillows are totally on-trend, and with this project, you can pick colors to match your space. Guests will never guess your pretty pillows are homemade.
Make This: Stamped Geometric Pillow Cover
Get creative with dye to make these colorful, ultra-stylish throw pillows.
No-Sew Pom Pillow
Add a touch fun, whimsical color to your home with these pom-pom-lined pillows. The best part? They don't require sewing.
Make This: Pom-Pom Pillow
Ampersand + Hashtag Pillows
Make a hip statement with these DIY pillows embellished with modern signage.
Embrace your inner hippie, and craft these colorful tie-dyed pillows using an unlikely source of dye: Sharpie markers.
If you like the idea of using a Sharpie marker to dye a pillow but aren't a fan of multicolored tie-dye, try this version by HGTV Magazine, instead. You'll use one marker to make a dye-inspired design.
Make This: Dye-Patterned Pillow
Painted Black + White Beauties
Blogger DIY Painted Pillows
HGTV Magazine shares inspiring (and easy!) DIY projects from beloved design blogs. The blogger, Shannon Claire Smith, bought the Greek key pattern pillows years ago and painted the other two designs to coordinate with them.
Courtesy of the blogger
Mix crafts paint and fabric medium for this modern pillow project from HGTV Magazine.
Make This: Painted Pillows
Made from two pairs of tights, this knot-shaped pillow will add texture and warmth to any space.
Heart Envelope Emoji Pillow
If you’re a fan of emojis, this cutesy pillow project is for you. The heart-adorned pillow requires a very minimal amount of sewing.
Maritime Flag Pillow
Turn a maritime flag into a nautical throw pillow with a few easy steps. This beachy creation is perfect for an outdoor space.
Make This: Beachy Flag Pillow
Learn three different ways to personalize a pillow with your initial.
Marble a pillow with acrylic paint to add an unexpected touch of pattern and color to a neutral space.
Make This: Marbled Pillow
Envelope Pillow Cover
Want a pillow cover that’s easy to remove and wash? Try sewing one of these envelope covers in the fabric of your choice.
French Knot Pillow
Have a plain, white pillow hanging around? The editors at HGTV Magazine show you how to jazz it up by stitching on French knots.
Make This: French Knot Pillow
No-Sew Outdoor Pillow
Does your outdoor space need some sprucing? Try making a couple of colorful (no-sew!) pillows to bring it back to life.
Make This: No-Sew Outdoor Pillow
From the velvety oversized pillows to the fluffy wall art, the master suite is the definition of a soft place to land. The bed features a head-to-toe look from Bassett: an upholstered headboard, indulgent custom-made pillows, a quilted coverlet, and a striped linen duvet for extra coziness.
White and Cobalt
The key to a great pillow look is layering without going overboard. (No one wants to have to search for the bed every night because it’s buried underneath a pillow mountain.) Here in the master bedroom, the pillows play off a white upholstered headboard, and a draped cobalt throw creates a contrasting backdrop for the white pillows in front—without taking up any additional space.
Match a great pillow with an ottoman covered in the same fabric. The great room sitting area uses custom-upholstered ottomans in place of a traditional table and chairs, and the small ottomans match the velvety square pillows on the wingback chairs. The result is casual, but cohesive.
When you’re arranging décor objects like pillows, groupings of threes, fives, and sevens usually look more natural than even numbers. So what should you do if you have six pillows? Add a throw (or in this case, an accent rug) over the headboard for your seventh element, as shown here in the guest bedroom.