20 Rooms That Prove the Power of Pillows

You can never have too many.

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Pretty + Polished

A tailored, tufted headboard and a snappy white duvet unite to serve as a spectacular backdrop for this artful arrangement of pillows. A muted coral and cream-colored lumbar looks lovely, positioned front and center against a set of fresh-pressed shams. Behind the shams, interior designer Jenn Feldman incorporates a trio of smoky, speckled Euros that add drama and dimension in this otherwise light, white design.

Blue + White, Shibori + Stripes

A porch swing has never looked quite as stunning as it does here, outfitted with a pile of plush, patterned pillows. Swoon! Take note that there are two of each patterned pillow, and they are evenly positioned with one on each side of the swing. Sticking to a certain shade and creating identical pillow piles, as seen here, will allow you to play with pattern without creating a space that feels "busy."

Cozy, Cushioned Nook

Book-worms, raise your hand! Is this built-in window nook a living dream or what? An olive-green cushion creates an unmatched spot to snuggle up with your favorite book and fur babies. The key to keeping your eyes open while flipping through, though? Proper support, of course. Enter: beautiful bolsters and perky patterned pillows, galore. Not only do the plush additions accessorize, but they add comfort and function to the space, too.

Playful Pattern

Living in a rental? Use bright hues and energizing patterns to enliven otherwise blank, white spaces. Mimic this eclectic look by piling a crisp white sofa with poppy, pink and purple pillows and a coordinating area rug. Bonus points if you can snag a funky and fiery accessory such as the Aztec rug used here.

Splendid Screened Porch

Reach a new level of sophistication in your patio seating with the addition of some posh pillows. In doing so, you’ll create a designer dupe look and feel oh-so-cozy in the process. (P.S. Never underestimate the power of a coordinating throw blanket, while you’re at it.)

Head of the Table

Add a sense of softness to an often-stuffy space: the formal dining room. A plush pillow looks perfect at the head of the table, don’t you think?

Spa-Quality Seating

Morning routines tend to feel like a work out, especially before you finish that first cup o’ joe. What better spot to catch your breath in between blow drying and face painting than this sweet little window seat? We think the pair of pillows adds a little something-something that makes the space feel like an in-house oasis.

Conversation Cushions

Four white Euros leave this quad of cognac leather chairs looking oh-so-cool in this sun-filled sitting room. Get this statement-making style by incorporating a set of basic, non-patterned pillows into your design. In a time where prints reign supreme, opting to go without will yield a bold design that will set you apart from the rest.

Make a Connection

Open-floor plans can be tricky to style, but nothing is impossible with the right cover or case on your side. The living space and dining room have a cohesive aesthetic here, all thanks to this gorgeous, white and navy gingham number positioned on the corner chair. Take advantage of this technique by incorporating pillows in your open-floor plan using the same core colors throughout.

Additional Seating

Short on space? Create extra seating without breaking the bank on a fancy new armchair. A small, wooden bench topped with a graphic pillow serves as perfect parking spot for extra guests.

Heat Up the Bedroom

White bedding is beautiful but boring, without the proper accessories. Add a punch of color to polish off the look. Add two saturated and stylish statement pillows to the center of your bed. The results speak for themselves.

Cushy Corner

A plush duo in the corner of this built-in banquette makes for a soft, stylish spot to start the day. Add two or three throw pillows to your breakfast nook for a chic and comfy space to eat.

Homey Touches

Adding tasseled pillows to the mudroom creates a sense of comfort and coziness as soon as you pass through the door. Switch out covers throughout the year, using seasonal shades like summery blues and oranges or black for a spooky, holiday hue.

Round Out the Space

Forgo the classic, rectangular or square-shaped pillows for your modern or boxy furniture. Instead, opt for snazzy circular or oval pillows to balance out all the straight lines. Just trust us on this one, folks.

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Vivid + Vibrant

A fool-proof way to add energy to dark, moody designs? Pops of bright, bold, in-your-face pigment. We love the way this pair of hot-pink lumbars complements the global-inspired ottoman, each looking electric against the midnight blue sofa and navy walls.

Usher in Autumn

Use prints and patterns on outdoor pillows to signify the start of a new season. Mad for plaid during fall? Us too. It’s time to add some fluffed-up flannel to those Adirondacks and dress your porch for the crisp, cool weather.

Seaside Serenity

This stack of beach-hued bed pillows instantly calm, proving just how powerful colors can be. Transport yourself to your own, personal plush paradise by using shades of soft sand, sea foam and deep blue atop clean, white linens. With this selection, sleep will never come easier.

Luxe Linens

While some white bedding requires a helping hand from vibrant hues, others do not. Case and point: this large, luxe, white-on-white California king, equipped with nine perfect, plushy pillows. So what exactly sets this bed above the rest of the worlds’ white beds? Two words: sleek stacking.

Celebrate the Season

Pull out all the stops for the holiday season. Festive tinsel, gilded garland and needlepoint pillows — oh my! Grab one like this sweet, holly-berry beauty, and it will put a smile on your face and cheer in your heart. That’s a promise.

Something Old + Something New

Bring your flea-market find up to speed with a couple of cushy, contemporary accessories. The distressed, natural wood bench here, looks right at home with patterned pillows, sleek shiplap and black-and-white artwork.