Throw Pillow Decorating Inspo for Those Who Believe More is More

Lovers of maximalist design know that when it comes to throw pillows, you can (almost) never have enough. Browse these photos for ideas on how to add color, pattern and texture with throw pillows, and get ready to pile 'em on your own bed or sofa.

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March 08, 2019

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Crazy for Color

A bright pink sofa serves as the focal point of this contemporary living room. The sofa is adorned with a set of playful throw pillows.

Southwestern Vibes

In this family room, bright yellow curtains and bold, patterned throw pillows help make this neutral space pop.


Bohemian Dreams

This gorgeous boho bedroom features a dreamy wash of colors and prints: blue jungle wallpaper, pink patterned throw pillows and fun accents like pom poms and faux fur.

Pillows for the Patio

A concrete retaining wall creates a private feel around this cool, Bohemian patio. A planted yard extends above the wall for additional privacy and natural decor. Neutral tone fabrics and a collection of throw pillows create a calm environment perfect for relaxation.

Go Green

This central living space was designed with a large sectional for plenty of seating. And do you know what a large sectional means? More room for throw pillows! Several pillows blend with the sofa upholstery, allowing the few bright green pillows to stand out.

Tons of Texture

A faux fur throw pillow and knitted pillow add contrasting textures to this comfy sofa.

A Little Bit of Everything

Throw pillows don't have to be matchy matchy. These pillows employ patterns of a similar scale to create a balanced look to the leather sectional sofa.

Classic Colors

Who can resist navy ikat with vermillion velvet?

Statement Makers

Even a pair of throw pillows can feel like a big statement when serving as the major source of color in this serene white bedroom.

Fun With Pink

Throw pillows with pom-pom trim and another covered with faux fur add a fun and fuzzy touch in this child's room.

What's the Word?

A gray graphic throw pillow with the saying "Normal Is Boring" says it all in this teen bedroom inspired by British pop culture.

Wall to Wall

The highlight of this massive play space is the expansive stretch of cushions topped with colorful throw pillows and ceiling-hung rope swings.

Jewel Tones

This dark blue sectional sofa is decorated with a variety of jewel-toned throw pillows. Behind it, a custom piece of graffiti art livens up the space with a burst of bright pink.

Ombre All Day

Two throw pillows, one a furry pink ombre and the other in a black-and-white graphic print, adorn a seat in front of wallpaper with large random letters.

Cozy Nook

A black and white cushion is paired with colorful throw pillows to create an inviting seating nook.

Neutral Territory

A vintage bird's-nest art print watches over this cozy seating area, furnished with throw pillows that add dimension to the neutral tableau.

I, Robot

Robot throw pillows adorn the gray framed bed in this tech-inspired boy's bedroom.

Steal the Scene

Two ghost chairs are adorned with blue fur throw pillows in this quaint breakfast nook.

Porch Pillows

A cozy wood swing features a mix of patterned blue throw pillows beckoning visitors to this sunny front porch. A wicker chair provides additional seating and frames the space around a red tasseled rug. Plants add color and the perfect finish to the design.

Dorm Duty

Mix and match big and small patterns and textures on throw pillows for a designer look in the dorm room. Using a duvet cover allows you to easily and affordably change up your bed when the mood strikes.

Pairs of Pillows

A pair of twin beds are a mirror image with matching throw pillows and white linens. Watercolor art hangs on the wall to break up the solid white walls.

Wild and Woodland

Blue, gray and white plaid throw pillows, yellow arrow patterned pillows, a fox pillow and a wood patterned round lumbar pillow create a cushioned and colorful bed setup to brighten the navy comforter.

Bolster Your Design

Plum tones are great for using violet in a more muted manner. For an unexpected twist, try pairing this tone with touches of tangerine, as seen on the bolster pillows in this vibrant space. Magenta pillows and throws match the dividing table lamp and compliment the wall hue while adding a deeper shade to the room.

Let the Sun Shine

Pops of chartreuse in the form of throw pillows add visual interest and keep this bedroom feeling bright and sunny.

Pretty in Pink

There are so many shades of pink, and these throw pillows layer them with graceful charm, steering towards more muted hues for a space that's feminine and peaceful.

Shades of Gray

A mix of patterned throw pillows keep this monochromatic palette interesting and inviting.

Pillows That Pop

In this scenic setting, a large wicker sofa and matching armchairs are given a pop of color from orange throw pillows.

Three, Two, One

Three layered patterned pillows adorn the sofa in this living room, creating texture and a stylish sense of coziness. Above, a world map in beautiful shades of blue adds interest and color.

Swiss Style

Throw pillows in an array of bright colors and graphic patterns, such as this Swiss cross pillow, infuse this bed with vibrant energy.

Bet on the Banquette

As seen on Sarah Sees Potential, a cozy breakfast nook features banquette seating, a marble table top and plush throw pillows in complementary pops of red and white.

Animalistic Behavior

The artwork series above the sofa brings zip and movement to the the living room, as though the butterflies from the throw pillows have taken flight. Cheetah print pillows add a wild twist to the design.

Who's a Good Dog?

A pair of throw pillows with dog silhouettes contribute to the playful feel of this bedroom.

Tie the Room Together

The bold throw pillow patterns are repeated on the loveseat, bed and ottoman to keep a consistent look and scale in this splashy bedroom.

Farmhouse Favorite

If you have the space to hang one, a porch swing is a farmhouse porch must! Nothing says sit and stay a while quite like a porch swing cozied up with some throw pillows.

Sassy Style

This fun girls' bedroom features a two twin beds, each dressed in gold polka dot bed linens and decorated with several throw pillows, including one with a pink sneaker print and another in the shape of gold sunglasses. Framed kids' artwork hangs above the beds.

Pillows With Personality

An assortment of throw pillows adds personality to the cushioned bench in an eclectic girl's playroom thanks to their bold hues, playful patterns and pom-pom borders.

A Touch of Whimsy

Throw pillows in a whimsical mix of colors and prints pull this living room from basic into lively.

Glam Girl

In case the hot pink upholstered headboard isn't feminine or glamorous enough, colorful throw pillows and leopard-print sheets ensure this teen girl's bedroom is equal parts sassy and girly.

Outdoor Living

Geometric pillows, striped throws and a cactus-shaped end table make this front porch well worth a visit.

Plush Pillows

This cozy den is bathed in brown with hints of brass and green. It includes a coffee table made up of two interlocking pieces as well as a comfy brown sofa with plush throw pillows.

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