Our Favorite Places to Buy Throw Pillows
A good-looking throw pillow can have a big impact in certain areas of your home. "Throw pillows are the accessories that make your room pop," says Ella Hall, the founder of Stitchroom. "The beauty of throw pillows is that you can literally use them anywhere! They're a very easy way to add some flair to your space and really bring out your personal taste and style."
However, with all the options available on the market, separating the stellar from the so-so can be tricky. "First and foremost, a good throw pillow must be nicely proportioned relative to the space," says Emily Spanos of Emily June Designs. "It's also important to pay attention to the fill, and a pillow cover with a hidden zipper is a must so that you can remove it and have it laundered or dry cleaned when something inevitably gets spilled." Interested in sprucing up your space with some stylish throw pillows? Here are 10 of our favorite places to shop for them.
Whoever said ordering custom pillows was a headache has obviously never heard of Stitchroom. The brand makes buying made-to-order pillows, cushions, ottomans, poufs, headboards, curtains, and other home décor products a breeze. Their streamlined site allows you to pick and choose from a plethora of pillow shapes, styles, and materials, ranging from cotton velvet bolster shams to leather sphere pillows, so you can custom create your own and have them delivered straight to your door in about two weeks.
If interesting, sustainably-made throw pillows are more your speed, check out 54kibo. Beloved for their colorful, contemporary African designs, the home décor brand offers a hip assortment of handcrafted throw pillows with eye-catching graphic motifs made by artisans in Haiti, Tunisia, South Africa, and more.
Six years ago, Lauren Meichtry launched Elsie Home with a mission to bring responsibly-made, high-quality throw pillows to the masses. Along with offering a carefully curated collection of Meichtry's handstitched throw pillow designs—think Belgian linen floral prints and wool, alpaca, and mohair styles—the site offers a lifetime guarantee for every purchase. "Think of pillows as you would an accessory you add to an outfit," she says. "Accessories are used to express personality and pillows are no different."
If you're searching for cool, affordable throw pillows that will ship fast, look no further than Anthropologie. The retailer boasts an impressive selection of unique decorative pillows, ranging from embroidered vintage-inspired styles to handmade fringe-trimmed ones, that supply plenty of boho charm—sans the hefty price tag.
Whether you're shopping for a one-of-a-kind throw pillow or a specific vintage style, Etsy has you covered. The site offers thousands of artisan-made throw pillows, as well as ones from small businesses, so you can shop for customized designs without breaking your bank account. "Many of the makers in the digital marketplace will craft custom pillows to your precise specifications using fabrics and trims of your choosing," Spano says.
For pillows that only look expensive, head over to World Market. The specialty import retailer offers hundreds of eclectic designs, including ogee patterned jacquard pillows and Turkish kilim rug-inspired styles, starting at around $10 a pop.
Hawkins New York
Essential doesn't mean boring, as evidenced by Hawkins New York's pillow selection. Though their best iterations are solid (the colorways are divine), you have your choice of texture. Opt for linen, cozy mohair, or velvet.
Why limit artwork to your walls when you can have it in throw pillow form, as well? Society6 works with independent artists from over 160 countries to turn their artwork into décor items, such as prints, rugs, wall clocks, and throw pillows, so you can dress up your place with original art—no stud finder necessary.
The Little Market
Inspired by their travels in 2012, Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla cofounded The Little Market, which has become one of our go-to online marketplaces for handmade global goods that give back to the community. Along with offering a chic assortment of ethically-sourced throw pillows handmade by female artisans from around the world, each purchase provides future job opportunities for craftswomen in impoverished areas.