How to Choose A Perfect Throw Pillow Cover

by WangTianyu on July 21, 2022
Throw pillows are the most common and perfect accessories in our lives. They instantly add color, pattern and comfort when you want to change up your decor, while they can be easily switched out if you have a new idea. So throw pillow covers are perfect for anyone who wants a quick change or wants to test out a color or pattern without spending too much.
But choosing the perfect throw pillow cover usually involves several different factors. Here are 7 things to consider when looking for the perfect throw pillow.


When most people choose a throw pillow cover, the first thing that comes to mind is color. The key point to remember is that the color of the pillowcase you choose should always match the color of the sofa or chair you will be matching. This means it can blend in or stand out, and the best way to achieve this is to look for something similar in color to the furniture or look for something completely different to add contrast.
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Throw pillows are a great way to add a specific pattern to a room. (That's also great if you already have a pattern you like and want to add more!) Don't be afraid to try something bold when trying out patterns through throw pillow covers. As long as the colors are complementary, a patterned pillow on a solid fabric can be a lot of fun. Alternatively, if your furniture already has a pattern, a solid-color throw pillow might be a great way to soften and soften it a bit. Remember that the pattern should enhance the color and fabric of the room and add some interest. However, too many patterns will make the space appear busy and cluttered.
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There are many shapes of throw pillows, and the most common ones on the market are as follows:
Square: By far the most common shape is the square pillow, which is versatile enough to fit on almost any sofa, chair, or bed. Use them individually or together to display various sizes.
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Rectangular: After the square, the rectangular pillow is probably the most common and versatile shape. They tend to look good when placed on the seat against the back. They also work well on a sofa or bed.
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Round: Round pillows aren't as common as they used to be, and while they look great in some parts, they don't exactly fit all styles of furniture. If you choose to decorate with a round pillow, use as less as possible.
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Size is an important factor when choosing the perfect throw pillow cover. The main thing to remember is that a pillow should always be in proportion to any furniture it is placed on. Small pillows that sit in the middle of a three-seat sofa or king-size bed can get lost, and oversized pillows on a side chair can be overwhelming and uncomfortable. Pillows should be used with furniture to complement and enhance, so always make sure they fit. Remember, if you have multiple pillows sitting on a piece of furniture, treat the collection of pillows as a unit and make sure they are still in proportion.
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Texture is an important element in every room, and throw pillow textures and how they work with other upholstery should always be considered. Ideally, you should create depth by combining different textures (this is especially important in monochromatic or neutral spaces). So something soft can go on top of something harder, or something shiny can go on top of something matte. However, this becomes less important if you use a lot of patterns, colors or decorations. Your eyes will tell you when it feels too much.
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Trim is a great way to add decorative detail to an otherwise plain pillow.
By far the most common is piping (or welting), which provides a simple decorative detail and works in all styles of rooms and all styles of furniture. Keep the piping fabric the same as the rest of the pillow for a classic look, or try contrast piping for a more decorative touch.
The rope trim is similar to regular piping, but it has a little more depth, giving the pillow a more traditional look.
Decorative trim includes styles such as fringe, pom-poms, and fringe. Generally, these types of decor are best suited for traditional, rustic, and bohemian rooms. They don't usually appear in modern or contemporary spaces.
You can also forgo trim altogether and opt for a simple knife edge. This look is ideal for polished, contemporary spaces.
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Pillow decoration includes details such as button tufts, ribbons, brooches, sequins and even small mirrors. Trims can greatly enhance the look of your pillow, but it's important to remember that if the pillow isn't just decorative (you can lean on it or lean on it), you don't want any trim that could scratch you or let you you're uncomfortable.
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After you have noticed the details of choosing a throw pillow cover above, I believe you can have a satisfactory throw pillow.

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