A throw pillow isn't just a throw pillow just like knobs aren't just knobs- details count in the complete picture of a room. Not too long ago I bought a pair of throw pillow covers from CB2 with green birds on a cream colored backing to replace a couple of plain cheap pillows I had bought in what may have likely been Linen's And Things or Bed Bath & Beyond. I bought the covers on sale for a very decent price of $6.00 a case and used the old pillows for the stuffing. It worked out beautifully and now my couch looks half way decent, if anything, the couch needs now to be replaced in order to live up to the standards of the throw pillows!
Below are pictures of a few throw pillows and pillow cases I thought were worth looking at.
Sometimes just a nice plain throw pillow will do, below are pictures of the Leisure Clay throw pillows from CB2. I was at CB2 last weekend and saw the cushions up-close and personal and found the pillow definitely lived up to the picture and would even go as far as to say they look better in person. At 23" square they are a good size, neither too big or too small and with a soft velvety front it's the ideal simple cushion. The throw pillow comes in three colors: white, blue and yellow.
|Back view of the Leisure Clay Pillows
For a little more comfortable and homey feel with the simplicity still intact I found from West Elm the Alpaca Textured Pillow Cover. In four different pastel-like shades: Cream, Gray, Purple and Brown and two different sizes 16"sq and 24"sq - a variety of looks can be achieved, with the variety in color and size giving you the option to mix and match or go for all one-size and one-color. The Alpaca Textured Pillow Covers are made in Peru and handcrafted; hand-spun and hand-loomed with alpaca yarns ultimately creating a pillow case with "supreme" softness.
|West Elm Alpaca Textured Pillow Cover $29-39.00
Made of Alpaca, wool, nylon & cotton backing with zipper
I found that Urban Outfitters is a good place to look for many interior home decor items, such as throw pillows. Often Urban Outfitters will have unique looking decor such as the Hand Quilted Velvet Pillow below for fair prices. Keeping to 'simple', the Hand Quilted Velvet Pillow from Urban Outfitters comes in four different solid colors all with dimensions: 15"sq and 4" deep and with a velvet textured front that makes this pillow so attractive.
|Comes in colors: Orange, Yellow, Blue, Green
Below is my favorite throw pillow find than none other than Jonathon Adler the Mod Model Pillow at 15"sq, hand made with 100% wool front with velvet back and zipper and feather/down insert. A throw pillow can't get any hipper than this. And with the odd combination of a wool front and velvet back it doesn't get anymore chic.
|Jonathon Adler Mod Model Pillow $165
Hand made, 16"x16", 100% wool front, velvet back with zipper, feather down insert