How to Decorate Pillows & Throws

Need some ideas to help you perfect your pillows and throws? Looking to create some yourself? What essential things do you need to know for your DIY pillow and throw projects? Find the answers to your questions in our discussion boards, videos, and top projects. Find your inspiration and start decorating!

Decorating Pillows and Throws

Choose your design

Decide on the design you wish to use. You could opt for a transferrable pattern or you could draw your design, free-hand.

Choose your embellishments

Select any items you think will add to the overall effect: sequins, beads, embroidery, lace, tassels, appliques, ribbons, transfers, or paint.

Apply your chosen embellishment

Select the best way to apply your embellishments. Beads and sequins are best sewed on, while lace and ribbons will adhere with fabric glue.

Take comfort into account

Avoid embellishments in the center of your throw. Stick to the corners and outer border to preserve its comfort.

Effective display

Place your pillows on a sofa, perpendicular to the floor. Using your hand, dent the center of the top edge.

Top Projects for Decorating Pillows & Throws

Here are the top pillow and throw blanket decor projects on Hometalk. Take a look.

Pillow & Throw Decorating Videos

Watch our video tutorials on how to best decorate with pillows and throws.

Boho Chic EASY Pillow Tutorial

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DIY Marshmallow Pillows

Now we'll show how to make original and cute pillows in the form of a delicious dessert. These pillows will become a wonderful decoration of your interior.

DIY Farmhouse Style Outdoor Pillow Covers - Drop Cloth & Burlap

Make DIY Outdoor Pillow Covers in a farmhouse style using drop cloths and burlap with this easy tutorial for an envelope pillowcase.

The EASIEST Throw Pillow to Make...pillow Made From an Ikea Area Rug

This lumbar pillow made from an IKEA area rug is by far the easiest throw pillow to make. Yet it has such great texture and fun fringe you'd never guess it's an $8 DIY.

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Check out our collection of new pillow and throw decor projects.

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