Home Decor Pillows

Decorative pillows are a great way to impart colour, style, and comfort to any space in your home, particularly living spaces and bedrooms. They typically serve first as a fashion statement and as a practical support second. Decorative pillows come in a variety of sizes and shapes and can fit easily into your existing decor themes whether year-round or seasonal, and they are also available in several finishes with nearly endless embellishment options, making decorative pillows an easy way to accent and personalize your home and bedroom.

What is a bolster pillow?

Bolster pillows are usually long, narrow cushions filled with cotton, foam, or down. They are firm and are used for back or arm support. They can also be used as decorative pillows. Bolster pillows do not follow any specific size or shape conventions. Sometimes, tassels or other decorative elements are attached to either side of the pillow. Some bolsters are larger or softer and can be used as body pillows.

What is a throw pillow?

Throw pillows, also called toss pillows, accent pillows, or scatter cushions, are small cushions used in living spaces and are typically placed on furniture like couches, love seats, or upholstered chairs. Throw pillows come in all different shapes and sizes, but they are often square or rectangular and range in size from 16 to 24 inches in width. They may be sold as a cover for a plain white pillow or as a complete pillow with the decorative textile and filler sewn together. Throw pillows may be any colour or pattern and range in textile options from simple cotton and linen to silk, satin, and velvet. Tassels, sequins, buttons, embroidery, rope piping, and gold, silver, or other metallic filigree are common embellishments found on throw pillows.

What is a mermaid pillow?

A mermaid pillow is a small square throw pillow covered in reversible glitter fabric. It is called a "mermaid" pillow due to the shiny sequins that are reminiscent of the scales on a mermaid's tail as well as the intrigue of being able to switch the colours. The colour change is achieved simply by stroking the fabric from side to side. Stroking one way will cause the sequin fibers to lay down one way and display one colour. Stroking the fabric in the opposite direction will turn over the fibers to reveal a different colour. It is possible to move your hand over part of the pillow rather than the entire surface to display both colours or to trace patterns in the sequins. Not only do these pillows add sparkle and glamour to interiors, but they are also interactive and fun to manipulate.

What is a microbead pillow made out of?

Microbead pillows are very soft, resistant to moisture, and often come in fun shapes and colours, including yellow, green, and blue. The microbeads themselves are small beads of lightweight and hypoallergenic polystyrene. Many microbead pillows have covers made up primarily of polyester with spandex so the cover can conform and stretch with the shape the pillow takes as the microbeads respond to pressure from the user. Microbead pillows may be used as decorative accents or serve a more utilitarian function like neck support.