If you follow me on Pinterest or Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that I have a slight obsession with pillows. Similar to my black shirt / jeans uniform, the furniture anchoring my apartment is relatively neutral, so, just as I do with necklaces and scarves, I rely on pillows and other accessories for pops of color. And since pillow covers are relatively inexpensive, it feels like I am constantly rotating and replacing them.
Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of my favorites from around the blogosphere (like the palm print shown above) on Etsy, so I wanted to come up with a few combinations — by mixing and matching Etsy pillows — to help you freshen up any room in your house for under $200!
But first, a few tips! Even though my couch is relatively small (I bought the “apartment” size when I lived in a studio), I prefer to have five pillows: two 20/22 inch, two 16/18 inch and one lumbar or statement pillow for the middle. And, although my pairs are 20 inches and 18 inches, I think it looks best when there is a four-inch difference.
In the round-up below, I’ve combined groupings of three pillows that I think would work well together, but almost all of them can be mixed and matched with each other!
What do you think? Are there other combinations that might work better? (I spent hours playing around with the combinations, so there are definitely others that work!)