Thursday, February 18, 2010

Houzz Ideabook: Pillow Talk




Since buying our beloved fixer-upper back in 2007, we've pretty much been working on all the background stuff. Walls, ceilings, painting, re-painting, flooring, etc. But one day (over the rainbow) I look very forward to reeeeally decorating this happy little house too.

At the tippity-top of my decorating to-do list is throw pillows.

We got our sofa and chair-and-a-half at Total Liquidators in Montgomery, Alabama, and we've really enjoyed them for the past couple of years. The fabric looks and feels a lot like velvet, so they're super comfortable. The throw pillows that came with them are nice and plump, but they're not the most exciting pillows you've ever seen, and I'd love to hide them inside some more colorful covers at some point.

Move your cursor back and forth over the photo below to see what I mean...



Boy what a difference a few, fun throw pillows makes, huh?

For more throw pillow inspiration, check out my latest Houzz Ideabook.
It's called "Pillow Talk", and you can find it by clicking on the badge below!



Hope you're having a great week!

Layla

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32 comments:

(Tia's) Comfy Place said...

I have a thing for throw pillows too. And I love to mix and match them! And there are some really fab throw pillows out there that you can really have fun with!

nameisgrace said...

your couch looks so comfy! i love the pillows that you are thinking about. what a huge difference those make to your room.

Karli @ RockyBella said...

I think its great that you are working on the "background". MUCH better idea than working on the... ummm... forground? =) I love your style so whatever you pick will be perfect. I can't wait to see. I just did a pillow post here...

http://rockybella.blogspot.com/2010/02/pillow-overload.html

Red Door Home said...

Pillows are such a great way to change up the decorating in a room. I think you are smart working on the larger items in your home first and then adding the smaller.

My Cottage Charm said...

Love the cable knit "sweater" pillow.....great texture to add to a room! You could make your own like that in a jiffy with sweaters you find at goodwill or salvation army. You can find some great stuff to sew with from those places....doesn't even matter if it has a stain...you're gonna cut it out anyway! :) Have a great day Layla! Hope you enjoyed the snow pics I sent you. :-D (we've gotten over 8" this week!!) YIKES! lol

dedeetsyshop said...

I LOVE pillows too! In fact, I have over 100 of them in my shop.... www.dedeetsyshop.etsy.com

Check them out!!

Best Life said...

I'm a pillow nut too. And chairs. And frames. And....oh drats! I love everything to do with making my home more lovely! :) Lisa~ www.livingmybestlifeii-lisa.blogspot.com

Jacquelyn said...

Layla,
Thanks for this, I have been looking for pillows for awhile now! Our living room has none, in part because we have leather couches and I was never quite sure what to put with the leather!

Olde Common Scents said...

How do you do that fun cursor trick?! I love that. I was looking at some new throw pillows for my Little Maine Room (check out my blog and see my ideas, I'd love to hear what you think!) Wal-Mart has some really nice striped pillows for $10.00 -I think I can find them cheaper. Hoping! Anywhoo, I love throw pillows! It's amazing the look they can give :)

the rusty cupboard said...

It never works for me to move my cursur back and forth to change anything but I love reading your site. have fun

rustic rooster interiors said...

The cool coast colors are so beautiful! 100% my choice... Love love love it! It looks great!
xoxo,
Alexandra

Caroline said...

I'm so in love with pillows...I wish that I could afford hundreds of them! = )

Chris said...

It only takes a morning or an afternoon to sew up a few pillow covers. Take a break from all the heavy duty stuff and give yourself a little treat by sewing up a few fun pillow covers. It's one of the most affordable and quick decorating projects. I'm changing over my pillows today - the red/white ones I made back in Dec to get through Christmas-Valentines Day (3 different coordinating red/whites from Ikea). With a lot of snow on the ground (I'm in NJ) and more in the forecast, today's project will get me through the winter doldrums and get the house on the way to Spring before mid-afternoon coffee break here (ok, so I have too many fabrics in my stash, and I don't have to get all bundled up in my winter gear just to go get some fabric!) Give it a shot, it's a good massage for your creative mind!

AnNicole@Our Suburban Cottage said...

Oh - you're speaking my language there. Some women love shoes, I love pillows. 'Nuff said :)

My name is PJ. said...

God is in the details, right? That's where we see the personality in a room.

But Layla, is Kevin a fan of throw pillows? I have them, but my husband always says,"One pillow is one pillow too many."

Screaming Meme said...

Hey! I have a big reveal tomorrow! You have to see it! You will be so proud of me! There is a small peek on my blog today! Meme

Dondra said...

How serendipitous! I dreamed about throw pillows last night! Thanks for the great examples. My first will be a monogrammed, denim one with frayed edges for my son's bed. Yay!

TheVirginiaHouse said...

I want throw pillows so badly! I just can't find the ones I want for the right "$". I also have to consider that anything I buy better be really sturdy since my boys and husband have no respect for a "throw pillow". They take the title seriously and use it thusly. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Julie Johnson said...

Great job! Cool little cursor feature too! :)
Julie

mediakath said...

Throw pillows are so easy to make...with scraps, even. Here's one I made my L.A. sister for Christmas...really enjoy your blog! http://kathi.wordpress.com/2009/12/09/crafty-me/

Alison said...

Love it and love your blog! We bought a fixer-upper in Sept and have gained lots of insight from your projects, especially your kitchen remodel!

p.s. there is a beautiful award waiting for you on my blog! :)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Layla!

Whew........I'm crazy for pillows too... I'm sure I have plenty....but continue to make them. :-)

Have a great day!

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Design Apprentice said...

Your blog is a tutorial that I can't get enough of! And those pillows make me so so happy.

Between You and Me said...

Hey...I was just at our TJ MAXX this morning..they have some great pillows that have 1 single button or one that has 3 buttons...they look a LOT like they could have come from PB.....

check your TJ MAXX and see what they have....
here's hoping for some fab pillows!

Bethany said...

I think we have the same couch or at least look the same! We got an adorable blue pillow with 2 brown birds on it that completely changed the look of the couch. I cannot wait to find more pillows! thanks for the inspiration.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Your couch looks sooooo comfy!

~ Sarah

Sara said...

Wow, I seriously have three out of the four pillows you picked out!!

Guess great minds think alike ;) And, throw pillows are practically my favorite thing in the world. They can add so much to a room. I have all neautral furniture and change the color of my throw pillows with the seasons!

I was able to purchase mine because I did a focus group for Pottery Barn and got a $150 PB giftcard! So fun.. I'll let you know if I here of any more!

Rachel Elizabeth said...

I'm going to show this to my husband. I have been telling him that we need pillows for our living room couch.

Becky said...

FUN! And you're in it too? That is even better :)

Becky said...

Hey! That previous comment was supposed to posted on the post about the magazine. Whoopsie Daisy. I can read :)

Red said...

I have pillow love too. I love to swap my pillows out to match my mood. Right now my mooood is rouge, rojo, red....

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