The best new modern throw pillows today in gorgeous colors, free modern throw pillow patterns and projects, and tips on caring for and storing your modern throw pillows all in one place.
Modern Throw Pillows Online
I've shopped at local stores for pillows but I find the freshest designs are often found at boutique online shops. One of my favorites for chic colors and hip designs is Chiasso. They have a great selection of high-end modern throw pillows in a wide selection of colors and designs including chic metallics. (They also have really cool home accessories. You could get lost in their online store!)
Designer Pillows in Modern Styles
throw pillow designers often open their store fronts on Amazon. The challenge is weeding through ALL of the pillows to find the most current and stylish modern throw pillows. Following are some great examples of contemporary pillows available today. These were some of the choices used recently for a round platform bed in a sleek, modern design.
Black and White Throw Pillows
I have a thing for black and white whether it's modern throw pillows, clothing, or home decor. I have often set out with the best of intentions of purchasing something for my home in vibrant colors to coordinate with what I already have and come home with something in black and white because my eye is simply drawn to these classic patterns.
I do the same thing with clothes. When they put a White House Black Market store in my area I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. Following are some beautiful examples of modern pillows in bold, elegant black and white. I like these so much I even gave them their own page here: Black and White Pillow.
Modern Throw Pillow Cover
If you already have a set of throw pillows and just need to update the look, it can be cheaper to just buy some modern throw pillow covers to put over your existing pillows or inserts.
I found this neat, new pillow boutique online that offers homemade pillows in wonderful, modern patterns with a great feature. You can either buy the pillow or buy just the covers and save some money. It's called LucysPillows.com. Here's a sample of some of the throw pillows with removable covers that can be purchased separately.
How to Choose Modern Throw Pillows Online
It can be a bit of a challenge picking your modern throw pillows from an online website. Will the color be right? Will the pattern match what I already have in the room? Follow these tips for making your selection with confidence:
- If you're trying to match some existing fabric in the room and have a laptop, take the laptop into the room with you where the pillows will be used, enlarge any pictures of the ones you like, and hold your laptop up near your furniture just as you would with the real pillow itself.
- If you don't have a laptop, take a picture of the room where the pillows will be located and keep it in front of you as you shop online.
- Check out the online store's return policy. Online shopping sites usually have generous return policies. They know that they need to make things easier on shoppers in order to compete with brick and mortar establishments and they want you to have a great shopping experience.
How Many Pillows Should You Use?
How many pillows should you use on your sofa or love seat? The answer depends entirely on you. There is no right or wrong answer - there is only your own preference and design instinct.
When we moved into our last house, we bought two sofa and love seat sets. One was for our living room and came with four of the same throw pillow - two for the sofa and two for the love seat. The other furniture set was for our formal living room and the sofa alone came with 7 pillows in 2 different sizes and three four different patterns.
The number of throw pillows you should buy depends on:
- * the size of your sofa or couch
- * the look you're trying to achieve
- * how often you use that piece of furniture
If these pillows are for your every day sofa, you don't have a lot of room for extra pillows and you don't want to have to move them around each time you sit down, then go for just one or two pillows for each corner. If, instead, you're dressing the sofa up for design appeal, considering lining a whole row of pillows in mix and match patterns to cover the entire sofa or stack them in two or three layers using large pillows in the back and smaller throw pillows up front. Using modern patterns will update a room even if you haven't changed out the furniture in years - as long as everything matches aesthetically.
Make Your Own Modern Throw Pillows
Want unique modern throw pillows that are all your own? If you're even the slightest bit crafty - or might be but haven't tried - these books provide clear and easy directions for making your own modern throw pillows. You can even shop for great fabric online!
Note: When making your own modern throw pillows, any fabric is suitable but some are more easy to work with than others. For simplicity, a washable fabric will be easier to take care of although more delicate fabrics can be dry-cleaned. If your fabric is too thin, be prepared to add a lining fabric to the back of your modern pillow fabric. Not only will this help define any print on your pillow fabric, but it will add to the strength and longevity of your pillow.
All fabrics used in pillow projects should be washed beforehand to ensure a proper fit of the fabric to the form rather than having your pillow covers shrink after the first wash.
Project for Modern Throw Pillow with Cool Flower and Petals Design
Just found this great instructional video on YouTube for a great petal pillow. Large petals make this a unique, modern design. While the video moves quickly through the instructions, they're fairly clear and you can, of course, pause as needed or go back and rewind if you think you missed her directions. Use your imagination on this one in terms of size of the petals and the coordinating fabric colors.