How Do I Choose the Best Modern Throw Pillow?

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When shopping for a modern throw pillow, choose a style that coordinates with your furnishings and complements your room's decor. It's important to choose a design that is unique and eye-catching. Bright colors can dress up an otherwise drab chair or sofa. Solid colors might work well in a living room, while bold patterns and flashy designs might look best in a den or bedroom.

Modern throw pillows are available in various shapes and sizes. Consider what shape might look best on your chair or sofa. A large over-sized arm chair might look good paired with a rectangular contemporary throw pillow. Placing a small oval accent pillow on an over-sized couch might look awkward and out of place. Also, avoid placing an over-stuffed pillow on a small sized chair.

A modern throw pillow can also provide a soft, comfortable floor cushion. Traditional floor pillows are convenient to use when watching television or playing video games. Large pillows work best for floor cushions. Look for a floor cushion with a thick, fluffy loft. A high thread count may hold up best, especially when used and washed often.


Shopping at online boutiques can offer many options for contemporary decor and accents for your home. You might want to consider having your own photograph printed on a modern throw pillow, or choose one of many pre-printed graphics or slogans. Some online stores offer the option of having a favorite musical artist or band's picture printed on a modern throw pillow. These styles are often used in teenagers' bedrooms.

If you don't mind spending the extra money, consider ordering a custom-made modern throw pillow. You can choose a fabric or design that matches your existing furniture, for a well organized look. You might also prefer an unusually shaped modern throw pillow.

Don't forget to look for sales when buying decorative throw pillows, such as two for the price of one. You might also be able to buy modern throw pillows in sets of three or more at a discounted price. Consider buying a matched set, or you might not be able to find another pillow like it at a later time.

Alternately, if you are skilled with a sewing machine and would like to create your own decorative pillows, visit a craft store for your materials and get to work. You'll need polyester fiber filling for the pillow, and enough fabric for the outer cloth. You're only limited by your imagination, so let your creativity soar.


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