I have a secret obsession with throw pillows. I have no clue where it started or why it continues to be such a pervasive aspect of my home decor choices, but goddamn, I love me a good throw pillow. Florals, patterns, textures and even fringes! I’m in <3
I’m a huge fan of independently owned stores, and I believe in supporting small business owners. As such, I’ve compiled a list of my top etsy pillow covers by pattern and style. I tried listing my choices by store but it did not make for a visually compelling a post, instead I’m giving you a trend breakdown.
Because I love you guys, I’ve managed to finagle deals from two of the Etsy stores featured: Hollie from Stuck on Hue and Alice from Aloriam have the top patterns and colours in decorative pillows. Read on to see what the deals are!
Keep in mind that you cannot buy the stuffing from US owned stores (because they can’t be shipped across the border) so make sure you can find the stuffing at your local fabric store or Walmart.
Animal prints are more than just Leopard and Zebra print. I find myself drawn to the whimsy and colour play involved in animal patterns, whether they be expressly for Children or more adult in tone. I will also chose a fun print over a boring white pillow.
The Flora and Fauna pillow from Whitlock & Co. for 60.71$ took my breath away. Whitlock & Co. has some great patterns in their store, and the construction looks sturdy. I find them to be on the pricier side, but then again, it’s not everywhere that you can find a pattern like this.
The Robert Allen Dwell Studio Vintage Blossom pillow in mustard from Aloriam for 33.10$ is delightful.
P.S you may recognize the pattern from our master bedroom headboard.
The Thomas Paul Forest Animals Black Beige pillow from Aloriam for 38.19$ is also pretty cute. I would use this in a kid’s room, or in a TV with other playful patterns.
The Otomi in Dark Navy pillow from Arte De Mi Tierra for 83.81$ needs to be talked about. I am all about the Otomi pattern these days, and this crisp rendering is on my list of must haves. Make sure you check Pinterest and Etsy for other stores sell different parts of the pattern, and different colours.
Abstract and modern motifs
Abstract paint splatter and modern painted motifs are all the rage, and super on-trend in our house. I would own all of these if I could swing it, and will probably end up owning them one day. I am living the mid century modern dream in our current home, and those motifs are exactly what I need to feed my pillow addiction.
The Pierre Frey “Arty” pillow from Stuck on Hue for 72.10$ is what dreams are made of.
The Outdoor Nautical/Mid Century pillow from From Pillow Cushion Covers for 15.79$ is perfect for those lounge chairs in your backyard. I love the cheery colours and would gladly get a set for indoors as well.
The Malachite pillow from Stuck on Hue for 37.39$ is a little square of happiness. Malachite had a big moment this past year, and emerald was Pantone’s colour of the year recently. If the style pedigree of this style doesn’t win you over, then the swirls and colour tones will. I’ll take 5 please!
The Orange and White Trellis pillow from Ink and Linen for 27.08$ is calling. Trellis and morrocan – like chevron – are over played and just plain old over. I’m really picky with those patterns, but I like this one.
Florals and Foliage
I love florals, but they don’t have much of a place in our house at the moment. Considering how many colours I have going in our house, I think florals might be the straw to break DH’s back. In our next PMQ you may see nothing but florals! But for now, I enjoy them in stores or at other people’s homes. How about you get one of these, and then I can come visit?
The Banana Palm pillow from Stuck on Hue for 27.08$ is too cute to pass up. I would be remiss if I didn’t share the banana palm, as one look at Pinterest our House and Home will tell you that you should own a pillow like this. Although there are dozens of variations on the colours, pattern size and shape, Stuck on Hue and Aloriam are the stores which have offers you discounts.
The Designers Guild Pandora Peony Pillow from Stuck on Hue for 57.28$ is stunning. I love the colour contrasts and the green/blues in the foliage.
image from www.etsy.com/stuckonhue
The Caitling Wilson Aqua and Pink Floral pillow from Pop O colour for 58.02$ is so damn cute, SO damn cute. This pillow would be a great addition to a nursery or a little girl’s room.
The Double-sided Floral Peony pillow from Whoopla Art for 21.91$ looks like something I would rub my face all over, like a cat.
Like all the patterns above, Chinoiserie is having a moment. No, not a temper tantrum like the kid I saw in the grocery store, rather a moment at the top of the design world. Chinoiserie has always been a favourite of old women, but these days it’s making a subtle comeback, mixed-in with florals, mid century patterns and solid colours.
The Pagoda Garden’s pillow by the Happy Seamstress for 34.87$ is precious. Instead of featuring a large, complex pattern on repeat, it focuses on a single vignette. I would gladly feature this in our sitting room.
The Robert Allen Dwell studio Ming Dragon in Persimon by Aloriam for 36.10$ is your answer to the very expensive dragon pattern. Most dragon patterns are hovering around the 100$ mark, and this mid-level version is a great compromise.
The Emerald green chinoiserie pillow from Sew What Alley for 58.02$ is a great compromise on modern and chinoiserie. The green is beautiful and the pattern is interesting. I’d buy it!
The Thibaut Luzon Modern Chinoiserie in Aqua and Orange pillow from Aloriam for 64.87$ is a happy compromise on style and price.
I know I’ve only scratched the surface of pillows and patterns, especially on Etsy, but if you guys like this post I’ll do more!
*Etsy affiliate links are featured throughout this post, but all thoughts are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make PMQ for two possible.