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50 DIY pillows to jazz up your decor

diy tassels pillow cover

Throw pillows come in an endless variety of forms, colors, and texture, and they are your best ally when it comes to add a personal touch to your interior decor. Cushions give a cozy feeling to any room, not just on your couch. You can add pillows on your bed, on a bench in the entrance, on the kitchen chairs, or even place some on the floor to make a little reading nook or playing area for the kids.

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Pillows add color and texture in the house, but it doesn’t mean that they must be stacked anyhow. Read the following if you want some tips to well choose your cushions.

1. Choose a cohesive color palette and stick to it. You can pick one color in different shades or prefer a combination of several complementary colors. Think about how your color palette will look on your couch, armchair, or bed. You can choose a palette that contrasts with your decor (to add a pop of color) or prefer to keep the pillow in the same shade as your interior.

2. Mix print and solid fabric, and don’t hesitate to add some texture (with knitted or weaved pillows as an example).

The mix will look great as long as you follow your palette color. If you choose cushions in the same shade of color as the room decor, pick different texture to make your cushions stand out.

3. For a super cozy look play with different sizes of cushions: place the largest behind and smaller in front. On the bed, you can add one of two lumbar cushions.

It will structure the pillow setting and they are super comfortable if you like to read or watch TV in bed. On the couch, if you don’t want to move the cushions around every time you sit, you can place the bigger pillows on the sides and the smaller ones in the center. It visually creates an invitation to sit.

4. Add fun choosing different pillow shapes. A round or small lumbar pillow will look great in an armchair. You can decorate a kid’s bedroom with some fun shaped cushions (doughnut, animals, letters…)

5. Don’t go overboard! As much as we love pillows if you can’t sit on your sofa or lie down in your bed, you have a problem … so remove some cushions.

If you like the cushions as much as I do the best is buy or sew pillow covers, so you don’t end up suffocating under a ton of pillows. Covers are super easy to change, to wash, and to store. If you can’t help yourself and still have some extra cushions around, you can put them in a nice basket, or even display them on a shelf if you lack room in your closets.

Now that you have some tips in mind to choose the right throw pillows, you can have a look at these 50 awesome tutorials to sew your own cushions. You will find knit and crochet patterns, some fun shaped pillows for the kids, a bunch of amazing ideas to customize pillow covers and a few options to make no-sew cushions.

I’m sure you will find inspiration to create some pretty pillows for your home.

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An extra tip: No matter the pillow cover you like to make you will need some cushion insert. A good choice is an insert filled with a nice fluffy mixture of down and feathers, 50/50 is the best. They keep them nice shape over time and are so comfortable. Once you try feather inserts there will be no way back to the polyester filling.

Picture above from See Kate Sew

zippered round pillow

Picture from DIY in PDX

Sewing pillows tutorials

How to sew a round pillow

DIY African mud cloth pillow

DIY rug hook pillow

Origami pillow cover

How to make an Egg shaped pillow

DIY velvet and tassels pillow

How to sew a lumbar pillow

Two tones yarn tassels pillow (picture)

Straps weaved pillow

DIY pom poms pillowcase

Make a round pillow with zipper (picture)


customized pillow with leather

Picture from the Lovely Drawer

DIY Pillows hacks

How to make DIY painted pillows (picture)

DIY faux woven pillow

Moroccan style customized pillow

No sew geometric cushion (picture)

DIY scalloped pillow case

Modern pom poms pillow case

DIY stamped cushion cover

How to make a fluffy cushion

No sew tassels and pom poms pillows

DIY stitches tassel cushion

DIY quote pillow

easy DIY Hello pillow

DIY Calligraphy pillow

The easiest way to create a cute pillow is to customize a cushion cover. You can get what you need HERE and HERE.

diy crochet pillow with fringes

Picture from Pop Shop America

DIY Crochet and knit pillows

Easy DIY crochet pillow with tassels (picture)

Chunky knit throw pillow

Free round crochet pillow pattern

Round boho pillow

Arm knitted cushion

Heart-shaped pillow crochet pattern

Crochet and cross-stitch pillows


easy no-dew pillow

Picture from Wonderwood

DIY no-sew pillows

How to make a pillow using a table runner

Make a pillowcase with a scarf (hand stitches)(picture)

No-sew outdoor rag rug pillow

No sew pillow case


diy painted pillow

Picture from the Merry Thought

Ideas to make fun shaped pillows

DIY fleece unicorn pillow

Llama cushion

Ice cream cone pillow pattern

One hour big floor cushion

How to make a rainbow pillow

How to sew a Santa pillow

Succulent pillow DIY

DIY knot pillow tutorial (picture)

DIY no-sew pop tart pillow

How to make letters pillows

Sew a cute puppy pillow

DIY cactus pillow

No-sew cat pillow

Doughnut pillow

How to sew a cloud pillow

DIY pretzel pillow

Circus animal cookie pillows

DIY Postcard pillow

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diy knot pillow

Picture from Little Inspiration

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50 DIY pillows - sewing tutorial and no-sew


You will find all the tutorials featured in the video on my “Best DIY” page.