My Favorite Budget Friendly Throw Pillow Hack

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I have had a blast decorating our new house and making it a home we will enjoy for years to come.

While I love picking out new furniture and decor, I am not exactly a fan of spending a ton of money on any of it. Especially on throw pillows.

Why are these squishy little squares so damn expensive? Seriously, $25 for ONE pillow? No, thank you.

Even at discount stores like HomeGoods and T.J. Maxx, they are too pricey for my preference. But I still enjoy having them around the house — tossed on the couches, adorning our bed, and piled high in decorative baskets on the floor.

Throw Pillow Covers
Black and white buffalo check pillow covers are from Amazon.

That is how I stumbled upon this amazing and budget conscious throw pillow hack.

I buy inexpensive white cushion inserts like this one from Ikea for $6 and then find pretty covers that complement my home to go over them.

That’s it!

Throw Pillow Covers
Cream velvet cushion covers with pom pom detail are from Amazon. These are a personal favorite of mine because the velvet is incredibly soft and the pom pom balls around the edge add a beautiful, feminine touch.

Throw Pillow Covers

Ikea has an extensive selection of cushion covers in a variety of patterns and colors, but Ikea isn’t always convenient for me to get to.

Therefore, I also like to shop for them on Amazon Prime.

Throw pillow covers
“You are my sunshine” pillow cover from Amazon.

The cushion inserts I have are 20 x 20, but I have found that those also fit nicely into a cover sized at 18 x 18. It just takes a little pushing and shoving to make it happen. Also, that’s what she said.

Throw pillow covers
URSULA tie-side cushion covers with striped inner fabric from IKEA. These are larger at 26 x 26, and are perfect for your master bedroom.

When shopping Amazon for new covers, I search for “20 x 20 Pillow Cover” or “Farmhouse Pillow Cover” since that is the style I am typically drawn to.

Decorating tip: Updating and replacing your throw pillow covers is a great way refresh your home decor year-round. Don’t be afraid to layer colors, patterns, and textures to give the rooms in your home dimension and create an inviting and interesting environment.

Throw pillow covers

Here are a few of my favorite covers from Amazon, some of which we have in our home:

1. Piper Classics Silo Hill Printed Pillow Cover {SHOP HERE}  /// 2. TreeWool Kaleidoscope Cushion Cover {SHOP HERE} /// 3. CHANODUG Linen Pillow Covers in French Gray {SHOP HERE} /// 4. Emvency Throw Pillow Cover in Navy Blue French Stripe {SHOP HERE} /// 5. Black Queen Bee Crown Burlap Cushion Cover {SHOP HERE} /// 6. HWY 50 Cotton Embroidered Pillow Cover {SHOP HERE} /// 7. Anickal Cotton Linen Throw Pillow Cover with Print {SHOP HERE} /// 8. Emvency Modern Vintage French Sac Pillow Cover {SHOP HERE} /// 9. Emvency You Are My Sunshine Pillow Cover {SHOP HERE} /// 10. 4TH Emotion Black and White Buffalo Check Pillow Cover {SHOP HERE}

Throw Pillow Covers on Amazon

Don’t forget your pillows! Amazon has this two-pack of 18 x 18 inserts. And Ikea has the 20 x 20 inserts I mentioned above, as well as these larger 26 x 26 inserts that I have in our bedroom as Euro pillows.

Dammit, Hali


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