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What is it? Have you ever awoken in the middle of the night gripped by the eternal question, what is a throw pillow? Us too. But that was long ago, before we became well-acquainted with these soft creatures. Throw pillows are also called cushions, and just as their name implies, you can throw them at people, or on the ground. But really they are meant to be thrown or tossed onto a couch, armchair, daybed, or dining chair. The first throw pillows we sold were all one-of-a-kind, made from vintage kilim remnants, as a way of salvaging particularly beautiful designs and giving them a new life. Also known as accent cushions, throw pillows help to break up the monotony of your couch cushions, or to add a dose of color to chair. They also can help make hard chairs more comfortable.
How to use decorative pillows: First of all, accumulate them slowly. Some people like to buy matching ones all at once, but we think that is boring. Let the throw pillow come to you, is what we like to say. We prefer curating a collection of almost-matching ones, i.e., throw pillows which work together thematically but are not identical. Assemble a trio which all have hints of the same shade of green, for example, or which are all variations on a stripe. We also like mixing and matching size - instead of buying three square throw pillows, get weird. Do one lumbar, one square, and one slightly larger square. When you arrange them on your couch, use them as punctuation marks to break up the couch space. When you arrange them on a daybed, an advanced throw pillow move is to stack two flat, one on top of the other. Throw pillows are an easy way to add something new to a space when you are on a budget, or simply bored, or noncommittal
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