It’s amazing to me what pillows can do for a room. I’ve always loved pillows and changing out pillows is a great way to freshen up a space. Mark doesn’t care for pillows all that much but I like to buy new ones occasionally. I’ve had these pillows on our family room sofa since I was in my old house and they are probably all 5 years old. I know lots of people change out pillows every season and change them often, but I really don’t do that around our house.
I do use down/feather inserts which makes it easy to change pillow covers so today I’m going to share my favorite sources for new pillow covers. Changing pillow covers is the easiest and smartest way to update your pillows. If you are a change with the seasons person, you can easily store flat pillow covers and bring them out when needed. Much better than just buying new pillows (with inserts) constantly.
Mark ends up throwing those pillows on the left on the floor and there they sit most of the time. I like the mix of soft blues and those coral shades in the pillows and most of these came from Homegoods. You can see those turquoise lumbar pillows in the chairs and I found those at Homegoods too after I bought the chairs. The color is good, but the fabric isn’t that special so I began a hunt for new pillow covers and found them on Etsy!
Here’s a current look at our family room. I straightened it up enough to take these pictures and got the clutter out of the way. I like this room a lot and the functionality is good too. We have those 2 extra chairs for people to sit in and we sometimes use them too, but most of the time we lounge on the sofa. The sofa is from a collaboration I did with Lazy Boy a few years ago and the chairs are from a vendor out of NC, Faulkner Furniture and they sell at Scott Antiques every month, or at least as far as I know they will be back there. You can see they offer custom furniture on their website. We’ve been very happy with these chairs and they were a good price too.
A couple more shots of the family room in late afternoon.
I love all the natural light that comes in here. So, I’ve been on the hunt for new pillow covers for these 2 pillows. The inserts are down/feather mix and so I measured the old pillow covers and started looking on Etsy for new ones. I wanted just the right fabric. It took me awhile but I finally found the right ones for my space. Pillows are very subjective so the good thing is fabric is plentiful and you can find something that you love too.
I finally stumbled on Schumacher Enchanted Garden and bingo, that was the one. Schumacher fabric is the same brand I have in my living room, Chaing Mai fabric and I have loved it ever since I bought them a few years ago. There is something special about these designer fabrics and Schumacher must be my fave because I keep gravitating to that brand. This one really struck me with the colors, texture and look.
Enchanted Garden is a beautiful fabric, but again designer fabric is not cheap. I paid $134 for both of these pillow covers and that is one side only. the opposite side has a pretty aqua linen fabric on it. The thing with most pillow covers on Etsy that have a floral print, you’re going to get a different look on each pillow depending on where she cuts the fabric. That’s fine with me and you’ll see that here on these pillows as well as the Chaing Mai fabric in the living room.
Isn’t it gorgeous? I just love this fabric and the colors are perfect in our family room.
I think these are so pretty and I’ll enjoy them for seasons to come. I may not change them for awhile even though they look summery. I would have to search to find something I like for Fall/Winter months.
I’m completely in love with this fabric and it really flows with the other pillows I already have.
I wanted to share with you in case you are looking for pillow covers too.
I ordered these from Flying Tack on Etsy and she did a fast and great job on these covers. There’s a hidden zipper on the bottom. I simply removed the old pillow covers and stuffed the insert in the new ones. Love at first sight!
Here’s a look again at the Schumacher Chaing Mai dragon pillows in the living room. I love this pattern and still love them almost 5 years later.
Here’s another shot and I do change out the navy and green/white pillows occasionally and rotate them.
I love the Chaing Mai with this Peacock fabric too.
Here’s a look at some of my favorite pillow covers on Etsy, you can click on all the pics to shop and see what they offer. Many sellers on Etsy offer different sizes and many of them will change and customize sizes if you ask. I have so enjoyed shopping for pillow covers over the years and Etsy is by far the best source for pretty designer fabrics. And there are plenty of fabrics on there too that are affordable and not all are designer, so just search colors until you find what you are looking for in your price range.
Hello my name is Teresa and I am a pillow hoarder…..LOL! All jokes aside, I love pillows and my linen closet is proof of that. I too like changing out my pillows seasonal and like you my hubby will toss them on the floor or to the side when he is sitting. Shumacher does have some beautiful fabrics and I have been a fan of their fabrics for a while. Thank you for posting the Etsy shop and fabric name on your new pillows….they are simply gorgeous! I love the colors and have been looking for fabric with aqua but a touch of Fall color as well and this fits the bill perfect. I have also long admired your turquoise zebra rug as well but I think you mentioned it has been discontinued.
Hi, Teresa, I hear you, pillows are fun! I don’t change mine out as much as a lot of girls do, but I sure love pretty fabric. I’ve been shopping pillow covers on Etsy for a few years and they really have some great shops. Yes that zebra rug was discontinued a few years ago, I sure have enjoyed it.
Hi Rhoda, I love pillows, too. To me they just add so much to a room, kind of like icing on a cake. I have been looking on Etsy for some new pillows and I will look at your recommended source.
I really like your coffee table, can you share the details on that?
Hi, Marsha, thank you, those Etsy pillow shops are the best. My coffee table is from Arhaus. I worked with them a couple years ago so I don’t know if it’s still available.
Thank you for all the great sources for pillows. I do swap them out a fair amount throughout the year. This room is gorgeous and looks quite cozy! Do you have a source for that lovely wicker tray on your coffee table? I’m in love. Thanks for your time :0)
Hi, Melissa, thank you that tray was from Target a couple years ago & it’s gone now. Here’s a similar look from Target:https://rstyle.me/+H59vXUV-WKwlF63W8NAF2A
Pillows are a great way to enjoy a splurge fabric without breaking the bank. Those covers really are beautiful. Don’t you love it when you’re searching away, and suddenly the exact right thing shows up on your screen?
HI, Jane, yes I had searched for awhile and finally found this one and I knew it would be perfect.
Sharon Favre says
I too like pillow but boy are they expensive some times so…..for our main couch which is a very large sectional I bought pillow forms and then have been accumulating pillow covers that zip so then I can just change out pillows seasonally or the like and pay much less for the “covers” than for actual pillows – plus it saves for storage too.
HI, Sharon, yes it does save space. Always good to collect covers.
Gwen Trivett says
Hi Rhoda, I love your room. So cheerful and sunny! The pillows look wonderful. I also love your rug. Can you share the source? BTW, I’m an Atlanta girl, too. 🙂
HI, Gwen, thanks for reading along here in ATL! The rug is from about 5 years ago and is Shaw Rugs, but unfortunately it is discontinued.
Frances Pittman says
The pillows are gorgeous, but I have a non pillow question and I am a new reader of yours. So, you may have talked about this in a previous post. But, the wood woven blinds in all the windows are lovely. Where did you get them ? and when lowered can you still see through them? Which is what I am looking for, more of a light filtering look… thanks for your time…
HI, Frances, thanks so much for reading my blog and stopping by. I hope it’s helpful to you. I have shared the bamboo blinds, I had them in my previous house and this one and here’s the post about them. I worked with Payless Decor here in Atlanta (they are online) and they have beautiful products. Mine are lined with white privacy liners so they are very much room darkening when they are down. So if you want light filtering, then definitely do not get the privacy liner. I think these are now available in cordless which I wish I had. We have a mix of these andhttps://southernhospitalityblog.com/adding-texture-warmth-to-windows/Plantation shutters in our home.
Becky in 'Bama says
I hate to be the spoiler – but I really don’t ‘get’ pillows. Other than reclining on my living room sofa (we don’t have a family room) any unnecessary pillows just get in the way. I have asked bloggers what their guests do with all the decorative pillows – when they visit and try to sit on the sofa (and there is no where to sit with all the pillows) but no one ever answers me. When I have visited friends with the ‘pillow display’ – I end up holding them in my lap or pushing them under my arm. Just seems like a lot of money spent – to end up in the floor. LOL I guess if I had a room where no real sitting was done, I might be more into the decor aspect, but we use our living room on a daily basis, and I have ONE pillow that I use for naps. 🙂
PS – Rhoda I do love your family room and the colors with the natural light.
HI, Becky, I hear you and definitely understand the question. I like pillows for looks and I actually lean on my pillows on our family room sofa all the time. Mark has no use for pillows and throws his side on the floor. For me they are decorative and useful but I can see if there are too many they do get in the way. But I do think they look pretty. I love to look in the living room and see my pretty pillows.