I might be christmas pillow obsessed. Or, if were being really honest – I might be just pillow obsessed in general, so it’s logical that changing out our pillows for the Christmas is the first thing I do. Anyone else out there picking up what I’m putting down?? I don’t feel like changing out everyday throw pillows to christmas pillows is something everyone does when they decorate but if you haven’t, try it out gradually. Start with your living room one year, then move onto maybe any benches you have in your home, chairs, or even bedrooms. I LOVE a cute christmas pillow on a bed. Here’s some tips I use when changing out our pillows and my favorite places to buy them.
Decorating with Christmas Pillows
- Keep with the color scheme of the room and look for christmas pillows with those colors in them. In our old home our walls where a color called Comfort Grey but in some light it was almost a blueish green color. Funny story, after we had the entire house painted this color I walked in the door and had a minor freakout moment because I thought I had just painted my whole house mint green. That’s what it looked like. Over time, as the lighting changed and I added in furniture it turned out to be exactly what I wanted. I digress, point is when christmas time came around I started looking for pillows that pulled in that beachy blueish green color that I had everywhere else in my home. Hence where this christmas car pillow came into play, along with this plaid one.
Both had red, green and blue in them so I felt I could continue to decorate my home in red and green but could tie in the blue’s now too!! In our current home I’m using these pillows in our sunroom since the rug in there is blue. Coffee Table / Couch /Plaid Pillow / Car Pillow / Raffia Pillow
Here’s another example, I found these adorable wreath pillows at Home Goods and loved them because they have green and red in them but also the deep turquoise color that I also have in our living room. These pillows tie it all together.
- Blend them in with your current pillows. Don’t go cold turkey changing every single pillow in the house that you have. Keep some of your everyday pillows out. You can see here how I kept out our seagrass pillow in our sunroom and just added two christmas pillows.
In the living room, I kept some the turquoise pillows since those tie in with our rug still. I didn’t want to go all out green and red or else the turquoise chairs and turquoise in our rug wouldn’t coordinate. Coffee Table / Vase / Tree Pillow
- Pillows are made for comfort. Alright some of you fancy smancy designers out there might disagree with me on this one but I have a house full of three boys who mostly use our pillows for pillow piles. You know, where they take all the pillows in the house and stack them up to form a mountain and then jump from the highest elevation they can find into the mountain of pillows. Yep, that’s what I buy pillows for. Anyways, I try to keep the super comfy pillows (talking about that big fluffy fur one in the corner) one the side where people’s heads will go when they assume the “lay on the couch and watch TV” position.
Opposite of that, I try to keep my leather (I paid way to much for) pillows on the end of the couch where people sit least (or the end that people can’t see the TV from as well) 🙂
- Just throw that new christmas pillow cover right over your everyday one. Some may call this lazy, I call it genius. I just put the christmas pillow cover right over my normal one. Unless it needs to be washed, in which case I’ll take advantage of decorating to deep clean a bit and wash/iron my everyday covers while the christmas pillows covers are on.
- Don’t skimp on the pillow insert. Nothing is worse than a flimsy pillow that won’t even mold the way you want it or stand up straight because the insert cost you 5.99 at Michaels. I save money where I can so I don’t want this to come off snooty but I only buy my inserts at Potterybarn or Serena & lily. They’re comfortable, they hold up well to people sitting on them (or jumping), and make the pillow covers look the way they should!