Sometimes, the simplest things end up being the most challenging. And when it comes to interior design, pairing up pillows and throws is one of those seemingly easy tasks that are never quite that simple. But we’ve got you covered – and we’re sharing foolproof combinations that make it easier than ever.
We’ve compiled pairings of pillows and throws that are perfect for your sofa, bedroom, and even your outdoor space – with something for every style. Each combination includes 3 pillows – 1 solid color, 1 large pattern and 1 small pattern, in varying square and lumbar sizes, along with a throw. This combination is the key to creating balance, and a foolproof formula for how to make your pillow pairings visually pleasing. So get ready to get cozy and find the pairing that works for you.
Keep scrolling to shop 8 pillow and throw combinations for every style. (And the best part? Pieces start at just $5, and every product shown is under $40!)
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Harriet Velvet 14″x20″ Rectangular Pillow | Yuuki Blue and Grey Pillow | Indigo Blue Shibori Sunburst Throw Pillow | Tressa Throw in Navy
For a combination inspired by Japanese shibori dying, go for this pairing of an eclectic pattern, rich velvet, and a textured navy throw.
Heddamaria Natural Stripe Pillow | Pieced Woven Cotton Pillow | Slub-Weave Cushion | Manni Tasseled Cotton Blanket
Farmhouse style gets a freshening up with this combination of varying stripes and textures in shades of taupe, ivory, and tan.
Silhouette Pillow | Mustard Mudcloth Throw Pillow | Wycombe Pillow | Mustard Yellow Cotton Blend Woven Throw Blanket
Go all-natural with this mix of brown, goldenrod, and cream that blends with earthy textures and hand-drawn patterns.
Delicate Leaf Pattern Rectangular Pillow | Aina Cushion | Green Cotton Canvas Cushion Cover | Cotton Cabana Striped Blanket Throw
Bring a bit of the outdoors in with this pairing of leafy green shades, polished patterns, and a blossoming botanical print.
Sunset Rectangular Pillow | Large Copper Velvet Throw Pillow | Pentagrid Block Print Gold Pillow | Warm Tassel Aria Throw Blanket
You can channel the red rocks of the Southwest by bringing in this combination of textured linen, terracotta tones, and ombré stripes.
Cozy Sherpa Filled Ball Pillow | Alpklover Cushion Cover | Burdon Geometric Throw Pillow | Stinamaj Throw
BLACK & White
This combination is anything but just Black & White. A floral print, ivory fleece ball pillow, and a variety of stripes make this pairing stand out for the best reasons.
Rectangular Outdoor Teal Accent Pillow | Outdoor 16″ Terrazzo Throw Pillow | Outdoor Color Pop Pillow | Coral And Ivory Woven Indoor Outdoor Throw Blanket
For a pairing that’s perfect for your patio (in all outdoor-friendly fabrics), opt for this colorful combo of terrazzo, texture, and pops of peach and teal.
Embroidered Metallic Blocks Lumbar Pillow Cover | Lush Velvet Pillow | Wensley Faux Fur Throw Pillow Cover | Waffled Tasseled Throw
Nothing says glam quite like gold. This pairing’s got plenty of it – along with plush velvet, faux fur, and a bit of playful pattern.
Love your simple tips and tricks, Bobby! The options and variety of styles are so refreshing and chic. I always look forward to your emails!
Thank you for bringing your talent and beautiful eye/mind to us!
Ps love the new season of QE! Can never get enough, love you guys!!
That’s so nice to hear. Thank you Sarah! xx -B
Well how wonderful are all those combinations. How did you get to be so good. It’s mighty helpful to see just what combos work so well together.I’m a great one for using leftover fabrics or bargain fabrics to make my own pillow covers as they’re so easy to make and very budget friendly, though some of those suggestions are at such great prices, no need to get out the sewing machine. Thanks for more such inspiring and simple ways we can keep things fresh and cheerful in our home sweet homes. This post is absolutely a keeper. ??
Thank you so much for reading. Hope you were able to find some inspiration! xx -B
You are a decorating genius. I’m doing the black and white theme ASAP! Love you Bobby ❤️
Thank you for sharing your inspiration! xx -B
Thank you, and thanks for reading! xx -B
These are all such pretty cushions and throws. I would love to see your advice on adding bright colours in your home, as someone who wears mostly black I love to add bold colours through my homewares.
Pillows and throws are definitely a good way to add bright color. I also like to use artwork and accessories like ceramic pieces, bowls, and sculptural pieces. Thanks for reading! xx -B
Love these! I particularly love the mood indigo collection but my sofa is a velvet navy blue in a white room.. any suggestions for the colour scheme? Thanks! X
You could bring in yellow as an accent color for something more bold, or stick with navy, white, and shades of grey or beige for something a bit more traditional. Thanks for your comment. xx -B
Thank you Bobby! I needed this so badly. Been trying to figure out what pillows to buy. I have a red painted wall behind a gray sofa. I an going for red and gray. Any suggestions on pillow and throw colors? Thank you! Love you and your show!
I would go with different shades of white, grey, and red for pillows. (And remember my tip of doing 1 solid, 1 small pattern and 1 large pattern when pairing.) Thanks for reading! xx -B