Let’s talk throw pillows.
We’re absolutely positive that you’ve got a friend with a mountain of throw pillows on their bed or even covering their sofa. Who knows? Maybe that person is you. Or perhaps maybe you prefer more of a refined, minimal look. Either way, we’re not here to judge. As always, what’s most important is finding the right balance for you and your space.
Fun fact: The use of pillows dates back to ancient times as early as 7,000 BC. During that time, pillows were actually only available for the wealthy. The more pillows you had, the more wealth you had. Luckily for the sake of humanity and all of our backs, designers and companies have come a long way in producing a variety of pillows in different shapes and sizes and are attainable for every budget.
As far as construction goes, most of the throw pillows that we carry at Steven Shell Living contain down inserts. These cozy and soft inserts typically last three times longer and hold their shape better than synthetic alternatives.
You’ll want to take into consideration that though these pillows do require a little maintenance. A little fluffing every so often will go a long way. Though most down inserts can be washed at home, always refer to each pillows tag for cleaning instructions to increase the longevity of your down pillow. The quality of these inserts does come at a higher price tag than the typical alternative insert but the difference in quality is noticeable and to most, worth it.
Of course, throw pillows all serve the same decorative purpose but as you have probably seen there are plenty of different styles and construction methods. Steven Shell Living offers a variety of options from simple square cotton pillows to rectangular lumbar pillows made from upcycled vintage Turkish rugs. We’ve got hand block printed pillows, screen-printed pillows, pillows with applique designs, pillows with tassels, quilted pillows and more. Whew! Are you still with us? Luckily for you, our buyers spend a lot of time talking with different vendors and learning about all of the latest styles and trends in an effort to bring you only the best handpicked, quality products available.
One of our favorite lines that we carry is from a local company called Low Country Linens.
With many years of experience in design, Millie Burke took only two years to launch the now beloved brand. Low Country Linens offers a variety of other goods including but not limited to cocktail napkins, wine totes, and t-shirts. The canvas pillows are our personal favorites as they boast a down insert with many different graphics options fit for our coastal community. Hand printed locally, imagery includes many familiar sea-inspired graphics such as crabs, anchors, oysters, seashells and geographical coordinates.
Always remember, when choosing your throw pillows, start with a color palette but don’t be afraid to mix and match. As we have discussed, throw pillows come in all shapes, sizes, patterns, and textures. Get creative and even play with odd and even amounts of pillows. Depending on your preferred style, try your hand at creating symmetry for a more traditional look or asymmetry for a unique and modern look. Be daring, don’t be afraid to mix texture with solid colors and fabrics.
Throw pillows are a great way to add pops of colors and imagery into a room. Try and think of the space you are decorating as a whole. Consider the contrast you create when you coordinate your throw pillows with wall decor, rugs, and tabletop accessories and you should have no problem creating a space that is perfect for you.
Visit our furniture store in Charleston or Raleigh to create your desired mix of throw pillows today.
Let’s talk throw pillows.