There are two phases to finding the perfect throw pillows to tie together your room’s decor. First, find the right colors, patterns and fabric for the cover. Once you have the aesthetic down, the right insert is key to comfort, fluffiness and keeping your pillow upright. Here’s how to choose the right one for your preferred firmness and personal comfort.
To make your pillows plump and inviting, use inserts that are 2″ larger all around than your finished pillow size. For example, for an 18×18 pillow cover, use a 20×20 insert to avoid sagging.
Even though inserts are “hidden” by the cover, you want them to be machine washable. Easy maintenance means they’ll last longer and retain their shape and comfort.
Check your throw pillow’s filling capacity. The average is 60 to 70 percent but some go as high as 90 percent, an important consideration if you prefer an oversized look for the pillows on your bed or couch.