'They're the perfect blend of modern and classic!' I’ve found the best patterned pillows to elevate your sofa setup

If you’re in the market for a new throw pillow or two to spice up your space, we’ve found the very best patterned styles to add to your sofa or bed

four pillows with different patterns
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We all love a good patterned pillow. Accent pillows are an easy way to add a luxe touch to your decor. Acting as the sort of cherry on top of the cake of your sofa or bedding, they make your setup feel more carefully considered and really elevate your space. Better yet - from statement styles to more minimalist accent pieces, there’s a patterned pillow out there for everyone. 

The best home decor stores are full of stunning patterned pillow designs ATM, and I’ve selected the very best for you below. Whether you’re looking to make a statement with a bold color and print or prefer something more subtle – standing out from the stack with its understated elegance – I’ve got you covered. We’re huge fans of accent pillows here at Livingetc., and have rounded up the best (from minimalist pillows to statement pillows) but if you’re after an enchanting patterned piece or two to complete your stylish stack, read on. 

Our top 9 patterned pillow picks

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Minimalist patterned pillows

Statement patterned pillows

Floral patterned pillows

How do you pair patterned pillows?

It’s easy to play it safe and stick to just one statement patterned pillow among a stack of more muted styles, but where’s the fun in that? It’s actually pretty simple to layer different patterned pillows together, and here are some tips to help.

Firstly, take a look at the size of the pattern on each pillow. Mixing patterns of different sizes ensures they aren’t competing with each other, and makes for a much more cohesive arrangement. And don’t be afraid of mixing different styles of pattern together – florals and geometric shapes work surprisingly well together, for example.

When it comes to the shades you choose, clashing colors makes for a fun and eye-catching look – especially if you’re into maximalist decor. But if you prefer a more muted scheme, stick to patterned pillows of a similar color group, like neutrals, earthy tones, or different shades of your favorite color.

Valeza Bakolli
Contributing Shopping Editor

Valeza Bakolli is an experienced shopping editor. She previously worked at BuzzFeed where she honed her skills in all things shopping - from gift guide curation to spotting top home trends. Finding the best bargains online is her happy place (you won’t believe how much she got her Nespresso machine for!) and when she’s not romanticizing her morning coffee routine, you’ll probably find her creating a tablescape for yet another alfresco dining event in her backyard.