Whether you opt for tufted detail, brushed linens and cottons, or boucle for more of a sophisticated (yet still comfy) finish, sofa pillows are the easiest way to make your couch look and feel more cozy. Now that we’re officially moving into fall (the ‘ber seasons are right around the corner, I’m just saying!), it’s the perfect time to invest in some cozy pillows.
So I searched through the best home decor stores to find the coziest pillow styles to add to your sofa. We’re huge fans of pillows here at Livingetc - we’ve rounded up the best patterned pillows, boucle pillows, statement pillows and minimalist pillows, but this shippable pillow roundup is dedicated to the styles that will make your living room feel the most cozy.
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This cream pillow has tufted sections for added coziness and texture that bring a different dimension to the tonal piece. The chunky tufted detail makes it feel more modern than other fluffy styles.
This chic boucle option comes in a choice of three shapes and sizes. My personal favourite is the ball style which feels really modern and will make a statement at the front of your pillow stack.
I can’t tell what I adore more - the geometric print, bright colors, or intricate embroidered design of this pillow cover. It feels far more expensive than it actually is.
And if you’re more a fan of traditional prints, you’ll love this floral print pillow. The sage green shade and brushed linen material keeps it feeling fresh and current.
Knot pillows feel so modern and playful! I adore this knitted one that comes in a variety of statement shades. Add it to the front of your pillow stack to really round off the arrangement.
From its scallop-edged detailing to the contrast border, if you’re looking for a fun and playful style to add to your pillow stack, you’ve found it in this model.
How should pillows be arranged on a sofa?
For optimum coziness, I’m a firm believer that more is more when it comes to sofa pillows. Basically, it’s all about layering - but there is a knack if you want to make your couch look well-considered and not overstuffed.
Start by forming a base of two or three larger pillows at the back then scattering smaller styles in front, slightly overlapping one another. When in doubt, stick to the rule of three (or any odd number really) per side.
It goes without saying that the smallest pillow styles should be reserved for the front. You can also place any round or otherwise shapely designs (like the knot and ball pillows above) at the front of your stack to make a statement and balance out the shape.
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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.
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