12 On-Trend Throw Pillows to Revamp an Outdated Space — Affordably Achieve the Mood of the Moment

2024's biggest interior trends are already in full swing, and these throw pillows swiftly deliver the the mood of the moment. Each handpicked by our style editor, behold the most affordable cure to an outdated space

Best throw pillows for 2024
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With so many new and emerging trends already catching our attention for 2024, it’s tempting to consider a major overhaul of our living spaces. No, you probably don’t need a new sofa or flooring — sometimes all that's needed for major impact is a throw pillow. 

A well-chosen throw pillow can effortlessly transform a room by mixing colors, patterns, and textures, adding depth and personality. It's an easy and relatively affordable interior design idea to refresh your home decor without committing to major furniture upgrades.

But here's the secret: one pillow is never enough. To truly achieve the full pillowscape fantasy, you'll need to layer multiple pillows of varying sizes and shapes. According to interior designer Alexis Elley, ‘For throw pillows, size matters.’ ‘Mix and match by starting with a 24 inch' pillow as your base, she advises, opting for a 20 to 22 inch cushion in the middle. Finally, top off the pillowscape with some small 12 x 14 to 16 inch pillows 'for a layered look.' From oversized cushions to petite accents, don't be afraid to mix different shapes — it's all about finding a balance.

Our edit of handpicked throw pillows are not only stylish, but also align with the biggest interior design trends of 2024, offering you a simple yet effective way to update your space. With most priced around $100 or less, these pillows offer an affordable yet on-trend solution for giving your home the refresh it deserves. Keep scrolling for a one-way ticket to the mood of the moment. 

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Earth Tones

Earth tones bring a serene and soothing vibe to any room, turning it into a personal sanctuary. ‘I've been seeing and using lots of sage, rust, and deep chocolate brown’ says Alexis, which are neutral enough to blend easily and ‘help accent the rest of the design in the room.’ But, beware of ‘shearling or other materials that get dirty quickly,’ warns Alex Bass, Founder of Salon 21. Stick to earthy and easy-to-care-for options like linen and cotton for that serene vibe without the hassle.

Granny Chic Patterns

It's no secret that vintage-inspired design is making a comeback, and nothing brings that nostalgic charm quite like old-timey patterns. ‘Granny chic is still in,’ remarks Alexis, emphasizing the enduring popularity of ‘prints like weathervane, chintz, a touch of leopard, ticking stripes, and animal skins.’ These patterns add depth and character to any room, seamlessly blending the old with the new.

Warm Neutrals

Warm neutrals are having a moment in 2024, explains Alexis. A departure from the stark white interiors of years’ past, warm neutrals lending a softer, more inviting spin on that minimalist look. It almost seems strange to call warm neutrals a trend at all, given their timeless appeal. But for a fresh take on the palette, ‘Think materials like linen, cotton, and velvet,’ says the designer, ‘with contrast piping in saddle leathers, or a ruffle,’ she adds.

Rock n’ Roll

If you're after an edgier vibe, consider ‘warm neutral leathers with a short fringe border or long fringe body for a little rock and roll,’ suggests Alexis. To elevate the cool factor, ‘I'm also loving darker, richer colors and fabrics like velvet,’ adds Alex.

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Julia Demer
Style editor

Formerly covering fashion at L’Officiel USA, style maven Julia Demer brings her love of design to Livingetc’s world of interiors. As the title’s Style Editor, Julia's work reflects a sharp eye for detail and an innate passion for aesthetics. Her journey began with a strong foundation in design, honing her craft at renowned establishments like The Row and even establishing her own eponymous fashion brand. Julia’s design background is evident in the way she thoughtfully curates shopping edits, always maintaining a focus on emerging trends while preserving timeless sensibilities. For Julia, fashion and interiors go hand in hand, reflecting her lifelong commitment to perfecting the art of style.