Pillow Talk

May 10, 2011

Let’s talk home design for a minute. Of course, your home reflects your own fabulous style, but let’s face it…..sometimes it (like us at times) could use a small style makeover. I want to give you the secret for the easiest style make over you’ll ever do.

Two words. Pillow covers.

Have you ever seen one of those posh all white living rooms in a design magazine and thought, “OMGosh, white should be boring, but that room is so not boring?” Take a look at the pillows, and you’ll find a pop of color that chases the blah away. In any room, white or glamorously eclectic, throw pillows can say a lot about your style whether it’s playful, sexy, trendy, dreamy, classic or groovy.

The fabric the pillows are made can do a little talkin’, too, by saying you’re eco-conscious about where the fabric came from – particularly if you chose organic or vintage fabrics. Organic fabrics are made from resources that are grown without pesticides and insecticides. Vintage fabrics are often reused from old bedding, clothing and other sources, giving a second life to beautiful printed fabrics made way back when.

I’m guessing you already have a few standard throw pillows that came with your furniture. If they’re screaming, “I’m old and tired,” be still their little cries with a fresh facelift using organic or vintage fabric pillow covers.  That’s right style sister, just recover your pillows with something that reflects your right-now style.

Leave it to these experts to create sustainable pillow covers you’ll love.

  • Fabricadabra makes organic and vintage pillow covers for standard 18” x 18” pillows in hip, funky styles or more traditional styles.
  • Verde Lifestyles makes organic cotton pillow covers in super-fun patterns that are machine washable. I particularly adore the Frond Ecoart pillow
  • Etsy is a site where crafters can sell their creations, and you’ll never know what you’re going to find when you search for “vintage pillow covers” on the site, but you’ll know you’ll find a huge variety. Etsy crafters use everything from vintage tablecloths to vintage silk sheets when they make their pillow covers.