August 8, 2010

Decorative pillows for a plain sofa

I am a bit of an indecisive person and my husband complains about that at times. The fact that the two of us have different taste when it comes to colors and furniture is not making the decision process easier. What I have learned is that I should go with my choice because I am the one who will blame him for his choice if I don´t like something. However, sometimes we need to compromise. When we bought a new sofa late last year he insisted we buy a corner sofa while I wanted a three seater with a chaise. Those of you who have shopped for Sofas have probably noticed that the price is pretty much the same but you get more seats with a corner sofa. I didn’t think our living room was big enough to accommodate a corner sofa but gave in as I got to choose the color. Needless to say I am happy with decision as my seat is the corner of the sofa which functions as a chase and I got my plain vanilla choice of fabric, beige.

To spice up the room I decided to buy some fun fabric and make some decorative pillows. I found this charming print online and bought a simple shiny grey trim from my favorite store Tinsel Tading. I already had the pillow inserts which made the project simple and cheap.

I also found this pretty fabric online, it has a cute baby blue parrot blended into the beige pattern which makes the fabric somewhat fun but also discrete.  The  pillow insert I used was from a pillow that I bought two years ago from IKEA. I copied the pillow cover and this was the outcome:


  1. Trevligt att hitta hit.Så fina kuddfodral jag gillar de beiga med pappegojorna.

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  2. OHH I love your throw pillows with the birds on it! It would look great on my bench lol :) Thanks for the sweet comment. It really made my day!!

  3. I was wondering about the light blue fabric with the birds on it. Where did you purchase? I love it!