No comfort, no support!
When I was growing up throw pillows were said to be very uncomfortable, and they offered no support. But during that time, throw pillows were mainly for decorative purposes and were not designed for comfort. So I can see why they weren’t used as often. Also, they could have been uncomfortable because of the type of materials used at the time. When you think about it, there could have been many factors adding to the lack of functionality of the throw pillow.
Can you relate?
Although throw pillows were not made for support or comfort, today, I find that they are very functional in that sense. And I can attest to that! You see, I’m a petite size person, and when I sit on a sofa or chair often times I need a throw pillow to prop behind me. Some sofa’s or chairs are very deep or long, and often to sit comfortably on them, I would have to use a throw pillow to support my back. I’m sure some of you can relate. Many people use the throw pillows to support their neck, legs, arms, head, and upper and lower backs, while lounging around or watching television on the sofa or floor.
So you see the throw pillow has come a long way from being that uncomfortable pillow we all grew to dislike. Now the throw pillow has become a very functional, comfortable, and supportive decorative item in our rooms. The materials used to make throw pillows today, are softer and more pliable than ever before, making the throw pillow very useful in our everyday lives. Throw pillows, have not only become functional, but add comfort as well as a decorative interest to our sofa, chairs and beds.
The next level!
Now the throw pillow has another functional aspect to it. We can preserve our memories on them by adding our own images onto the throw pillow. Art, photos and logos are some of the images that can be incorporated onto the throw pillows as a decorative medium. As technology advances, our ability to create our own customize or personalize throw pillows, becomes more of a reality than ever before. So pull those art projects out, you know! The ones you’ve been saving. Add them onto your throw pillows to make that one-of-a-kind personalize look. If you’re interested in personalizing a throw pillow, try Zazzle.com, they carry a variety of pillows and you can even make your own.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this article. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
Written by Terry Parson