The functionality of the throw pillow

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 no comfortcomfort.  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, andladywatchingtvonsofa 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.

 

Function, finally!

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 cumfy-items-of-luxury-1509150item 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 personalizecustompillowzazzlepull 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.

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Written by Terry Parson

The Aesthetics of the throw pillow

According to Webster’s dictionary the meaning of aesthetic is as follows: (noun) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful.  Simply put, is it appealing in your eyes?

 

Is it pleasing to the eyes?

That being said, In my opinion a throw pillow on a sofa, chair or bed makes the room, because the purpose of the throw pillow is to bring all the colors in the room together.  This becomes aestheticallyplain sofa no throw pillow pleasing to the eyes, so instead of them wondering around the room, your eyes automatically focus on the sofa or chair.  Take for instant your living room area, you’ve just added a sofa and a chair in your space right, let’s say the sofa is a plain grey color.  Your walls are painted a lighter shade of grey.  Your curtains are white and black with a touch of red.  Some of your accessories coordinate with your curtains.  You see where I’m going with this?  We need those throw pillows as accents to pull this whole thing together.  Use throw pillows as one of your accessories?

I’ve found that a couple throw pillows is one of the easiest and quickest accessory to throw on your sofa, sofa decorated with throw pillowschair or bed.  Throw pillows brighten up the space with color, texture, and pattern making that plain sofa and chair stand out in your room.

 

Too many throw pillows!

I can see where having too many throw pillows on your sofa, chair or bed can seem a bit cumbersome.  But here’s the deal, don’t use too many throw pillows. Throw pillows should enhance the colors in your room. So as long as you use the proper size throw pillows, the right color combinations, and don’t overdue texture and patterns throw pillows will add life to your furniture.  Don’t worry, I’m not an expert at this, I just like doing it.  and I bet if we work together we can make your room look awesome!

 

Now we Know?

So now we know that throw pillows can add decorative interest to your room, provide depth, while purleinstagramkeeping your sofa and chairs from looking flat.  The next thing to do would be to personalize your throw pillows so that we have a more customize look. That’s where throw pillow art comes in! at Zazzle.com you can customize or personalize all your throw pillows.

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Written by Terry Parson

Why throw pillows?

 

 

So, you’re probably wondering why a person would blog about throw pillows, or even pillows in general?  I mean how much can you say about throw pillows right. Well, believe it or not my interest in throw roundpillowpillows grew from childhood.  We called them cushions when I was growing up.  They were simple, mostly solid colors, but occasionally you would find them either with embroidery or with a crochet cover.  Decorators called them decorative pillows and they usually had tassels, fringe or ruffles around them.  Most throw pillows are square, but there are other shapes used, such as rectangular, circular or cylindrical that’s just as popular.

 

Shhhhhhh!

Don’t say anything but during early civilization, pillows were only used by the wealthy. They symbolized some kind of status. So the more pillows you owned the more wealth you had.  How did anyone know how many pillows a person had?  Was there some kind of social announcement telling how many pillows1208980-embroidered-cushions a person had in their bedroom?  hmmmmm! Inquiring minds wants to know. Who would have thought that pillows could symbolize status!

Pillows, the ones that we use nightly were a comfort only the rich enjoyed, because they were used to help keep bugs and insects away from their face while they slept. Pillows were also used to help reoccurring neck, back and shoulder pain.  Today pillows are still used in most part of the world to support the head or other parts of the body while you sleep.  Yeah! I went there I gave you a little history of the pillow, those same oblong looking things we use every night to sleep on.  So, getting back to throw pillows.

 

Today,

What we called cushions are better known as Throw pillows, or toss pillows.  We know the throw pillow as a small decorative type pillow that is usually placed on sofas or armchairs but are also used on beds, day beds and floors. Some throw pillows come with a removable cover, a feather down or foambolsterthrowpillow pillow stuffed inside, and they come in various size and shapes.  Did you know that throw pillows serve a dual purpose? one is aesthetic and the other is functional.  Aesthetically, throw pillows or decorative pillows are commonly used as accents when decorating a room often drawing on the surrounding colors in the room (you didn’t know I was a decorator?).  Functionally, throw pillows may provide back, neck and head support, although many throw pillows are said to be very uncomfortable. Throw pillows are made from a wide range of textiles which includes cotton, linen, leather, or suede, just to name a few (oops common knowledge).

In recent years, throw pillows have been renewed as an artistic medium.  All types of art are being added to throw pillows via the computer and other mediums.  The recent growth of throw pillows plus art is blueflowerartpillowdue to fashion designers.  They have increasingly become attracted to the home textiles and furnishings market and this has led to a wide range of styles.  Some of which includes logos, photos and art which are placed on pillows to give it a more personalized or custom look.

So you see, throw pillow art, not so boring! 

 

 

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Written by Terry Parson