Pop Art Throw Pillows

What inspired pop art?


Often times when I’m shopping for throw pillows, I run across pillow that reminds me of my days in elementary school.  Those familiar pillows are known as Pop art throw pillows.  These throw pillows are incorporated with images from paintings that were very popular between the late 1950s and the late 1960s.  The ideas for the modern day movement, was inspired by common things that we all indentify with, in our everyday lives.  These paintings incorporated the commercial and consumer aspect of everyday life. Today those images are as vivid as they were years ago, and can be found on such things as pop art throw pillows.

Essentially the paintings incorporated the imagery, styles, and themes of advertising, mass media and popular culture.  Some of the imagery that was used in thesecomic_book_wham_bang_throw_pillow painting’s, were everyday things such as soup cans and soap boxes.  Mass media played a significant part in the art by including celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe.  Different styles of fashion and shoes also played a significant part in the artist rendition of popular culture.  Some folk art, such as flags were also used, which mixes in some vintage elements while still adding a contemporary feel.  Some of the artist even used comic book characters, and elements from the funny papers.  I can see why these paintings were incorporated into the world of décor as pop art throw pillows.  These images, styles, and mass media aspects are great elements for adding art to a throw pillow. I found this pillow at Zazzle.com, as you can see it says it call. It’s a great example of pop art throw pillows.


Adding pop art to your decor

Pillows are a big part of what pulls a room together. Incorporating pop art throw pillows into your décor will make your room pop with vibrant colors and familiar imagery. Throw pillows are normally used to create a layered look of color and texture, both of which can be found in a pop art throw pillow. In my research I found that amazon.com carries a variety of pop art throw pillows. Try a couple and bring back those memories of yesteryear on a throw pillow.


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Written by Terry Parson

Throw Pillow Arrangement

Easily done


The one thing I love about working with throw pillows in a room is creating a throw pillow arrangement.  It is one of my favorite things to do when redecorating a room.  If you stand away from the area and take
a good look at the arrangement, you’re amazed at how those throw pillows have brightened up that space.  It’s like little pop of colors in strategic areas, almost like wearing a piece of jewelry. Creating a throw pillow arrangement on your couch, chair or bed, is the easiest way to add pops of color, and texture to a room from season to season.  Don’t worry, it sounds harder than it is.  Buy some seasonal pillow covers or customize covers and inserts (I usually make my own), store the covers and use the inserts over and over again. Then, when the time comes, exchange the covers depending on the season or occasion, easy right!  Arranging throw pillows is so much fun for me, and it’s a great way to make a personal statement in a room.


The basic   

In the world of decorating and design, there is a basic formula for adding a throw pillow arrangement to a couch.  It’s an atypical combination ratio of 2-2-1.  This combination can include all different shapes, a narrative, contrasting colors, pairings, and the element of texture.  Odd numbers is said to be pleasing to the eyes, but I’ve added even number of pillow before, it all depends ogreysofawithpillowsn the outcome you’re looking for.  An even amount of pillows on the couch is more of a classic arrangement because it would normally include a throw.  It’s a throw pillow arrangement I personally like. The thing is! it’s all about being yourself, after-all it’s your room.  Yeah, it’s good to have a guide to follow, such as the 2-2-1 formulas, but in the end who has to live in that room. So, I say be creative and personalize your room in a way that is pleasing to your eyes.  And if one throw pillow is all you want on that couch, hey I’m with you.

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Throw Pillow Insert Review

What is a pillow insert? 

I though a good topic for review would be what goes inside a throw pillow.  This was inspired by a comment I received from a visitor to my site, asking how comfortable are throw pillows? So, I’m thinking to myself, this is a good question let me research it and compare the difference in insert.  First, let me explain what a throw pillow insert is.  A throw pillow insert is a pre-filled pillow form in a plain white case.  When purchased, these pillow forms are ready for you to stuff into a decorative throw pillow cover.  They come in many different shapes and sizes.


What are pillow insert made from?

The comfort of the throw pillow depends on the type of insert chosen.  Years ago pillows were stuff primarily with down feathers, chicken feathers, or if you were really poor straw. Today throw pillow inserts may be filled with down, feathers, polyester, a combination of feather and down, or made from foam.   Often feather and down are blended together to give the insert the feel of soft bed pillows. The premise is that down is often warmer and more comfortable than polyester or foam, but in my experience I have found that polyester or foam filled insert tends to be warmer.


Feather, down, or Synthetic (pros & cons)

There are price differences between a feather/down-filled pillow insert and a foam or polyester-filled type insert.  The most expensive insert is filled with down, feather filled insert are moderately priced, and the combination of feather and down may vary in price depending on how much down is in the insert.  The least expensive filled insert are the ones made with polyester or foam.   The disadvantage of down is that some people are allergic to it, it is heavier than the synthetics, and may not be washable. The advantage of polyester-filled and foam pillow inserts, are that they are lighter in weight and are easy to find, are washable, causes fewer allergic reactions, and are more durable.  Amazon.com carries a variety of pillow inserts ranging from $3.99-$23.99 in price.


The future

Currently, there are other types of fillings for throw pillow inserts which include eco-friendly materials.  Recycled plastic soda bottles are an example of filling materials that are being used for some pillow inserts.  These are future endeavors that’s includes the protection of the environment.

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Custom Throw Pillow Covers

Choosing custom covers cushions

Once you have decided on the size, color and design of your throw pillow it is normally sewn completely closed, especially when working with a delicate fabric.  But when you need a quick and easy way to change up your room, the best way to go is with a custom throw pillow cover.  Just like the normal throw pillow, you have many choices in the type of design when choosing a custom throw pillow cover.  The difference is, a custom throw pillow cover can be removed, which makes it easy for occasional re-decorating changes during the year. Custom throw pillow covers come in many styles, shapes, colors and textures, both for indoor and outdoor use.


How it works?


The way to get started is to purchase a plain throw pillow.  Usually the throw pillows are made from two pieces of fabric sewn together and filled with inserts of either feather and down, or synthetic blends.  Then you would order a personally designed custom throw pillow cover, which can be decorated or embellished to suit your style.  The pillow is then inserted into the cover through a simple closure.  Standard zippers, invisible zippers (usually sewn at the bottom of the pillow) or an opening between two over-lapping pieces of fabric, are often installed in the custom throw pillow cover for easy insertion and removal.



Good quality throw pillows are normally costly, but the custom throw pillow covers are usually half the price.  The cost for covers goes down substantially because you’re only purchasing the cover, since you already have the throw pillow insert.  There are many internet stores that carry custom throw pillow covers, one of which is amazon.com.  If you’re interested in purchasing or just looking at custom throw pillow covers, browse amazon.com you’ll find a large variety of covers.


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Vintage Throw Pillow Design

Are you a vintage type person?


Do you like vintage designs? If you do, I bet you’ll like vintage throw pillow designs.   I do, they bring back a lot of memories for me.  While surfing the web one day, I found some vintage throw pillows on Zazzle.com that were just amazing.  They were made from the same type of textiles I used when I was a young girl.  Burlap, linen, cotton, and canvas, I loved them!  The designs I saw on the vintage throw pillows are the same type of designs that were used back in the day, only updated.


Vintage design elements


The vintage throw pillow designs I saw were usually some type of flowers, bird in a cage, nautical theme, maps, landscapes, bicycles, flags, or folk art.  They all had that vintage look from years gone by.  Even the colors seemed as if the paint quality or dye was very old.  Growing up I could remember going to the grocery store and seeing burlap or canvas bags (we called them sacks) with a company logo, or some sort of representation of the brand on the front of the bag.  They were often filled with dried goods such as rice, and dried beans.  Some folks would take the burlap and canvas bags and turn them into throw pillows, grocery bags, and even Bermuda bags.  Some of the designs were even embroidered.


Rekindled memories

If you’re ever interested in rekindling those memories from years ago, even if it’s just one, try a vintage throw pillow.  They come in several sizes, and in those great textured textiles that we all remembered.  Visit amazon.com they carry a variety of vintage throw pillows.

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Contemporary design throw pillows

The Style

Contemporary design is commonly rooted in what is popular and trending today.  It includes a range ofstock-photo-57921540-pillows styles that were developed in the last half of the twentieth century.  The style focuses on mostly tone-on-tone color palettes, and shots of color in strategic areas, such as a wall, rug, or art.  To pull the room together, add a contemporary design throw pillow that brings out those shots of color.  Now! that tone-on-tone sofa doesn’t look so plain and your room becomes an eye catching harmonious flow of color.



The Fabrics

Fabrics such as wool, silk, cotton and linen are natural fabrics that are commonly used when adding colourful-silk-cushionstextural elements to a contemporary décor.  These textural elements can be added in the form of throw pillows which are put on a sofa or a chair.  While Contemporary design throw pillows usually have bold colors or geometric patterns, some also have that tone-on-tone color mix of creams, brown, taupe and whites.  That color palette is some of the features that bring a contemporary style room together.    So, as you can see, adding a throw pillow is that final element that makes your color scheme complete.

Have some fun! Go ahead and show your creativity in a contemporary throw pillow for your home.

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Throw Pillow Embellishments, a Punch of Glam

Punch up the Glam

Throw pillow embellishments are one way of decorating a throw pillow with a punch of glam.  exotic_fabrics_embellished_poppies_pillow-rf6e15641bdbb4222b895fe7e5f864096_2izwx_8byvr_324Depending on the decorative style of your room, you can add different types of embellishments to coordinate with your décor.  Embellishments are a fun element to add to a throw pillow, they can be fancy, sparkly, or a simple abstract design.  The goal is to add a touch of flair to the throw pillow.  Whatever your style is, it can be achieved by adding some embellishments onto your throw pillow.  As you can see this throw pillow from Zazzle.com frames the floral design with the embellishment.  Awesome, right!


Types of embellishments

There are many types of throw pillow embellishments.  Adding colorful ribbons, beads, embroidery, redpillowwithfringeSequins, spray paint, appliqué, buttons, fringe, tassels, lace, sparkles, scarves, rickrack, belts and buckles, and stenciling are some of the items that can be added onto your throw pillow as embellishments.  Taking a plain store bought throw pillow and adding a beaded fringe, or add layer and texture by wrapping a couple of scarves around the center of the throw pillow creating a unique look.  Whether it’s an iron on transfer, a fabric overlay, or a simple message, the way to add a little bit of glam to your room is with an embellished throw pillow.


D.I.Y. embellishments

By now you’re probably saying to yourself this sounds complicated, right! But it’s not.  I’m a D.I.Y. type of person, so embellishing a throw pillow would be right up my alley.  Embellishing is not difficult at all and it’s fun.  In my opinion deciding what type of embellishment to add would be the most difficult 3718004758_d3b0f46dc1_mpart.   Seriously, once you’ve decided on the decorating style of your room, adding the throw pillows with the right embellishments would be a snap.  I bet you have a lot of little things around the house you could use, like that bag of buttons you’ve been saving for years (I know, I have some too)!  Take that plain store bought throw pillow and add an abstract design made from buttons, or add a nature design such as a tree made from buttons.  Have fun and let your imagination run while, be creative and add your personality to your room and your throw pillow.  Make it your own.  Go to amazon.com

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Throw Pillow Design Ideas, you can create!

The Design idea


Throw pillow design ideas are not ideas that are set in stone.  There our ideas, and they are not something that we have to learn, because there already ours.  Matter of fact our ideas are what help us create the design on our pillows.  This post is not to teach you about the elements of design (boring), or even how to get design ideas.  In my opinion design ideas comes from one’s own experiences.


My experience

The reason I can say that experiences is the key to a great design on a throw pillow, is because my twofringepillowsfascination with throw pillow design ideas began with an experience I had.  This experience was in the form of a golden heart shaped throw pillow.   It was given to me as a gift when I was a young child.  The throw pillow was made from satin, but it was covered with a beautiful crochet pattern on the outside. I was fascinated with the throw pillow design because I wondered to myself, how in the world did that person get the pillow inside the crochet? (No clue) it didn’t dawn on me that she first made the satin throw pillow then, made the crochet design afterwards.   That fascination with that throw pillow stood with me all these years.  So you see our design ideas often come from sources of inspiration or prior experiences.


What’s your design idea?

The more we experience, the wider a range of information we have to leverage with.  We can use this to further build upon and enhance our ideas in order to arrive at unique and useful designs.  Our ideas can be personalized with art, photo and text, or maybe something uniquely different, that’s based on our own experiences. What’s your design idea? Interested in making a throw pillow design of your own? You can at zazzle.com.Zazzle.com

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