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, 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

18 thoughts on “The functionality of the throw pillow

  1. Throw pillow art! So cool, goes right along with the picture blankets!! That would be quite the package as a gift getting pillows and blankets that kept memories alive with some great pictures! Do you know if zazzle offers blanket printing services as well? This is an awesome gift idea.

    1. Thanks Alex for your comment. I’m not certain that Zazzle offer printed blankets, but I’ll certainly look into it. It’s a great idea!.

  2. Hello Terry,

    Very unique niche you have for your website….nice! i can very much relate to the ‘function’ aspect of the throw pillow….that is, I cannot get comfortable on the sofa without the ‘supplementary’ support of the pillow…

    I think you website is great so far….looks like a great start; notice you only have a few posts and products so far…you should do quite well with more additions.

    The design is well structured and easy to follow….one small point, I was told the privacy policy is best placed on the bottom as a footer as opposed to the main menu…small item…

    Great Terry; look forward to seeing more!

    1. Thanks Bruce, I’ll make a note of changing my privacy policy to footer, and I’m working on more posts. I appreciate your comment and I’m happy that you like my website.

  3. awesome site! nicely done! people look for websites like this, these days! so i think you have made a ideal website for them! this is gonna help them so much for sure! and this is very easy to understand ! i really like it! I went through all your pages and you have done well so far! ,this page will really help them out ! you have done very well done so far!
    great job!

  4. Hi Terry, I thought throw pillow is used to throw at person and as a defense for pillow fighting, hahaha (joke)
    I like your idea incorporating the art and the use of materials to make it more functional and memorable. I think this will change the way we use throw pillow now. I like seating on a sofa with a support at my back, even my neck whenever i read or use i -pad. This is really very comfortable.

    1. Thanks Leo for viewing my website. Love your comments lol, and I’m happy to hear you have a different point of view on the functionality of the throw pillow. Have a great evening.

  5. I’ve always liked the idea of putting family photographs on throws, but are they still comfortable? I completely agree that design that have beading or other stitching mainly for looks is just throwing money away a lot, even if it is complimentary to your home. I just worry that a pillow still with a print on it will not stay soft and comfortable.

    1. Hi Sara, Thanks you for visiting my site. Actually throw pillows are very comfortable. The pillows are made with different fillers, so you can get them as comfortable as you wish. You can also design a throw pillow cover, which can be removed and wash. I’m a petite person so throw pillows come in very handy for me when I sit. Sometimes the furniture, such as a sofa, is too wide and my back does not reach the back of the sofa. That’s a perfect time to use a throw pillow. I hope I was able to help you Sara, I’d love to hear from you again. Please come back and visit.

  6. Interesting to stumble upon your site as im currently in the midst of redecorating my apartment and i was thinking of getting throw pillows for the new sofa i bought. I went to the department store and saw some bundled in a big discount bin, but not much else. Got some good ideas from your site. Thanks.

    1. Thanks for visiting my site Chris. I’m happy that you were able to get some ideas to help you out. This is the goal of my site to help out. I hope you find the ideal throw pillow for your new sofa. Good luck.

  7. I absolutely cannot go without a throw pillow on my couch. I like them big, soft and decorative, it’s an essential in my eyes. I love to decorate my bed with them too, it really livens and interior and makes it more comfy and cozy, can’t live without them. I love throwing myself on a bed filled with lined up throw pillows, especially after a long day, great post!

    Take Care,

    1. Hi! Eva, Thank you for visiting my website. Seriously, I love throw pillows. It is one of the easiest ways to redo a room in a pinch, and have it looking absolutely stunning. I am so happy to find someone else who shares my sentiments. Please visit again, would love to hear from you. Happy throw pillow hunting!

  8. Very nice. I never understood the purpose of decorative pillows but my wife keeps insisting on them so we still have them.

    I will definitely show this to her since I’m sure she’d love functional throw pillows. Can you upload your own photos that appear on the pillows?

    Thanks for sharing this.

    1. Thank you so much for visiting my site Ian. If your wife loves throw pillow decorating as much as I do, she will love this site. You can certainly upload photos or images you like and attach them to your pillows. It would be something to work at. But definitely worth it.

  9. What a great idea! II can see this being a really nice gift.It would be perfect for Mothers Day!

    I love you website! So many creative ideas for throw pillows and they an actually be comfortable.

    Thank you Terry for your creative insight and nicely designed website for sharing it!

    1. Thank you Diana for visiting my website. I agree they make great gifts, especially if you personalize it. Happy throw pillow hunting!

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