When it comes to transforming your home, small details can make the difference between average and stunning spaces. One of the easiest ways to change up a room is with accent pillows. Whether for a much needed update or just a quick switch for spring, pillows can help complete your vision of a pulled-together, posh environment. Simply toss a pillow on the couch or in an armchair, and you’re a step closer to design perfection. Here are 11 DIY accent pillow ideas to inspire you.
Inspired by Typography
Home projects that draw inspiration from typography have risen in popularity over the past few years. Spotted on furniture, framed artwork and even walls, the trend lends a certain air of charm to a space. This linen pillow from Wit & Whistle is a breeze to make- a fabric marker and stencil are all you need. Feature a favorite quote or scripture for a personalized touch, or use a passage from a novel or poem.
Inspirational words have also begun dominating the typography design trend. While this beaded accent pillow from Better Homes and Gardens promotes “bling,” motivational words like “hope” and “happiness” could also jazz up a plain pillow. For added sparkle, use faceted glass beads- they’ll catch the light on a sunny day and cast designs on your walls and ceiling.
Looking to jazz up a space but don’t want to use a typical square pillow? Try your hand at these triangular pillows from Hello Lidy. The vertical position of the black and white stripes make more of a graphic impact with angled sides. For this project a triangular pillow form will be hard to find, so make your own out of solid cotton instead.
Against more traditional square forms this circular pillow from A Beautiful Mess is a fresh take on home accents. For a classic take tuft the center of the cushion with a covered button or sew on a tassel or pom pom for a fun approach.