Pillow Talk

I won’t lie, just titling this post makes me feel a little antsy, like if I don’t run and go do something rugged and dirty then I might be taken over by urges to bake cupcakes in a frilly apron. Someone save me. But hey, at least I won’t be whinging about my horse for a day.

Throw pillows, all the throw pillows!

Throw pillows, all the throw pillows!

About a month ago I decided there was something the house needed, and that thing came in the form of stuffed pieces of cloth to adorn my furniture. Yeah.

The sun room looks a little more loved

The sun room looks a little more loved

Still, even though it was my mission, I cannot tell you how silly I felt making the husband compare pillows with me, forcing him to put up with my external debate regarding texture, color, and price (why, oh why are pillowsย so stupidly expensive!).

Morning light playing tricks on me, but you get the gist

Morning light playing tricks on me, but you get the gist

For whatever reason though, it gives me some small semblance of pleasure having them around the house. Like maybe that throw pillow might be just what I needed to convince someone I have my house entirely put together. Like maybe I’m one step closer to becoming some kind of eventing Martha Stewart.

Am I alone here? Does anyone else appreciate little accents like this? Or is this possibly the lamest (insert bitter laugh here) post ever?

24 thoughts on “Pillow Talk

  1. I love fun accent pillows…but I honestly HATE the price tags. Which makes me wallow over the decisions about which ones to choose even harder! Why is something so minor so complicated?!

  2. I’m with you girl, throw pillows just make me feel like an adult. I have a bunch of really pretty ones on my super crappy beast of a couch and somehow it makes me feel better that it’s truly ugly. At least it has pretty hats.

    • Seriously.. even at places like TJ Maxx and Home Goods, they are still $$$! Our pillow purchasing was one of the weirdest splurges I think we have done to date ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. LOVE pillows! Tim always hated them and would throw them on the ground or the back of the couch, but I’m a big fan. I really like your sun porch!

    • Tyler likes to use them by flattening them into oblivion (the horse pillow on the couch used to be 2-3″ thicker, sigh), but even I can’t bring myself to tell him that the already somewhat impractical objects need to be preserved in all their fluffy wonder.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Your home looks totally put together! Those pillows were just the thing it needed, definitely. ๐Ÿ™‚ We just bought a house, I anticipate much throw pillow angst in my future.

  5. I think throw pillows DEFINITELY make a room look put together… my budget just definitely does not allow for them! We own like… one. And it has a picture of a goat on it. Because my husband.

  6. You’re like 10 steps ahead of me on the house-looking-put-together-ness. Most of my walls are bare because I have art commitment issues. Your home looks lovely and accent pillows add that extra design sparkle.

  7. Uh, what? There’s something WRONG with wanting to switch out pillows several times per year? Let alone TALK about them? ๐Ÿ™‚
    Your house is gorgeous. And I love the Horse Throw Pillow! Where can I score one??!
    And I love the bridle hanging on the wall. And your rugs… Looks like a home I’d live in. I get a lot of my inspiration from Ballard Design, although the prices are out of my reach, so I have to recreate on my own.

    • Well thank you! The horse pillow was a house warming gift from Pottery Barn- they may still have it! ๐Ÿ™‚

      And all the equestrian stuff are personal/family items.. I may have to do a post about them next week ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Oh, Potter Barn. Love their stuff! Alas, their throw pillows are out of my range.
        I had a local seamstress sew a full set for me, with a designer material I picked out, nice welting, and inserts that I already had. Came out just the way I wanted it, and surprisingly just about the same as a pricer, mainstream choice. Worked well!

  8. Funny you should mention this. . . I HATE my husband ugly man couch. It is a weird mushroom color and it is the coldest feeling leather. Not cozy. And we’ve gone back and forth over the couch during our five years of marriage. Well, let’s just say a little trip to Home Goods and six new pillows later, I can look at the couch without being depressed. I feel like the whole mood of the room has changed and I’m going to be okay for another year. But seriously, my pillows were very nice and about $20 a piece. That’s even cheaper than Bed, Bath, and Beyond using the 20% off coupon!

    • Haha totally understand! We had one of those too- it was ugly and green and smelled like.. well it smelled bad. Was so glad to see that thing go!

  9. yea…. before i got back into horses again (bc being poor is a real thing) i got kinda excited about decorating my apartment – specifically with fun cute pillows. haha. i was so naive. and also being poor is a real thing lol

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