Works For Me Wednesday-Pillows

Sometimes do you ever just want to get rid of ALL your furniture and start new??I do all the time. I wake up from my DREAM and realize that this is not going to happen. However, my "love affair" with pillows gives me the change I want.

Big, small, plaid, toile , plain and "wordy" pillows! I love them all and they are all over my house. But, when I want to change the look of a piece of furniture or even a room, I will change pillows or add them!! The above picture I just put black and white houndstooth pillows and it really changed the look of my toile chairs and den.


This is my kitchen table bench threw on two pillows ..."woila"...new look! Now, everyone has to be careful of splattered BBQ sauce or ketchup.


If it be the living room couch or the bench in the mud room, a pillow can change the look and warmth of the room. Hobby Lobby has great sales on pillows...sometimes 60% off..they are fun and different. I love to check out Home Goods, too!

Buying a pillow works for me over buying a new couch!!!


53 comments:

Heather said...

So cute - love your pillows!

i seriously have the same problem where I want to change my ouse with the seasons and start over but the vision doesn't quite meet the budget!
Hate when that happens!!

Betsy said...

I love me some pillows too...usually I make them but sometimes...oh sometimes...I buy them and spend way too much. I will do a pillow post one day and explain.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I have the same kitchen bench as you but it is black-I love it!
I also adore toile and just about passed out when I saw your beautiful chair!
I agree with you on changing things up with pillows...My Mom is always making new ones for me~♥
Love this post and all of your wonderful photos!
Robin~♥

Daphine said...

Yep, pillows make all the difference in the world in fixing things up a bit. I sure love 'em at my house!

I love your colors! Very nice!

Jessica Russo said...

Love the new pillows!

I don't think I have ever even noticd the pillows at Hobby Lobby, I will have to check it out on my next trip! I always find good and super cheap pillows at Burlington.

Amy said...

I have heard this all my life-- how a simple pillow can change the look of something. And I have YET to do it!! Thanks for the pictures and inpiration.

And for the record, if you decide to get rid of that b & w toile--- look me up! :)

Have a great day.

Liz said...

I love all of your pillows. They definitely brighten a room up.

JourneytoFamily said...

Beautiful pillows!

And I'm LOVING your new makeover!!!!

April said...

Yes, I agree, something as simple as a pillow can make all the difference in the world. You've done a wonderful job...as always!!

Happy Wednesday!! :)

Kim @ My Journey said...

LOVE this idea! And, I'm so glad you mentioned Hobby Lobby.... I was just thinking how beautiful all your pillows are & that I CANNOT sew! :) Have a great day!!!

new every morning said...

First of all ... what were you doing up at 4:18am to leave a comment on my post?! Wow.

The pillows. Glorious puffy pillows! Did you make the black and white houndstooth one? I-want-it. You are right ... totally changes the look of a room.

Have a great day!

tardevil said...

I am loving the pillows on that bench...all the black ones, in fact. I've got to find my nearest Hobby Lobby....haven't been to one since I moved here. :O( Thanks for the reminder! I'll add it to my "to do" list!

Runner Mom said...

I love how you can change the look with pillows too. I was in Hobby Lobby yesterday--way too many cute things!!
Blessings,
Susan

Jan said...

Absolutely charming. I love your place. It is so cozy and warm feeling.

Pillows are the answer to the unsettled decorator. I feel it frees us to change without loosing the bank. You have great taste.

Thanks for sharing.

BusyBeeSuz said...

Your pillows are divine. Love homegoods. I could spend our life savings there on items such as pillows.
They do change the feel of a room.
Thanks for sharing.
Suz

Jessica said...

I SO need some new pillows for a few different rooms. I'll have to check at Hobby Lobby. I also find good ones at Stein Mart.

Kris said...

I agree - a new pillow can do wonders. I love the red patterned one in your kitchen.

duchess said...

That is a great idea & a lot cheaper than new furniture.

Preppy 101 said...

Love pillows, too! They are always included in my decorating. Tuesday Morning has lovely pillows, too!

Sandy said...

I love being able to change things around, in a low-cost way! Great tip, girl!

Darlene said...

All of your pillows are GORGEOUS and definitely cheaper than buying a new couch!!

Screaming Meme said...

I love them! I think you are so right,honey child!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I will admit it-I also have a slight obsession with pillows, too. My hub. is sick of making the bed-I have sooo many pillows that go there-He just throws them on (!) and I almost stroke out! I have pillows on every couch, and even on his THEATER SEATS IN THE MOVIE room-He doesn't understand the pillows make everything so much cuter!
O.K. I have a HUGE obsession with pillows....

jennykate77 said...

I love pillows too! It's a great idea to use pillows for accents during the change of seasons and holidays! Love the pics...especially the toile...my fav! I <3 toile!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Accessories are so fun, easy, and inexpensive to change! I love your kitchen bench...looks like a great spot to sit & visit! Pillows are just too much fun!! :)

Lynne Campbell said...

What a beautiful blog!...I love pillows too. They make such a difference in a room.

Except maybe a bathroom.lol

Thanks for your visit to my blog ( about WW)

It really is encouragement to have a visitor...

God Bless.
Lynne

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love the houndstooth with the toile! What a great look! I agree, I lay in bed and wish for things like new couches or chairs...but pillows definitely help! :)
Carrie

Shannon said...

I love your pillows! My husband just doesnt understand why I always buy pillows! :) I love them!

Carrie said...

I love pillows too! Yours our great!

Ashley Griffin said...

your place always looks great. Ummm can I come live there too. i' not that messy...

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Yes!!! I've been looking for new pillows for our couch and love seat! I saw some on sale a while ago at Pottery Barn that I liked but didn't get them! :) Love yours good job :)

Holly said...

WOW, you read my mind. This post just made me smile!! I love all of the fluffy pillows,...eye candy!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I am addicted to throw pillows....they are everywhere in this house!

Furniture and decor is one of my favorite things to shop for....I like to change things up often, but like you said, you need to find simple fixes.....don't think my husband would appreciate it if I told him we were getting rid of our two year old livingroom set because I am bored with it:)

Love the pillows that you chose!

Lindsey said...

Love this furniture! You have great taste!

The Berry's Patch said...

Love, love, love the fabrics!

On Purpose said...

How fun is this?!?! I am the only one with estrogen pumping through the body in this little home of ours...so the whole decorative pillow thing...is one big confusion for the other half of God's design!

Mrs. B said...

Hi Sandy! I love pillows too! Yours are beautiful. Love the ones on your kitchen bench! Oh, and I have little carvings like your daughter did all over my kitchen table. It makes me crazy, but my hubby says we have to wait until the youngest grows out of that stuff before we can replace it!

Oh, and... You've been "Boo-ed"!

RosyRose said...

So if you need to get rid of that stuff I know a girl....

nikkicrumpet said...

All that toile furniture is making me DROOL!! And the houndstooth pillow on the toile....MOST EXCELLENT!!

ilovemy5kids said...

I love the toile...so delightful. I'd like every room in my home to have toile. (my hubby just doesn't agree.) lol. :)

Thanks for the comment.

The Sassy Mom said...

I love all your pillows, the fabrics are lovely! I have a ton a pillows, the only problem with them..my kids don't put them back.

AndreaLeigh said...

Is that a Hobby Lobby letter I spy? I have a H just like it.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I'll be looking into more pillows soon. Love the houndstooth with the toile. You are right those pillows are a much more budget friendly option. Jackie

Becky said...

I love your taste in pillows.

Unfortunetly in our house with our insane kids, we have even gone to the extent of our couch having the cushions sewn down, because they would always end up on the floor.
They drag them off, fight with them, toss their decorative beauty with no disregard...

One day, when they are grown I will have pretty pillows...

Montee said...

I am with you on pillows. I have plenty and they definitely can do a lot to change a look.

Sandra said...

Oh those are some wonderful pillows, I LOVE Toile...I guess those are my favorites :)

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

All the pillows are lovely! I was at the thrift store today and found 3 pillows that I will use to give a Christmas look to my couch. I was excited about that!

Davisix said...

I am lovin' me some pillows too, though yours are much prettier than mine. But with 4 Things they just never seem to stay where I put them (the pillows, not the Things). :) Ang

Katie said...

I love all of those, great taste. Where did you get that toile piece of furniture, that is awesome.

Busy Bee said...

Very beautiful decor! Sometimes all it takes is an accessory or two to freshen things up!
Stephanie

ThriftyDecorChick said...

Love all the pillows, especially the black and gray one. The really do transform the look of the furniture!!

Blue Castle said...

Great idea! I'm going to have to try that. I think my couch needs a little "something".

Organizing Mommy said...

These are great!! I really like your blog/style. Thanks for participating in my workout survey. Blessings.