Our Favorite Pillow Stores

In the world of Design, pillows are everything. They are not just the finishing touch, they are what make the room unique, stand out, and give some personality. And though they are very important for finishing their home, finding the perfect ones can be a challenge. That is why we have compiled a list of some great resources that are in the mid-price range. Below are some examples of rooms that are made fabulous because of their pillow selections:

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Our Favorite Pillow Stores

World Market

For some pillows that add a splash of color and texture to your room, World Market is an inexpensive option. It has pillows that are bohemian, traditional influenced, and some Pop culture modern. They also have a good variety of plain colored pillows that have good texture– these are great for a layered look. Jewel tones are also usually present in their collection so if you need darker colors, try World Market.

Target

Another inexpensive option is Target. They typically carry styles that are seasonally popular, so as of now they have some bohemian and modern styles. But they also bring in some fun colors and striking patterns to mix it up. If you have a hard time mixing pillows, Target may be your answer because usually, they bring lines in that coordinate well– making it easy to mix and match.

Whitlock & Co.

With bold patterns and bright colors, Whitlock & Co. is for all who want a dash or a big helping of Preppy. They carry popular preppy fabrics, but also some staples like polka-dots, stripes, and buffalo checks. They have some of the same fabrics in different colorways so if you find a fabric that you like in the wrong color– no worries, they most likely have it in different colors! Their pillows are a lot of fun to mix and match and you may find that instead of purchasing just one new pillow, you purchase a whole new set!

Stitched by Grace

Without being too pricey, Stitched by Grace is wonderful quality and has unique boutique pillows. Stitched by Grace is Modern-Global. Being made from mud-cloth– the pillows are very textural and add more of a natural element to your space. What’s more, they also have some neat faux leather pillows! Their patterns are simple keeping with the Contemporary feel, but that makes them very easy to mix together. Also, they have many blacks, whites, creams, and blues. Although their colors are limited, they do make it easy to mix a set of pillows. These are just pillow covers so you do still have to purchase an insert, or you could cover up an old pillow! The average price for a mud-cloth pillow is $39.

West Elm

While West Elm has pillows in funky Mid Century Modern colors and patterns, they also have a great selection of more refined styles. West Elm relies much on the texture– making magnificent pillows. Not only do they have great colors and patterns, but they also are made of interesting materials. Some have a slight sheen, some are embroidered, some have gems, and some have cut velvet. The materials combined with the actual pattern, make for interesting pillows that will instantly spice up your home. And you can sort by color! Score!

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*UPDATE (1/8/17)* 

Want some more pillow resources and inspiration? No problem! We love pillows and are on a constant search to find the best pillows with one-of-a-kind designs. That is why we have updated our list with a few more of our favorite pillow stores!

Sister Golden

Is your style more carefree Bohemian? If so, this will be your new favorite store. Sister Golden has the coolest Southwest styled pillows on the internet! Everything from the colors, textures, and patterns makes them stand out. This company cares about quality and history. Each pillow is hand-dyed with natural dyes from vegetables and most are hand loomed in Morocco–making every pillow one-of-a-kind. Some of their pillows are even from vintage rugs. Considering all that goes into making these pillows, they are inexpensive, at $60-$100 per pillow. And boy do these make a statement that is well worth the money!  If you want your pillows to be quality, made of natural fibers, and have a story with a bold design then look no further than Sister Golden.

Sew and Cloth

Continuing with the Bohemian theme, are these beautiful pillows from Sew and Cloth. These very reasonably cost about $40-$50 per pillow. Sew and Cloth has a variety of quirky pillows like African mud cloth, indigo dyed, and faux leather pillows. Their selection of indigo dyed pillows is probably one of the largest we have seen– with different shades of indigo and plenty of unique patterns. Staying with just a few kinds of pillows (mud cloth, indigo dyed, and leather) makes it incredibly easy to mix and match patterns and colors that look designerly and individual to your home. These pillows are great if you are looking to add more texture and a Southwestern vibe to your home for a steal of a price!

Bonne Terre Studio

Maybe neutral color schemes soothe your soul, they sure do ours! Bonne Terre Studio is the best place to get solid linen pillow covers (and they are a steal of a price, between $20-$40 per pillow). The solid linen covers come in a variety of shades of white as well as some gray, blues, and deeper tones. This shop also has some other pillows that keep neutral color schemes but have a bit of texture or some subtle design. These pillows look beautiful in Contemporary, Transitional, and even some Traditional homes. Neutral colors are not boring and this store is a testament to that!

Greige Design

As grey started becoming the “it” color, casual and transitional designs wanted to embrace the modern update that grey would bring but also wanted more warmth– so greige was created. It is a mix of grey and beige, it’s contemporary but also inviting and warm. Greige Design’s pillows are like the color greige, they are stylish, transitional, and do not lack style. They have a mix of more contemporary styles that are Turkish inspired while also have a great selection of transitional ikat patterns on velvet fabrics. There is even a few cottage looking pillows that have small feminine patterns on linen fabrics in muted tones. Greige Design is a wonderful resource if your house tends to be more Transitional or even Traditional. The prices vary from $100 to $200, with most pillows being about $140.

Motif Pillows

Motif Pillows is a source that any color cravin’, pattern mixin’, preppy lovin’ gal needs to know! Whether you just go to look at their pillows or whether you end up buying thousands of dollars worth of pillows;). Motif Pillows has an assortment of color, texture, and patterns that are so fun to mix and match– you could play on their website for hours! Because of their range of pattern size, pattern type (geometric, floral, abstract) and colors it makes it simple to combine pillows. They have some of the beloved and classic patterns like leopard, chevron, and quatrefoils while also having unique patterns that are great to add a pop to your home. The prices vary from $30 to $110 and all depends on what fabric was used.

Dekowe

We love Dekowe because of their “bigger is bigger” approach. They are daring with texture, daring with color, and daring with pattern! Not only do they feature pillows with a whole lot of color and patterns, but they also have a huge selection with 600 pillows! 600! So Girl, get ready to scroll and play with pillow combinations all day long. It’s not hard to believe that with 600 pillow choices every color, pattern, and style is covered. And even though these are mostly Hollywood Glam, Preppy, and very Transitional or New Traditional, there are plenty of pillows for those who want some Cottage, Rustic, or even Modern pillows. There is a huge range of prices from $25 to $110, but most are between $50-$70. And Dekowe uses designer fabrics like Genevieve Gorder, Caitlin Wilson, Kate Spade, Robert Allen, Peter Dunham, Nate Berkus, Zak and Fox, and many others. (Pro Tip: if you like layered feminine prints, check out the Caitlin Wilson pillows. Caitlin Wilson has her own set of pillows that are about $80, but Dekowe’s in the same fabric are almost half the price!)

Danielle Oakey Shop

Trendy, casual, and with a tinge of that Cottage warmth Danielle Oakey Shop has pillows that work with both Modern and Transitional homes. Chinese batik, African mud cloth, cactus silk, and kilim can be found in this hip shop. However, there are also petite stripes and small geometric patterns that play into a soft and muted Cottage home. We love when there is an eclectic look–it creates so much more depth and a well-traveled look. These pillows range from $65-$100– a great price for a home revamp!

Studio McGee

Always reliable for fabulous and high-end pillows is Studio McGee. Personally, this is one of my favorite pillow sources (& interior design inspirations!). Studio McGee puts out unique pillows that are still very trendy. They make it super easy to mix because they produce them in sets. But what is even more wonderful about their pillows is that though they are meant to be mixed they don’t look like they came in a set and completely match. It’s not like purchasing a cheap bedding set from Bed and Bath. They effortlessly mix feminine floral pillows with more masculine dark checks. Although a bit more expensive, ranging anywhere from $70-$230, they will completely transform a room and we think they are worth every penny!

All About Pillow Inserts

Many places sell the pillow cover and the pillow insert separately (which is frustrating!), so we are going to take the hassle out of trying to find that perfect pillow by giving you some tips and a few of our favorite stores to shop for covers.

Feather

Typically, there are three different types of pillow fills– feather, down, and a sort of polyfill. Feather pillows feel luxurious because you can sink into them and then they pop back up. These are what many designers use to get that karate chop look (yep, that’s a technical term!). If you have a leather sofa or chair, these are a better choice than polyfill because they do not slide. However, some people are allergic to the feathers, so be aware of that before purchasing! Some people do not like feather pillows because the quills can come out and get a little poky. Overall, they do feel luxurious and look great on sofas.

Down

Down pillows are made from the feather clusters beneath the wing of a bird. These are even more fluffy than the feather pillows because they do not have the spine of the quill in the feather. But they are more pricey and harder to find. In fact, many down pillows are a blend of feather and down, often called feather-down.  This reduces some costs and makes it so that the pillow has a great balance of support and squish.

Down-Alternative (Polyfill)

The third type of pillow is the polyfill pillows. These are typically the cheapest of the pillows, and many are made to feel similar to down and feather pillows (so they are often called “Down Alternative”) but without the cost and the possibility of feathers poking out. Additionally, they are a hypoallergenic option. However, they do have a shorter lifespan than the other pillows.

Pillow Insert Options
  • West Elm– You can choose either feather of polyfill-ed and are a good price for pillows, ranging between $10 and $24.
  • Amazon ComfyDown– Three words: Two Day Shipping! These are 94% down and 5% feather. They are a great price for a high-quality pillow at about $25 per insert.
  • Garnet Hill– These are also a great option for down and feather pillows. They are about the same price as ComfyDown, but they have more pillow size options.
  • Crate & Barrel– They have both feather-down and down alternative (polyfill) pillows to choose from at great prices and in many different sizes.
  • Wholesale Pillow Inserts– These are super inexpensive! There are several different types of filling, from polyester to goose feather down.

No matter what pillow insert you purchase, make sure you order a size larger than your pillow cover so that they completely fill out the cover and look abounding and luxurious.