Top 10 Favorite Decorative Pillows from Amazon(and Four Ideas for Styling)

I am a pillow hoarder. Hubby and his friends say that I need an intervention. Apparently it's hard for them to sit comfortably when there are pillows on the couch. For me, sinking into fluffy pillows is the definition of comfort and coziness. Plus, they are such an easy and relatively cheap way to change up a room.

Because I love pillows so much, I am always looking for new ones to add to my hoard carefully curated collection of decorative throw pillows. Target, H&M, and Marshalls's are my favorite places for pretty pillows. Ikea even has some good ones and that's usually where I find my pillow inserts for cheap.

I'd never really looked at what pillows Amazon has to offer but, you know, since everything else is on Amazon, I figured I'd check it out. There's so many pages of everything to go through! I mostly searched for the style of prints and colors that I know I like so just know that there is way more on Amazon than these! These just happen to be my favorite.

Finding pillows on Amazon can be daunting. Here is my list of top 10 favorite decorative pillows for Amazon and even four ideas for styling them! Are you more of a Modern Glam Farmhouse person? Or maybe Romantic Cottage is your thing?

You can find each pillow on Amazon by clicking the links below! If you do buy one, I will a get paid a small commission as an affiliate but all opinions are mine! I'd use any of these in my own house.

Velvet Throw Pillow CoverWatercolor Floral PillowPink Floral Throw PillowCable Knit PillowCrochet Pillow CoverGrain Sack Farmhouse Pillow CoverHerringbone Pillow CoverTicking Stripe Pillow CoverBuffalo Check Pillow CoverStriped Pillow

A note though that these aren't all pillows with inserts. Some are just the covers so the inserts have to be bought separately. My favorite place to get them is Ikea but Amazon has them too: Set of 2 18x18 Feather Pillow Inserts

Sometimes it can be hard to see how different pillows would work together so I put a few combos together for you to see how they would look. Which one is your favorite style?

1. Modern Glam Farmhouse

Pairing and styling throw pillows: Here's how to get Modern Glam Farmhouse style using black buffalo check gingham and clover green velvet pillows from Amazon.

2. Elegant Artist

Pairing and styling throw pillows: Here's how to get the Elegant Artist style using blue and green watercolor floral and clover green velvet pillows from Amazon.

3. Sophisticated Neutrals

Pairing and styling throw pillows: Here's how to get a Sophisticated Neutral style using blue and green watercolor floral and gray herringbone pillows from Amazon.

3. Comfy Casual

Pairing and styling throw pillows: Here's how to get a Comfy Casual Farmhouse style using gray ticking stripe and pink and green vintage floral pillows from Amazon.

4. Romantic Cottage

Pairing and styling throw pillows: Here's how to get a Romantic Cottage style using white crochet pillows and pink and green vintage floral pillows from Amazon.
My personal favorite is #3: the ticking stripe and pink floral. I do love the idea of that buffalo check combined with the green velvet though! Which is your favorite combo? You can leave a comment below!

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My Word of the Year for 2018

Perhaps it's a bit late to be writing a word of the year post. This one particular post for me is always late, usually because I only get to slow down and think about it after the craziness of the holidays. This year we've been sick since Christmas and no one feels like writing about goals while one is laid up with the flu. But we are finally starting to get better around here though and I'm finally feeling more myself.

As I stand here in the new year and look back at 2017, realize what a wild ride it was. There were so many challenges and stressors that we never anticipated. Not only did we have the normal stressors of work, school, and family, but we unexpectedly bought a house too.

I overwhelm very easily. Some days I wake up overwhelmed. When I'm like this, I retreat into myself and become frustrated at the slightest thing that dares disturb my desire for peace(like noisy little boys). I've been living haphazardly, hoping everything would just work out eventually.

This year, I'm working to change that.

My word of the year for 2018 is intentional.

My word of the year for 2018 is Intentional, which means by intention or design.

We Bought a House!

We really did this crazy thing.

We bought a house.

And not just any old house. This one is special. This house was built by Hubby's grandpa on 24 acres of land in Michigan.

Yes, we are crazy. No, we are not moving.

So how did this happen?

Last summer, Hubby's grandparents were planning to sell their house as they didn't need to be on their own anymore. It's a beautiful place that has always been special to Hubby and we were devastated that it might leave the family. We figured there was no way we could afford to buy it, especially with the amount of land that came with it. After discovering the actual estimate was much lower than we expected but still more than we could manage alone, we asked our family for help.

To make a long story shorter, we were able to save it.

Although we are now broke, we are so happy about this unexpected turn of events! The bones of the house are good but it does need some work. I'm still trying to wrap my head around it and figure out how we are going to make this work with us still renting our current place in a completely different state.

We really want this place to stay in the family for generations to come!

We bought a house.  And not just any old house. This one is special. This house was...built with cedar siding and white front door

How We're Homeschooling this Year

It's time again! We are heading back to school! Technically, I did have a math class over the summer so I really just got a few weeks break before the fall semester. Good thing I love school.

This year I'm taking Art History. It will be so much fun after almost two years of math classes(you can read more about why it took so long here). I only have two more general education classes to go before I start my interior design classes next year.

This is also the first school year of officially homeschooling our little kindergartener!

Last year we enrolled him in a program called Classical Conversations and we are still doing that this year, but this is the first year we are required to notify the state of our intent to homeschool. Last year, we were just trying out new things. This year, it's for real.

So what exactly are we doing schoolwise?

It's time again! We are heading back to school! So what exactly are we doing schoolwise? Classical Conversations Foundations Guide

How to Design a Room from a Fabric Swatch

Sometimes, I walk into a store and just see something that inspires me. My thoughts start whiring and before I've even left the store, I'll have a vague picture of a room already formed in my head. Unfortunately for my friends and family, this means that I tend to daydream my way through shopping trips.

My cup of coffee and I can get lost for a good three hours in the home decor section of any store.

So I saw this tablecloth in Target several weeks and fell in love with the print.

How to design a room from a fabric swatch. This watercolor floral is the inspiration for an entire room design. All the other colors and patterns are in harmony with it. Even the style of the room is drawn from the fabric: laid-back traditional with a fresh, modern twist. All pulled from this one floral tablecloth from Target.

Why is Interior Design Important?

Why is interior design important? Interior design is more than just decorating. It is intentionally creating a space that not only functions well, but also functions beautifully...
Interior design has always been one of my passions. When I was little, I would create paper dolls and draw elaborate rooms and houses for them. Bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms...I drew them and laid them all out on the floor in the order I wanted.

Every time we would go to my Aunt's house, I'd look for the new Better Homes and Gardens magazines that had arrived since our last visit. I'd curl up in a chair and go through every single one, soaking up all the designs and colors like a sponge.

Rustic Independence Day Decor from Target

12 rustic, yet subtle, Independence Day decorations for the fourth of July! Any of these things mixed with a few small flags in a glass jar would be the perfect red, white, and blue Independence Day decor for me!

If you are anything like me, today is your day to pick up all those last minute things for the 4th of July festivities. Because, as usual, you forgot to do it before today to avoid the other crazy people buying beer and burgers. In my defense, I’ve been slightly preoccupied and housebound because of the bathroom renovation(Yes, it’s still going on. More on that to come). 

At least my kids have flag shirts from grandma. 

Because I will be out doing my last minute shopping today, I put together a list of all my favorite rustic 4th of July decor from Target. Because Target gets my style. And, all too often, my money.

These items are things I would use in my own home. I’m not too keen on obvious decorations; I like to be subtle. Any of these things mixed with a few small flags in a glass jar would be the perfect red, white, and blue Independence Day decor for me!