Throw Pillow Combinations for Sofas

Throw Pillow Combinations for Sofas

How many pillows do I need for my large sofa is a question we get asked frequently. While there are endless ways to mix and match throw pillows, there are some general guidelines we follow to achieve the look of a perfectly styled sofa. We love using all of the unique Everand textiles for the refugee women they support. Their work as a seamstress allows them to generate a sustainable income and thrive as individuals as they rebuild their lives in Chicago.

Here we’re going to share some pillow combinations to help you get a designer look on your own.

Everand throw pillow combinations for large sofas and couches

Start on the ends

Begin with your biggest pillows first.  We use 22"x22" pillows for each end. There are no rules for this - some like these to match and others go for a more eclectic look using different patterns. Just do whatever feels right to you!

shop 22x22" Everand square throw pillows

Layer up

Create layers by adding smaller square 20"x20" pillows to each corner. We love the look of mixing various patterns and textures such as florals, stripes and wool.

shop 20x20 Everand square throw pillows

Add an accent

Finish the look with a rectangle lumbar accent pillow.  Adding a different shape will add dimension to your sofa. We usually place it on one of the ends, but a larger lumbar can also be added to the center if you have a longer sofa.

shop 14x20 lumbar accent pillows

If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed right now, here the answers to the 3 most frequently asked questions when it comes to styling pillows on a large couch.

  1. How many pillows do I need?
  2. What sizes should my pillows be?
  3. How should I arrange my pillows?

We're hoping the diagrams below will help you answer all three and leave you feeling like a pillow pro!

 Everand throw pillow combinations for large sofas

Everand throw pillow combinations for large sofas

Everand throw pillow combinations for large sofas


Now it's time for you to start shopping from our unique and beautiful assortment of artisan made pillows for your sofa.  You can browse all pillows here or shop by collection where we offer curated assortments based on style. 



Are you still feeling slightly confused?  We totally get it!  That's why we offer free pillow e-styling to help you get exactly what you're looking for.

Everand free pillow styling service

As always, with every dollar you spend at Everand, you’re supporting meaningful income opportunities for refugee women in Chicago. Learn more about our mission and impact.

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