How to Arrange Throw Pillows On a Bed

When choosing bedding, the options can be a little overwhelming. Pillows come in more sizes and shapes than most of us can count, and deciding how many to use and how to arrange them is no simple task. Luckily, though, we’ve nailed down the basics for you—check out our four favorite arrangements below.
arrange throw pillows on a bedThe Classic: Simple, timeless, and elegant—once you’ve settled on your euro and standard shams, choose one statement making throw pillow in the same color palette and it will speak volumes. Plus, having only one throw pillow on your bed at a time gives you more opportunities to play with your look. Buy a few that you like, and swap them out whenever the mood strikes.


arrange throw pillows on a bed
The Perfect Pair: Fill out your bed just a bit more by choosing a pair of throw pillows rather than just one. The symmetry of this look will keep your bed looking crisp and clean, and if you ever decide to switch out your bedding you can use the matching set on a couch or a pair of club chairs.
arrange throw pillows on a bed
The Triple Threat: This is where the real potential to get creative comes in. With three throw pillows, there are a ton of options. Choose three matching pillows, or use a pair and add in a third that coordinates with them. You can even use three entirely separate pillows in a similar color palette to add more visual interest. Display them in a neat row, or stagger them artfully in front of your standard shams.
arrange throw pillows on a bed
The Plush Pile: Go bold with a mountain of pillows a mile high for a lush feel. Adding more pillows gives you a chance to play with more colors, textures, and patterns. Go bohemian with an eclectic mix of patterns in vibrant hues, or work within a tighter color scheme and experiment with mixing faux fur, silk, and linen throw pillows for a layered look. You can choose to arrange them in a more organized manner, or simply toss them on your bed for an effortless feel.