First things first: to save money on the fabulous pillows you’ll create, making your own pillow covers is key. If you sew, check out my easy DIY pattern for envelope pillow covers.
No sewing machine? No worries. Check out this tutorial from Carmel at Our Fifth House to learn how to create no-sew pillow covers.
Abstract patterns are a great, modern option for pillows. Learn how to create this watercolor effect with bleach in this tutorial from Angela from The Interior Project.
Sometimes the smallest details really make a piece stand out, like contrasting piping on a pillow. Check out this tutorial on how to make and attach piping from Lauren at A Lo and Behold Life.
Trim and ribbon are super cost-effective ways to update your pillows and space. Take a look at the pillow Gwen from The Makerista created by sewing pom-pom trim to the front.
If you’ve got crochet skills, Elizabeth from About Crochet has a cool tutorial for how to crochet color block pillow covers.
Fashion is a great way to express ourselves, so extend that expression by using a favorite piece of clothing, such as a scarf or T-shirt. When my Ganesh T-shirt became unwearable, I upcycled it into a pillow cover.
Monograms are a classic form of personalizing your decor. Check out this no-sew method for adding a monogram to your pillow at Josie Jones + Co.
Paint is another useful tool in customizing your decor, since you can create any color or design you wish. Micaela from Drifter and the Gypsy shows you how to create this fantastic geometric pattern on a pillow.
If painting is not your thing, consider transferring a unique image to your pillow. Learn how to transfer a photo with Mod Podge in this tutorial by Shannon from Madigan Made.
Do you love pillows as much as I do? If so, how do you use pillows to personalize your home? Do you have a favorite method for creating a pillow?