23 DIY Throw Pillow Ideas To Spruce Up Your Living Room

Have you been stuck in a living room decorating rut? I was, until recently, when I went to my sister’s house for a family gathering and saw some beautiful pillows displayed in her living room. So, I definitely got inspired to make some new throw pillows to brighten up my space! Since I’m a dedicated DIYer, why not bring my own DIY throw pillow ideas to life, right? 🙂

So I searched for more inspiration online and saw some gorgeous DIY throw pillow tutorials! And I thought of sharing some of my favorite ones–most of them are so simple and easy to do! Check them out and I hope you find them as inspiring as I did!

23 DIY Throw Pillow Ideas To Spruce Up Your Living Room

Learn How To Sew These DIY Throw Pillow Sewing Ideas & Patterns!

Sewing is such a fun hobby! You can easily pick up different sewing patterns found on the Internet, and from then, explore creating and sewing your own projects that fit your own unique concept, design, and personal style! So, it isn’t just an enjoyable way to pass the time, but it’s one that enhances your knowledge, creativity, and motor skills through thinking, designing, and styling.

Today, you’ll get to discover some new throw pillow ideas designed to spruce up any living room. Take a look at each of them and start sewing them for your home too. Happy sewing!


1. Denim Throw Pillow

A throw pillow made from denim is such a smart idea! Denim is versatile; it isn’t only for pants, jackets, or bags. A little dose of creativity transforms it into something unexpected, like these pillows! So, if you’d like to upcycle your old jeans, make this denim throw pillow.

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2. Pom Pom Pillow

Pom poms add a touch of fun to any throw pillow. This particular design would make a wonderful display for spring or summer. But, it’s your home, you can always have pom poms throw pillow all year round if you like.

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3. Petal Pillow

The red flower design on this pillow creates a feminine look. The key is to find coordinating fabrics  to create a beautiful petal throw pillow.

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4. Sprocket Pillow

You’d love to sew and display this beautiful sprocket throw pillow on your own couch. They’re so dapper and can be decorated with a button in the middle.

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Watch this video of a Scrap Buster – How to Make an Easy Sprocket Pillow by Jenny from Missouri Star Quilt Company:


5. White Pillows

White Pillows | 23 DIY Throw Pillow Ideas To Spruce Up Your Living Room

A selection of white-on-white pillows looks dreamy, but they work well with any other assortment of colors because white is so flexible! So, are you inspired to make one of these? Sew one or two now.


6. Butterfly Pillows

You’d certainly love to sew these butterfly pillows! They make any room feel instantly warmer and cozier, especially in the winter.


7. Sweater Pillow

Mine your closet for those old sweaters. You can upcycle them by creating elegant throw pillows out of them! These sweater pillows are perfect for the winter season! Click the tutorial here so you can make yours.


8. Word Applique Pillow

Word Applique Pillow | 23 DIY Throw Pillow Ideas To Spruce Up Your Living Room

You can make these throw pillows and send them as gifts! Your mom or sister would love to receive one for Christmas! I love this too, so I am thinking of making this word applique pillow as a gift for myself. 😀


9. Outdoor Pillow

You can make your own creative outdoor pillow design by following these pattern instructions!  And because it’s an outdoor pillow, make sure you choose high-quality, durable fabrics that will last.


10. Envelope Pillow

A so sew-easy throw pillow design that doesn’t require a zipper. With some fabric, thread, and sewing machine, you can make sewing an envelope pillow possible!

Watch this video of Sewing an Envelope Pillow Cover by Melanie Ham:


11. Shag Pillow

Upcycle your fabric scraps by sewing this shag pillow. You can either use strips of a single color or different fabric strips in various colors!


12. Felt Lattice Pillow

It’ll definitely bring style to your room! An unusual, clever throw pillow sewing design you must try! The texture really looks amazing, and I’d love to see this in my living room every day! 🙂 The tutorial also is not so difficult as I thought.


13. Tassel Pillows

Tassel Pillows | 23 DIY Throw Pillow Ideas To Spruce Up Your Living Room

Tassel pillows may be common sight to most homes, but who can say no to this design? The tassel provides a cute accent and makes your throw pillows look stylish, too!

Watch this video of Sewing A Tassel Pillow from HelloMaphie:


14. Doily Pillow

Create a plain fabric throw pillow case and style it with a doily! Who would have thought that doilies are snazzy for pillows? What a clever sewing idea! Turns out, this doily pillow tutorial will be my new favorite throw pillow.


15. Buttoned Pillows

If you want an easy, simple throw pillow design to sew, you can pick this pattern to make it possible! So don’t throw out your unused buttons. Keep them for future sewing projects!


16. Mod Peacock Pillow

These unique embellishments look so much like peacock feather designs! Perfect for an artsy vibe! The color combinations are amazing, I am absolutely trying this for my living room makeover. You can try this mod cock pillow cover too.


17. Lace Pillow Case

Lace Pillow Case | 23 DIY Throw Pillow Ideas To Spruce Up Your Living Room

Bring out those bolts of old lace you had stored and use them as accents for your pillow! Lace is a timeless fabric that is so regal and elegant. Now, if you have old clothes that have a lace, you can use it to make this lace pillow case.


18. Bohemian Pillow

Bohemian Pillow | 23 DIY Throw Pillow Ideas To Spruce Up Your Living Room

Sew this throw pillow for a bohemian-themed party, but it works beautifully even as everyday decor. Choose quality fabrics to get a beautifully-crafted pillow!


19. Hawaiian Felt Pillows

Sewing using felt fabric is easy and very simple to do! Pick felts that look bright and beautiful on summer days, give warmth during winter, and those that blends well with any other season! Want to make one? Don’t wait for summer just to sew this  Hawaiian Felt Pillows.


20. Sequined Pillow

We all love upcycling old clothes into something useful again. Now, if you have a sequined shirt or dress, you can absolutely remake it into this stunning sequined throw pillow. Its shine and sparkles would be perfect for holidays. If  you don’t have any sequined garments, you can check thrift shops and you can buy them for very cheap price.




21. Motivational Pillow

Be inspired every day with these motivational pillows. You may choose any message that will cheer you on every day!


22. Glitter Heart Pillow

The glamorous appeal of this glittery throw pillow will liven up any room. Perfect for Christmas and Valentine’s Day, too!


23. Ruffled Pillow

I know, it looks a bit intimidating and challenging. But, you’ll never see what you can achieve until you give it a try. This ruffled pillow is one of my favorites and I am going to try it soon!


Watch this video of How to sew a simple felt plush or small pillow from Elite Cosplay:

So what do you think? Were you able to pick your favorite throw pillow pattern? So instead of buying something new, why not sew? You not only get to save some money, sewing also allows you to be more creative at the same time!


Did you choose a pillow that perfectly matches your living room? Let me know by sharing a comment below! If you want to learn more sewing project tutorials? Click here!

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