BEST SUMMER PILLOWS AND SUMMERY IDEAS

I love to talk about pillows. So, let’s talk about summer pillows! Here’s what you need to know about decorating with summer pillows! And I have my top picks for this year’s best summer pillows! It’s pillow love!!!!

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See the end of the post for all my summer pillow picks!

WHAT IS A “SUMMER PILLOW”

Here’s the good news, a summer pillow is any pillow you use to lighten up your existing decor. It usually works with the other pillows you have to give a nod to the summer season!

The are an important part of your summer decor!

Lots of us love a pillow with a distinctive summer motif. I do too! They are so pretty with our decor! But here’s a little word to the wise…

A little goes a long long way!

Here’s a trio of pillows with a summer design on one.

left pillow // middle pillow // right pillow

or how about this…

left pillow || middle pillow || right pillow

Just one pillow with a summer design is all you need to highlight the season in a room! More than that will look overdone, busy, and confusing! So if you like a summer motif choose one that is really spectacular (I love love love the fish above for our outdoor patio room) and let it shine!

A “summer pillow” is not all about a summery design.

Pillows that are light-colored or made of summer-weight fabrics create a spactular seasonal look! And don’t forget natural fibers! They look summery and add texture to a room!

Here’s a mix that looks fresh and summery…

left pillow || middle pillow || right pillow

and this works too…

left pillow || middle pillow || right pillow ||

WHY CHANGE OUT PILLOWS

Changing the pillows in a room is the quickest and easiest way to change the look of a room! As the weather gets warmer we want a change. We love the ease of summer and it should be reflected in our decor!

Pillow offer a big punch of style! Change one or two or even three pillows this year! And start building a four season collection!

WHAT PILLOWS ARE TRENDING THIS SUMMER

I love to see what’s white hot for each year or season. And when it comes to pillows this summer they are gorgeous!

Almost every summer navy blue shows up in all it’s glory!!! Navy and white is iconically summer and feels like the beach!

But you don’t have to want a beachy look in your home to use navy. It can look very sophisticated or casual, just so perfect for summer!

You can think of navy as somewhat of a neutral. Almost any color looks beautiful with navy!

Here are some navy pillows for summer!

Navy is the quintessential decorating color of summer! Use white with navy for a crisp, clean look. Adding camel and tans to navy and white make for a cozier look!

This year burnt and saturated yellows leaning towards gold are big again! I love this warm golden color in my decor! And I have a few pillows with that deep burnt yellow to use in my home during the summer season!

This pretty sunburnt color works well with almost any neutral and will look so happy with white!

Other popular colors this summer are citron to olive green and burnt orange to coral.

BEST TIPS FOR MIXING SUMMER PILLOWS INTO YOUR DECOR

When you think about summer pillows, or any pillow for that matter sing the song The Farmer In The Dell! At the end of the song…

the cheese stands alone!

Don’t let your pillows be the cheese!!!! Pillows are friendly and like being together! They are not solitary! So, no cheesy pillows!

Mix and match pillows you are currently using with a new (or two or three) in-season pillows!

It’s no wonder that we love to group pillows in threes! Three of almost anything looks better! I call it the MAGIC OF THREE! You can see how this wonderful design element works HERE.

Add a new pop of summery color to a room with a pretty pillow!

Here are my favorite warm weather pillows…

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EASY AND CASUAL PILLOW ARRANGEMENT

HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT PILLOW

HOW TO BUILD A PILLOW COLLECTION LIKE A PRO

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10 Comments

  1. Yvonne, I have been waiting for this post! Thank you for doing the shopping for us…I have a REAL weakness for pillows, much to my husband’s dismay. Isn’t is amazing how this little accessory can totally transform a room???

    Stay safe and God bless…

  2. I have always thought of pillows as a very crucial design accessory in any room or out door area. I especially love seasonal pillows and the fun they bring to outdoor areas.

    Susan

  3. Yvonne…your pillow combos are always so beautiful. I have a difficult time putting fabrics together so your blog posts like this are so helpful. Thank you for putting in the sources too. I have a Pinterest board named “Stone Gable Crushes”. I plan on doing each tutorial (like Julia and Julia).
    WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO WRITE A BOOK! PLEASE DO! I have been following your blog for 10 years and your are so talented and gracious.

    1. Oh, you are so sweet, Christina!!! I’m not really sure anymore I’ll write a book because I work about a 60 hour a week. Right now I’m very happy! And writing for the blog is just about as good as it gets for me!

  4. Hi Yvonne,
    So I have been a pillow freak forever! My husband thinks I am crazy. I have already filled an upstairs closet with ones that I switch out seasonally. So where do you and how do you store your pillows? Do you get rid of ones that are more than a few years old?

    1. My family usually comes and “borrows” them. I do have a basement with shelves and the pillows are neatly lined up there. Hope this helps.

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