SUMMER’S BEST DECORATIVE PILLOWS
If you have followed StoneGable for awhile you will know that I L-O-V-E pillows! I really feel that I have a bit of an addiction to them. When I see them in a store or online or on a blog my heart races and I get that familiar pins and needles feeling! So, changing up pillows for each new season is something I look forward to with great anticipation! I’m starting by sharing with you the neutral, shop-the-house pillows for the summer. And I can’t help but show you some of summer’s best decorative pillows I’ve found around the web! Pssssst… I’ve ordered a few of them too!
This summer my pillows are taking a distinctively neutral turn. No pops of contrasting blacks. No summer prints. Just calm neutrals.
My living room will be going through a few changes this summer so I wanted to keep my pillows more subdued!
Most of us would think that mixing neutral pillows is easy. But, it’s not as easy as it looks. Neutral pairings need a balance of tones and textures and trims and whites and other subdued colors.
They need to work together to create a serene look that is not boring or too stiff!
Texture and detail becomes important when decorating with all neutral pillows. This little embroidered pillow is full of both!
The caramel colored trim on a white linen pillow adds another layer of texture to the pillow grouping. I think this trim has a distinctively summery feel, don’t you?
It’s amazing what a little bit of trim can do! Look for pillows that have textured and interesting trim.
Many times when I arrange pillows I like one pillow to be a stripe or check even when arranging a neutral color palette. These pillows add pattern without being overtly distracting. My favorites are pillow ticking and buffalo checks.
I’m using a great neutral buffalo check in between two solid pillows to keep the neutrals from looking boring!
Now let’s look at my summer’s best pillow picks from around the web!
If you love color and an upscale island feel how about this BATIK FISH PILLOW. I love love love this happy pillow!
Of course, nautical motifs are very popular in the summer. And so are beach, fish and anything ocean inspired! This is a gorgeous NAUTILUS SHELL pillow!
Blue is always a popular home decor color but this summer it’s gone viral! I think this pillow is so interesting. The NEVE pillow look so fresh and crisp with updated graphics!
This FLORAL WATERCOLOR pillow appeals to my girly side!
I just picked up a couple of these gorgeous neutral CORAL PILLOWS for my dining room. They are so pretty!
Show your patriotic side by displaying this AMERICAL FLAG PILLOW!
Oh my goodness, How cute is this IKAT pillow? I got one for my new study I’m working on! Perfect sunny yellow!
Add a big punch of color with this bright EMBROIDERED POPPY pillow.
I have such a “thing” for hooked pillows. Isn’t this STARFISH PILLOW adorable?
And a DOG pillow will work any time of the year!!!! This doggie looks like Beau the Wonderdog! SIGH!
What kind of pillows are you using this summer?
white embroidered pillow (similar)|| white pillow with caramel trim || batik fish pillow || neutral coral pillow ||
American flag pillow || yellow ikat pillow || embroidered poppy || starfish pillow || dog pillow
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I absolutely love mixing up pillows, or cushions as we call them here in Europe! I just bought, quite by chance, a beautiful hand made raw silk cushion in a rich grey, a little addition for the summer!
It’s funny that you brought up PILLOWS. I am acquiring some new ones but I’m having a hard time finding blue buffalo print ones. Any suggestions?… or where, oh where, did you get yours per chance!? 😉
HI DEB! Try Ballard Design. They have a number of Buffalo Checks.
I’m starting to get into pillows more. May I ask where did you get your beautiful lamp? Love the pull chains on it!
Hi Marla, I found them at my local Pottery Barn Outlet. Hope this helps.
Yvonne, I love your Summer Pillows. I especially love the buffalo check pillow.
Country Curtains has the prettiest Buffalo Plaid pillows or fabric by the yard if you like to make your own.
Hi Yvonne! I have a crush on pillows! Your summer neutral pillows have just the right elements of color, texture, pattern and size! I could go on and on about pillows…
yvonne, your neutral scheme is stunning, and i could move right in. in fact, i think i’d like to…okay?
Michele, you and I would be dangerous together! Your blog is soooooo beautiful! Come on over!
Love all your choices, but those buffalo check pillows are my absolute fave! I love all things buffalo check. Studio Mcgee has some gorgeous buffalo check pillows and etsy has some cute options for great prices as well.
Thanks so much for the tip! I’ll have to check them out!
Yvonne, I just love your collection of pillows on your couch. The natural tones and textures work well with one another. Enjoy your day! I have the same obsession about pillows, thanks for today’s blog.
Pillows and I have a long standing relationship! I could never have enough. 🙂
Beautiful Yvonne.. I still seem to gravitate to color!
Do you use a rug pad under your rugs from Ballard’s? If so, what kind?
I have a thin waffle weave rubbery mat under my rug. Rug pads protect floors. Hope this answers your question.
Your pillows and the way you have them styled are gorgeous!
I must admit, I have a bit of an addiction to pillows ever since I began following your blog! But I have taken your advice and try to only buy new covers, so much easier for storage! I soo enjoy following your blog, Yvonne. Your taste is impeccable! Love from Ontario, Canada.
Thanks so much Tammy! I love my Canadian friends! Hugs!