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How Do I Choose the Best Cheap Throw Pillow?

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  • Written By: Norma Jean Howland
  • Edited By: Susan Barwick
  • Last Modified Date: 01 December 2019
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When you are shopping for a cheap throw pillow, there are several things to consider before making your final decision. Throw pillows come in different color schemes, so you may want to bring along a swatch from your furniture to coordinate hues and patterns. Second, many varieties are available to choose from, including cotton, silk, faux fur and tapestry. Comfort is also probably important, especially if you or a family member suffer from allergies. Some pillows can be machine washed, and may be made from hypoallergenic materials, so you will probably want to check the label to be sure.

A cheap throw pillow can be a relatively inexpensive way to change the look of a room by choosing colors and fabrics that complement your furniture. Different sizes of pillows can also add dimension to a living room or bedroom. These furniture accessories are available in a variety of solid tones or brightly colored patterns. Many times an assortment of throw pillows sets the tone in a room.

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For instance, chenille pillows in soft hues can transform a traditional sofa into a place to relax or read quietly. For a more dynamic look, pillows featuring animal prints, famous paintings, or floral patterns may be more to your liking. For a vintage room that is filled with antiques, an elaborate tapestry pillow may fit into the d├ęcor. There are also needlepoint pillows with sayings, quotes, or pictures that may end up taking center stage in a room. For a more elegant room, there are affordable throw pillows that offer tassels, fringe, or sequins.

If anyone in your family suffers from allergies, it may be important to make sure that the cheap throw pillow you purchase is made with hypoallergenic materials. Many of these pillows can be thrown into the washing machine and dryer, which can help control allergic reactions. Another option is to purchase a specially designed hypoallergenic pillow cover and then choose a sham in the color and style you want.

Of course, you may prefer the look and feel of down, if allergies are not a problem. If you don't mind spending a bit more, there is probably a cheap throw pillow out there to suit you. Down throw pillows can be found in different sizes and styles, and are often arranged on a bed to allow for a soft, comfortable space to read before sleep.

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