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Freshen Up Your Couch with Spring Throw Pillows

Does your living room feel drab? Well, adding a few light throw pillows will brighten up your couch and make your room feel new. Who know a few pillows could make such a difference?

Give your space a whole new feel by adding a few spring throw pillows. Bringing in a softer color palate and texture will make the space feel spring ready!

How to Mix and Match Pillows on a Sofa

Before purchasing spring throw pillows, consider the style of the decor in your home. To save money, try to select a color palate that will effortlessly blend with your existing decor and pillows.

Mix and match your current pillows, so that you only have to purchase 2-3 throw pillows for each season instead of an entire set.

I typically go for a set of ivory throw pillows to use throughout the year because they match with any seasonal pillows.

Another thing to look out for when purchasing throw pillows is texture. A throw pillow with texture will add a subtle pattern without feeling overwhelming.

This living room below would easily transition into any season by adding color around the neutral pilloows.

How to Mix and Match Pillows on a Sofa
Photo Credit: Coco and Jack

Tips to Mix and Match Pillows

If you already have neutral tones in your home then you use these pillows annually.

I like to keep about 3 neutral pillows on my couch throughout the year then I mix in 2-3 colors seasonally.

The neutral colors of my annual pillows, easily match with any color that I add to my couch.

For instance in the fall I add warm orange tones, shades of red for winter, soft blues or greens for spring, and bright colors for summer.

All of these seasonal colors mix and match nicely with any shades of ivory, greige, taupe, white, or gray.

Spring Throw Pillow Colors

Currently I am into muted colors, so I don’t have to fully commit to a color scheme.

Don’t get me wrong I love a pop of color, but I find that I get tired of bold colors or patterns quickly.

So, I started going with muted shades because the colors match easier and has a soft calming feeling.

Spring Throw Pillows

Here are some of my favorite throw pillows for spring this year. These pillows have subtle color, but still feel bright and fresh for spring.

All of these colors would transition nicely into summer, so you do not have to change your pillows until closer fall.

Spring Colors in a Living Room

I made a mock up of a living room with subtle spring colors to give you a better idea how to mix and match the light throw pillows.

spring throw pillow ideas

A simple trick to decorate for beginners is to first start with an area rug or a piece of wall art that you love.

Then pull 2-3 colors from the item and add the color in throughout the room to tie everything together.

Muted Colors

If you have trouble mixing and matching colors, try using muted tones or decorating with texture.

Decorating with texture gives you the ability to mix several patterns, while bringing a bit of interest.

Even if you prefer all neutral colors, you should always consider layering and adding as much texture as you can.

Texture makes a room feel inviting and cozy, which will create a space that you won’t ever want to leave.

Below is a perfect example of muted tones and textured in a living room. The colors are soft on the throw pillows, area rug, and surrounding furniture.

Spring Throw Pillows
Photo Credit: Kate Marker Interiors


Don’t be afraid to arrange pillows at the store to get a better feel. I sometimes will find a display in the store and arrange my throw pillow set in the store to test out the look before I buy it.

Another way to brighten up a room for spring is by adding a coat of fresh paint with our tips to paint a room like a pro!