We have new navy throw pillows in our living room! I found so many beautiful pillows when I was picking these out, I had to round up all my favorites I considered. You know how much I love using blues in my home – these navy blue throw pillows were the best way to add a punch of my favorite color!
My Favorite Navy Throw Pillows
Here are the beauties that I bought last month in our living room.
Since most of my other colors in our living room are neutrals, these navy throw pillows are room-making statement pieces. The blues are various shades, but they all play so well together.
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Few things will breath life into a neutral room as much as a high quality throw pillow with color. It’s like putting lipstick on a pretty face, am I right?? When I tried to tell my husband this theory he gave me a blank stare back… but you know what I’m talking about!
For the most part, I stopped tossing pillows into my shopping cart in that certain unnamed big box store. No more “just okay” or lumpy throw pillows …that I am sick of looking at a few months later.
My Favorite Navy Throw Pillow Picks:
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Buy less… and buy better! I am working hard on losing my “more is more” approach to decorating, and trying to use discipline when I shop. Save your pennies for a splurge, that will in the end last longer than the 3 cheap pillows bought on a whim on that chips and salsa run.
My Serena & Lily Pillow Review
If you are wondering why those cute Target throw pillows aren’t holding up, after buying these pillows the answer becomes evident.
It’s because most big box stores have pillows full of cheap cotton / poly, and it tends to clump up or makes the pillow fall strangely. If you are looking to elevate your space, sometimes you may need to start with buying better quality pillows!
There are quite a few shops where you can find top notch pillows, but these are my splurge worthy pillows. Why?
1. Sizing Is Simple
Don’t get hung up on what size pillows will coordinate. Sure, sizes are important, but don’t overthink it. Just vary them slightly. Serena & Lily doesn’t carry a million different sizes, so it was easy for me to pick.
The giant 24″ square size is my favorite way to go on a couch. This big pillow is attention getting and falls just so on a sofa. It looks good slouched or sitting up with a karate chop.
If You Feel Overwhelmed, Here Are 3 Options For No Fail Sizing Success Using My Favorite 24″ Pillow:
The big 24″ size matches up well with all their smaller sizes, so you don’t have to be too concerned about getting it “right”. Here are my favorite ways to use a 24″ square:
Option 1) The easiest winning combination for sizing throw pillows on a sofa is an extra large (24″ square) throw pillow, and a lumbar in front. Think: big square + lumbar. Combine the 24″ square with either a long 14″ x 30″ lumbar or a small 12″ x 21″ lumbar in front.
I did this when I bought the navy Leighton pillow (below) in my favorite size, a 24″ square, and put the long Leighton lumbar in front.
Option 2) Combine a 24″ square, with a smaller 20″ square
Option 3) Pair two 24″ square throw pillows up together
Option 4) The trio: Combine a 24″ square, a 20″ square, and a longer lumbar. This is a great combo if you have a sectional or a large sofa to make it look welcoming and lounge worthy!
Arm Chair Sizing
Their smaller, little lumbars are 12″ x 21″ and fit PERFECTLY inside a standard armchair. If you are unsure, measure the width of your armchair seat – these should fit just right!
2. It Starts With A Down Premium Pillow Insert
Remember when I confessed the big secret about throw pillows? A good pillow that an interior designer can spot a mile away starts with good fill! A while ago I wrote a post all about picking throw pillows. I encouraged you to stop buying cheap pillows – despite the tempting price.
Look for pillows / inserts filled with high quality feather down (or down alternative) materials. Better materials and construction translates to pillows that have perfect density and fluff, to generally just looking more expensive, and to lasting much longer in your living room. Trust me when I say- you will see a MAJOR difference in how long you will love a high quality pillow with a good insert for!
This was my first experience with the Serena & Lily inserts. Although the pillow covers are a bit of a splurge, I actually don’t find their inserts terribly expensive. They have just the right amount of weight.
3. If You Love Blues Like Me, Their Blue + Navy Throw Pillows All Play Well Together
The colors of your pillows playing off each other can be the difference to a room looking pulled together instead of half hazard. Instead of buying a pillow here, a pillow there, and trying to make them all work- coordinate several together at one time.
Serena & Lily does a few shades really, really well. Blue and white is a color combo they are known for. When shopping for navy throw pillows, look here first. Each shade goes well with pillows within that same color group. So pick a color or two, and you really can’t go wrong!
Take a peek at their whole page assorted into only blue throw pillows, making it easy for you to pick.
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Wondering how these hold up to kids? Our other Serena & Lily pillows don’t need cleaning yet. The fabric is thick and holds up nicely – but they are darker colors. With our two new white pillows I am sure we will be needing to clean them once a year or so. The covers unzip and are dry clean.
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What I am buying at the sale
We are excited to grab these two end chairs for my kitchen table:
I would like the end chairs to be slightly different than the all matching look.
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I hope this Serena & Lily Pillows Review was helpful, especially if you are shopping for navy throw pillows.
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