Fancy Pillows: 2023's Top Picks for Chic Comfort

What makes a house feel like home? Is it the people, the aroma of home-cooked dishes, or the personal touch of decor? We at Canvello believe it's a combination of all these aspects, nestled comfortably within exotic, fancy pillows.

Call us biased, but there's something irresistible about the touch and sight of a fancy throw pillow. These stylish enhancements could glamorize even the stodgiest lounge chair and add artistic flourishes to the quietest corners of your living space, bedroom, and beyond. Yet with the myriad styles and materials vying for your attention, choosing the right fancy pillows can sometimes feel overwhelming. Whether you're seeking cozy comfort or a chic statement piece, our selection of pillows at Canvello has got you covered.

Our article 'Fancy Pillows: 2023's Top Picks for Chic Comfort' explores all the unique facets of these vibrant additions to your seating spaces. We delve into what makes a pillow "fancy," why they are often more expensive, how to select the perfect one for your space, and how to match your choice of pillow with our exquisite rugs.

Here's a quick rundown: - Velvet Pillows: Luxurious and timeless, they add an opulent touch. - Boho Pillows: Full of color and pattern, they bring a whimsical and relaxed vibe. - Floral Pillows: Elegant and romantic, they lend a nature-inspired feel. - Outdoor Pillows: Durable and stylish, they spruce up your outdoor space. - Mongolian Pillows: Plush and exotic, they add a unique flair. - Nautical Pillows: Cool and crisp, they bring the ocean to your home.

The infographic below gives a snapshot of these trending fancy pillows to look out for in 2023. Stay tuned to learn more about these top picks and how to use them to enhance your home interiors.

Infographic detailing the features of each type of fancy pillow mentioned infographic

Understanding Fancy Pillows

As we embark on this journey to explore the world of fancy pillows, let's first define what we're talking about.

What are Fancy Pillows?

Fancy pillows, often referred to as throw pillows or toss pillows, are small decorative items that can significantly enhance the aesthetics of your space. They are versatile and can be made from a variety of materials, including cotton, linen, silk, leather, microfibre, suede, chenille, and velvet. They are available at Canvello in a range of colors, including blue, navy, green, pink, purple, black, white, rust, gold, orange, beige, tan, brown, and even rainbow. These pillows are perfect for adding a touch of luxury and comfort to your living room, bedroom, or any other space in your home.

fancy throw pillows in various colors and patterns

Why are Fancy Pillows so Expensive?

Fancy pillows can sometimes come with a higher price tag, and there's a reason for that. The cost of these decorative pillows is largely determined by the material used. For instance, pillows made from expensive materials such as leather, silk, or sheepskin will cost more than those made from cotton or faux fur. Additionally, handmade pillows, like the ones we offer at Canvello, involve a significant amount of time, effort, and craftsmanship, which also contributes to their price.

The Origin of the Term 'Throw Pillow'

Ever wondered why these decorative pillows are often referred to as 'throw pillows'? The term originates from the casual way in which these pillows were meant to be used — being 'thrown' onto a piece of furniture for an instant touch of comfort and style. Even though we may not literally 'throw' them around today, the term has stuck and continues to be commonly used in home decor conversations.

In the next section, we'll dive into the top picks for chic and comfortable fancy pillows in 2023. So, whether you're an interior designer or a homeowner with an eye for style, stay tuned for the latest trends and tips to elevate your space with some plush and stylish fancy pillows.

Top Picks for Chic Comfort in 2023

Whether you're looking to refresh the vibe of your living room, or add a final touch to your bedroom, fancy pillows can be your secret weapon. 2023 is all about diversity and embracing different textures, colors, and patterns. Here are our top picks for the most stylish and comfortable fancy pillows for the upcoming year.

Velvet Throw Pillows

Nothing screams luxury and comfort more than velvet. Soft, plush, and available in a variety of rich colors, velvet throw pillows are a top pick for 2023. Our Hexa Mercury Taupe Velour Throw Pillow and Artemis Pewter Gray Velvet Throw Pillow are two examples of velvet pillows that can add a touch of elegance to any room. They're also perfect for those cooler months when you want to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Boho Throw Pillows

Boho chic is a trend that seems to never go out of style. It's all about expressing individuality and a love for different cultures and patterns. Boho throw pillows like our Ojai Blue Bohemian Pillow can give your space a relaxed, carefree vibe while also adding a pop of color.

Floral Throw Pillows

Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking, we know. But really, floral throw pillows are a timeless choice for adding a touch of nature and femininity to your space. Plus, they're an easy way to incorporate 'florillows' (yes, we just made that up) into your decor.

Outdoor Throw Pillows

As we all start to appreciate our outdoor spaces more, 2023 is all about making them as stylish and comfortable as our interiors. Outdoor throw pillows are a great way to achieve this. They're designed to withstand the elements, and they come in a variety of vibrant colors and patterns to liven up your patio or balcony.

Mongolian Throw Pillows

If you're after a statement piece, look no further than Mongolian throw pillows. These pillows, like our Mongolian Sheepskin Green Throw Pillow, are known for their luxurious long hair and irresistibly soft texture. They're a perfect blend of comfort and high-end style.

Nautical Throw Pillows

Last but not least, we have the nautical throw pillows. Ideal for homes with a coastal theme or for those just looking to inject a bit of seaside freshness into their decor. Maritime inspired designs like our Desmond Blue Diamond Pillow can instantly transport you to a calming beachfront.

So there you have it, our top picks for chic comfort in 2023. Remember, the perfect fancy pillow isn't just about style. It should also reflect your personality and bring joy every time you see it on your couch, bed, or favorite chair. Happy decorating!

How to Choose the Perfect Fancy Pillow

Choosing the perfect fancy pillow is an art. It combines an understanding of your personal style with practical considerations like size, fill material, and correct stuffing. Don’t worry - we at Canvello are here to guide you through the process!

Measuring Your Pillows

The first step in choosing the perfect fancy pillow is deciding on the right size. As Pillow Decor explains, pillow measurements should be taken along the pillow's outer seams, measuring the middle of your sham, from seam to seam, height, and width. This will help you decide what size inserts are needed.

Pillows come in a variety of sizes, and the right size for you depends on where you plan to place them. For example, our handmade velvet & silk pillows come in sizes from 16''x16'' to 24''x24'', and our vintage rug pillows range from 16''x16'' to 20''x20''.

Different sizes of fancy pillows

Choosing Between Feather/Down and Polyfill Pillow Inserts

Once you've decided on the size, the next step is choosing the fill material. Feather/down and polyfill are the two most common types of pillow inserts. Feather/down pillows, like our decorative pillow inserts, are filled with 95% duck feather and 5% down and cased in a 100% cotton cover with a 233 thread count, providing exceptional softness and breathability. They're a luxurious choice that offers both plumpness and support.

On the other hand, polyfill pillows, such as the Beckstead Pillow Insert by Symple Stuff, are filled with a micro-denier fiber or gel fiber that's thinner and stronger than silk. These pillows are very soft, with no resiliency, and are designed to emulate the feel of down. They're a great hypoallergenic alternative for those who are allergic to feather/down.

Feather/down and polyfill pillow inserts infographic

Stuffing a Pillow Cover Properly

Last but not least, you'll want to make sure you're stuffing your pillow cover correctly. As simple as it may seem, there's an art to stuffing a pillow cover properly. It's not just about zipping open the cover and stuffing it in. You want to ensure the insert fills out the corners of the cover, giving your pillow a full and plump appearance.

Remember, the perfect fancy pillow is a blend of style, comfort, and practicality. And with the wide range of choices available at Canvello, you're sure to find the perfect pillow that not only enhances your decor but also brings you joy every time you see it.

In the next section, we'll delve deeper into the role of fancy pillows in home decor. From the importance of texture to the versatility of outdoor pillows, we'll explore how these chic accents can transform your living spaces. Stay tuned!

The Role of Fancy Pillows in Home Decor

From sinking into the soft velvets to the vibrant beauty of pure dupioni silk, fancy pillows are a simple yet powerful tool in home decor. They not only add a pop of color and personality to your space but also enhance the overall aesthetic and comfort of your home. At Canvello, we believe that a well-placed pillow can transform a mundane space into a cozy and inviting sanctuary.

The Importance of Texture in Home Decor

Close up of textured fancy pillow

Texture plays a crucial role in creating an inviting atmosphere in your home. It adds depth and dimension to a room, making it feel more dynamic and visually interesting. At Canvello, we offer a variety of fancy pillows with different textures to suit your style and home decor needs.

For those who prefer a luxuriously soft feel, our velvet pillows are a perfect choice. They not only look opulent but also feel incredibly soft to touch. On the other hand, our knit textured pillows are perfect for warming up for winter, providing not just comfort but also a cozy aesthetic.

The Versatility of Outdoor Pillows

Outdoor furniture with fancy pillows

Outdoor pillows are not just for outdoor spaces anymore. As people are seeking more ways to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere in their homes, the versatility of outdoor pillows has become more apparent. They can withstand the elements while adding a vibrant splash of color to your outdoor space. Moreover, they can also be used indoors for a fun and quirky touch to your decor.

French Tapestry Pillows: A Touch of History and Elegance

For those who appreciate history and elegance in home decor, our French tapestry pillows are an absolute treat. These pillows are not only decorative but also carry a sense of history and artistry, adding an unmatched elegance to your home. They are intricately designed and crafted, making each piece a unique work of art.

The Popularity of Velvet Pillows

Velvet pillows in various colors

Velvet pillows are currently riding a wave of popularity in home decor. They are favored by many, including celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Taylor Swift, for their plush and luxurious feel. At Canvello, our velvet pillows come in various colors and sizes, making it easier for you to find the perfect match for your home.

In conclusion, fancy pillows play a significant role in home decor, adding character, texture, and comfort to any space. Whether you prefer the softness of velvet, the vibrant beauty of silk, or the history of French tapestry, there's a fancy pillow out there for you. At Canvello, we're here to help you find that perfect pillow to complete your home decor.

Matching Fancy Pillows with Canvello's Exquisite Rugs

But why stop at fancy pillows? At Canvello, we specialize in more than just providing you with the chicest comfort options. Our love for home decor extends to exquisite rugs as well. If you're looking to create a harmonious and stylish space, consider pairing your fancy pillows with some of our unique rugs. Let's explore how you can match your pillows with Persian, American, Chinese, and Moroccan rugs.

Pairing Fancy Pillows with Persian Rugs

Persian rugs are known for their intricate designs and vibrant color palettes. They can add a touch of elegance and warmth to any room. Pairing these rugs with fancy pillows can create a rich and sophisticated look. For instance, our Sankara Silk Throw Pillows with their pure dupioni silk, are a perfect match for Persian rugs. The vibrant beauty of the silk pillows complements the intricate patterns of the Persian rugs, creating a visually pleasing contrast that adds depth to your decor.

Persian rug paired with Sankara Silk Throw Pillow

Complementing Fancy Pillows with American Rugs

American rugs often feature bold and contemporary designs. When complementing these rugs with fancy pillows, consider pillows with similar design elements. For instance, our Desmond Red Diamond Pillow or the Calliope Gray Damask Pattern Throw Pillow can echo the modern aesthetic of American rugs. Mixing patterns and solids can also add an extra layer of interest.

Matching Fancy Pillows with Chinese Rugs

Chinese rugs tend to feature traditional motifs and a more subdued color palette. As such, pairing these rugs with fancy pillows that feature similar colors or contrasting textures can enhance their aesthetic appeal. Our Mongolian Sheepskin Green Throw Pillow, for example, adds a luxurious texture that can beautifully contrast the smooth surface of a Chinese rug.

Chinese rug paired with Mongolian Sheepskin Green Throw Pillow

Coordinating Fancy Pillows with Moroccan Rugs

Moroccan rugs are loved for their bohemian vibe and geometric patterns. Boho Throw Pillows, like our Ojai Blue Bohemian Pillow, are a natural fit with Moroccan rugs. The eclectic designs and textures of these pillows can enhance the bohemian charm of the rugs, creating a cozy and inviting space.

Moroccan rug coordinated with an Ojai Blue Bohemian Pillow

In conclusion, at Canvello, we believe that your home decor should be a reflection of your personal style. By thoughtfully pairing fancy pillows with our exquisite rugs, you can create a space that is not only stylish but also uniquely yours.


As we've discovered, fancy pillows aren't just about aesthetics. They are a testament to craftsmanship, a nod to various cultures worldwide, and a tactile delight that can elevate a room's comfort level.

From the plush texture of velvet throw pillows to the intricate patterns of Bohemian styles, each piece has its own story to tell. Floral, outdoor, Mongolian, and nautical throw pillows each offer distinct styles that cater to a variety of tastes.

Choosing the perfect fancy pillow involves more than just picking a design that catches your eye. It's about understanding pillow measurements, selecting the right pillow inserts — be it feather/down or polyfill — and knowing how to stuff a pillow cover properly to maintain its shape and longevity.

Fancy pillows play a significant role in home decor, adding texture and personality to any space. They're versatile, fitting perfectly in indoor and outdoor settings, and they carry a touch of history and elegance, particularly in the case of French tapestry pillows.

In recent years, the popularity of velvet pillows has surged, gracing the homes of celebrities and royals alike. They lend a luxurious touch that can instantly glam up any room.

At Canvello, we offer a range of exquisite rugs that can be perfectly paired with fancy pillows. Whether it's a Persian rug with a Sankara Silk Throw Pillow, an American rug with a Mongolian Sheepskin Green Throw Pillow, a Chinese rug with a Desmond Red Diamond Pillow, or a Moroccan rug with an Ojai Blue Bohemian Pillow, the possibilities are endless.

Our goal is to help you create a home that's a reflection of your unique style and taste. With our vast selection of pillows and rugs, we believe you'll find the perfect pieces that speak to your design aesthetic.

Thank you for joining us on this exploration of fancy pillows. We hope this guide has provided you with valuable insights and inspired you to add a touch of chic comfort to your home with Canvello's fancy pillows and exquisite rugs.

Remember, your home is your sanctuary — a place where you should feel most at ease. So, choose pieces that bring you joy, comfort, and a sense of serenity.

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