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Halloween: Last Minute Decorating Ideas

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  • Paint Your Pumpkin!

No time to carve? No problem! Pick up some painting supplies and get creative with your friends and family.  Unlike carving, even the youngest kids can enjoy this fun Halloween activity!

  • Treats for The Party

If you are throwing a Halloween party but feel there is not enough time to decorate your home, don’t worry – treat your guests to some tasty, Halloween-inspired desserts such as these fun and festive cupcakes. Try serving your friends cupcakes in a jar – a funky Halloween version of the traditional cupcake – plus, very convenient for a stand-up type of party!

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  • Halloween Themed Stickers

If you have no time to invest in decorating your interior for Halloween, consider spooking up the exterior of your house or apartment with black window stickers. The scary and mysterious silhouettes on the windows will get you and your neighbors in the Halloween mood. Add some orange lights to frame the windows for the full effect.

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  • Balloons

One fast and hassle-free option is to use orange balloons with scary Halloween drawings or stickers on them, which can be bought or quickly made at home.

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  • Decorative Halloween Candles

Spelling Halloween-related words on a set of candles colored in yellow, orange, rust and brown is a great addition to the atmosphere. Candles of various shapes, colors and sizes are easily available from your nearest supermarket. To save money, try wrapping the candles you already have at home with colored tissue paper that can be found in your local dollar store. Next, attach vinyl or paper letters to spell words like “October”, “Happy Halloween” and “Boo!”

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  • Halloween Throw Pillows

One of the easiest ways to decorate your home for holidays in a comfortable and functional fashion is to throw in some decorative pillows. At Pillow Décor, we got you covered for your Murder Mystery Halloween party!  Add a splash of blood red to your living room with this shockingly sophisticated Bullet Point Pillow.

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When to Give a Throw Pillow as a Gift

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When it comes to gift giving, pillows can be a hit or a miss. Understanding the recipient’s taste and unique circumstances is crucial to choosing a gift pillow they will enjoy and display, instead of letting it languish in a closet (or giving it away).

 When to Give a Gift Pillow

Sometimes it’s appropriate to give a pillow, and other times it’s best to go with another gift. In the following situations, a pillow is acceptable:

  •  Housewarming parties. The most popular time to give a pillow is at a housewarming party. After all, guests are there for the purpose of seeing the home and congratulating the owners on their new move. If it’s your first time visiting the home since it’s been decorated, you’ll want to go with very neutral colors that could be used with a variety of styles.
  •  Bridal showers. Giving a pillow at a bridal shower is entirely appropriate. In most cases, guests are asked to provide a gift that will contribute to the new couple’s home, and a pillow can be a very memorable and much needed gift.
  •  Holidays. Many people enjoy trading out pillows throughout the year. This is typically done on a seasonal basis, and styles are usually related to holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Valentine’s Day. At holiday parties, consider giving a themed pillow as a housewarming gift. It can be put to immediate use and is always appropriate.
Birthday Cupcakes on Green

Birthday Cupcakes on Green French Tapestry.

  •  Birthdays. If you know the person very well, you can give a pillow as a birthday gift. Here, though, you need to be more careful. With less guidance than other situations, you can easily go astray with a style that is neither useful nor tasteful.

 Considerations for Pillow Gift Giving

There is no need to overthink things, but do give consideration to the following areas:

  •  Style. What is the recipient’s current color scheme?
  •  Theme. Does the recipient have a favorite theme? (I.e. dogs, flowers, or pattern)
  •  Function. Does the recipient have small children or pets? (Functionality vs. Style)
Havanese Dog Pillow

The Havanese Dog Pillow makes a great gift for anyone who owns this breed.

Andalusian Horses Pillows

The Andalusian Horses Pillow makes a great gift for a horse lover.

Maine Coon Pillows

The Maine Coon Cat Throw Pillow makes a great gift for any cat lover.

 Pillow Décor

At Pillow Décor, we have pillows for every occasion. Regardless of the style, material, shape, size, or color you’re looking for, we have something that will suite your needs. For gift giving, you can also consider a gift certificate – which is perfect for any occasion.

Let it Fall: Decorating Ideas for Autumn

Halloween pumpkins on the porch

Fall is the favorite season of many individuals. From changing leaves to cooler, breezier days and pumpkin-flavored everything, autumn is often a time of transition and reminiscence. As you prepare your home for colder months, incorporating autumnal elements into your home décor is the perfect way to celebrate and invoke the season.

5 Decorating Ideas for Autumn

This fall, give these five decorating tips a shot:

  • Hints of autumn. You don’t have to change everything when fall rolls around. Some of the best design features are subtle and suppressed. Add orange and red splashes to your existing color palette for best results.
  • Natural tablescape. Nothing says autumn like large family dinners around the kitchen table. Use small pumpkins, pinecones, and other natural elements to create a natural tablescape that is reminiscent of the outdoors. Orange napkins and antique place settings can also contribute to the look.
  • Throw pillows. Replacing or accenting existing pillows can be a great way to add a pop of autumn color. Browns, oranges, and reds can complement any existing style without affecting the room’s overall design.

Fall Decor

  • Front porch. One of the best parts about autumn is that you can leave your doors open and freely transition between indoor and outdoor living without compromising your level of comfort. To create a statement from the moment you enter the door, line your steps or walkway with pumpkins, straw, and flowers.
  • Smell of autumn. Your home’s design doesn’t have to be limited to visual statements. Great decorating ideas for autumn include warm colored candles that add to the overall experience. Look for pumpkin or spice scented candles and scatter them throughout the house for ambience.

Pillow Décor

At Pillow Décor, we love this time of year! When you browse our collection of pillows, you will discover a number of styles, colors, shapes, and sizes to satisfy your design needs. Contact us for more information or assistance!
Fall decor

Ditch The Plastic Santa: Keeping Your Holiday Decor Stylish

Holiday Decor Trends

Tired of plastic lawn Santas and the same icicle lights you see on the outside of every home during the holidays? You are definitely not alone. Consider some of these holiday decor trends to change things up. It doesn’t mean you have to give up tradition – just give it a little nudge in a new direction and see what family and friends think. You can always bring back the plastic Santa next year!

Hanging Lights and Decorations

If you usually restrict hanging decorations to the Christmas tree, you may be looking for somewhere else for those Shiny Brites to go. Have you considered hanging your sparkly baubles and snowflakes from your overhead lights to make them really shimmer and shine?

If you have kids, or even if you have young relatives visiting you this holiday season, maybe it’s time to change up your usual red and green. Brightly colored decorations and stockings hanging on the mantel can do wonders and add whimsy to your overall holiday décor.

Chic Color Schemes

Of course, bright colors and whimsical decorations may not be your cup of tea for the holidays. You can definitely achieve a wintry wonderland feeling with simple neutral colors with accents of gold lighting for a more subtle, chic take on decorating.

Holiday Themed Pillows

Maybe what you really want to do is swap out some of your usual decorations for holiday ones. Do you have those special pillows for this time of year yet? Consider adding elegant holiday pillows to your collection, like these Tuscany Linen Metallic throw pillows. These pillows add a beautiful silver sheen accent to your home and will reflect the brightness of your Christmas lighting. Pillows like these are especially wonderful if you want a festive pillow that you can use year round.

Of course, you may want pillows with more holiday-specific decorations, which is where pillows like this Holly Berry Pillow come into play. These pillows will fit so nicely into your warm and welcoming decoration scheme, you’ll be sad to put them away when the holidays are over.

Tuscany Linen Silver Metallic 12x20 Throw Pillow

Tuscany Linen Silver Metallic Pillow

Holly Berry Throw Pillow

Holly Berry Throw Pillow

Decorating with Holiday Style

Spice Up Your Decor for the Holidays

We love the way so many homes transform during the holidays. As the temperature dips, most of us turn up the heat inside. The usual suspects for changing the color and mood of your home for the holidays are crackling fires, twinkle lights, candles, vases, flowers, table linens, iconic imagery, and holiday tree ornaments. It’s no surprise that one of our favorite ways to warm up, spice up, or otherwise reflect the season is to add twinkle, texture and color with throw pillows. They are relatively inexpensive, abundant in colors and styles, and the covers can be folded into tiny little envelopes to be stored for the rest of the year. The inserts can be redressed and stay on the sofa where they belong.

We’ve chosen some of our favorite pillows, so easily adapted to reflect the holidays.

Add some twinkle and shine with these metallic, 100% linen pillows:

Tuscany Linen Silver Metallic 16x16 Throw Pillow

Tuscany Linen Silver

Tuscany Linen Gold Metallic 16x16 Throw Pillow

Tuscany Linen Gold

Tuscany Linen Platinum Metallic 16x16 Throw Pillow

Tuscany Linen Platinum

Use luxurious faux fur or Mongolian sheepskin pillows to add warmth and texture:

Snow Leopard Faux Fur 20x20 Throw Pillow

Snow Leopard Faux Fur

Mongolian Sheepskin Snow White

Mongolian Snow White

Tawny Lynx Faux Fur 20x20 Throw Pillow

Tawny Lynx Faux Fur

Mongolian Sheepskin Champagne

Mongolian Champagne

Choose an accent color(s) to complement the rest of your holiday décor:

Glamorous Greens

Houndstooth Spheres 18x18 Green Throw Pillow

Houndstooth Spheres

Milano 16x16 Sage Decorative Pillow

Milano Sage Green

Monroe Velvet Stripes 22x22 Green Throw Pillow

Monroe Velvet Green

Rich Reds

Bohemian Damask Red, White and Ocher Throw Pillow

Bohemian Damask Red

Proud Peacock Red Throw Pillow

Proud Peacock Red

Monroe Velvet Stripes 22x22 Red Throw Pillow

Monroe Velvet Red

Moody Blues

Glitter Stripes 20x20 Blue and Gray Throw Pillow

Bohemian Damask Red

Milano 16x16 Indigo Decorative Pillow

Milano Indigo

Houndstooth Spheres 18x18 Blue Throw Pillow

Houndstooth Spheres Blue

Party Pinks

Metallic Floral Pink

Metallic Floral Pink

Scroll on Deep Pink Silk LT Throw Pillow

Scroll Pink Silk

Houndstooth Spheres 18x18 Pink Throw Pillow

Houndstooth Spheres Pink

Passionate Purples

Ribbed Silk Plum Wine 17x17 Throw Pillow

Ribbed Silk Plum Wine

Velvet Multi Stripes Blue 16x16 Throw Pillow

Velvet Multi Stripes

Milano 16x16 Purple Decorative Pillow

Milano Purple

Or, if you aren’t in the mood to change things up completely, just add some sparkle or faux fur to your every day throw pillows and watch them take on a seasonal ambiance. Enjoy the season!

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