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Pillows are the easiest way to update the look of any room, but many times they can be so pricey! Cut out the middle man and make them yourself. A homemade pillow need not look cheap or "homemade."

By purchasing designer-inspired fabrics or the real thing from places like Winter Beach Modern, which features fabrics by Knoll, Maharam, and Herman Miller, you can have a beautiful pillow for your nursery, bedroom or living room at the fraction of the price.

And if you don't have the greatest sewing skills, fear not! A square pillow is among the easiest things to make. All Free Crafts gives you simple to follow instructions.