Pillows for a Summer Look

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So you know that advice that you should stick to neutrals when it comes to the big investment pieces and have fun with accessories? It's great advice — just make sure you don't end up with a big beige filled room. This post is all about the 'have fun' part. Your couch is probably one of the bigger furniture investments you're going to make, so definitely stick with a neutral if that makes you comfortable, but you can easily change up the pillows with the seasons. Here's a roundup of some great themes and pillows to bring a little summer into your living room.

If you're a color lover or if the summer brings out your colorful side, try a bold pattern or color that will really pop in your space.

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Bold Pillows (clockwise from top left): Kilim Embroidery Pillow from CB2, $49.95 / Summer Triangles by Her Art on Society6, $20 / Magical Thinking Starburst Pillow at Urban Outfitters, $54 / Beehive Throw Pillow at Far & Wide Collective, $99

If summer makes you think of the beach and soft colors, try one of these aqua infused pillows.

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Soft Pillows (clockwise from top left): Aqua Striped Harringbone Pillow from World Market, $24.99 / Diamond designed by David Fleck on Society6, $20 / Surfer by Alysia Cotter on Society6, $20 / Twinfin pillow at CB2, $34.95

If nothing makes you happier than surrounding yourself with lots of fresh flowers and plants, try one of these modern floral designs and bring some of the outdoors in.

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Floral Pillows (clockwise from top left): Marimekko Pieni Unikko Pillow at Crate and Barrel, $76.50 / Floral Pillow by Chloe and Olive on Etsy, $43.50 / Painterly Bloom Pillow at CB2, $44.95 / Sun Print Pillow at Anthropologie, $168

Doesn't tie-dye just remind you of the summer? Try one of these on-trend dipped & dyed looks in a fresh summer color.

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Dip & Dyed pillows (clockwise from top left): Chisaki Pillow at Crate & Barrel, $34.11 / Shabd Tie-Dye Pillow at Urban Outfitters, $120 / Orlando Aqua Cushion from Urban Barn, $39 / Tidal Dream Cushion by Amy Sia, £70

Lastly, have some fun and add a novelty pillow or two to show your personality and playfulness.

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Novelty Pillows (clockwise from top left): Crewel Parakeet Pillow Cover at West Elm, $44 / Pineapple Print Pillow from Anthropologie, $168 / Delish Popcicle Cushion at Urban Barn, $39 / Cote d'Azure Throw Pillow by Jonathan Adler, $180

(Image credits: Melissa DiRenzo)

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