Big & Bold: 20 Oversize, Colorful, Patterned Pillows

published Mar 22, 2014
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Is there anything worst than a too-dinky throw pillow drowning on a sofa sea? Want to make a big and soft impact on your seating this weekend? Wow guests with some potent and patterned softness? Banish boring when you go bold and experiment with oversize throw pillows on your sofa, chairs, bed and more!

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With every great experiment, there is the risk of going overboard. The best way to gauge whether your furniture could handle some seriously sized throw pillows? Find a pillow you already have in the house and see what size it is. If it feels really dinky, consider bumping up the size by a couple several inches. If it feels pretty nice, maybe only go one size bigger.

Bonus: Many of these oversize throw pillows are big enough to double as floor cushions, so don’t be afraid to go a little Bohemian in a corner of a room made for lounging. And some of these can be used outdoors, too! We’ve divided these pillows up by size to help you choose just the right throw pillow fit for your space today:

20″ – 22″
1. Division Neon Pink 20″ Pillow from CB2, $39.95
2. Decorative Park 22 x 22 Down Pillow from, $45.99
3. Handmade Blue and White Tie-Dye Cotton 22″ Throw Pillow from, $37.99
4. Villa Home 22″ Carnaby Street Analou Pillow from Wayfair, $104.34
5. Bibi 20″ Pillow from Wolfum, $85
6. Diamond Dot Crewel 20″ Pillow Cover from West Elm, $24.99 (on sale!)

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23″ – 24″
1. Celine 24″ Pillow from Judy Ross Textiles, $240
2. Sabira Gulmahar 24″ Linen Pillow from Wayfair, $185
3. Keaton Santa Fe 23″ Throw Pillow from, $44.78
4. Static 23″ Pillow from CB2, $39.95
5. Basket Weave 24″ Pillow from Fab, $69
6. D. Bryant Archie Resort Amaleah 24″ Pillow from Wayfair, $134.63

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26″ and up
1. Java 26″ Pillow from Rakuten, $132
2. Garima Dhawan 26″ Polyester Throw Pillow from Wayfair, $69
3. 26″ Totem Pillow from Burke Decor, $160
4. Arboretum Leafy 26″ Pillow by Heather Dutton from DENY Designs, $69
5. Sedona Throw Pillow from DENY Designs, $69
6. Retrographic Picnic 26″ Pillow by Budi Kwan from DENY Designs, $69
7. Pink 26″ Ikat Throw Pillow from Burke Decor, $79
8. Amy Sia Ardour 26″ Throw Pillow from Indy Outlet Center, $36.99