This post on my new pillows is sponsored by ebay
I like to pack away the pillows and throw blankets that are really heavy and knitted for the Spring and Summer. That is basically the majority of the pillows we had in our upstairs family room. After putting away the covers I didn’t replace them, I left it that way for about a month. I just didn’t know what I wanted to do. I always say you need to start with inspiration. After ebay reached out to me to partner and share anything I wanted to….pillows came to my mind because they were on my list of things I was looking for. I really didn’t even know if ebay sold pillows! I quickly found some of my favorites. BUT I will say it helps to know what you are looking for in terms of what types of pillows. I will share my tips!
This is what I ended up putting together! I already had the two large white pillows that I knew I could use. Then I found the other four on ebay. I started my search with a few key words. Because I know my personal style and that I love to mix textures and patterns.
These are the three key words I searched for in their search engine-
And if you were curious if I had to bid on the pillows- the answer is no! Majority of the merchandise sold on eBay is new and available with the “Buy It Now” option (no bidding necessary). Also a lot of items ship for free! That is where I bought our SMEG Toaster– because it was cheapest with the free shipping! So easy to search for name-brand pieces too, like SMEG.
The first pillows I searched for was the Mustard Mudlcoth Pillow. I had it in my head I wanted something with the golden tones. Then I just happened to find the other two after reaching for those key words. The Oushak Pink Rug Pillow is really similar to the one I have from Ikea that I know a lot of you wanted too!
So nice to be able to find another source for pillows. And typically when I find something good I want to have it in a couple of rooms!
The white Morocan Cactus Pillow is a great style too that feels really eclectic and also vintage.
After getting the Mudcloth Pillow that lead to my inspiration for changing the rug to THIS Jute Rug that was in our Master Bedroom. We just ended up swapping them! Best way to get a new look! I also tied in the touches of pink that are in the Pink Oushak Rug Pillow with the chunky pink yarn throw that was in my daughters room. I personally like to bring in a little bit of the rug color up to the sofa with pillows or a throw. You can see how the warm golden tones in the rug work with the Rug Ottomans and the Mudcloth Pillows.
Also switched out the art that was above the gray side table with the beach scene we had in our entry (they just swapped places too). Oh and I was contemplating changing that black chalkboard wall behind the sofa, but all of you over on Instagram voted to leave it! And that made me happy!
And I moved the leather chair over by the cream TV cabinet for some more contrast. Opted out of a throw pillow on the leather chair. Pillows continually slide off the leather or look messy, because you would never sit in that chair with the pillow in it.
That is really important to keep in mind when buying pillows. Where it is going! Is the seat deep enough for a pillow? Will the pillow have to be removed to even be able to sit in the chair? If so you might want to opt for just a throw draped over the side.
Below is what the room looked liked BEFORE with the gray rug (that is a much better bedroom rug because of the open knitted look, easy place for LEGOS and crumbs to get lost). The green velvet pillows were too heavy for me for spring and the other pillows got mixed around our home.
I hope that gave you some ideas on how to make some simple changes to your home- I swear a new pillow or two is the best starting point for inspiration!
Below are a couple examples of Mixing Pillows and Styles with some favorites from ebay
You can find the rest of the pieces in this room HERE