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Splurge vs. Steal: Spring-Inspired Pillows

With Saint Patrick’s Day a week away and spring just around the corner, green is on everyone’s mind. Swapping your throw pillows for lighter, brighter ones is an easy way to transition your decor between seasons.


Although it’s based in Richmond, home-design store Openhouse sells most of its collection online, including the adorable Poppy Pods pillow for $80. The grass-green pillow features embroidered poppies that are not quite ready to bloom, making it perfect for this time of year.

Openhouse, 5807 Patterson Avenue, Richmond; www.openhouse-richmond.com.


If you’re saving money for the Saint Patty’s Day tab, Target’s Printed Floral pillow costs only $24.99. The woven polyester pillow is slightly darker than the Openhouse one, but the wispy-white flower design keeps it fresh.

has stores in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.