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9 Colorful Pillows to Liven Up A Lame Bedroom

OK, so throw pillows aren’t always cheap (you can blow a whole paycheck on a silk throw) but they are absolutely, one hundred percent, the easiest way to add a jolt to your otherwise ho-hum bed. Of course, bright colors and florals are always on trend for springtime. (Cue Miranda Priestley’s “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.”) But this season home decor offerings are especially lively, with wacky but lovable prints and wild hits of color.

Here are our 9 favorite bright, zesty throw pillows for spring:


1. Like a Van Gogh you can rest your head on. “Post-Impressionism” pillow, Anthropologie, $78



2. We love the simple graphic shapes and smile-inducing lemon color. “Big Citrus” pillow, Bobo Choses, $42



3. Pink is the color for spring, and this painterly pillow offers about a dozen different shades of it. Herringbone Brushstroke pillow, Leif, $85


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4. This one riffs on crystals and geodes, but uses colors rarely seen in nature. “Hard Rock” pillow by Kristie Kohut, available via Domino, $164.99



5. There’s something a little insouciant about all those precious vases that you know you can’t break.  “Vase” pillow, Zara Home, $29.99


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6. These pastels aren’t too treacly. “Circle” pillow by Rabbit + Roar, available at West Elm, $49



7. Stuff your face into this leaf-bedecked number and pretend you’re in Costa Rica.  “Printed Palms” pillow, Urban Outfitters, $39


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8. Groovy, slightly trippy, and so darn lively. “La Pampa” pillow, Mintwood Home, $106



9. The only cool flip phone still in existence. “Hey!” pillow, Aelfie, $49

Design & Style Editor

Hillary writes about interiors, real estate, arts, and culture. She is the former digital media editor of The New Republic, and her work has also been published in Glamour, The New York Times Book Review, and The Washington Post, among others. You can follow her on Instagram @hillarylouisekelly or on Pinterest @hlkelly.