As nice as it would be to update your throw pillow collection every season, no one has enough space for a collection that big. Fortunately, it’s easy to hit the refresh button when you have a few simple tricks up your sleeve. Whether you prefer pom poms and fringe or a good sequin project — or all of the above — it’s super easy to customize plain throw pillows with new colors and textures. No couch is complete without a solid collection of pillows, and these 16 projects will inspire you to embellish every single one you own.


1. Eye Print: All eyes will be on you in your favorite reading spot with this DIY. The minimalist look goes with any color scheme and almost any texture. If you have a toilet paper roll, you too can make perfectly shaped eyes all over your throw pillows. (via Make and Tell)


2. Koosh Ball Pillow: Embellish your pillow with something totally unique: koosh balls. Seriously, the sky’s the limit when it comes to wacky things you can sew onto pillow corners, and these ones are so fun. Fair warning: Koosh balls may not be great if you have a pet that likes to chew on things, so use something pet-friendly instead, like giant poms or even cats toys. (via Studio DIY)


3. Yarn Fringe Pillow: If you still haven’t tackled the woven wall hanging DIY yet, try out this cheater version that gives you kind of the same look. The main difference is this project will be done before your Netflix binge wraps up. (via A Beautiful Mess)


4. Geometric Gold Foil: Create a geometric stencil, and mark out a pentagon pattern. The firmer you press down on the iron, the more the gold foil sticks. Since the adhesive is painted with a brush and the fabric has a little texture, each geometric shape will be different than the next, which creates a cool, hand-stamped look. (via Sarah Hearts)


5. DIY Ombre Tassel Pillow: The only thing better than a tasseled pillow is an ombre tasseled pillow. Pick out one shade of embroidery thread + matching paint that complements your existing color scheme, and add a few DIYed tassels to get the look on your own. (via The Sewing Rabbit)


6. Sequin Pillow: No sewing or holiday is required for this easy sequin DIY. All you need is a word to celebrate the spring season, a greeting or even a message. You can also add a little sequin trim with a hot glue gun for a totally new look. (via Proper)


7. Carnivale Cushion: Calling all crochet queens! Stitch together two pieces of crochet work, and add a pom pom fringe for an extra bit of fun. Stick with one shade to play up your other throw pillows, or go all out with a whimsical rainbow to play up the pattern. (via My Poppet Makes)


8. DIY Abstract Painted Pillows: Don’t just leave abstract art on the walls. Grab a little fabric paint and pull a Picasso all over those plain white pillows. There are no rules to the color or design, so get creative and make it completely your own. (via A Beautiful Mess)


9. Gold Polka Dots: The gold decor trend isn’t going anywhere, so add some glam to your space with a patterned throw pillow that Midas himself would envy. In just five steps, you can DIY your own metallic set of pillows to instantly dress up your couch. (via Brit + Co)


10. Typography Pillow: As if you needed any more encouragement not to leave your bed in the morning… If you’re trying to be more of a morning person, you could always flip to “I work out” on the other side of the pillow. (via The Party Girl)


11. Ombre Dip Dye Pillow: Dip dyeing is slightly addicting, especially when you get the knack of a perfect ombre blend. These pastels are vibrant enough to welcome the warm spring weather, *and* they pair well together if you plan to make it a set. (via Lovely Indeed)


12. DIY Stamped Pillowcases: Deck out your couch with these hand-stamped accent pillows. Don’t stress about getting too fancy: The simplest geometric shapes make the most striking patterns, especially when you opt for monochromatic tones. (via Brit + Co)


13. Dashed Grid Cushion: Go off the grid for an afternoon, and make this easy pillow that you can cuddle up with for some reading. The dashed lines offer a relaxed look when paired with solids in the same color scheme. (via Make and Tell)


14. DIY Graphic Pillows: Tape off a random pattern, and paint the rest of the pillow with fabric paint or dye. Don’t stress if the tape bleeds a bit — the imperfection is part of the charm. (via Poppytalk)


15. Palm Print Pillow: Turning your favorite photos into pillows might bring up memories of your family’s awkward (and hilarious) annual portraits, but the photo options don’t have to end there. Opt for super huggable abstract decor, like a close up view of nature, with this print pillow project. (via Dream Green DIY)


16. Patterned Pillow Case: Dabbing paint in a Dalmatian-style pattern takes minimal effort and time. The hardest part of the project will be deciding what accent color to use for the pom poms on the corners. (via The Lovely Drawer)

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