How to Keep Your Sofa Toss Pillows Looking Fabulous When You Have Kids or Pets


Lets face it…. Our sofa pillows have a tremendous responsibility. In addition to providing style and function in our divine spaces, they are often used as tools of war during children’s pillow fights, a chew toy for our fur babies, and a napkin for a sloppy spouse. So how do we keep them looking “company ready” at all times..? Hum… I will share a few tips with you…

Buy Doubles: As simple as it may sound, just buy two sets of pillows for the sofa. One inexpensive set for everyday use and one set to be used only on special occasions or when you have company. If you would love to buy pillows with beautiful bead work, but afraid they will not hold up to day-to-day wear and tear, don’t let that stop you!!! Purchase the pillows that are calling your name (and wallet) and only display them on special occasions or when you have company. They will look fabulous and fresh at all times… When your company departs, simply replace them with your everyday pillows that your 9-year-old rests his head on when watching The Thundermans on DVR every night.

Use Pillow Covers: You can always chose to only purchase pillows which contain pillow covers. This allows you to wash or dry clean the pillow covers when needed. You can always wash the covers and replace the filling with a quality foam or down material. This will extend the durability of the pillows and allow for a longer life.

Remove From the Sofa Completely: Who says you need to have toss pillows on your sofa everyday. I don’t think you will be breaking one of Martha Stewart’s basic home decor rules if you omitted pillows completely. Your home, your rules.

I know these tips may seem simply, but sometimes we forget some of the basic things we can do to make our lives (or decorating) easy. Please like this post if you found the information useful. Also, I would love to hear some of the tips you use to keep your home looking “company ready” at all times. Please leave your comments below.

As always, the Decorator’s Voice is my voice as an interior decorator from Divine Elements of Divine. Please feel free to visit our main website for details concerning our interior decorating services and products.. Don’t forget to ask us about our ready to ship and custom pillows. Thank you very much and have a Divine Day!!


16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. LB Willis
    Aug 11, 2015 @ 09:58:06

    Very helpful tips and suggestions.



  2. Talitha Haynes
    Aug 12, 2015 @ 08:56:53

    I like buying double or removing them. Great tips



  3. Sheri
    Aug 12, 2015 @ 09:15:20

    Great tips and advice!



  4. Lexi
    Aug 12, 2015 @ 09:58:42

    that party about the sloppy spouse using it as a napkin!! hahahah my husband does that all the time! I hate it!! lol great tips!



  5. mommykazam
    Aug 12, 2015 @ 10:48:31

    Love the buy doubles idea! My little-man is definitely rough on a pillow and I usually just keep mine hidden until I know that company is coming over.



  6. Allison Gallagher
    Aug 12, 2015 @ 12:23:20

    So cute! I am horrible at decorating and am trying to decorate my new apartment. Thanks for the inspiration.



  7. Christina
    Aug 12, 2015 @ 12:24:13

    Yes- totally agree with the pillow covers! I don’t know how many times I find myself saying, get your dirty feet of the pillows or put that pillow down. Hahaha. I love throw pillows and we have a bunch. Kids are hard on everything šŸ™‚



  8. Mama Munchkin
    Aug 13, 2015 @ 14:35:49

    Covers… thats a great idea. I am always bummed when my gorgeous pillows have spots on them. Most times I buy the pillow and there is no case to remove. I should look into buying covers and inserts šŸ˜‰



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