Pillow Fight! 9 Extraordinary Cushions

By Mary Jo Bowling
Photo credit: Object Mythology
Soft Touches

Furs warm up the most sleek modern homes and prove the saying "Opposites attract." Suri Alpaca Fur Pillow ($450 at Object Mythology)

Photo credit: Dransfield and Ross
Animal Instinct

Animal-inspired cushions look great in a rustic home filled with elements of the outdoors. Round Rooster Feather Pillow ($400 at Dransfield and Ross)

Photo credit: De Sousa Hughes
Luxury and Leather

A camel-hued leather cushion trimmed in velvet is at once rustic and elegant. Vegetable Leather Cushion with Velvet Flange by de le Cuona ($345 at De Sousa Hughes)

Photo credit: Thomas Paul
Swingin' 1970s

Graphic prints in small doses, like this Thomas Paul pillow, will not only make you nostalgic for the disco decade, they also will allow you to showcase a fearless use of statement-making hues. Geo/Metric Pillow ($80 at Thomas Paul)

Photo credit: Jonathan Adler
Update Master

As a bold tie changes the character of a conservative black suit, a pillow like this can transform the tufted Chesterfield sofa you inherited from your grandfather. Bargello Chevron Pillow ($175 at Jonathan Adler)

Photo credit: Arenas Collection
Stripe Star

Add interest to a nuetral sofa with pillows with big personality. Kilgali Pillow by Missoni Home ($250 at Arenas Collection)

Photo credit: Villa Home Collection
Twisted Tribal

Have a fairly traditional room that needs a shot of personality? Bold colors and patterns add a pop to neutral hues without being too overpowering. African Mod Ikat Pillow ($58 at Villa Home Collection)

Photo credit: Stanton
Citrus Punch

Swapping tired pillows for bold, fresh picks lets you brighten a space with minimal investment. Orange and Red Chevron Pillow ($355 at Stanton Home Furnishings)

Photo credit: Madeline Weinrib
Visual Appeal

Just as Picasso challenges modernism with influences from tribal design, contemporary art and tribal print accessories can mix to achieve a new style in a room. Dove Luce Pillow by Madeline Weinrib ($525 at Lotus Bleu)

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