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Etsy is an online marketplace where hundreds of thousands of creative people from more than 150 countries sell their handmade crafty goodness. Each week, we're featuring a handful of our favorite items in our Etsy Roundup. On the menu this week: Cute throw pillows. Throw pillows are an inexpensive way to update a room and add color to your bed, couch or armchair. Check out our selection of fabulous and original Etsy throw pillows.
Mod retro flower power throw pillow
Zebra print throw pillow
This Mod retro throw pillow cover ($35) will add calm color to a cream or white couch or armchair. Etsy seller Pillow Throw Decor (find her on Twitter) chose avocado and earthy greens, maize and cream to create this beautiful flower power pillow cover, part of her spring/summer collection. This listing is for an 18 x 18 pillow, but if you'd like any of the other five sizes offered, convo her for a custom order.
If you want to add a bold statement, a Zebra print throw pillow ($22) might be the answer. Etsy seller WhimsicalWinston (find her on Twitter and Facebook) handcrafts the pillow covers out of ecru zebra flocked taffeta decorator fabric. The throw pillow covers close withh two Italian buttons on the back, and are completely lined with a very lightweight polyester lining fabric.
Modern floral pillow cover
Vintage giant pops chenille pillow
Looking for a simple throw pillow to add color to your couch without going completely solid? Try this modern red and white floral pillow cover ($32), made from heavy satin and adorned with hand-cut little white flower appliqués. Etsy seller Petette (find her on Twitter and Facebook) notes that the appliqués are fused, then hand-embroidered. Perfect! You can purchase the throw pillow insert for only $4.70.
If you need to do the opposite of adding color to your room, check out this vintage giant pops chenille pillow in white ($29.50). (It's a complete throw pillow, not just a cover.) Etsy seller CatNap Cottage (find her on Twitter) crafted this stylish and soft throw pillow from vintage Cabin Crafts chenille. The front and back are identical and it's stuffed with a super-soft faux down filling.
I wanted a bird to follow me to the couch
Hot pink rose on white pillow
Does your room need something bright and fun? If your answer is yes, Etsy seller Zillows (find her on Twitter) has the answer with this unique throw pillow. Called I Wanted a Bird to Follow Me to the Couch ($20), Zillow Pillow's throw pillow "is a square of bird love." Green, pink, purple and blue birds adorn the front and bright and complementary purple pops on the back. Adorable, right?
Hello, color pop! If dimension and texture is your style, Etsy seller BedBuggs Boutique (find her on Facebook) has the throw pillow for you. Her hot pink rose on white pillow ($31) is made of 100 percent cotton with a giant rose of felt (or fleece, if you prefer). The throw pillow, not just a cover, is 14 x 14, but is also available in two more sizes. If pink isn't your color, browse her other listings -- she offers many choices.