The Cleaning Institute is committed to providing the finest in cleaning and home organization and maintenance products. With 35 years of experience, we have the insight, connections, and knowledge you need to make an informed decision about the tools and products you need. Our hope is that this guidee will help you find the throw pillow covers that are right for you and your unique wants and needs! Here are four key things we focused on when conducting our search:
Pillows of any kind, whether used on the bed or on the couch, need to be comfortable. A pillow is worth nothing if it is not comfortable. This is an important factor to keep in mind as you are looking for throw pillow covers. These covers affect not only the look of your pillows, but also have a huge impact on how comfortable your pillows will be to use. Soft, cool fabrics make a throw pillow snuggable and usable, whereas other designs and materials and accessories, like sequins and rough fabrics, can make them uncomfortable to use. We made sure to look for covers that would make pillows easier to use and also make you want to grab a pillow and pull it to you rather than grab it and toss it to the other end of the couch!
It is also important to think about the fabrics that are used in the throw pillow covers you are considering. Think about how they will look and feel. How will they coordinate with the fabrics and colors and patterns you are already using? How will they feel when you lean against them and hold them while cuddling on the couch? You need to think about this, because you do not want the pillow covers to clash with your current décor, and you also don’t want them to ruin how nice and soft and comfortable your pillows are. Pillows need to be enjoyed, and you don’t want the covers to render them useless. You need to have throw pillow covers that make nap time on the couch a joy rather than an uncomfortable struggle.
The final aspect of your throw pillows you need to think about carefully is how durable those covers are going to be. While you may not use the throw pillows as often or in the same way as your normal bed pillows, you still want them to be useable. The throws need to be durable and need to hold up to the wear and tear that you are going to put them through. Will the colors fade from sitting in the sun? Will the materials hold onto dust and be hard to clean? Will the covers hold up to couch naps and kids building their forts and pets climbing on them day in and day out? You need to think about what is going to happen to your pillows and what they are going to be subjected to, and get covers that can hold up and be durable against that kind of wear and tear.