The Cleaning Institute has a proven reputation for quality and excellence when it comes to home décor and care and renovation products, and we proudly continue that great tradition with this review of throw pillow inserts. For this piece we focused on the following categories when testing the products that we have presented to you today:
One of the most important factors to consider for any product you plan to use in your home is its durability. There is no point spending money on something if it is not going to last as it is supposed to or as you need it to. The pillow inserts featured here are all durable and are made to hold up to the sort of wear and tear and use you would expect the pillows that you have on your living room sofa to endure day in and day out.
All pillows have a certain degree of firmness and this is directly related to the materials used. Some materials are denser than others while will give you a firmer pillow. It also is affected by how the throw pillow insert is made and how much material is placed inside. Most throw pillows are for decoration so they are usually very light and not very supportive but you can definitely find inserts that are former if that is what you want.
Many materials can be found in pillow inserts with poly-fill fiber, cotton, feathers, and foam commonly used. As mentioned above, different materials have different firmness and thus different levels of support. You also need to think about special requirements your family may have. Feathers may not be best for someone who has allergies and foam may be too expensive for pillows that are used more for décor than practical use.
Couch and sofa pillows may be mainly for décor, but they will be used at times for snuggling with the kids, taking a cat nap on the couch or binge-watching your favorite show. You are going to want pillows that are comfortable. You may not want or need memory foam quality, but you are not going to want something uncomfortable.
The final factor we considered as we searched for the best pillow inserts to use with your throw pillows is the value each one represents. While all the inserts on our list are affordable, they should be of good value and are a smart investment for any homeowner to make in their décor. Value is wrapped up in more than the price tag so make sure you consider the benefits you stand to gain and see if those are indeed worth the price.
Tips for Choosing the Right Inserts
The home care and home design experts here at The Cleaning Institute wanted to share some final tips to make it easier to find the right throw pillow inserts for your wants and needs:
- Make sure you consider the size pillows you need and what will work with your décor
- Decide on the materials you want in your pillow and how firm and supportive you want it
- Consider how often your pillows will be used and how often they will be on display
- Look for comfortable inserts that offer a decent amount of support and firmness
- Invest in quality but keep in mind most throw pillows are not used like regular pillows
- Take care of your throw pillow inserts and wash them according to the care label
- Replace the inserts if they start to get lumpy or become discolored from use