Cushy, Comfy, and Definitely Not Lumpy: Our Favorite DIY Pillows from the Curbly Archives

by M.E. Russell

Curbly's favorite pillow projects from the archives

If you're ever looking to change up a room in a way that doesn't cost a lot of money and doesn't require a lot of commitment, then pillows are certainly the way to go. They're interchangeable, they immediately add something to the room (whether it's color, texture, or both), and they're snuggly. So what's not to love? We're looking back at some of our own favorite pillow projects from the archives; because while store-bought is fine, it doesn't require a lot of effort or previous experience to create a one-of-a-kind cushy masterpiece. Now, on with the pillow talk!              

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12 Ways to Make your Bed the Most Comfortable Spot in Your Home

by Holly Wade
12 Ways to Make your Bed the Most Comfortable Spot in Your Home
Photo via Homey Oh My

Your bed is probably what you look forward to coming home to at the end of a long day, or it's what you don't want to leave in the early morning. If you think your bedroom is comfortable now, just wait until you give it an upgrade with these 12 ways to make your bed more comfortable with small changes like pillows, mattress pads, comforters and more. All your home needs is a little love to make it feel like a whole new space, and with any luck, you'll be even more excited to go to sleep every night!           

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How to Sew Outdoor Chair Cushions in 30 Minutes or Less

by Holly Wade

How to Sew Outdoor Chair Cushions in 30 Minutes or Less

As the warm weather continues to emerge, I'm looking forward to spending more time outdoors and enjoying our front porch. Last summer, we purchased inexpensive metal chairs, but since metal is not very comfortable to sit on, I finally got around to making a set of leave printed chair cushions. The best part is you can sew outdoor chair cushions in 30 minutes or less with a few specific materials and this envelope style pillow case. 

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From Lumpy to Fabulous: A Bed Pillow Makeover and How-to!

by Capree K

DIY throw pillows from old lumpy pillows

We all have them: old lumpy pillows that have seen better days but, for whatever reason, we can't bring ourselves to get rid of.  They hide in chests or closets "just in case", waiting for an unsuspecting overnight guest or even, perhaps, the perfect DIY project.  If you have a few of these forgotten pillows, we have the solution for transforming them into something better!  Read on!  

created at: 07/25/2011

Katy from KdBuggie Boutique and Designs offers up...

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Knittastic: Make Your Own Designer-Inspired Pouf

by Capree K

Knittastic: Make Your Own Designer-Inspired Pouf

Knitted poufs have been huge, huge, huge lately and while I fully embrace the trend, I don't really care for the accompanying price tags.  From Christien Meindertsma's $2400 Urchin Poufs to Ferm Living's $268 knitted floor pillows, they seem a little more than steep.  If you've got the skills - or a grandma who loves you dearly - you can make your own for a fraction of the cost!  

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How (and why) you should wash your pillows.

by DIY Maven

natural pillows - no synthetics - pure grow wool - natural sleep - good sleep

Did you know that a pillow can double its weight in 3 years? What accounts for the extra poundage? Dust mites. (May I have a collective 'ewww' please?) This is why we should all wash our pillows regularly. The Conscious Consumer holds our hand through the entire 3 step process of pillow maintenance, including:

  1. Washing your pillows every 3 months.
  2. Encasing pillows in pillow covers.
  3. Replacing old pillows every 3 years.

To see how to wash...

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How to Enhance What You Have in a Guest Bedroom Makeover

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

How to Enhance What You Have in a Guest Bedroom Makeover

We've all had white rooms where furniture was dumped and that was that. One day you look in and decide you can't stand it for one more minute. This guest room was in serious need of some TLC.

The homeowner wanted to keep the four poster bed and her grandfather's desk. Instead of limiting the options of the decorator, this seemed to have set up a nice roadmap for the trip. Take a look at how designer, Anne Turner Carroll turned this blank slate into an eye-popping cozy guest hideaway. 

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