How To Store Throw Pillows and Pillow Covers

sofa with pillows

One of the questions that I get asked a lot is how to store throw pillows and pillow covers. So this Week in our Decorate With Me video series, Terri from Decorate and More With Tip and I are answering that question!

indoor throw pillow

If there is one thing that I decorate with in almost every room of my house, it’s throw pillows.

Of course I’m excluding the bathrooms and the kitchen!

Here are just a few places you will find them in my home.

The Library.

guest bed with pillows

Guest bedrooms.

bed with pillows

Master bedroom.

outdoor throw pillow

They are even outside.

I love them!

However, after a while of buying pillows for every season, every color etc. you start accumulating a huge selection of pillows in every color, shape and size.

Often you have no place to store them.

bin with pillows

I’ll be honest, the storage issue had me looking at whether or not to buy actual pillows.

So much so that for the most part, I’ve chosen to invest in good pillow forms and pillow covers instead of an actual pillow.

When I do buy pillows I store them in labeled bins.

how to store pillows

The bins are then stored in the top of one of my guest room closets.

As you can see this isn’t perfect as it takes up a huge amount of space.

guest dresser

One of the reasons that I love to use pillow coves is that they fold up nicely and are easy to store in a small space.

I’m lucky enough to have 2 empty drawers in my guest bedroom to store them in.

How to store pillow covers

Drawer number 1 has pillow covers that fit pillows that are 16″ and 18″.

If you look closely you can see that I’ve labeled the inside of the drawer where they should be placed.

how to store pillow covers

Drawer number 2 has all of my 20 – 22 inch pillow covers.

Not only are they sorted by size, but by color and pattern.

This makes it super easy to find the cover I need at a glance.


3 Quick Tips to help keep your Pillows and Covers tidy and in great shape!

  1. Organize your pillows and covers by shape and color.
  2. Once a year check your pillows and covers to see if you have used them, if not donate them or give them to a friend. This opens up space for ones you will use and keeps them from getting overcrowded. Over crowding causes wrinkles and disorganization.
  3. Before placing your covers or pillows back into their drawer or bin check to see if they need to be cleaned or mended. Nothing is worse than pulling out a pillow and finding that it is stained or has a tear.

How to store pillow covers

What if you don’t have an empty drawer or space in the top of an unused closet?

Since pillow covers are small and fold up nice and tidy there are tons of storage options.

Under bed storage, small containers like the ones I use for pillow storage, or pop up cloth cubes are great options to consider.

I hope that I helped answer how to store  throw pillows and pillow covers for you!

Terrie Decorate and More with Tip

Be sure to check out how Terrie is storing her pillows here!


Until next time…


How To Store Throw Pillows and Pillow Covers

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  1. lovely pillows and decor! are you able to share sources or fabric names for the dotted pillow and floral (maybe chiang mai?) shown with it on the couch? and the diamond-pattern blue pillow shown in chair in other photo? thank you!

    1. Susan,
      The diamond pillow in the chair is from Walmart in their outdoor section. I did not find a link for it. The floral pillow and the dotted pillows are both from Amazon. Here’s the link for each of them. The blue spotted pillow:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GT2ZWY3/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
      And the floral:https://www.amazon.com/Chinoiserie-Farmhouse-Decorative-Housewarming-Birthday/dp/B09DL29Y6R/ref=sr_1_4?crid=16XBY93B1UZE3&keywords=thibaut+pillow+cover&qid=1677545946&s=home-garden&sprefix=Thibaut%2Cgarden%2C115&sr=1-4
      Thanks for stopping by and I’m so glad you enjoyed the pillows!

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