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26 Inexpensive Throw Pillows That'll Save Your Sofa From Being Basic

Just one pillow can fix your yawns-ville sofa or combine a few for even more fun!

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1. An emoji pillow or 20 because there is no way you'll be able to pick a favorite.

Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 21 emojis).
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Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 21 emojis).

2. A banana or watermelon pillow that may make you want to get off the sofa and head into the kitchen.

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Get them from The Land of Nod: banana for $19.99 and watermelon for $19.99

3. A Mongolian faux-fur pillow cover you'll want to cuddle with 24/7.

Get them from Amazon: pillow cover for $9.99+ (available in 13 colors in sizes 12"x18", 18"x18", 20"x20", and 24"x24") and insert for $6.99+
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Get them from Amazon: pillow cover for $9.99+ (available in 13 colors in sizes 12"x18", 18"x18", 20"x20", and 24"x24") and insert for $6.99+

4. A velvet jewel-tone pillow to make your sofa look lush and expensive.

Get it from TJ Maxx for $19.99 (also available in violet).
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Get it from TJ Maxx for $19.99 (also available in violet).

5. A googly eye pillow for an ogle-worthy sofa.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $39.
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Get it from Urban Outfitters for $39.

6. A mermaid pillow cover that you can change with a swipe of your hand! Look at this pillow, isn't it neat?

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Promising Review: "I ordered two of these, one for each of my daughters, ages 2 and 7, who were mesmerized with them after seeing them in a store. I am happy with the quality. I used 16"x16" pillow inserts after reading reviews that said the 18"x18" was tight. The 16"x16" insert filled them out plenty without being super firm/packed." —Carrie Duncan

Get them from Amazon: pillow cover for $7.79+ (available in 28 colors) and insert for $6.49+

7. A zodiac pillow because only people with compatible signs may sit on your sofa.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $39 (available in all signs).
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Get it from Urban Outfitters for $39 (available in all signs).

8. A letter pillow so you can spell out your favorite acronym OMG STFU that'll be so cool LOL!

Get it from Anthropologie for $32 each (available in all letters).
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Get it from Anthropologie for $32 each (available in all letters).

9. A dapper animal pillow cover. Here's to hoping some of their sophistication rubs off on you.

Get them from West Elm: pillow cover for $19 (available in six designs) and insert for $12
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Get them from West Elm: pillow cover for $19 (available in six designs) and insert for $12

10. A Frida Kahlo–inspired pillow that'll turn your sofa into an art gallery.

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Get it from ModCloth for $39.99.

11. A "Netflix and Chill pillow" to make your intentions very clear so you never have to deal with the awkward "what are we?" conversation.

Get it from Red Bubble for $29.25.
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Get it from Red Bubble for $29.25.

12. A Mexican-inspired serape pillow for a sofa fiesta! Guac will be extra, is that okay?

Get it from Artefficient on Society 6 for $23.99+ (available in 16"x16", 18"x18", 20"x20", and 24"x24").
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Get it from Artefficient on Society 6 for $23.99+ (available in 16"x16", 18"x18", 20"x20", and 24"x24").

13. A wise penny pillow to offer you some sound financial advice. Good lookin' out, Abe!

Get it from The Land of Nod for $24.
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Get it from The Land of Nod for $24.

14. A comic book pillow — it'll be just the pop (art) your boring sofa needs.

Get it from ComicBookPop at Zazzle for $32.85 (also available as BOOM, ZAP, KA-POW, WHAM, and more).
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Get it from ComicBookPop at Zazzle for $32.85 (also available as BOOM, ZAP, KA-POW, WHAM, and more).

15. A shibori pillow with a DIY feel because you know if you actually tried to DIY this it would be an epic fail.

Get it from Lulu and Georgia for $28+ (also available in gray in sizes 18"x18", 20"x20", and 22"x22").
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Get it from Lulu and Georgia for $28+ (also available in gray in sizes 18"x18", 20"x20", and 22"x22").

16. An X or O pillow to throw on your sofa when you're feeling lovey dovey.

Get them from PB Teen for $39.50 each.
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Get them from PB Teen for $39.50 each.

17. A pillow with a subtle skull motif for people who have a hidden dark side.

Get it from Overstock for $35.99+ (also available in blue and beige).
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Get it from Overstock for $35.99+ (also available in blue and beige).

18. A pillow that'll add color, texture, and pattern. You can kill three birds with one pillow!

Get it from Target for $24.99 (also available in blue).
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Get it from Target for $24.99 (also available in blue).

19. A custom pet pillow so you can hang out on the sofa with your dog and a pillow of your dog.

Get it from BeTheOriginal on Etsy for $33+.
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Get it from BeTheOriginal on Etsy for $33+.

20. A lumbar pillow with contrasting pom-pom trim to help you establish a color palette.

Get it from Hayneedle for $39.99.
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Get it from Hayneedle for $39.99.

21. A bright fringe pillow for a totally '60s vibe.

Get it from Dormify for $29 (also available in blue).
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Get it from Dormify for $29 (also available in blue).

22. A pillow that defines "snuggle" just in case you weren't sure.

Get it from Bed Bath and Beyond for $29.99 (also available as Family, Home, Paradise, and more).
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Get it from Bed Bath and Beyond for $29.99 (also available as Family, Home, Paradise, and more).

23. A house patch pillow cover so you can feel like you're at Hogwarts sitting in the Gryffindor common room! Or Slytherin... whatever you're into.

Get it from PB Teen: pillow cover for $39.50 (also available for Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw) and insert for $14+
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Get it from PB Teen: pillow cover for $39.50 (also available for Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw) and insert for $14+

24. A round pillow because adding different shapes will make your pillow combination more interesting.

Get it from Nordstrom for $39.
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Get it from Nordstrom for $39.

25. A funky lumbar pillow to achieve the boho-chic living room of your dreams.

Get it from Target for $14.99.
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Get it from Target for $14.99.

26. A winky face pillow for when you hope your sofa can keep a secret.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $39.
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Get it from Urban Outfitters for $39.

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