What is the point of Throw Pillows?  

A few weeks ago, we redecorated most of our bedroom. My husband painted the walls, we made our very own DIY Hanging Headboard, we bought new curtains, new bedding, etc. There are still a few things to do like new bedside lamps etc but it is January and we are now waiting for pay-day.

Along with the new bedding, my husband decided to get us some new pillows AND some throw pillows for the bed, which previously I had successfully avoided getting.

*Can you see me shaking my head in despair?*

Don’t get me wrong, I love the look of throw pillows. In fact, before Christmas I even recovered our old tired sofa throw pillows myself, and I love how they turned out.


Getting to the point of my rant here … stay with me …

The reality of life as a throw pillow in our house is that they are … (wait for it) …THROWN all over the place!!!

Not sure what I mean? Here are few ways that they are used in my house:

  • To throw up at the Aircon unit to tilt it so that the air blows directly down onto us (husband);
  • To beat each other with (the girls);
  • To throw at the bird cage when the birds won’t stop squawking incessantly, usually because the kids are fighting and screaming and neither the birds nor I can take it anymore! (me);
  • Because the floor is jealous of the sofa having ALL the cushions so it must have them too (the girls – this is surely what they must believe … why else are the cushions on the floor, and NOT ON THE SOFA?)
  • To trip me up** (husband and girls – the only other possible reason they are always on the FLOOR!?!) – This is most effective if they are left on the floor in the dark!
  • For the cats to sleep on (Well, the small one. The big one is bigger than the pillows and so he doesn’t bother trying) – this is acceptable for me, and quite possibly the only legitimate reason for having throw pillows in the house.

I am sure the real reason we got all the extra throw pillows is because they decided that I don’t have enough to do with my day, so let’s get some more pillows so that I can spend every night taking them off the beds, and every morning putting them back on the beds, and all day long picking them up off the floor or tripping over them!

If you think I’m over dramatizing this issue, let me break it down for you.

Master Bedroom – pax 2 ppl :- 2 Kingsize Pillows, 2 Normal Pillows, 4 Throw Pillows … NONE OF WHICH WE SLEEP WITH! Why? Because the new pillows are too hard, and we keep using the old ones to sleep with so the 8 that are on the bed during the day are on the floor at night! **Refer to the point above about tripping me up!

Kids Bedroom – pax 2 kids & 1 cat: 2 pillows per child, plus 3 throw pillows per child (two of which they made themselves the other day so I can’t really get rid of them).  They sleep

with the oldest flattest pillows that means that there are 8 pillows on the floor in their room at night too!

Spare Room – pax 1 cat: 6 pillows (2 original and 4 old ones that were put there when we got the new ones but we keep taking them back to our room every night because the new ones are HORRIBLE)! None from here end up

on the floor, but really, what does a cat need with all those pillows. And let’s not forget the two ‘cat beds’ that the cat’s don’t use! It’s okay though, it is ‘The King’s’ bed anyway, he can have whatever he wants because he’s my first and best behaved baby.

Isn’t he beautiful? Mommy’s baby – xxx


Continued …

Lounge – 3 throw pillows that belong there, plus a few more from each room at any given time, usually found on the floor.

So anyway, I give up now. They might start disappearing one by one … my husband never reads my posts, but I’ll let you know if he notices.

As an aside, the total number of times I used the term ‘Throw Pillows’ in the posting: 10! Less than the number of them that are in my house!

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  1. Author

    This is so funny and so true! We have throw pillows on our sofas – way more then needed, they spend more time on the floor and under the dogs head! I refuse to have throw pillows on the bed!!!

  2. Author

    Ah yes, the dreaded throw pillows. Where do they come from? I don’t remember ever buying any, yet I can easily count 10 in my head right now! Maybe they multiply, reproduce asexually? Who knows. They do look nice, though! #globalblogging

  3. Author

    I totally agree! I don’t mind them in a guest bedroom or a fancy living room no one ever enters (although I don’t really see the point in those either), but otherwise they are just a nuisance! Thanks for the chuckle! 🙂

  4. Author

    Hahaha!! “Throw Pillows” … exactly that THROW!!! I get so annoyed with them. They do look pretty though, but they are a nuisance! #globalblogging

  5. Author

    I love throw pillows too but god they shit me! My husband always throws them on the floor and our dog sleeps on them, she sheds so much hair which takes two runs threw the wash & dryer to get clean again! ?? pet hate!! #bigpinklink

  6. Author

    I never understood the point of having them on the bed and have so far managed to avoid them (lucky me!)

  7. Author

    The picture of the cat cracked me up…! I didn’t used to agree with you about throw pillows-I loved them, and had them everywhere!! My husband hated them, and used to curse as he threw them on the floor, to be able to lay/sit in the space they were taking up. But since we had the chikdten, they’ve also just become pointless extra mess/things to be used to fight with/kept clean in my eyes, and we’ve got rid of most of them…!!

  8. Author

    Hahaha, I have purchased some of these very recently and I decided that this must mean I am now adulting. However, I am rubbish and most of the time they live on the floor. The children like using them to build forts though! #FridayFrolics

  9. Author

    Bwahahaha! Oh, this is so true! The children are always throwing ours on the floor. They’re usually islands that the boys can use as boats to cross the mermaid ocean that somehow floods our living room floor every. single. day!

    1. Author

      ?? love it! Hate them – the pillows that is!

  10. Author

    Haha! Yep! I do like throw pillows on the sofas (though the kids do throw them, literally), but I don’t get the point of having them on the bed. Look nice, but have to be removed to actually use the bed. And no one is ever looking at my bedroom the rest of the time to see it look nice! Many years ago we had a sitcom called Coupling, and one of my favourite scenes in it was the main male character going on a huge rant in a furniture shop in front of his girlfriend, all their friends and the sales people about what on earth the point of throw cushions was. He had the meltdown in the first place because he had been required to have an opinion on fabric and couldn’t form one. Thanks so much for joining us for #FridayFrolics

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