Pillows are one of the most versitile accessories - throw them just about anywhere and they'll always look like they belong. Great for supporting late-night chats, fights you don't want to win, and lazy-Sunday couch naps - throw pillows undoubtedly bolster our everyday happiness. Writer and Society6 artist Melody Hansen wants you to show your pillow-appreciation by giving us some tips on how to cozy up and get creative with your cushions.
Let's start with a question: What is soft, fluffy on the inside, and has been there through the good and the tough times with you? You're probably thinking about the throw pillow on your couch, and I couldn't agree with you more. We don't talk about pillows enough, and I think today they deserve a little recognition. Here are a few places these long-life pillow friends can be found:
1. On your bed
It's night time, you just finished your homework, and your crush isn't texting you back. You know he's doing it on purpose! He must be! "He hates me!" you text your bffl. Life feels too complicated, and you lie on your bed. You need a hug, and notice your pillows. You spend the next hour telling them all about your boy problems and what your heart feels like, and you're so grateful for them. They are such great listeners.
2. On your chair/couch
You're working from home today. This is the sixth day in a row, and you haven't communicated with anyone else besides the occasional yelling at your computer screen. It feels a bit lonely. But today, you found an assistant. Don't fear! Pillow is here! Here to make today far more enjoyable, comfortable, and less lonely. "Two is better than one!" you sing together.
3. On your floor
Movie night! But oh no, the couch is taken, and Jess and Philip took the two chairs. You don't want to feel left out, and you also don't want your bottom to go numb from sitting on the floor. So your friend tells you to hold on and gives you her big throw pillow. What a life saver. You're now comfortably on the floor - maybe even better off than Jess and Philip. Now, pass the popcorn and press play!
4. On your shelf
Is it a photograph? A painting? A book? No, it's a throw pillow and it belongs on a shelf just as much as your framed painting. It has character, so why not show it off? And on the morning you get into a heated argument with your bank on the phone and want to throw your books off the shelf, throw your pillow instead (it is a throw pillow after all, isn't it?). Scream into it. Let it out. I'm sure you've realized by now that your pillow is always there for you.
I hope that now, it isn't just a pillow that you're seeing. I hope that now, you see a friend. A good listener. A comforter. But also, a bold statement. A work of art that gives life to whatever it finds itself on. Whether a bed, a chair, or perhaps even your car, don't let your throw pillows go unnoticed. They want to stand out. They want to be your ally. Love your pillows as you love yourself!
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