Many peoplle think of pillows only as accents, as mere afterthoughts to the overall design of a room.
However, this is not so ...
Great looking pillows say lots about a room and its quality.
Well chosen pillows provide visual exclamation points, and can even inspire the entire color palette of a home. Colors radiating from a multi-colored print on a pillow can then flow to other rooms, creating color balance throughout.
Pillows' motifs can also contribute to the theme or look of a home (eg. seaside, sporting or garden), adding personality, wit or even whimsy to the design scheme.
From an economic vantage point, splurging on an expensive fabric, and then creating a custom pillow, often makes a lot of sense. The yardage per pillow is minimal (between 3/4 and 1 yard per pillow, though usually with a 2-yard minimum.
Less expensive fabric on a sofa will instantly look better with several beautifully fabricated down pillows leaning against the back cushions.(And please get 80-100 percent down filling for your pillows -- foam will not do!)
All in all, the addition of a few sumptuous, custom-made throw pillows will add to the quality of your entire room, and give you lots of bang for your buck.