Pillow Covers

The right kind of pillow covers can really help you feel more comfortable in your own space. While the pillow inserts underneath actually provide you with comfort and support, such as a lumbar pillow, the pillow cover provides a decorative accent to your living room or family room, complementing your already existing decor. Soft material also helps, adding to your comfort level as you read or watch television with friends and family. Choose from a variety of different pillow covers to suit your exact needs, all available from west elm.


Material is extremely important when it comes to selecting your pillow cover, especially if it’s a pillow for your sofa or living room chair. You’ll most likely be spending many evenings with this pillow, so choose something comfortable and soft, such as silk or faux Mongolian lamb. Cotton, faux fur or velvet are also very viable choices, providing softness next to your skin. If you have a high-traffic area with younger children or pets – or both – it may also be a good idea to consider this as you choose pillows and pillow covers. Opt for materials that wash easily, since soil and stains may be a problem, although spot cleaning works very well on a variety of our materials.


Color is also important as you select a variety of pillow covers. Creating contrast in a room is a welcomed idea. For example, if your sofa or chair has a light color, choose a darker, contrasting pillow cover color to create a bold, punchy look in the room. Sofas that are already bold in color, such as maroon, do well with neutral-colored pillows and throws to help add warmth to the room. Patterns and designs also work well and complement nearly any existing decor. Look for simple striped or block patterns to keep things simple, or jazz things up with embroidered color blocks, leaf patterns or polka dots.


Our pillow covers are offered in a variety of different shapes and sizes to cover any of your existing pillows. Look for covers that match your upholstery fabric, pillow covers shaped perfectly for lumbar support, and small, square decorative pillow covers. You can also add beautiful details to your sofa or chair with accent pillows in the shape of an owl or rabbit, or choose a set of pillow covers to match an existing set of different-sized pillows. Other pillow cover options include those with holiday themes, such as Thanksgiving or Christmas, and personalized pillow covers that make excellent gifts.