Pillows are to interior spaces as jewelry is to an outfit. When adding accessories like pillows to your mix, you can't go wrong when using natural fibers like cotton, linen, hemp, or wool. So for your next project try a hand woven natural fiber fabric or two.
Photo: Elizabeth Pappas
Fabric: Vintage Yao Hill Tribe hemp textile from Morrissey Fabric Etsy shop.
Vintage African Indigo and Baule cloth from the Ivory Coast rest beautifully with the pink Asian wedding blanket textiles in coral pink and indigo blue. Not only do these pillows have a graphic design appeal, they have a wonderful subtle texture.
Photo: The Woven Home
Mud cloth pillows made of cotton and Kuba cloth pillows woven from raffia make a true global style statement. These natural fiber pillows will sit pretty on a contemporary leather sofa or bohemian bamboo egg chair. They also work on a slipcovered sofa of natural linen or how about a gray flannel chair?
photo: Nomadic Decorator
Indigo and Berry colored wedding blankets from Asian hill tribes are woven of cotton and/or hemp. These gorgeous pillows by Penny Worrall have been skillfully decorated with cowry shells. The natural fibers used in these handwoven textiles lend a refined touch while remaining comfortably casual.
Vintage Chinese batiks, also called indigo dot print, are textiles that work very well as pillows. Seen above, the Chinese Batik pillow looks cozy next to the African indigo version. Note how the hand crafted hemp and cotton textiles lend a casual flair to the environment.
Find plenty of natural fiber fabrics in my Etsy shop!