I buy ugly pillows! Sometimes I take my son with me and pile the cart high with ugly pillows on top of him. Well, it is one way to make home shopping fun for my boy :)
HomeGoods is my favorite source for feather pillow inserts. I frequently check the clearance section for those ugly pillows that no one bought. The ones with a zipper closure tend to have a feather pillow insert inside. On the recent trip above with my son, I scored 9 feather pillow inserts for $10 each.
They looked like this when I brought them home:
After removing the pillow covers, I was left with a bunch of perfectly good feather inserts.
The pillow covers were donated to the thrift store. I might think they are ugly, but they might be perfect for someone else’s style.
I have used this trick many times for pillow inserts, but never have I bought so many in one go. The built in bench I have planned for the game room, is going to require a bunch of decorative pillows, hence all the fun fabrics on the mood board. This was the most affordable way to get the inserts I need for all the fabulous fabrics I picked out!