The Best Summer Pillow Covers

What’s the easiest and most inexpensive way to refresh a room for summer? Pillow covers! Today I am sharing the best summer pillow covers.

During the summer, I love to add a pop of color to my decor by adding summer pillow covers. It’s a fun, easy, and inexpensive way to play with new colors and trends without committing to them full-time. Whether you are adding bright and colorful pillows or calm and soothing pillow colors, give it a try. You will be amazed at how much a pillow can impact the feel of your space.

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Green Pillow Covers

Refresh Your Outdoor Porch Decor for Summer
Refresh Your Outdoor Porch Decor for Summer

There is something very soothing to me about green. In the summer months when the temperatures are high, the greenery in our backyard plays a trick, making it seem cooler. The trees and shrubs that create shade and dappled sunshine together with the lush green grass are all invitingly cool.

Summertime is a great time to expand the outdoors and that feeling of coolness by adding green pillow covers to an indoor room or covered porch. Whether the room is indoors or outdoors, the pop of green really accents the surrounding greenery from the garden.

Summer Decor Ideas for the Family Room
Summer Decor Ideas for the Family Room

Since we moved our furniture around in our family room, I love the view into our backyard through the French doors. The green accents and green pillow covers pull that gorgeous greenery from the outdoors to make it feel as if it is a part of the room.

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Blue Pillow Covers

Living Room vs. Family Room
The Living Room vs. Family Room

Blue is another color that reminds me of cool and is perfect for summertime decor. There are so many gorgeous blues, the color of pools and lakes and oceans.

I have to admit, years ago, if you had told me that I would have powder blue pillows on my couches and that I would love them, I would have thought you were crazy. I didn’t have anything against blue, I just had never used it as a decor color, except for at the beach. And yet, here I am, loving powder blue.

I think the lesson here is to keep your mind open, or at least it was for me.

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Summertime is such a great time to play with colors that you don’t usually use. Add some quick and easy pillow covers and see what you think! Adding the blue pillow covers to the living room, really made the sky in the painting over the fireplace come to life.

It really is kind of amazing the impact that the addition of color has on a room. The added color brings out colors in rugs and paintings. It brings out warm tones or cool tones in the paint. Such a small change can have a big impact!

Summer Colors Pillow Covers

A white couch and assorted pillows and a vintage hanging chandelier are also in the family room. There are peach blossoms in a vase and various neutral decor items on the coffee table.
Summer Decor in the Family Room

I absolutely love pink and orange together and I love this color combo for summer. The colors remind me of popsicles in the summer when I was a kid.

Pink and orange complement each other so well and add just the right amount of happy to any room. Orange is another one of those colors that mysteriously blends beautifully with other colors. I say mysteriously because I grew up thinking orange was a very distinct and stand-alone color, but peachy oranges are gorgeous for blending colors.

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Summer colors like pink and orange also transition beautifully into fall. If you give pink and orange a try this summer and fall in love with them, the colors can last well into fall.

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How to Decorate Your Home with Outdoor Fall Decor

Neutral Pillow Covers

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Nothing says quiet and serene more than a neutral palette, especially in bedrooms. Neutral pillow covers instantly set the tone for calm and invite you to relax and catch up on sleep.

A newly refreshed living room with light couches, furniture, and accents.
Summer Living Room Remodel

Summertime is a time of indulgence. Hours spent playing in the sunshine. Skin kissed by the sun, warm to the touch. Bountiful tables piled high with summer produce from the garden, followed by homemade ice cream. Having a neutral palette offers a calming place to rest amidst all of the summer activity!

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Homemade Pillow Covers

Pink Peonies Pillow DIY
Pink Peonies Pillow DIY

Summer is also a great time to try a DIY project. I love to make pillow covers. For the pillow above, I used a blank pillow cover, a stamp, and some paints. That’s it! Super simple. The complete DIY is here.

DIY pillow featuring painted and stitched vintage bathing suites in a modern coastal vintage style.
Summer DIY Lumbar Pillows

I made this vintage bathing suit pillow cover last month and I love it. I am going to do something similar soon.

My New Summer Flower Pillow

Whether painted or free motion embroidery or both, pillow covers are one of my favorite DIY projects. If you are looking for that perfect pop of color, create your own! I did just that with the pillow above. I wanted something with pink and orange, so I made it. The complete DIY is here.

How to Make a Flower Craft Pillow

I created the pillow above by rolling leftover fabric into rosettes and then gluing them onto a pillow cover. Have some leftover fabric? Make a pillow cover! The complete DIY for the pillow above is here.

How to Cut and Make a Felt Flower Pillow with the Cricut Maker

The felt flower pillow pictured above is one of my favorite pillow covers! I used my Cricut machine to cut out all of the felt pieces. You can certainly cut them by hand if you don’t have a Cricut machine. If you have been thinking about getting a Cricut machine, I highly recommend it. The possibilities are endless all that you can make with it! The DIY for the felt flower pillow is here.

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How to Make a Free Motion Embroidery Stitch Pillow

Free motion embroidery takes something ordinarily painted and makes it extraordinary! Here is the step-by-step on how to make this free-motion embroidery pillow.

Home Decor Ideas with Custom Fabric
Home Decor Ideas with Custom Fabric

For the pillows above, I created custom fabric at JoAnn and then made pillow covers out of it. For the basic pillow cover pattern, click here.

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Summertime is the perfect time to switch up your decor and add some fun new pillows and add some color. With so many different designs and colors available, it can be hard to choose just one. I hope that this post has inspired you to stray outside of your comfort zone and try a new color or try a DIY you have been wanting to make! Happy summer to you!

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  1. I am wondering why you are resending posts later in the day? Is there additional content? Did the first post not work for some reason? I am not liking getting what appears to be duplicate posts — don’t need the added distraction in my inbox of having to figure out what is going on.

  2. Hi Leslie, I have followed you for quite some time, love your blog. I saw your backyard on a TV commercial last night. It showed a family barbecuing and dining, I know you blogged about renting out your house for movies,commercials, etc., it was fun to see your backyard featured, but don’t ask me what the commercial was for, some medication I think, lol.

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