These Are the Best Kilim Pillows We've Ever Seen—Shop Our Picks!

Updated 06/02/19

New year, new décor: If you’re looking to throw a little more color and texture into the mix to refresh your home in the New Year, kilim pillows are our pick. With true eclecticism as a headlining interior design trend for 2017, these pillows (made from the same flatweave, no-pile fabric as Turkish kilim rugs) help to bridge the gap between old and new in any space. Kilim pillow colors vary from vivid to faded, making them a versatile choice to connect with many color palettes and themes throughout the home.

And with diverse patterns inspired by regions of Eastern Europe, North Africa, Asia, and Scandinavia, among others, these pillows lend a worldly appeal to any space.

Swapping out throw pillows has always been a solid go-to trick to transition a home from season to season, so it’s time for a little pillow talk before the new year. Ahead, check out seven spaces with kilim pillows that will inspire you to upgrade your throw game in 2017.

The Best Kilim Pillows for a Colorful New Year
Amy Bartlam for Katie Hodges Design

Out with the new, in with the old: Throw pillows covered in vintage kilim fabric give this elegant, modern living room an old-meets-new appeal. The soft, faded geometric pattern is just the right amount of color to add a little bit of luxe lumbar support to a neutral sofa.

The Best Kilim Pillows for a Colorful New Year
Shoppe by Amber Interiors Montauk Pillow $295
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The Best Kilim Pillows for a Colorful New Year
Sean Litchfield for Homepolish

Multicolor kilim pillows are great for picking up accent colors in décor around a bedroom to keep the space feeling connected. We love the way the pink and yellow shades in the stripes on these pillows match back to the art above the bed, and the way the difference in texture and saturation between them builds dimension in the space.

The Best Kilim Pillows for a Colorful New Year
Shoppe by Amber Interiors Rouge Pillow $225
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The Best Kilim Pillows for a Colorful New Year
Mat Sanders ; DESIGN: Consort Design

For a more modern twist on the kilim pillow, a color-block pattern in a bright, pastel palette proves that these throws aren’t just about boho vibes. These pillows pick up feminine shades in this living room for a layered, Cali-cool look with additional texture.

The Best Kilim Pillows for a Colorful New Year
Ferm Living Square Kilim Cushion $100
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The Best Kilim Pillows for a Colorful New Year
Phil Sanchez for MyDomaine ; DESIGN: Consort Design

Kilim pillows are right at home in the great outdoors. We love keeping the patterns neutral on this patio but mixing clean, classic stripes off vintage geometric shapes. Mixed with other eclectic accents and lots of greenery, these kilim pillows help to create an earthy lounge space to take in the world around you.

The Best Kilim Pillows for a Colorful New Year
Pillowme Navajo Pillow $69
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The Best Kilim Pillows for a Colorful New Year
Andrew Cammarano ; DESIGN: Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

Bring on the brights: These kilim pillows give this bedroom bold flavor that feels like it’s fresh from a global bazaar. The colorful stripes pop off a black-and-white backdrop and play off technicolor décor around the room, like the arrows on the wall, the bench at the foot of the bed, and the flowers and books on the nightstand. Dare we call this a pillow party? 

The Best Kilim Pillows for a Colorful New Year
SebilPillows Lumbar Pillow 20"x41" $80
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The Best Kilim Pillows for a Colorful New Year
Nicole Franzen ; DESIGN: Sheep + Stone

I love a moody bedroom, and a black-and-white kilim pillow is a perfectly simple finishing touch to add a little bit of pattern and texture to this calming bedroom space. The more substantial flatweave on this kilim pillow is a nice contrast to lighter-weight linen bedding and throw blankets for a beautiful texture mashup.

The Best Kilim Pillows for a Colorful New Year
Ferm Living Danish Kilim Accent Pillow $82
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The Best Kilim Pillows for a Colorful New Year
Sarah Dorio for Max Humphrey Interior Design

A kilim pillow is an essential layer for an eclectic, more-is-more living room equation. The worldly, collected appeal of this space is enhanced by the patterned pillow in the center of all the action. Something about the focused use of red and burgundy shades in this space just works.

The Best Kilim Pillows for a Colorful New Year
Pillowme Bolster Kilim Pillow $295
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Are you on board with the kilim pillow trend? Give us your best pillow talk in the comments below.

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