12 Leather Pillows That Make Your Sofa Look Luxe—Instantly

a sofa with throw cushions
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Few pieces of furniture let down a living room more than a tired, saggy sofa. It's the item we use the most. But given its hefty price tag, it can be difficult to justify investing in a brand-new one. If your old sofa is cramping your style, there is a way to refresh it with or without reupholstering by using throw pillows.

Think of throw pillows like you do a slick of red lipstick or statement earrings—they detract attention from the rest of the room—or your outfit—and add a jolt of color and personality. Ahead, we went in search of the most luxe-looking leather pillows that make any sofa look brand-new. From a buttery-soft CB2 pillow to a textural cane-and-leather cushion from Williams Sonoma, these buys belong in your living room. Let the layering begin.

Layer this cane-and-leather buy with linen cushions in different shades of tan and cream. 

Williams Sonoma Cane Woven Leather Pillow Cover
Williams Sonoma Cane Woven Leather Pillow Cover, 20" $199
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Nourison Wavy Basket Weave Leather and Hide Cover
Nourison Wavy Basket Weave Leather and Hide Cover $43 - $63
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Leather pillows will only get better with age and these picks will withstand the test of time and wear. 

Serena & Lily Leather Pillow Cover
Serena & Lily Leather Pillow Cover, 20" $228 $70
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Nomad Bolster Chestnut Pillow Set
Burrow Nomad Bolster Chestnut Pillow, Set of 2 $135
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Go graphic with this bold black quilted cushion. 

CB2 23" Izzy Black Leather Pillow with Down-Alternative Insert
CB2 Izzy Black Leather Pillow with Down-Alternative Insert, 23" $149
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This cozy cashmere pillow with leather detailing is so luxurious. 

Rani Arabella Sardinia Cashmere & Leather Pillow
Rani Arabella Sardinia Cashmere & Leather Pillow, 21" $495
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Be sure to spray these pale pillows with a leather protector before having guests over. 

Kinetic Torino Madrid Cowhide Pillow Set
Kinetic Torino Madrid Cowhide Pillow, Set of 2, 18" $250 $60
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Massoud Cream Leather Pillow
Massoud Cream Leather Pillow, 17" $199
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Style this woven pillow on a statement chair as a finishing touch. 

Jan Barboglio Saddle Trenza Woven Leather Pillow
Jan Barboglio Saddle Trenza Woven Leather Pillow, 24" $572
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Suede and leather are a match made in heaven for cream or gray sofas. 

Fringe Edge Suede Pillow Cover
Williams Sonoma Fringe Edge Suede Pillow Cover $199 $85
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Dhara Leather Lumbar Pillow
Citizenry Dhara Leather Lumbar Bolster Pillow, 12" x 30" $195
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AU Maison Leather and Suede Cushion Cover
AU Maison Leather and Suede Cushion Cover, 20" $102
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Always buy high-quality pillow inserts to get the most from these leather pillow covers. A 20-inch cushion uses an 18-inch insert. 

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