We're Calling It Now: Round Pillows Are the Next Big Thing

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We can all agree that square-shaped pillows are overrated, right? With their pointy corners and straight edges, the traditional quadrilaterals are just a bit basic. That's why we're thrilled to see a new pillow trend emerging. Round pillows, which range from circular cushions to plush spheres, are the future. They are comfortable to rest on at any angle, fit perfectly on a couch, and add visual intrigue to a room of linear furniture. You heard it here first.

Anthropologie Wildflower Velvet Pillow, $58

Go bold with this colorful, circular pillow. Its small floral pattern is eye-catching with an ombre effect of peach, amber, and periwinkle. Plus, the velvet material is luxuriously smooth.

Article Lanna Round Sheepskin Pillow, $49

Ethically-sourced, natural sheepskin covers the front of this festive, fluffy pillow, while the back features a suede-like feel. Its sweet rosy hue is achieved with a certified non-toxic dye and the entire cover is removable for dry cleaning.

Jonathan Adler Amoeba Orb Pillow, $118

The abstract design on this chunky linen pillow is inspired by the sea. Wavy corded embroidery in nautical blue resembles an oceanic organism, while soothing ivory sets the backdrop.

Love Fest Fibers Heather Dandelion Pillow, $86

This giant pompom pillow begs to be cuddled. Funky and textured, the dandelion-looking piece is sewn by hand. It's made of New Zealand wool that has been felted into yarn by women artisans in Nepal.

One Kings Lane Emma Ball Pillow, $140

Playful and original, this paneled velvet pillow reminds us of a beach ball. The fully spherical form lends itself to decorative display just as much as a long nap.

SewBallsy Embroidered Blue Ball Pillow, from $79

Another ball-shaped selection, this embroidered pillow is crafted by a Bay Area-based mother-daughter duo. The blue stitching offers a compelling optical illusion that's truly unique.

Urban Outfitters Savannah Round Throw Pillow, $39

Round pillows can have tassels, too. This boho, cotton variety reminds us of a dancing sun. It simply brings us joy.

Urban Outfitters Shelly Round Velvet Pillow, $39

Vintage-style, radial stitch detailing is the highlight of this glamorous round pillow. Its velvet material provides richness to any room.

West Elm Round Lush Velvet Pillow, $40

Soft and cozy, this crushed velvet pillow has a beautiful, lustrous sheen. It's a striking addition to any bed or sofa.


Morgan Goldberg is a writer based in Los Angeles. She likes pasta, hiking, and crossword puzzles.

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