Spruce Up Your Grey Couch With These Pillow Ideas

Tired of your living room looking drab and dreary? Liven things up with some new pillows! But before you run to your nearest store, take a moment to consider these pillow ideas for grey couches. With the right mix of colors, textures, and patterns, you can turn your living room from meh to marvelous in no time.

In this blog, we'll cover some tips on how to spruce up your grey couch and the best pillows for a grey couch. From bold boho designs to more neutral options, we'll show you how to create the perfect cushion-filled oasis for your living space. Read on to learn more.

How Do I Choose Pillows For A Grey Couch?

If you own a grey couch, you may find yourself struggling to decide what kind of pillows to buy. Here are a few ideas before purchasing your next set.

Consider Colorful Accents

Neutral colors like grey provide the perfect canvas for colorful accents. So don't be afraid to mix things up with some bright and bold hues. A few well-placed throw pillows can really add some personality to your space. Not sure what colors go well together? You can pull in some colors from your rug if you have one, or use some warmer tones to contrast against the cool grey tone. Just remember to stick to a limited palette, so your living room doesn't look too chaotic.

Play with Textures and Patterns

Another great way to add interest to your grey couch is by playing with textures and patterns. Try incorporating a few different pillows made from different materials, such as velvet, wool, or cotton. And don't be afraid to mix and match patterns. Just make sure they are complementary so they don't clash.

If you're not sure where to start, try using a combination of throw pillows that include a solid, a stripe, a block print, and a floral or geometric design. Or go for a more unexpected look with an ikat or animal print. Again, just remember to keep it within a limited color palette for a cohesive look. We suggest using between 3-5 colors on the sofa.

Our Top Pillow Choices For Grey Couches

Look no further if you're on the hunt for some great couch pillow sets for you! These top 5 pillow choices will surely give your living room the spruce you've been looking for.

Cream Mudcloth

We love this throw pillow because you can mix and match it with any other covers and it will work. It has a gorgeous texture and the textile is hand-loomed from Africa. This was one of the first pillows we added to our shop and remains one of our best sellers to this day.

Luca Noir Pillow Cover

Breathe a breath of fresh fashion into your home décor with the Luca Noir Pillow Cover. Crafted from a luxurious heavy linen on the front side, the pillow cover has an amazing small block print pattern that will add pizzazz to any interior setting. The reverse side features a flaxed linen blend with 80% linen and 20% cotton in natural colors. This designer pillow cover is second to none for both form and function. 

Vintage Rust Designer Pillow Cover

One of our most popular pillows – the perfect addition to your stylish and timeless home decor. This gorgeous, vintage inspired faded rust textile is designed in Los Angeles by Rose Tarlow. It is made from a heavyweight linen and is easily one of our shop favorites. 

Gingham Rust Pillow Cover

We love this option because it brings in another warm tone against the cooler grey sofa and makes for a perfectly versatile staple to mix and match with any pillow set.

Indian Wool Pillow Cover Slate

The ultimate in natural beauty: Indian Wool Pillow Cover in Slate. This luxe pillow cover has been hand-loomed with naturally dyed wool for an elegant, one-of-a-kind texture that you won't find anywhere else. Featuring a subtle geometric pattern and classic stripes, it adds a nuanced detail of class and personality to your home decor. 

French Laundry Pillow Cover | Blue

Bring a touch of rustic European charm to your home with the French Laundry Pillow Cover in Blue. With its timeless style and hues of soft blue, this pillow cover is sure to bring lively energy to any living space. Crafted from high-quality grain sack material, this lumbar pillow will bring an aura of comfort and relaxation to your sofa or bed.

The front features cream fabric with cozy blue stripes, while the reverse side is made from natural linen and cotton blend fabric. You can pair this pillow cover with existing decor or start anew - either way, you're sure to achieve a crisp farmhouse charm that won't soon be forgotten!


Pillows are one of the easiest (and most affordable) ways to give your living room a quick makeover. By following these simple tips, you can choose the perfect ones for your grey couch and transform your space into somewhere you'll actually want to spend time in!

For more pillow inspiration, check out our full selection of decorative pillows at One Affirmation. With our wide variety of sizes, shapes, styles, and colors, you'll have the perfect set for your grey couch in no time!

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