I try to purchase toss pillows that have down inserts but sometimes I fall in love with a pillow and totally disregard what the filling is for that pillow. Case in point – the pillows I bought last year for the couch. I LOVED the fabric but the pillows are filled with loose fill. The problem with loose fill is that it quickly loses its shape and when you take naps on the couch using said pillows, you’re bound to end up with half smashed pillows like this:
Enter my quick fix. Scour HomeGoods/TJMaxx/whatever store you like to find ugly pillows on clearance that have down inserts. The fabric covers won’t matter since you will end up donating those or tossing them anyway so disregard if there is a cat on the cover or if the pillow doesn’t match your house. You just want the guts of the pillow to stuff a cover you already have or to use as you make a new cover out of the beautiful fabric you just had to have. (yep, been there!)
I recently bought two pillows from HomeGoods – the coverless one was $6 and the other was $8 (I ended up returning the coral/green one since I remembered a down pillow I had in the basement that I could use) – to replace the loose fill in the two couch pillows.