Changing up the pillows and throws is the quickest way to bring life to a sad sofa, or add some pep to a boring sofa.

I recently freshened up the barn sofas with some darling pillows and a throw in fresh hues of pink.

Different size pillows and different hues of the same color work together to create a balanced, casual, lighthearted sofa vignette.

If you are going for a hue on hue look with your pillows, be sure to add variety with textures, shapes, sizes and details.

I like to anchor the corners of my sofa with a big pillow–go larger than you think, most people use pillows on their sofa that are too small. These are 24″ wide pillows as the anchors.

I even added some pillows on this pillow back denim sofa.

Pillows are SUCH a risk-free and simple way to upgrade your sofa.

If you are ready for a change, go to HomeGoods, At Home or Target and buy a grouping of pillows. Try out different sizes and look for downfilled/feather-stuffed pillows because they’ll take a beating. Keep all your receipts so that you can return anything you don’t love. See how risk free this is?