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9 ruffled pillows to add a whimsical touch that's perfect for spring

 A selection of ruffled pillows.
A selection of ruffled pillows.

Ruffles are the new florals of spring 2024, adding a touch of softness and whimsy to any style. They are cropping up everywhere, from sheets to table linen, but here we are focusing on the easiest way to bring this trend into your home – pillows.

‘Ruffles made a huge impact on fashion trends last year,’ says Randi Garrett, interior designer and founder of Arizona-based design firm Randi Garrett Design. ‘Think puff sleeves, tiered skirts, and interesting cuts to dresses all incorporating ruffles, and now, we’ve brought that trend to the design world through pillows, throw blankets, and tablecloths. Ruffles can add elegance and make things more playful, and in terms of pillows, they add that ounce of texture your sofa or bed may have been missing. They bring an extra layer of femininity to a design, making rooms all the more interesting, and they’re a very affordable way to do so.’

Upon looking around at all my favorite home retailers, I was delighted to notice that I could find a ruffled pillow for any design lover. There were rich, jewel tones, lighter pastels, plaid and floral designs, and even some cottage style in there, all of which showed me how versatile this interior design trend is.

green bedroom with velvet headboard and beata hueman curtains
green bedroom with velvet headboard and beata hueman curtains

9 ruffled pillows to suit any style

Rhode Mushroom Pillow Cover
Rhode Mushroom Pillow Cover

Rhode Mushroom Pillow Cover

$49 at West Elm

This rich, jewel-toned pillow cover has been designed in collaboration with Rhode, a women-owned lifestyle brand known for its funky prints. This is a playful option that transports you to summer at first glance.

Toile pillow
Toile pillow

Toile Ruffle Throw Pillow

$49 at Urban Outfitters

Talk about a trendy take on cottage core: Whimsical toile florals in a pale blue adorn this pillow, while the sweet ruffle trim adds a delicate touch.

Archive New York Marguerite Pillow
Archive New York Marguerite Pillow

Archive New York Marguerite Pillow

$24.99 at Anthropologie

Adding gingham and ruffles together is a major opportunity for a true statement piece, which is what this pillow by Anthropologie is. I absolutely adore the bright color scheme of peach, kelly green, and bubble gum pink for sunny vibes.

MacKenzie-ChildsCourtly Check Ruffled Square Pillow
MacKenzie-ChildsCourtly Check Ruffled Square Pillow

MacKenzie-ChildsCourtly Check Ruffled Square Pillow

$99 at Saks Fifth Avenue

The intentional black and white check pattern on this pillow is a nod to those who still want to keep their monochrome look intact, all while incorporating one of the world’s top interior design trends in their space.

Ruffle-Trimmed Cotton Seat Cushion
Ruffle-Trimmed Cotton Seat Cushion

Ruffle-Trimmed Cotton Seat Cushion

$14.99 at H&M Home

If you’re planning an outdoor garden party anytime soon, grab a bunch of these seat cushions, stat: Not only are they incredibly affordable, but they’re also perfectly padded for extra comfort.

Greenland Home Fashions Wheatly Ruffled Farmhouse Quilted Pillow
Greenland Home Fashions Wheatly Ruffled Farmhouse Quilted Pillow

Greenland Home Fashions Wheatly Ruffled Farmhouse Quilted Pillow

$18.60 at Walmart

This farmhouse-inspired sham goes a little rogue with the combination of florals with plaid, but the ginger and red gingham ruffled border is all kinds of fun.

Belgian Flax Linen Fringe Ruffle Sham
Belgian Flax Linen Fringe Ruffle Sham

Belgian Flax Linen Fringe Ruffle Sham

$138 at Pottery Barn

Rich linen adds a refined elegance to this ruffle sham, which has been pre-washed for extra softness. You can pick from a myriad of colors, depending on your decor scheme.

Ted Baker Hula Decorative Pillow
Ted Baker Hula Decorative Pillow

Ted Baker Hula Decorative Pillow

$65 at Bloomingdales

A vast collection of embroidered, colorful flowers on a black background exude modern elegance, but the pink ruffled border on this decorative pillow makes sure things don’t feel too serious.

VHC Brands Kaila Cozy Cottage Pillow
VHC Brands Kaila Cozy Cottage Pillow

VHC Brands Kaila Cozy Cottage Pillow

$39.85 at Amazon

If ruffles all around the border of your throw pillow is too much for you, experiment with this vintage-inspired pick that covers one half with frills, and the second half with buttons and patterns.


Ruffed pillows provide a simple way in which to bring the frills trend into your home, and you can purchase them at various price points and in numerous interior design styles. No matter whether you want a dark, contemporary look or a new take on modern farmhouse decor, there’s an option available out there for you to elevate your home decor scheme.