Floor Pillow 5 Ways

Poufs and plush pillows have been a big trend in home decor for the last couple of years.  Look in on just about any decorated show home or family room in a magazine and you’ll see some type of padded seating option for the floor.  Often, floor pillows are even used to make an impressive style statement, like these at The Purl Bee.

giant floor pillows

Call it Moroccan-inspired style or a need for ways to get comfy, but I’m pretty sure that this trend is one that’s here to stay.  As entertaining becomes more casual and family based and our options for in-home entertainment increase, there’s a greater need for instant seating.  Floor pillows are the answer, folks!  Lucky for us, it’s possible to put together some pretty nifty versions of the floor pillow or pouf without needing more than basic sewing skills.  Check out these tutorials I found for DIY Floor Pillows.

Floor Pillow 5 Ways

DIY Floor Cushion Ideas

1.  Stackable Floor Pillows


These pillows from In My Own Style are the perfect size for a smaller room.  A little larger than couch cushions, they can be stacked inconspicuously out of sight, or stacked in plain view to add a little color and pattern.  Love the pom fringe on these.

2.  Knitted Pouf


Know how to wield a pair of knitting needles?  Then these poufs are a great option!  Yarn comes in so many textures and colors that you could create just about any look you wanted with this pattern from Pickles.

3.  No Sew Pillows


Just in case sewing and knitting aren’t your thing, I’ve got you covered.  I actually found a great no-sew tutorial for floor cushions at AKA Design + Life.  I love how these are stowed away in a basket when they aren’t in use.

4.  Round Cushion


For quilters, Living With Punks offers the jelly roll floor pillow.  It’s a patchwork made from scraps of fabric.  (You can find stacks of coordinating fabrics in small yardages at fabric stores called “jelly rolls.”)  It’s fun to see something round instead rectangular.

5.  Jumbo Floor Pillow


The best thing about floor pillows is that they give you the ability to flop onto the floor with style!  Imagine having stacks of these jumbo pillows for kids to climb on and make forts out of….you can view the tutorial at Brit + Co.

Do you have any floor pillows in your home?  What’s your favorite way to add casual comfort or seating in your rooms?

How to Care for Your DIY Floor Cushions

If you have managed to follow this floor pillow tutorial, congratulations! However, you also have to make sure you continue to have clean, longer-lasting comfortable floor cushions. Hence, you need to clean and store them properly.

Regularly Clean Your DIY Cushions

When it comes to keeping your DIY floor cushion clean and fresh, here are a few techniques to help you maintain its beauty and longevity:

Spot Clean Stains

Accidents happen, and stains can quickly detract from the appeal of your lovely DIY cushions.

To tackle stains promptly, prepare a mild cleaning solution by mixing a small amount of gentle detergent and warm water.

Dampen a clean cloth or sponge with the solution and gently blot the stained area, being careful not to saturate the fabric. Continue blotting until the stain lifts. Avoid rubbing vigorously, as it may spread the stain or damage the yards of fabric. Allow the cushion to air dry completely before using it again.

Vacuum or Shake Off Dust and Debris

Over time, dust, crumbs, and pet hair can accumulate on your cozy floor cushions, making them less inviting. To remove loose dirt and debris, you have two options.

Firstly, you can use a handheld vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to gently vacuum the cushion’s surface. This will help remove any particles embedded in the yards of fabric.

Alternatively, take the cushion outdoors and give it a good shake to dislodge the dust and debris. Be sure to do this in an area where it won’t create a mess indoors.

Store Properly

When you need to temporarily store your DIY comfy cushion or put it away during seasons of lesser use, it’s important to do so properly to maintain its shape and condition. Here are a couple of storage suggestions:

Fold or Stack Your Cushions to Save Space

If you have limited storage space, stacking or folding floor cushions is an efficient solution.

Before folding, make sure the cushion is clean and dry. Gently fold it in half, aligning the edges, and then fold it again in the desired shape.

Alternatively, if you have a couple of cushions, you can stack them neatly on top of each other, with the oversized floor pillow at the bottom and the smaller ones on top.

Make sure you place a clean cloth or towel between each cushion to prevent friction and preserve their fabric.

Store in a Dry and Clean Area

Moisture and dirt can damage your fantastic floor pillows, so it’s crucial to store them in a dry and clean environment. Thus, choose a storage area that is well-ventilated and free from humidity. Avoid storing them in basements, attics, or areas prone to dampness.

Additionally, make sure the storage space is clean and free from dust or insects. If necessary, you can cover your amazing floor pillows with a clean sheet or fabric to protect them from dust accumulation.

Time To Make a Comfortable, Fluffy Floor Cushion!

Floor pillows have become a popular trend in home decor. Whether you’re looking for a cozy seating option or a stylish statement piece, floor pillows offer versatility and instant comfort.

With the availability of various DIY options, you can easily create your own exciting floor pillows without advanced sewing skills.

By following tutorials and utilizing basic sewing techniques, you can make stackable floor pillows, knitted poufs, no sew floor pillows, round quilting cushions, and jumbo or giant floor pillows. The possibilities are endless, allowing you to customize your beautiful DIY floor pillows to match your style and preferences.

Remember to consider maintenance and care tips, such as spot cleaning stains, vacuuming or shaking off dust and debris, and storing the pillows properly to maintain their condition. Embrace the casual comfort and aesthetic appeal of floor pillows in your home and enjoy the versatility they bring to your living spaces.

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  1. I’d love to have floor pillows. My dog would also love for me to have floor pillows… ergo, No floor pillows! But one can dream. 🙂

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