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Suggestios - Pillows for leather couch?
ecatruss
December 9, 2012 in Design Dilemma
Purchased a beautiful light pearl colored leather sofa with hopes of using pillows for both comfort & color. The issue I am having is the leather is smooth, hence all the pillows do not sit up, they slide down. It looks messy and I can't beak up the big white color. Anyone have suggestions?

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ecatruss
This photo is when they are upright, but it never lasts, they all slide to the seat.
0 Likes   December 9, 2012 at 9:14AM
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decoenthusiaste
Maybe you just need to overdo it so they have no where to go!

2 Likes   December 9, 2012 at 9:36AM
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susancullis
That is annoying! I would discard the pillows and try out a couple of complementary throws. Perhaps a pillow with a square edge (like better bed pillows), or with heavy corner tassels, would stay in place. Perhaps try a long, round shag pillow in contrasting color (custom made).
2 Likes   December 9, 2012 at 10:23AM
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ecatruss
Hi decoenthusiaste, I've tried that they still all slide.

Susan, I will try to find another shaped bottom pillow. Pillows are just so dang expensive.
0 Likes   December 9, 2012 at 11:49AM
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michigammemom
ecatruss, you might try down/feather pillow inserts that will conform more to your sofa and stay in place.
1 Like   December 9, 2012 at 12:04PM
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Manon Floreat
A folded throw with a couple of pillows on top will help the sliding as will down filled pillows as michigammemom mentions. Suede backed pillows should also provide some traction.


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ecatruss
Thank you all. I was able to keep a couple of my pillows and incorporate a couple new one. All are upright!
1 Like   January 13, 2013 at 7:54PM
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saildancer
Maybe this would help: You could take out the pillow forms and frame each insert's outside perimeter by attaching a narrow, sewn cylinder that you have filled with rice or flaxseed. Then put covers back on. Your pillows should then have no trouble "sitting" up straight. (like a stuffed toy with a skooshy bottom...) Think "bean bag" frames... You need to measure to be sure each pillow can handle the extra "stuffing." Good luck!
1 Like   January 13, 2013 at 8:36PM
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ecatruss
Saildancer - thanks but I posted that it's all good now.
0 Likes   January 13, 2013 at 8:40PM
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Aja Mazin
Super Glue strips of velcro on the pillow backs and sofa.

Those suckers won't be going anywhere
2 Likes   January 13, 2013 at 8:54PM
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cyn222
I was going to suggest round pillows so they sit rather then slide. Even a nice long rolled one would add interest.
0 Likes   January 14, 2013 at 12:01AM
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corey21207
I have the exact sofa upon which I have the combination of pillows and throws.
0 Likes   April 5, 2013 at 4:47PM
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Veronica Wunderlich
I would find fabric I love and make my own. The trick would be adding some weight to hold them down. Maybe a sock filled with rice, and place it in side with the pillow before stitching it up. It would be hidden inside the back and bottom of the pillow.
0 Likes   May 21, 2013 at 10:24AM
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sumner5
Try knitting your own pillow. The knits do not sllide, well at least mind dont.
0 Likes   August 18, 2013 at 6:59PM
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