I’ve been thinking about buying floor pillows for our living room after being inspired by two friends’ very different pillows in their houses. First, Carri Mikkelsen’s family has 3 or 4 big square corduroy pillows in their living room that they throw out into the middle of the floor whenever it’s wrestle time. They’re comfy and fun and stack well in the corner when not in use and can be used for fort building as I’ve witnessed firsthand.
And then Joani Curtis recently made some big round, marshmallow-like pillows that are more for sitting but still just as fun, which you can read more about here.
So with this on my mind, I was pleasantly surprised when I clicked on the purl bee’s link to see their latest crafting tutorial and it was, you guessed it, floor pillows! Huge ones, 36″ x 36″.
I like the applique on the front and am considering using the same pattern or making my own. I definitely would use less bold colors–probably blues and greens or blues and reds, so that they go well in our living room right now. The pillow forms for a pillow that size are quite pricey, so I may just stuff with poly-fil like I do for my knitted and crocheted toy projects.
We would stack them in the corner where the big black swivel chair is now since we’ve been planning its removable for some time now. Poor black swivel chair. It’s had a good life for a $50 chair (& ottoman) that Donnie bought back in college, but it is time to make more playing room, and thus, it’s time say good-bye…soon!