The best bouclé pillows to cozy up to this winter

Go ahead and get comfy with my favorite bouclé pillows of the season

Some of the best bouclé pillows from Pottery Barn on a leather sofa
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With winter seeming like it’s never going to end, it’s more vital than ever to find soft decor to cozy up next to and make the miserable weather seem a little less dull. While you can always curl up in bed with a soft duvet, adding in a few throws and pillows to your living room couch can also work well to improve things.

The new trend hitting the decor world these days is none other than bouclé, a gorgeous textile made from heavy, looped yarn. Last year, shearling chairs and sofas incorporating bouclé were everywhere, but you can achieve a similar effect for less with bouclé pillows. 'Bouclé can have a nubby feel to it, but I love using it in design because it can add a rugged, unique feel to a space,' says interior designer Lance Thomas of Thomas Guy Interiors. 

Derived from the French word meaning “curled” or “ringed,” bouclé is very sturdy, and can refer to a yarn made from a series of looped fiber, or the fabric made from it. Wool is the most common fiber to use for the technique, though cotton, linen, and silk have also been used fairly often. 

If you want to add this stylish look to your own space, I've found some gorgeous bouclé pillows all over the internet. I don't love everything out there, but these are the best.

A headshot of interior designer Lance Thomas
Lance Thomas

Lance Thomas is an interior designer based in Louisiana. He is the principal and founder of Thomas Guy Interiors.

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Bouclé FAQ

How do you clean bouclé?

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Bouclé can be hard to clean, as it can get ruined in the washing machine and dryer if it's a particularly nubby material. Usually, companies expect you to simply spot-treat with a damp cloth mixed in with a small amount of detergent. If you rub too harshly, you could ruin the loops in the fabric. Some polyester and more tightly-wound options, however, may be allowed in the washer, but you should check with the manufacturer before doing so.

Nikhita Mahtani
Style Editor

Nikhita is the Style Editor for Homes & Gardens, making sure our home-savvy readers are always aware of the latest trends and deepening their knowledge of classic design. Nikhita graduated with her Master of Arts in Magazine Journalism from New York University, and has spent a decade in interior design and shopping roles at shelter publications ELLE DECOR and Domino Magazine.