Confession: I’m a throw pillow hoarder. I seriously can’t get enough of them. My living and family room couches and chairs are lined with various sizes, each of my kids’ bedrooms has age-appropriate ones, and even my entryway bench is home to a seasonal rotation. What’s this mean? Well, for one, that I’m constantly, constantly on the lookout for new ones. Plus, it means I’ve become something of a throw pillow expert, and know where to buy them. While I’ve bought dozens from Home Goods, I struggle with the feathers always popping out of the covers. It’s annoying and uncomfortable, not to mention messy. I also love Target’s price points and patterns, but dislike that the covers don’t zip off.
So when my go-to couch-in-a-box brand Burrow announced that it was rolling out an extensive line of pillow covers and inserts recently, I was thrilled. Available in a variety of sizes, textures, and patterns, the line is broken down into “collections” (i.e. “rustic” or “industrial”) that you can purchase in a bundle (which includes two square pillow covers, one lumbar, and a throw blanket), or you can piecemeal purchase.
Upon seeing the options, I was all in, but you gotta test the product before you can really be sure, am I right?! So, I ordered a slew of the pillows from various collections. Once they arrived, I put in the Burrow inserts (which you have to order separately) and set them around my living spaces — and now I can safely say that these puppies are amazing. First off, the inserts are the best I’ve ever had. Comprised of a polyester microfiber fill, these inserts give off just the right amount of simultaneous fluff and support.
Next up: The covers. Burrow hand-weaves each of its pillow covers in India, and the proof is in the pudding — these are durable and beautiful. If I had to pick favorites (and clearly I have some), I’d say you can’t go wrong with the Diamond Pattern, the Geometric Circles, and the Ivory Embroidered. The 18-inch by 18-inch size of the square pillows are big enough for an adult male, but also look great when accented by any over-sized pillows you might have. The Essential Collection options are also fab. I love the two-tone color options they come in. For a pop of texture, I highly recommend the Faux Fur (or, as my kids call it, the Yeti pillow), or the Fringed Chevron, which I worried would be grandma-y, but isn’t at all! As for the blankets, this is hands-down the best throw you’re going to get for $79. Given my product-testing background, I’ve sampled a lot of throws, and Burrows is the heaviest, thickest, and softest I’ve ever experienced under $100.
More good news: Since I last reviewed its modular couch, Burrow expanded its furniture line to include a chair and ottoman, and it's now offering the seating legs in three hues (black, dark wood, and light wood). Just like their counterparts, the chair and ottoman are easy-peasy to put together, and the cushions are flappable — you can choose between tufted or solid. Looking to buy an entire room’s worth of quality furniture for under $2,000? This is how you’re going to do it.
Check out the new furnishings below, in addition to full lineup of Burrow’s pillows.
The Mid-Century Set
The Industrial Set
The Bohemian Set
The Rustic Set
The Essential Set
Embroidered Ivory Pillow
Geometric Circles Pillow
Gray Jersey Pillow
Faux Fur Pillow
Fringed Chevron Pillow
Gray Cross Hatch Lumbar Pillow
Ivory Essential Throw
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