When I was in design school, it as common to hear students say, "we are so much more than pillow fluffers" or "I don't want to be a pillow fluffer". What we meant was that as designers, we involve the whole space. The pillow is the final touch- often an afterthought to pull it together. But, it most certainly does pull it all together. The right throw pillows can make a significant difference in a space!
Have you ever noticed hiw much a throw pillow costs? They come with some hefty price tags. I think I've seen tables go for less sometimes! In the grand scheme of things, it's really not a lot. On a budget, the right pillows can bring in needed color and pattern, tying in other decor. They also offer softness and personality all in one functional accessory! So, splurge a little and make a major change!