Lately it seems like every room I pin on Pinterest or save on Instagram features a mud cloth or indigo throw pillow (and in fact, we’ve been writing about this look since 2016). A traditional African cloth technique that dates back to 12th-century Mali, mud cloth (or bogolanfini) consists of a cotton fabric dyed using a special fermented mud process. (Design Sponge has a great overview of the history of mud cloth here.) The style is nothing new, but seems to be in the midst of a popularity surge—and it’s actually pretty easy to find your own mud cloth and indigo decor pieces.
Etsy is a great resource for pillow covers, as there are so many makers offering pieces in various sizes and styles—even the pickiest shoppers among us are bound to find a few things they love! This simple black-and-white pillow cover would look beautiful styled in a living room, bedroom, or even nursery.
Even more traditional stores like Pottery Barn have hopped on the indigo bandwagon, making it easy to source the print during a routine trip to the mall. This lumbar pillow cover would be the perfect accent piece on a bed or couch—and, it’s currently on sale.
Mix and match with this fun pillow set that allows you to get a bit creative—style the pillows together or spread them out around the house. Either way, they’re bound to be a hit.
We get it, playing favorites is tough. Why settle for one pillow cover when you can grab a set of four? This pack from Amazon allows you to sample a bit of everything, pattern-wise. The looks are all complementary without being too matchy-matchy.
This classic indigo pillow is a buyer favorite on Etsy. The colors are calming while still adding personality to a couch, reading nook, or breakfast bench.
This pillow cover is a bit different because the pattern is hand-embroidered rather than printed, but we love it just the same. It adds texture and intrigue while still embodying the classic mud cloth look.
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