I wanted something fabulous. I began to plan mentally, choose colors, stitches, & the like. I went with multi-colored stripes for the front & a solid gray back of basket weave. I bound off the whole thing with some very nice chunky red yarn & was stunned by how good they actually looked. I actually saved money, too. All of the yarns I used were in my stash & I simply recovered the worn-out pillows that were in the living room.
Do you have some old pillows that could use fancy new covers. All it takes is a little time & effort to make the old new again! Don't crochet? That's ok, knitted or sewn covers look splendid, too!