Spot clean light stains. Wet a microfiber cloth in a bowl of soapy water. Wring excess water from the cloth and blot light stains, especially those that are new.
Place the decorative pillow inside the washing machine. Add a mild detergent and select a hot/cold setting. When washing more than one decorative pillow, space the pillows at an even distance inside the washing machine to prevent a jam. Select the gentle cycle.
Wash removable pillows separate from their cases. Wash the case with similar colors and adhere to the washing instructions.
Protect elaborate stitching by sending decorative pillows with elaborate embellishments to the dry cleaners.
Dry the decorative pillow in the dryer to restore the shape and stave off mold. For down and feathers, use the air cycle. For synthetics, opt for a low-heat setting to avoid clumping.
Wrap three tennis balls in a sock and add them to the dryer cycle to improve shaping and ensure fluff and bounce is restored.