Since I'm not what you'd call minimalist (ha!) I started looking for alternatives and realized that I have enough fabric layout around to make a long bolster pillow that will span most of the bed and still bring color to the room, but stand neatly against the wall when not in use.
I think I am going to use my yellow Nate Berkus ikat fabric to make mine, and perhaps with gray and white polka dots on the back side. Originally I wanted leopard, and probably will get one someday, but for now I'll use what I've got laying around. Hopefully I can sew a rectangle!
P.S. As part of my compromise, I am selling several sets of pillow covers and have inserts for free for Dallas people. DwellStudio euro shams for sale here, and zebra print Wisteria covers for sale here.