Ever wonder how to style your bed to look as inviting and alluring as those you see in magazines? Pillows pull the whole look together. How you display them is totally up to you, and often, personality comes into play.
Minimalists prefer to keep pillows simple and stacked vertically. Traditionalists like me prefer pillow arrangements to be linear and orderly, leaning the rows against the headboard. Romantics and maximalists like a bed full of pillows of all shapes and sizes.
Here are the basics of pillow placements by bed size. You may add or subtract according to your preference.
Euroshams, which cover Europillows, are traditional backrow foundation pillows, and are great for leaning against when you’re reading in bed. They measure 26" square.
King pillows measure 20″ x 36.” These extra-long pillows fit inside king pillowcases, and work best in pairs across king beds.
Standard size pillows (AKA your common bed pillow) measure 20″ x 26.” A twin bed fits one standard, a full or queen fits two across, and a king fits three.
Accent, or decorative pillows, come in many shapes and sizes ranging from square (10", 16", 18") or rectangular (14"x18"). They can also be circular or odd shaped and are the perfect finishing touch on the bed.
What pattern(s) to choose to cover your pillows? I'm a big fan of layering designs and using several coordinating patterns. Mix a solid Euro with a patterned sham and an eye-catching accent pillow for a pulled together look.
Our bedding collections all offer Euro shams, king and standard shams, and a variety of accent pillows. Unless noted otherwise, shams are sold unfilled (we find our customers have their favorite pillows to choose from!). Accent pillows may be filled or unfilled, so please read our product descriptions carefully.
How do you like your pillows?