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Today's post is our guide on everything you need to know about pillow sizes, styles, and placement. Have you ever looked at all the size options and wondered which one is right for you? While it can seem daunting, there is a method to pillow sizing, and we are here to demystify pillow sizes for you.
Pillows have been a part of the human experience for thousands of years. Their earliest uses were more comfort-related, but it didn’t take long for them to be used as interior decorations as well. Once owned only by the wealthy, cushions are now an item of everyday luxury that complete spaces ranging from living rooms to outdoor seating areas.
Having a beautiful pillow mix on your sofa or bed can be the piece de resistance for your living space. Perfectly placed cushions are great accessories; they make your home appear more cosy and inviting. Don’t be scared to experiment and get creative with your choices; it is your space, so it should reflect your personality!
Just keep a few things in mind, and you will be sure to pick the right size every time. And these days, cushions are one of the most cost-effective ways to refresh your home. Though choosing the right pillow doesn’t have to be confusing, we have created a few tips to help you along the way!
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Single beds don’t allow you much space to play with, so we don’t need to pile on the pillows. Our suggestion is to stick to a simple arrangement that doesn’t take over the bed.
- Single lumbar pillow
- Or a 22” pillow with a lumbar
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A bed without cushions can look empty and uninviting however having too many cushions can appear messy and busy. That’s why styling your bed is easier when you have the right pillow formations..
- Two 24” pillows
- Layer with a lumbar pillow
- Or layer with a 20” pillow
QUEEN AND KING BED
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Achieving a pulled together bedroom begins with the bed. After all, it’s the focal point of the space. That doesn’t necessarily mean you need to add five hundred decorative pillows to it though.
- Start with two 24” pillows
- Layer with a lumbar
- Or layer with a 20” pillow and a lumbar
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Do you want to achieve an interior-designed look? The right cushion styling will help give your armchair a more polished aesthetic.
- Single lumbar pillow
- Or choose 20" to 22" pillow
SOFAS AND BENCHES
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Pillows are functional essentials, as well as your sofa’s seasonal outfit changes. To find a stylish pillow composition to suit your sofa, first you need to understand how to arrange your sofa cushions, and then switch them up according to seasons.
It’s a great way to style any sofa just as you’d like it. And remember, don’t underrate the power of these sofa staples, whichever way you style them.
22” or 24” pillow at the back
Layer a smaller 20” or 22” pillow in front
Or layer with a lumbar pillow in front
SCALE, TEXTURE AND PATTERN
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A balanced cushion arrangement is one of the most visually pleasing combinations. It harmonises varying fabrics very well, and the symmetry gives even the most casual or eclectic array of fabrics a smart aesthetic. Elevate yours and make it stimulating by playing with colour, pattern, and texture.
You can add dimension by working with textures like tassels, linen, crochet, or wool. Play with patterns by mixing the scale and combining organic with more structured prints.
Featured below are some of our Kilim cushions, these are stocked at our warehouse in North London. They are a perfect home decor accessory to add a bit more oomph to your bed or sofa, get in touch with us if you would like to see more!