Pillow Sizing Guide for your Bed

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Revamping our bedding or bedroom design used to be an afterthought for us. Initially, we started with a bedding set from Target that we received through our wedding registry, but over time, we explored various options and learned about the significance of quality bedding and pillows in our sleep routine.

Investing in quality bedding and pillows has revealed a multitude of benefits that extend beyond aesthetics. A well-designed bedroom space with comfortable bedding and pillows is essential for a restful and rejuvenating night’s sleep. The right pillows, fitted to your preferences and sleeping positions, can greatly enhance spinal alignment, alleviate discomfort, and contribute to overall sleep quality.

Moreover, quality bedding, including pillows, plays a vital role in maintaining a clean and healthy sleep environment. Materials that are breathable, hypoallergenic, and easy to clean can significantly reduce allergens, ensuring a more hygienic and comfortable sleep surface.

In our journey to understand the significance of bedding and pillows, we’ve realized their impact on our sleep quality, comfort, and overall well-being. Today, we’re excited to share our insights and guide you through the essential aspects of pillow sizing for different bed dimensions, empowering you to create a comfortable and personalized sleep oasis in your bedroom.

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Start with your Color Scheme

To begin your pillow selection journey, consider your color scheme and overall design aesthetic. We aimed to infuse a modern boho vibe into our bedroom. While I prefer the crisp elegance of clean white sheets, Jamie leans towards different shades.

We anticipate replacing our current headboard soon, although the exact timing remains uncertain. With this in mind, I sought a color palette that harmonizes with the accent pink headboard, while also embracing a vibrant and modern boho style.

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I wanted to incorporate calm, relaxing, earthy tone colors. And actually, the first thing I picked out was this accent pillow!

I fell in love the second I saw it, and I loved how it brought in all of the warm earthy tones and had that subtle pop of pink. It was perfect, so we decided that an accent pillow would be our color pallet. 

Whether you have a rug, headboard, or paint color on the walls that are staying, decide on the overall design and color pallet you want to go with before going down the deep rabbit hole of all the styles you can splurge on when it comes to bedding. This will help you start your search.

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Choose the Right Pillow Sizes

Then you want to choose the right size pillows. This will help you know how many pillows and pillowcases you’ll need when picking out your bedding because not all sets come in all sizes. 

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We recently upgraded from a queen to a king-size bed, so we knew we wanted 6-7 pillows. We did two (king-size pillows) in the back row, three 24×24 pillows in the middle row, and one 14×36 in front.

Below are all the pillow dimensions you need; whether it’s a king pillow size or a queen pillow size, all pillow sizes are accounted for in each style:

Brilliant Pillow Sizing Guide

Find your Right Style & Comfort 

Now it’s time to find the right style and comfort! Do you like quilts, duvets, comforters, bedspreads, blankets, or coverlets?

I’m a comforter girl with a duvet color kind of style. However, if it were up to Jamie, we’d have a simple blanket, so instead of a big and fluffy comforter, we comprised a thinner one. 

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Choose your Comforter Design

Whichever style you choose, it’s important first to narrow it down before choosing your design, or the options will be overwhelming. It will also help you with your keyword search. 

Then it’s time to narrow down your design. If you know your color scheme, this will be easy!

We chose the Candlewick Duvet Cover & Shams from West Elm for our bedding. However, it’s on backorder, so we haven’t shown it on our bed…YET, but it was too good to go another route; we know the wait will be worth it. 

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Shop our Favorite Pillows & Bedding – Parachute

  1. Organic Cloud Cotton Duvet Cover Set 
  2. Organic Cotton Puff Comforter 
  3. Organic Cloud Cotton Quilt 
  4. Linen Duvet Cover Set 
  5. Organic Cotton Puff Comforter 
  6. Organic Waffle Duvet Cover Set
  7. Lattice Duvet Cover Set 
  8. Organic Soft Stitch Quilt 
  9. Cotton Canvas 24 x 24 | Stone White
  10. 24×24 Pillow Insert
  11. Woven Baja Pillow Cover 14 x 36
  12. 14 x 36 Pillow Insert

Parachute Bedding

Shop our Favorite Pillows & Pillow Covers – Amazon

  1. Tufted Lumbar Pillow
  2. Black Leather Pillow Covers 
  3. Cognac Brown Leather Pillow Covers
  4. White Knotted Pillows
  5. Black Tufted Boho Pillow Covers
  6. Round Orange Pillow 
  7. Black & Cream Boho Pillow Covers
  8. Cream & White Boho Pillow Cover
  9. Cream & Pom Pom Pillow Cover Set
  10. Set of 6 Boho Pillow Covers 
  11. Black Geometric Pillow Cover Set
  12. Brown Boho Lumbar Pillow 
  13. White Creamy Pillow Cover Set 
  14. Rhombic Jacquard Pillow Cover Set
  15. Dotted Orange Pillow Cover Set

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7 thoughts on “Pillow Sizing Guide for your Bed

  1. I have found your blog to be extremely useful. Sharing it on my social media accounts is something I plan to do because I believe your information will be beneficial to others as well.

  2. I love the diagram of king and queen pillow set-ups but the queen version does not have an adequate pillow count. I pinned it to my Pintrest but would like to put an updated version.

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