Pillow Sizing Guide
One thing I’ve never really done is splurge on our bedding or even our master bedroom design, for that matter. The only bedding we’ve ever gotten was one off our wedding registry…and it’s from Target, and we’ve had it since.
And then, a couple of years back, we upgraded from a queen to a king and still had yet to invest in bedding or pillows. We would just fight over the blanket that doesn’t fit our bed.
But now that we’re spending that much more time at home, and thanks to being pregnant and my daily naps, in my bed…I have decided it’s time to invest!
We spent months researching pillow sizing, fabrics, textures, color pallets, and once we had our minds made up, we took the plunge. One of the biggest things we learned was pillow sizing. Today we wanted to put together a post going over pillow sizing for your bed, whether you have a king or queen size.
Start with your Color Scheme
First, when choosing your pillows, accent pillows, and duvet covers, start with your color pallet. We wanted to go with a modern boho vibe. I like clean white sheets, but Jamie not so much.
This headboard will be going soon, but when soon is, we’re not quite sure. So I knew I wanted a color pallet that ties into the accent pink headboard yet gave us that colorful modern boho vibe. 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 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.
Choose the Right Size Pillows
Then you want to choose the right size pillows. This will help you know how many pillows and pillowcases you’ll need when you’re picking out your bedding because not all sets come in all sizes.
We recently upgraded from a queen to a king-size bed, so we knew we wanted 6-7 pillows in total. We ended up doing two (king size pillows) in the back row, three 24x 24 pillows in the middle row, and the one 14×36 in front.
Find your Right Style & Comfort
Now it’s time to find your 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 just have a simple blanket. So instead of a big and fluffy comforter, we comprised with a thinner one.
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! For our bedding, we chose the Candlewick Duvet Cover & Shams from West Elm. 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.
Shop our Bedding
- Cotton Canvas 24 x 24 | Stone White
- 24/ 24 Pillow Insert
- Woven Baja Pillow Cover 14 x 36
- 14 x 36 Pillow Insert
1. Plaid Lambswool | 2. All Road Yucca | 3. Bold Center Mixed Stripe | 4. Euro Floral Printed | 5. Neutral Plaid Hands-on Raw Silk | 6. LR Home Boho Fringed 18-Inch Cotton | 7. Anthropologie Tufted Lulu | 8. Italian Boiled Wool Stripe | 9. Fieldscape | 10. Two-Tone Chunky Linen Tassels | 11. Pottery Barn Cozy Pumpkin | 12. Modern Farmhouse Striped | 13. West Elm Crewel Outlined Shapes |
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