Recently, I was flipping through my copy of Deborah Needleman's book The Perfectly Imperfect Home, and the topic of bedroom pillows grabbed my attention. In the book, Needleman offers a helpful recipe for pillows that keeps us from going overdosing on them.
There's an assumption out there about women and their beds that concerns the amount of pillows we like to use to make our beds pretty--the assumption being that, for women, the more pillows the better.
What's your take on the matter?
On my bed, I keep things simple with a combination of 4 standard pillows and three small decorative pillows.
But, according to Needleman, there are three main pillow combinations, all of which are chic and none of which require 57 decorative pillows.
"The Square Finish"
One way to combine pillows is the "square finish," where a pair of Euro square pillows are leaned against the front of a stack of standard-size pillows.
"The Domino Effect"
This pillow combination places Euro square pillows against the wall or headboard, with standard-size pillows in front. Pillows in this combination are organized from largest to smallest, like the examples below.
"The Standard Issue"
The "standard issue" pillow arrangement is a bit more stripped down than the other combinations because it does not involve a Euro pillow at all. Standard-size pillows are stacked and paired with 1-2 small pillows. One long bolster pillow adds a clean, finished appearance.
What's your perfect pillow combination?
Are you a fan of "the square finish," "the domino effect," or "the standard issue"?