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Pillow Styles and Functions

Pillow Styles and Functions

Pillow Styles and Functions

Pillows are a large part of our ability to get a peaceful nights rest as well as decorating our homes and offices.  There are numerous styles and functions based on your use.  First, we will look at using pillows a as a decorating feature.


If you are looking for decorative pillows for your bed, living room couch or office, you have the option of going small, large, bold, bright, or subtle.  Before you select your pillows, think about the color, shape and size of your existing furniture and how you can add a bit of flare with the right pillows.  The patterns and colors of the pillows will accentuate the room, giving it a very sophisticated look.  If you have a patterned piece of furniture a solid color pillow will look the best; however, if your couch or bed comforter is solid you will want to use patterned pillows.  Patterns range from zig-zags, waves, shapes, and floral.  With that being said, to give your couch, chair or bed a unique touch change the shape of the pillows.  You might want to use round with square or square with long rectangle pillows depending on the size of the furniture.  Each of these will give your room a personalized touch with your taste.  Next, think about the size, it is important that you scale your pillows with your furniture.  If you purchase pillows loo large, you might overwhelm the room as it will look disproportional. The size will fill the furniture with just the right about of comfort and style.  Last, think about where you will put the pillows.  Do they look better in the middle of the bed, on side of a chair, or maybe on both ends of a couch or sofa?  Let your inner designer go when looking for the right decorative pillow(s).

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Mike Farrell Spin Deco Pillow

Selecting the right pillow to sleep with is even more difficult. Understand that pillow provide your body with support and comfort. There are pillows specifically made for your sleeping position that allow your neck, back and muscles to feel the most relaxed.  Most bed pillows are made out of memory foam, latex, down, polyester, feather, etc.  The type of material you use will depend on whether you need a soft or hard pillow and this is determined by your sleeping position.  A contour pillow will adapt to your body for reduce pain and body fatigue.  These are excellent for those that struggle with neck and back pain.  Wedge pillows are used between your knees to align your spine and reduce stress on your joints.  Ergonomic pillows are used to for your body into its natural position; thereby, ensuring you are in the most natural position.


The type of sleep you are will help determine the type of pillow you need.  Those that sleep on their stomach will need a much different pillow than those that sleep on their side.  A stomach sleeper will need something more soft and giving, while someone that sleeps on their side will need a more firm knee pillow.  Depending on your circumstance, make sure that you understand the way you sleep will be the ultimate factor in what type of pillow you need.

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Serta Perfect Sleep Twin Pack Pillows starting at $43.74

The styles and functions of pillows are endless for both decorators and sleepers.  Use your sense of style to your advantage when decorating because you will have numerous options.  For those looking for the perfect sleep companion, make sure you understand your options before buying.

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