When's the last time you thought about all the ways to style your pillows? We're guessing that you haven't devoted too much of your brain to the topic, but that's what we're here for. With every piece of decor that crosses the threshold into your home, it's up to you to put your personal spin on it, from the way you set your table to how you arrange your bookshelves. So we have a challenge for you: the next time you're mindlessly making your bed in the morning, test out one of these six different ways to switch up your pillow-styling game. Just like Goldilocks, you may find a look and feels juuuust right.
the karate chop
This form of pillow styling is a controversial one in our office. Some feel the chopped pillow is crisp and formal, while others feel it's too contrived, as though fresh off of the showroom floor. Regardless of which side of the argument you fall on, nothing sets the tone for a good day like giving a nice whack and fluff to your beautiful arrangement of boudoir textiles.
Can you see the depth of those pillows? You're looking at six rows of feathery goodness. I mean, how are the design-obsessed to choose between Greek key and monogram pillows? We say the more the merrier. Getting into your bed may take 30 seconds longer than average, but the visual aesthetic is obviously worth all the trouble.
the pancake stack
We're not talking about the hot, buttery griddle cakes you're accustomed to in the morning. For those not willing to stand around and fuss with pillow alignment, stacked standard pillows (sans fancy Euros) are the easiest and quickest way to style your bed in the a.m.
The matching set
This bed has all the right ingredients for the picture-perfect pillow layout, starting with the lumbar in the front to the king-sized guys in the back. But instead of opting for a mix of different patterns and colors, white pillows with subtle gold piping allow this bedroom's bold upholstered headboard and contemporary art take center stage.
the tree amigos
When you want the pillows to do all the talking, three square pillows all the way across the headboard should do the trick. But be sure your fabric choices create a unified front of cohesiveness that complement the rest of the room.
The yolo approach
Who said bed pillows have to be symmetrical? Nobody did! For those who don't give a darn about bed styling and are just proud if the thing is made, this mix of stacked and upright pillows will always be effortlessly cool.