Pillow Talk

The post is dedicated to my Ma. 

To this day, she makes the BEST bed on the planet. Hands down.

Every day I'd come home from school and my bed would be made to perfection. The sheets and quilt were so snug, you could bounce a quarter off of them. The pillows were plumped to perfection and every single stuffed animal was arranged just so.

I think I inherited her love and appreciation of a well-made bed. It's the focal point of a bedroom -- a reflection of just how inviting the space is. I take my bed making VERY seriously and pillow layout is of utmost importance. This has always been a controversial topic, but it is all personal preference. What's your pillow personality? 

Photo Courtesy: Christine Dovey

Photo Courtesy: Christine Dovey

Are you a stander? Plopping them one on top of the other in a very minimalist, simplistic set-up. This can be very chic with crisp white linens against a statement headboard (above). Reminds me of a European boutique hotel. Highly dig it. 

Photo Courtesy: Veranda Magazine

Photo Courtesy: Veranda Magazine

Do you like them stacked? Casually leaning against each other in a relaxed manner. This is an extremely popular look because it's easy to style and works with almost any pillow type. I love this euro, sham, boudoir stack all in the same design shown above. Simple, yet elegant. 

Photo Courtesy: Pinterest

Photo Courtesy: Pinterest

The more pillows the merrier? As much as I love a tailored, clean look there is something so refreshing about a ton of decorative pillows on a bed. Makes me want to take a running nosedive right into the middle of the pile. I love piling pillows on in kids bedrooms. I think they appreciate the playfulness of this the most. 

Photo Courtesy: Pinterest

Photo Courtesy: Pinterest

Like a layered look? My all-time fav and the most fun. Color, texture, function and decorative all rolled into one. The best of both worlds. This pillow play allows one to incorporate textural elements and accent colors into the room where they might not otherwise be able to and it dresses things up a bit. 

Photo Courtesy: Pinterest

Photo Courtesy: Pinterest

Or is simple better? No rhyme or reason just function. Keep it clean, keep it simple and you don't have 500 pillows to toss onto the floor every night when you go to bed. My husband would most likely prefer this version. I'd put money on it. 

Sweet dreams,
xAB