Common bed pillow sizes...
Bed and sleeping pillows are not limited to one size as they are available in a few different varieties. Here is a closer look at the most popular sizes of sleeping pillows used in bedding.
Standard Pillow – 20” W x 26 L”
This is easily the most popular type of sleeping pillow
This size is used for standard pillow shams
One standard pillow is just right for a twin bed
Two standard pillows fit adequately across a full or queen bed
Three standard pillows fit best across a king bed
King Pillow – 20” W x 36 L”
King pillows remain popular, although many king-bed owners still prefer using standard pillows. The main reason is that many find king pillows difficult to manipulate during a night of sleep.
Euro Pillow – 26” W x 26” L
This variety is used mostly as decorative pillows that are positioned at the head of bed. Euro pillows do provide a nice height and add an appealing layer to the bed. They are also functional, providing comfort when watching TV or reading in bed.
If you are not sleeping on Euro Pillows, then remember to use a feather fill insert. This will decrease the cost and is considerably cheaper than using down. Be sure to avoid using any synthetic fillings because they do not do a good job of filling out the sham and could continue to bunch up over the course of time.
Boudoir Pillow – 12” W x 16” L
A boudoir pillow is mainly used as a decorative pillow. However, some people make use of them as a travel pillow, they are similar to the ones given out on a commercial airplane.
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