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Pillow talk

I don’t know about you but in my house the search for the perfect pillow is ongoing. I can’t tell you how many pillows I have purchased over the years. I can say that each of my guest bedrooms have at least 4 pillows on the bed and 2 in the closet so my guests should be satisfied we have what they are looking for if they are looking for one that is not too hard, not too soft, not feather, only feather, side sleeper or back sleeper.

There are so many types of pillows.  There are euro pillows, king size pillows, queen size, standard, round, bolster, square, floor, lumbar and throw pillows.  They can be filled with rice,  Polyester fibre,  Feathers,  Down, Memory foam, Latex, Micro beads. Water  or even Buckwheat.

Why is it so hard to find a good pillow?

A photo by David Mao.
Photo by David Mao

Anyway this is just the tip of the ice burg or the top of the pillow pile. Do you have so many decorative pillows on your bed that you have lost a small pet under the pile? Do you have to spend 15 minutes each night removing them, only to have to repeat the entire thing again in the morning? News flash that is 30 minutes a day lost to pillow distribution? Has you mate accused you of pillow proliferation?

How about your couch?

More pillows? I have bought pillows for my couch and they slide right off. Yes I took them back to the store to try again. Unless we are as one of my dear friends would say putting on the dog*, we don’t have throw pillows on our couch. It’s leather and they just slide off. Besides it is so comfortable it doesn’t need pillows for comfort and I don’t feel it is necessary for decorating.

* Putting on the dog means to make a display, especially by dressing stylishly and flashily’. It’s similar in meaning to the later expression put on the Ritz.

Remember I am a less is more kind of gal. In my house if it does not have a purpose it does not sit on the furniture or countertops. Doing this keeps my life clutter free and better organized.

Do you need to move the pillows so you or your guests can sit?

The designer in me says odd number of decorative pillows is ideal.  Don’t keep pillows. Let them go sell, donate, trash or give them away. If they are old, ratty and stained and you just can’t make your self throw them away, you many find you can donate some of them to your local pet shelters or animal rescue groups.

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Lot of Pillows on the Couch~Photo by Sophia Baboolal

Small changes will help you get and stay organized. Now aren’t you glad to find an extra 30 minutes a day that you could put to better use?

Sleep well!  Pamela

Feel free to re-blog if you like what I said.  Helping yourself by helping others and helping me.




I am from Oklahoma. Now living the dream in Arizona. I'm a sassy, creative and outspoken southern gal. I believe that if you can read you can go anywhere. One of my favorite sayings is "If you knew you could not fail what would you do?" I enjoy helping other people. My friends know that I’m the queen of useless trivial knowledge and I will not hesitate to use it.

21 thoughts on “Pillow talk

  1. Not guilty – hurrah! No extra pillows (we call them cushions) on the bed. It always amuses me when I see people taking extra time to get ready for bed, just because they have all those extra decorative ones, and then have nowhere to put them other than on the floor!

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  2. Well I’ve been to houses where there are more pillows on the couch than people! But I like my things basic as well. I have no pillows on the couch and just two for each person on the bed. There are more in the closet and people are welcome to use it at nights or whenever they need them as long as they put I back inside once they are done!!

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  3. Like you, I offer many different types of pillows for my guests to sleep on, as it’s important to be comfy. For myself, I found a special solid-shaped sponge neck pillow – and Finally I can sleep with no neck ache! 🙂
    As to cushions on the settee, only two 🙂

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  4. No excess pillows here! Not even a single ornamental one either…they are just one of those things I don’t see the point of antimacassars. Great post 🙂

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  5. This one made me laugh! My husband would agree with you 100%. Several years ago I had purchased the decorative throw pillows that matched our comforter on the bed. He said it was too big of a time waster to be putting them on and off the bed……we no longer have them.

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