Bed pillow arrangement is not only an art but a bit of science too! I get asked how to arrange pillows on a bed all the time. So today, I’m sharing EIGHT great ways to make a pretty bed!
I think arranging pillows is a very personal thing. YOU pick the pillows. YOU style them in a way that is pleasing to YOU. And YOU See them daily!
Today I’m sharing eight (yes, EIGHT) different ways to style bed pillows. I know this will jump-start your creativity and I hope you are inspired to make bed pillows a part of your decor!
If you’ve been part of the StoneGable family for any time now you know that I am a self-professed pillow queen! I adore pillows and consider them like jewelry for a room!
I’ve shared how to arrange pillows on a sofa HERE. This post even has a video of three different ways to style them!
But I’ve never shared how to arrange bed pillows!
So here we are friends, in my master bedroom playing with the pillows!
You can see our Master Bedroom HERE. And see sources too!
I have a queen size bed. No matter what size bed you can create the same look. You may have to adjust the size and or quantity of pillows depending on the size of your bed.
This is my summer bed. I’m not a fan of a duvet because it is just too hot. I opt for a coverlet and a matelasse topper we fold at the bottom of the bed.
STONEGABLE PILLOW ARRANGEMENT
Here’s the everyday way I arrange bed pillows on my bed! Our “sleeping” pillows are tucked behind the euro shams (26″ x 26″) which stand on end leaning against the headboard.
A decorative chetah pillow (18″ x 18″) on the diagonal goes in between the euro shams and a “bumpy, lumpy” white pillow (20″ x 20″) goes in front of the pillow on the diagonal.
The next pillow layer is a long Mongolian lumbar bed pillow ( 16″ x 36″) centered on the bed. I found this pillow at Crate And Barrel during the Christmas season.
And the front pillow is the same as the diagonal pillow, also centered on the bed.
My bedroom has a very tight color palette leaning to monochromatic. I think it is so soothing. After working with color and decor all day long I love cleansing my visual palette and spending the evening in my visually quiet bedroom and sitting room!
Here are the pillows I use on my bed every day. I add and edit pillows with the season but I love this arrangement of patterns and sizes the best.
CLEAN AND SIMPLE PILLOW ARRANGEMENT
If I need a very quick and easy way to style bed pillows this would be it!
I used three euro sham pillows across the top of my bed. And added a long, Mongolian lumbar pillow. Our bed pillows are tucked behind the euro shams.
Three euro shams fit perfectly across the width of a queen bed.
This is a simple and clean look.
SIMPLE PLUS ONE
The addition of one more pillow makes this bed pillow arrangement easy and a bit more interesting!
I added a square pillow (18″ x 18″) in front of the long lumbar pillow for a very stylish look. If you like this arrangement make sure to add a pillow with a big decor punch to the front!
I adore animal prints! Although the front pillow is quite neutral it’s cheetah design make it stand out and get noticed!
THE 3-2-1 ARRANGEMENT
Here’s about the most color I will add to my master bedroom! I grabbed pillows off my living room sofa to share the next way to style bed pillows.
Think of 3-2-1! Three euros against the headboard, two pillows placed side by side in the center of the bed and a smaller long lumbar pillow in front of it all. I added another even smaller lumbar to the mix of pillows!
It’s so hard for me to stop myself when it comes to pillows!
The square pillows on this bed pillow arrangement are 22″ x 22″ white pillows with a pretty natural woven jute cording. If you like this arrangement make sure your square pillows are big enough to show behind the lumbar pillow. If they are too small they will get lost!
Don’t you love how the pillow “stack” looks from the side? The pretty little branches on the bedside table are late blooming dogwood from our trees in the yard.
3-2-3 BED PILLOW ARRANGEMENT
When it comes to arranging pillows on a bed there are so many options. Formal, casual, full, simple and so many more!
This pillow arrangement starts the same with three euro shams against the bed, two pillows centered between the spaces of the euro shams and three pillows placed casually in the front.
Get a casual look by tossing the pillows in the front and letting them fall where they may. Except on the floor, of course!
3-2-2 PILLOW ARRANGEMENT
If you like symmetry you might love this bed pillow arrangement! Add two large (22″ x 22″) sandwiched between three euro shams and two decorative pillows (18″ x 18″). What a pretty look!
3-2-1 PLUS 1 PILLOW
The last bed pillow arrangement I’m sharing today is a full designer look. If you love a bed full of pillows this may be for you!
I love love love the layer upon layer of pretty pillows! Sigh! Let’s start with the pillow against the bed. Three euro pillows, two large pillows one long lumbar pillow and one pretty decorative pillow in front!
Now, let’s tackle where to put those pretty pillows when we are sleeping.
I used to have a BIG basket to stash all my pillows but the euro shams in but I kept collecting pillows and they no longer all fit. Finding a big basket for your pillows is a great idea if you don’t have too many.
I now pile my bed pillows high on a settee next to the bed. If you have a chair, bench or settee you can pile them up there.
And here is nothing wrong with stacking them on a clean floor! It’s okay!
There you go… eight different ways to arrange pillows on a bed! I hope this has inspired you to play with your pillows and create a beautiful arrangement!