What are Euro’s, European or Continental Shams

Euro or Continental shams are 26" x 26"
These large 26-inch square Decorative Pillows are typically placed against the headboard to dress up the bed, they also provide extra support for sitting up, reading, or watching TV in bed.

  • Place or position the Euro Pillow on edge (vs. lying them flat), then place your Sleeping Pillows or Pillow Shams, in front of them.
  • Ideally (2) or (3) are used with a Queen bed and (3) or (4) with a King bed.
  • Not only are Euro Shams functional, they add a great fill and height to the bed, giving it a look of “many Pillows”.
  • For those that don’t have a headboard, Euros Shams are a great head of the bed decoration.

We recommend using a Feather fill on all Pillow Shams, as the cost is less than a Down equivalent and a Feather insert is marginally more expensive than a synthetic fill.

  • We don’t recommend synthetic fills as they have a tendency to knot up or ball up and do not fill out the corners of the Pillow Sham well.

As a tip, consider using (2) different color Euro Shams. That is, if you are using (3) Euro Shams, consider a different color for the Pillow Sham in the center (vs. the Shams on the outboard edges of the bed).

  • The variation in color will add a little interest to the look of the bed.

Here is a short video demonstrating how to keep your flanges from flopping over.

 

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