What are the common sizes for bed pillows?

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” 

Standard Size Sleeping pillows are the most popular size

  • 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 Size sleeping pillows are 20

  • 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 

Euro Pillows are 26

  • 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 

Boudoir Pillows are 12

  • 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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