Euro square size pillows and protectors add the perfect finishing touch to your bedding ensemble. Lined up across the top of your bed, extra-large Euro pillows can substitute for a headboard while providing plenty of vertical interest. They also visually anchor a collection of bed pillows and small accent pillows, giving your bed an inviting look. Pillow protectors slide easily over the outer covering of Euro pillows. These lightweight bed linens act as a barrier against allergens and parasites, helping keep pillows clean and extending their lifespan. They usually zip closed to fully encase your pillow. Some Euro square size pillows and protectors are also waterproof, so you don't have to worry about sweat or spilled beverages damaging your pillow's filling or causing yellowing. Overstock carries Euro pillows in several dimensions and featuring numerous filler types, including down, down alternative, and polyester. These Euro pillows also come in various firmness levels to help you find the ideal pillow for your specific use. The inventory includes Euro square size pillows and pillow protectors by name brand manufacturers and designers, including Candice Olson, Amrapur, European Heritage, and Alexander Comforts. Read on to learn more about Euro square size pillows and protectors along with information about their fillers, fabrics, uses, and care.
Fillers and Fabrics for Euro Square Size Pillows and Protectors
Down Filled Euro Square Pillows
Down refers to a soft inner layer of feathers found on geese and ducks. It offers exceptional softness and lends your bedding a luxurious look and feel. Euro pillows filled with down are typically long-lasting and retain most of their loft without flattening over time. They also contain no sharp quills. Since 100 percent down pillows can be costly, many manufacturers create more economical pillows filled with a blend of down and regular feathers, producing soft, plush pillows at a more economical price point.
Euro pillows with down alternative filler provide a great option for anyone who has sensitivities to real down. Designed to duplicate the loft and softness of down pillows, down alternative pillows are usually filled with polyester microfiber or another hypoallergenic synthetic material. Most pillows with down alternative stuffing can be safely washed in your home washing machine with a small amount of a mild detergent. In most cases, they can also be tumbled dry on low heat.
Polyester offers another economical choice for Euro pillow fillers. This hypoallergenic, synthetic material is sometimes combined with feathers to give Euro pillows added fluffiness. Many pillows with polyester filling are machine washable for easy care.
Euro Square Pillow Protector Fabrics
Since their coverings are intended to be concealed by a decorative sham, Euro pillows usually feature a plain white outer covering made from cotton or polyester. Adding a pillow protector to your Euro pillow provides an additional layer of protection against soil, pet dander, and airborne allergens. Fabrics featuring a tight weave help prevent dust, household bugs, and other potential contaminants from accessing the pillow's filling, where they can cause damage, bacterial buildup, or odors. Removable pillow protectors are easier to wash than large Euro pillows, so they help keep your sleeping area clean and hygienic.
Euro Square Size Pillows and Protectors FAQ
How many Euro pillows should you use on a bed?
A single Euro pillow makes a big design statement on a twin bed. For full and queen beds, select a pair of Euro pillows. If you own a king bed, you can go with either two or three Euro pillows, depending on the look you want to achieve.
What are some good ways to create a pillow arrangement that includes Euro pillows?
Euro pillows offer a great means of adding height to your bed pillow arrangement. Try lining up your Euro pillows in an upright position against your headboard. Position them symmetrically to provide visual balance. Layer a pair of standard bed pillows covered in decorative shams in front of your Euro pillows, and top things off with a lumbar pillow in the center of your pillow arrangement. For a less structured look, substitute several small accent pillows in various patterns, sizes, and shapes in place of the lumbar pillow. Aim for an odd number of pillows in your composition for a designer-quality look.
Can you sleep on a Euro pillow?
Most Euro pillow inserts and shams are designed for decorative use. However, Euro pillows can double as regular sleeping pillows. In fact, many Europeans routinely rest their head on these oversized pillows each night. If you decide to go that route, remove the decorative sham from your Euro pillows before you go to bed. Selecting a Euro square size pillow with a quilted covering may enhance your comfort. If you make it a habit to take off the decorative sham from a Euro pillow that does double-duty as a sleeping pillow every night, you can extend the longevity of costly shams and keep their colors from fading. Be sure to cover your pillow with a removable pillow protector to promote cleanliness.
How big are Euro pillows?
Euro pillows are usually around 26 inches square. There can be some deviation in these measurements, with some Euro pillows measuring up to 28 inches. You can help give your Euro pillows a plush, rounded look by choosing a larger-than-average insert and placing it in a sham a bit smaller than the actual pillow size.
What are some tips for selecting the right Euro pillow filler?
Deciding on a Euro pillow filler depends on several factors. Start by thinking about the pillow's intended use. If you plan to use the Euro pillow strictly for decorative purposes, polyester fill is an economical choice. If you want to use the pillow for back support while you read in bed or as a sleeping pillow, consider the level of firmness that you prefer in a regular bed pillow. Down, polyester, and down alternative pillows come in a range of firmness levels, so you can find a Euro square size pillow that provides just the right amount of support.