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Smarter Home: How Many Pillows Are On Your Bed?
September 3, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Happy Labor Day, friends! Today we have a burning question, one that has plagued all of us at one time or another, I'm sure (yes, that is a tad sarcastic). Since resting is the kind of opposite of labor, I thought it might be appropriate and fun.

Dillywaddle111 writes: Please answer this for me and my husband. We have a lovely master bedroom, with, of course, a bed. It's queen size, and I've decorated it with a gorgeous set of bed linens, include some throw pillows: two regular size with shams and three booster pillows to coordinate. My husband thinks this is too many pillows. I disagree. To add to this, he is always perplexed by where to put them when he heads to bed, as I don't want him just throwing them on the floor. Can you solve this for us?

Ah, bedroom issues of the fluffiest proportion! Yes, it is a dilemma for sure, one that is not really life or death, but these little woes can pile up and seem larger than they should (my husband and I had one about the location of his dirty socks a while back).

We all see those lovely bedding sets, the pillows and coordinating sheets that make that bed look so inviting, but what does one do with them all when you are in the bed -- and how many is too many? Well, the answer to latter questions an individual I can't answer for you, but I can help with the "where to put them" problem.

Since the floor isn't an option, try one of these places:

On a shelf in the closet - Do you have a closet in the room? I'm assuming yes. Clear off a shelf or put a plastic bin in there to store the extra pillows while you get your ZZZs.

In an accent chair - Get a small accent chair, one without arms, to stick in the corner or along a wall and pile them high on there.

End of the bed bench - Another great excuse to go shopping, look for a cool low bench for the end of your bed and lay them on there when you head to dreamland. I adore those leather (or leather-like) bench-ish ottmans.

How many pillows are on your bed (or your kids)? Where do you put them when you are sleeping? 



  • black.eyeliner
    September 3, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    We have 9. We each sleep with two and we have a sham on each side with three decorative pillows. They extras go on the love seat at the end of the bed when we are ready to sleep. 

  • ashleywagoner
    September 3, 2012 at 12:02 AM
  • cajun_lady_swla
    September 3, 2012 at 12:04 AM
    Four and a body pillow, and I SLEEP ON THEM! Lol.... Love my pillows :D
  • jendawn1
    September 3, 2012 at 12:04 AM
    Um I got eight. They stay on the bed. I love my pillows
  • frndlyfn
    September 3, 2012 at 12:51 AM

    We have 2 each.  I am about to give dd my foam one and go to a new type of pillow.  We are not into the fussy decorating pillows.

  • mommaFruFru
    September 3, 2012 at 12:52 AM

    we have 8, all are used when sleeping.. i sleep in a cacoon lol

  • KristinRox
    September 3, 2012 at 1:16 AM

    There are about 8 pillows on our bed. We use them all when we sleep.

  • ballerina.2006
    September 3, 2012 at 1:18 AM
    Currently- 3
    Normally - 4. One is dirty.
  • momofsixangels
    September 3, 2012 at 2:18 AM

    4.I only use one.My dh likes to use 3.

  • lasombrs
    September 3, 2012 at 7:38 AM

    da has 4, dd has 2, dh and i have 4 and we use them all when we sleep :)

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