Homeowners might not be privy to this information, but there are, in fact, quite a number of pillow variations located across their respective homes. While all pillows have the same function– to provide comfortable seating or bedding for its users– you can still differentiate the various types of pillows by their size and design.
Smaller pillows are called throw or toss pillows; as their name suggests, these pillows are generally placed in people’s couches, chairs, and beds. They come in an assortment of designs and sizes– most throw pillows are under 24 inches long, and are often adorned with embellishments.
Medium-sized pillows (the ones normally found in beds) are called knife edge pillows. This is due to their sides tapering off into sharp corners. Flange pillows often have two different kinds of fabric that makes the pillow appear softer. Piped or box pillows generally have dimensions and depth, and vary in shapes.
Go a little bigger than 24 inches, and the pillow becomes a cushion. Cushions are made to be sat on or be lied upon, and as such, having too many embellishments on them might not be the best idea. Homeowners should instead place them within a stylish cover to make them aesthetically pleasing.
Now that you’re aware of the various types of pillows, you can be more discerning when choosing the right ones for your homes.