May 22, 2012
My husband is addicted to pillows.
He binges on pillows. He doesn’t discern. He loves euros, standards, kings, boudoirs. Even a neck roll!!
He also suffers from an acute case of Pillow Dismorphic Disorder.
He literally thinks our pillow situation looks like this:
When in (my) reality it looks like this:
Which is arguably too many pillows on a bed.
But Pete would sleep in the foam pit at a children’s gymnasium.
That is the feeling he wants when he puts his head down at night.
Drowning in pillows.
I have tried to show him expert opinions on proper pillow amounts.
But he cannot be dissuaded.
What is your preferred pillow-scape?
Personally, I sleep with 7 and make a nest around my body. Less than 4 and I have trouble sleeping. Team Pete on this one.
When the bed is made I have 3 on each side, but when it comes time to get in the bed, most of them get tossed on the floor. I’m on your side with this one
I surround myself with them in a little U-shape so that I feel very secure.
My Husband is exactly the same, but I’m on your side here
My husband is in the ‘less is more’ camp – mainly because he is a fanatic about having the bed made in the morning, and putting all of the pillows somewhere to the side at night. More pillows = more work!
I remember reading a ‘pillow formula’ on the Mrs. Howard blog (the first image is from a showhouse she did). On king beds, she likes three euro shams, and two 22″ square pillows, either monogrammed or in a pattern. I think the formula is the same for queen beds, but two euros instead of three. I have found that this is the perfect amount of pillows for us! ENough so that the bed looks nice and fluffy, but few enough where it is manageable to put away and set up each day.
We have 8 pillows on our bed. They range from super cheap Costco variety to super spendy. Not a single one is worth keeping there. I have no idea why, but we quickly regret every pillow purchase we make. I’m in the more is more camp at this point- I just mound them all up to fashion my ideal headrest each night.
I’m with Kate. And a little piece of my heart breaks every night when I throw my beautiful pillows on the floor to sleep with the dust bunnies :/
My boyfriend totally agrees with Pete! He has 6 pillows on his side alone. I have two, and I like it that way.
I wish my husband was obsessed with pillows! I certainly am! I change my pillow configurations all the time! I have a stash of pillows I store in the basement so I can change pillows out! I can move pillows from room to room in my house and they offer a different look without having to buy new ones… although I do that too sometimes!
I wish my husband was obsessed with pillows! I certainly am! I love pillows in all different configurations and change mine continuously.. I have a stash I keep in the basement that I switch out for a new look. I have a hard time resisting pillows while shopping.. LOVE this post!
“Pillow Dysmorphic Disease’, bwhahahah, that is so funny!
This was a good post! Stylish and funny, your story about Pete made me laugh. I like when boys (men?) are silly.
I’m totally a pillow freak like Pete. My bed isn’t quite were I want it to be yet with only 4 pillows that stay in bed with me at night.
See, that’s why Pete is a keeper. I always sew these little concoctions with pom-poms, and my boyfriend cites this scene:
Throw pillows rule, man.
My husband is a pillow-phobe and gives me the side-eye each time I wax on about pillow arranging. I want my life to be in a cloud of pillows. He can fall asleep on the floor of a cave and wake up refreshed and rested, so I can see how all these extra things in his bed could get annoying. We have eight pillows on our bed, in the third from the top euro arrangement. They live on a bench at the foot of the bed while we sleep.