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Smarter Home: How Many Pillows Are On Your Bed?

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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? 


by on Sep. 3, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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by on Sep. 4, 2012 at 5:48 PM

We have 4 for sleeping and 2 for decoration.  We put them on the dresser when they're not in use.

by on Sep. 4, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Oh, and my 5 year old has a pillow on each of his 2 bunks.

by on Sep. 4, 2012 at 5:53 PM

My son has 2. My daughter has 3. We have 5. That includes body pillows/maternity pillow so they all stay in bed with us.

by on Sep. 4, 2012 at 6:24 PM

we have 4.  i sleep with one and throw one on the floor! my hubby sleeps with 2

by on Sep. 4, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Love that bed! We have 5 pillows.

by on Sep. 4, 2012 at 8:37 PM

There are three pillows on my bed (one for me, one for hubs and one big zebra print body pillow that we toss on the floor at nigth)

There are two pillows on my daughter's bed that she uses every night.

by Bobbie on Sep. 4, 2012 at 8:41 PM
We each have 2 pillows that we use. I hate those useless ones, I don't make my bed unless I'm getting in it or changing the sheets anyway. We also don't use a comforter, we each have our own blanket so the other one doesn't steal it. LOL
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by Ruby Member on Sep. 4, 2012 at 8:52 PM

 Two and one body pillow.

by Kira on Sep. 4, 2012 at 8:53 PM

 two, my bedroom is not fancy

by on Sep. 4, 2012 at 10:45 PM

there are 4 pillows on my bed, and 1 to 2 on my boys beds. DD doesnt use pillows yet.

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