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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 decision...one 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? 

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by on Sep. 3, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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nynaeve24
by on Sep. 4, 2012 at 10:50 PM
8 and a wonderfully soft body pillow. The extras like the euro sham go in the Queen Anne chair while we sleep, then back in the bed when I make it, hell I'm pretty sure my girls have like 4 on each of their beds, pillows are just too great :)
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alliesmom112
by on Sep. 4, 2012 at 10:52 PM

We have 5 pillows on our bed and dd has like 100 on her bed. 

pjnsydsmoma
by on Sep. 4, 2012 at 10:53 PM

I think we have 8-10 and why would we move them off the bed? We LOVE them! 

My kids have 2 each

Quoting jendawn1:

Um I got eight. They stay on the bed. I love my pillows


SarahSuzyQ
by Sarah on Sep. 4, 2012 at 10:59 PM

We have two pillows on our bed, one for each of us to use when sleeping.

My MIL's guest room has 7 pillows, and it's a total pain. The "accent chair" isn't big enough to hold them all, and inevitably some end up on the floor. I don't see the point.

Charizma77
by Carissa on Sep. 4, 2012 at 11:07 PM
5-7, not sure. Kids each have 2 but only sleep on 1
heydooney
by Danielle :) on Sep. 5, 2012 at 4:18 AM

one each!

elasmimi
by Ruby Member on Sep. 5, 2012 at 6:00 AM

I got rid of them and went back to an old fashioned bedspread, and this was one of the reasons. I'm thinking about getting a comforter set again though, because I now have a bench in the room that I could use.

mrswillie
by CeeCee on Sep. 5, 2012 at 7:18 AM

We have 6

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