One of the quickest ways to refresh your living room—or a couch you’re completely over—is by changing out the pillows. We’ve all heard it a hundred times.
But, I’m campaigning for bigger pillow sizes, as long as you’re making a change. I think every sofa needs at least one pair—if not more—of big pillows to anchor the ends. Think 26 inches—the same size as the big, square Euro shams that are on your bed. If it were up to me, 16-inch pillows would be banned. And, 18-inch pillows walk a pretty fine line with me.
Sometimes, the larger size is hard to find ready-made from the big box retailers. But, a lot of Etsy pillow sellers are now offering a pull-down menu on their listings, giving you a choice of sizes. For the bigger pillows, I order 24” pillow covers and stuff them with 26” down inserts. (My favorite inserts are from here.) You may end up spending a little more for the extra inches, but I promise it’ll be worth the difference once they’re on your couch.