When you were shopping for a pillow, you probably discovered that there were different sleeping pillow sizes available. Although standard, queen, king, and body pillows are the most popular bed pillow types, each comes with a different pillow size. People often opt for a standard pillow size to be on the safe side, but that might not work for everyone.
Types of Pillows
Let’s take a quick look at the most popular types of pillows now that you know the pillow dimensions.
A pillow made of dense, sponge-like memory foam is capable of conforming to the shape of your body and provides the body-conforming properties that memory foam is known for. As well as providing excellent pressure relief, they are able to provide proper neck support as well. It is possible to make memory foam pillows from a solid block of memory foam or from pieces of memory foam that have been torn apart. For people who want a more consistent level of support when it comes to their pillows, solid memory foam pillows are ideal.
Travel pillows are typically 12 by 16 inches in size, making them compact enough to carry on a plane or in a car. Compared to travel neck pillows that are generally U-shaped and square, these pillows are square. A toddler’s bed can also benefit from travel pillows.
European pillows, also known as European shams, are square decorative pillows. The dimensions of a Euro pillow are 26 by 26 inches, and they are primarily used as a decorative item on beds or sofas. They add an extra touch of elegance when placed against the headboard. You know what to do if you want to spruce up your bedroom.
You can add some color and pattern to your bed with a few throw pillows to make it Pinterest-worthy. There are generally square throw pillows that are 18 by 18 or 20 by 20 inches in size according to the most common size chart. With throw pillows on big sofas, especially those with deep seats and high backs, they look great.
The low back is supported by long and narrow lumbar pillows, which add comfort to any seating arrangement. There are various sizes of rectangular lumbar pillows, but the most common size is 12 by 19 or 12 by 20 inches. Adding vibrant patterns to your lumbar pillows can give your home a boost of color.
Generally, polyester pillows are much less expensive than other types of pillow fillings, and they do not last as long as other types of pillows. It is also worth mentioning that one of the main advantages of polyester pillows is that they are machine washable. Furthermore, they are hypoallergenic in most cases, which makes them an excellent choice for people who are sensitive to allergies.
Down or Feather Pillows
Traditionally, down has been used for pillow filling because of its softness and its position at the bottom of the feather. They are more expensive than others, but they are comfortable and cozy. The fill power (amount of fill) determines the firmness and loft of such pillows. Generally, the more fill the pillow has, the more comfortable and long-lasting it will be. You sigh of relief just thinking about resting on them!
Standard Size Pillow Dimensions
Standard pillows measure 20 inches wide by 26 inches long and fit most pillowcases. Standard pillows support your head and neck and are compact enough to fit any bed size.
Additionally, standard pillows are comfortable for any sleep position, and they can even be used for leaning as you work on your bed. Twin or full beds can fit one standard pillow, and queen, king, or California king mattresses can fit two or three traditional pillows.