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How Many Pillows Should Be On Your Bed?

coyuchi cascade coverlet

white bedding here

If you ever saw along came Polly, you might remember the scene where Jennifer Aniston asks Ben Stiller why he has so many pillows on his bed when all he does is take them off and put them into a box every night. If so, then you probably also remember the part where she comes back in the room and rips one open with a knife (my worst nightmare)!

After that scene Rob gave me a look that was one of those ‘she has a point you know’ looks. But just like Ben Stiller’s ex, I like a good decorative pillow and think they’re essential to making your bed look amazing. That being said, the number that he has on his bed — twelve, I think — is totally absurd.

So it begs the question, how many pillow are appropriate to put on your bed? Rob would say only the pillows we sleep with, but he doesn’t care much for decor. Other than shams, I say 1-3 decorative pillows are appropriate without looking ridiculous. What do you think?

If you’re looking to make a simple change to your bedroom decor, switching up the throw pillows is the easiest and cheapest way to make the room look totally fresh and new! I’ve rounded up a few stylish throw pillows and pairings that look amazing, especially on crisp white bedding!

pillow combinations for white bedding, pillow combinations — via @TheFoxandShe

On the subject of bedding, I’m on the hunt for a new white quilt and sheets for us — any suggestions? I’ve heard the Belgian linen sheets from West Elm are amazing, have you tried them?

And lastly, how many pillows do you have on your bed?!