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Pillow Accessories

Pillow accessories are used by many to brighten up the home, protect their pillows, or provide additional support. They come in many forms, including beautiful patterns, textures, and colors. These accessories offer many versatile options for use in your home.

Throw pillows, pillow covers, neck pillows, pillow protectors, floor cushions, outdoor pillows, travel pillows, and bolster cushions are the most frequently used pillow accessories. They provide a multitude of uses and make a great addition to any home.

Throw Pillows

A decorative pillow in nature, the throw pillow is used to accent furniture such as a couch or bed. While their primary function is adding texture and color to a room, they can also be used for comfort. Throw pillows make a great addition to a couch or bed for propping up while lounging around. Another visual use for these little pillows is to fill negative space that can look awkward when left uncovered.


Throw pillows are commonly filled with feathers, polyester, down, and foam, so if you have allergies to one type, you’ll have plenty of other options.

Pillow Covers

A pillow cover generally refers to a protective cover placed over a pillow to keep it from collecting allergens, such as dust and dander. They are different from pillowcases because they have secure closures to prevent entry. These are often used on bed pillows and are a favorite accessory for allergy sufferers.

Neck Pillows

A neck pillow may be the solution for sleepers who chronically wake with neck pain. These pillows feature support designed to alleviate the neck’s incorrect positioning while sleeping. They come in several forms, including neck rolls, D-core, horseshoe, and a standard contour pillow. Back sleepers need to ensure they do not choose one that over supports the head, as this will put too much strain on the neck. Stomach sleepers should forgo a neck pillow altogether.

Pillow Protectors

Pillow protectors, as their name would suggest, protect your pillows. They prevent the invasion of dust mites and bed bugs into the pillows they are encasing. Additionally, they can keep the pillows safe from tears and other damages from regular use. You can buy them in waterproof styles to keep moisture from infiltrating the pillow. In addition to using a pillowcase, a pillow protector is an ideal way to get the most out of your pillow, lengthening its lifespan and keeping allergens out of it.

Floor Cushions

Lounging can be taken to the next level with floor cushions. They are large cushions or pillows placed on the floor for seating or lying. With many styles, textures, and patterns available, you can easily match the décor of the room in which you are placing them.


Cotton, foam, bean bag fillers, and polyester are some of the most common filling materials used in floor cushions. When selecting which type of filling is used in yours, you will need to consider how you will use the pillows, as different fillers have different firmness.

Outdoor Pillows

Outdoor pillows are specially designed to hold up against the elements. They are generally waterproof or water resistant. They do not hold the water in if they get wet as an indoor pillow would. These pillows will also be resistant to mold and mildew, preventing them from smelling after they have gotten wet. Many are also treated with UV blockers, which prevent fading.


When choosing your pillows, you must decide if you want waterproof or water-resistant ones. Water-resistant means that the cushion will be protected from becoming waterlogged but will still have the potential to have water penetration. Waterproof means the water will not get inside the cushion; however, you will sacrifice comfort to achieve this. The outside of the pillow will more than likely be scratchy and less pleasant against your skin.

Travelling Pillows

Many carry travel pillows on long trips, especially flights. They allow for personal comfort in an otherwise uncomfortable seat. These pillows are generally small or can be compressed. Many are horseshoe-shaped to prevent neck contortion during sleeping in an upright position. You can choose from various firmness levels, depending on your personal preferences.

Bolster Cushions

Bolster cushions originated in Southeast Asia as a form of comfort while sleeping. They were designed to be held, providing emotional and physical support. They have a long, cylindrical shape and can be used in various ways. They can support the lower back, knees, hips, spine, and lumbar region. The half-moon bolster cushion can also be placed under the knees or neck. In addition to the support the bolster cushion provides, it can also be used as a decorative pillow. This versatile cushion makes a great addition to any room.

Final Thoughts

Using pillow accessories can be a great way to accent your home. Many also offer excellent support, whether by relieving aches and pains or decreasing exposure to allergens. Travel comfortably or sleep better at home; the choice is yours with these great pillow accessories