What Is The Best Size Pillow For You
Liana says “An interior designer will be able to determine the right size and number of pillows to best suit your furniture.”
Know Before You Buy Another Throw Pillow That:
A Pillow Cover will have different dimensions when empty versus full.
In this case, we have a 20″ high x 20″ wide pillow cover.
Once stuffed, the cover will become a different dimension, and its depth will be a number of inches taken from the height and the width of the flat cover.
Dimensional size chart for pillows
These are approximate dimensions and apply to designer-grade well-filled inserts. You might want to pin this!
Follow the proportions of your sofa
Measure your sofa’s BACK HEIGHT and SEATING DEPTH
Again, measure the BACK HEIGHT, SEATING DEPTH, and SEATING WIDTH. Choose the pillow height at half of the chair’s back height, and pillow width at the zipper, as close as possible to the seating width.
A lumbar pillow should give enough seating depth, but if your chair has extra-deep seating, choose instead a large square pillow to provide full back support of an added back cushion.
If you have a backless banquette (like a window seat for instance), choose large square pillows that will function as back cushions and will provide full back support (leave at least 15″~16″ of depth for comfortable seating).
If your banquette has a padded or upholstered back, then lumbars or smaller square pillows should give you the right amount of support. Remember to save at least 15″~16″ for comfortable seating depth.
With my 6-foot wing settee, the back is high enough to accommodate 24″pillows but the seating depth is not deep enough. The best way to address this situation was using taller lumbar pillows which are less deep than squares, to balance the higher back. I used here three 18″x28″ lumbar pillows.
Thanks so much, Liana,
for sharing your knowledge and great style.