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How to Arrange Throw Pillows on King Bed

How to Arrange Throw Pillows on King Bed


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Looking for some inspiration on how to arrange throw pillows on a king size bed?  These 4 insanely good pillow arrangement ideas will get your creative juices flowing and have that design magic happening in your master bedroom. 

If you haven't noticed yet we kind of like decorative throw pillows.  We think decor pillows are the easiest way to bring style, color and comfort into any space. 

I think we often tend to focus on styling those spaces that we use for entertaining company and neglect others off the beaten path.  But, the master bedroom deserves attention.  Technically speaking, this is the space that we spend the most amount of time.  Granted, the majority of that time is spent with our eyes shut.  But, it is also the place that we begin each new day and the place that we return to to reflect on how each day went.  The master bedroom is a reflection of you.  It should speak to you and be a sanctuary, your own private intimate retreat. 

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The focal point and usually the first thing that grabs our attention in the master bedroom is the bed.  There are several different sizes of beds out there with the largest being king size. 

The good news, from a styling standpoint, is that the large size of the king bed offers a ton of real estate to play with.  But on the flip side, it can be overwhelming and challenging to strike that perfect design balance with that much area.  So getting the correct pillow size and shape is key to creating the ideal symmetry for your king size bed. 

As you can probably see, we have a lot to say about styling throw pillows.  We do discuss more about styling throw pillows using colors, textures and prints here. 

But today we are going to focus on some different ways to arrange those decorative throw pillows by size and shape.

Don't miss these 4 stunning arrangement ideas for your king sized bed!
  

 1- King 3 + 3 + 1 Long Lumbar

how to arrange throw pillows on king bed

How to Create this 3 + 3 + 1 Long Lumbar Look for King size Bed in 4 Easy Steps:

1) Lay flat and stack your king size bed sleeping pillows (2 stack, 4 in total) first near the headboard.  This will serve as your backing to prop up your decorative throw pillows. 

2) Add three 24 x 24 inch or even euro sized pillows centered and spaced evenly for the back row. 

3) Add three 20 x 20 inch pillows centered and evenly spaced. 

4) Add a longer lumbar pillow in the front. Works best with 12 inch width x 36-40 inch length.  The pillow shown above is 40 inches.

*Shop the look! Pillows featured are found linked below at The Global Stitch.

throw pillows for king bed extra long lumbar pillow

 2- King 3 + 2 + 1 Short Lumbar

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How to Create this 3 + 2 + 1 Long Lumbar Look for King size Bed in 4 Easy Steps:

1) Lay flat and stack your king size bed sleeping pillows (2 stack, 4 in total) first near the headboard.  This will serve as your backing to prop up your decorative throw pillows. 

2) Add three 24 x 24 inch or euro sized pillows centered and spaced evenly for the back row. 

3) Add two 20 x 20 inch pillows centered and spaced evenly. 

4) Add a lumbar pillow in the front. Works best with 12 inch width and 20-28 inch length.  The pillow shown above is 28 inches. 

*Shop the look! Pillows featured are found linked below at The Global Stitch.

24 inch throw pillows for bed 20 x 20 inch throw pillows long lumbar throw pillow for bed

 3- King 3 + 2 + 1 Circle

king bed throw pillows

How to Create this 3 + 2 + 1 Circle Look for King Size Bed in 4 Easy Steps:

1) Lay flat and stack your king size bed sleeping pillows (2 stack, 4 in total) first near the headboard.  This will serve as your backing to prop up your decorative throw pillows. 

2) Add three 24 x 24 inch or even euro sized pillows centered and spaced evenly for the back row. 

3) Add two 20 x 20 inch pillows centered and spaced evenly. 

4) Add a circular pillow in the front.  Works best with 18-20 inch circular size.  

*Shop the look! Pillows featured are found linked below at The Global Stitch.
sage green throw pillow for bed circle throw pillow with poms

4- King Size 3 + 2 + Long Lumbar

throw pillow ideas for king bed

How to Create this 3 + 2 + 1 Long Lumbar Look for King Size Bed in 4 Easy Steps:

1) Lay flat and stack your king size bed sleeping pillows (2 stack, 4 in total) first near the headboard.  This will serve as your backing to prop up your decorative throw pillows. 

2) Add three 24 x 24 inch or euro sized pillows centered and spaced evenly for the back row. 

3) Add two 20 x 20 inch pillows centered and spaced evenly. 

4) Add a longer lumbar pillow in the front.  Works best with 12 inch width and 36-40 inch length.  The pillow shown is 40 inches long.

*Shop the look! Pillows featured are found linked below at The Global Stitch.

peach  throw pillows long lumbar pillow for king bed

*Pro tip: One tip that I want to mention is to make sure that you are properly filling your throw pillow covers.  Flat, lifeless throw pillows will dampen the look and the dimension of your style.  Whether you prefer down or synthetic down inserts, we suggest using pillow inserts 2 inches larger than the covers.  For more information on throw pillow inserts and how to properly stuff throw pillows click here. 

Hopefully this post provided some inspiration for styling those throw pillows on your king sized bed.  While we do love offering interior design tips and advice, at the end of the day your master bedroom is your haven.  There is no right or wrong.  Style the way that you like and create that retreat that delivers you respite from life's storms and the spark to face each new day.    

If you thought this was helpful, check out our other post on How to Mix and Match Pillows on a Sofa.

And before you leave, make sure to take a peek at The Global Stitch handmade pillow collection. We stock throw pillows and decorative throw pillow covers made by hand in culture rich locations such as Bali, India and Morocco. 

You will not find another collection like this anywhere! 

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