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How to Arrange Throw Pillows on Twin Bed

How to Arrange Throw Pillows on Twin Bed


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Are you looking for some ideas about how to arrange throw pillows on twin bed?  We got you! This post is all about the best ways to arrange those pillows to let your twin bed add some style to your space. 

Here at The Global Stitch we get a lot of questions about styling those pesky twin sized beds. We have spent a lot of time mixing and matching pillows on twin beds and are super confident that we can offer inspiration and direction. So let's go!

To get started let's nail down the best throw pillow arrangement for your twin bed...

 

Here are our 5 favorite easy twin bed pillow arrangements in random order. 

 

1. Lumbar Minimalist Twin Bed

twin bed throw pillow arrangements

This twin pillow arrangement style is super minimalist. It works especially well if you've got a lot going on in the room and need to balance.

 

How to:

1) Prop your twin size bed sleeping pillows first against the headboard.  

2) Add one 12 x 20  or 14 x 26 inch lumbar pillow centered. 

 

*Pro tip. How to properly stuff a throw pillow cover. Click here. 

 

2. Basic Minimalist Twin Bed

twin bed throw pillows

This basic minimalist style is a popular choice. It's so simple and easy and with the right pillow selection it will be a solid home run.

 

How to:

1) Prop your twin size bed sleeping pillow(s) first against the headboard.  

2) Add one 20 x 20 inch pillow centered.

 

Example look:

twin sized bed throw pillows

 

3. Basic Lumbar Minimalist Twin Bed

best twin bed throw pillows

Need a little more action? Layer a lumbar to add the perfect finishing touch. 

 

How to:

1) Prop the twin size bed sleeping pillow(s) first near the headboard.  

2) Add one 20 x 20 inch pillow centered and spaced evenly for the back row. 

3) Add one 12 x 20 inch pillow centered in front of the 20 inch pillow.

 

Example look:

throw pillow ideas for twin bed

 Love this twin throw pillow arrangement. It's the perfect compliment to this minimalist style.

 

Also looking to arrange throw pillows on a king size bed? Click here.

 

4. Maximalist Twin Bed

twin bed throw pillow ideas

We love this style for twin beds, especially if you're working with monochromatic or neutrals.

 

How to:

1) Prop the twin size bed sleeping pillows first against the headboard.   

2) Add two 20 x 20 inch pillows centered and spaced evenly for the back row. 

3) Add one 12 x 20 or 12 x 26 inch lumbar pillow centered and evenly spaced. 

 

5. Ultra Maximalist Twin Bed

twin bed throw pillow layout

This twin bed style is for the more is more type of maximalist.  It works great when you're wanting to pull the focus of the room onto the bed.

 

How to:

1) Prop your twin size bed sleeping pillows first up against the headboard. 

2) Add two 20 x 20 inch pillows centered and spaced evenly for the back row. 

3) Add two 18 x 18 inch pillows centered in front of the 20 inch pillows and spaced evenly.

 

Now that you have some ideas for arranging throw pillows on your twin bed...

 

Bring meaning and story into your space with handmade throw pillows

It's no secret that we kind of like decorative throw pillows.  We think throw pillows are the easiest way to bring style, color and comfort into any space. 

We also are huge believers that home decor should be meaningful. One way to add some meaning and story to your home space is by adding handmade decor pieces. 

All of our textile pieces at THE GLOBAL STITCH are handmade by artisans living in culture-rich countries. The artisan skills are often passed down from generation to generation.

 

How to style throw pillows

We have a lot to say about the actual styling process but we are not going to go into our styling tips in this post. However, we did share some tips about styling throw pillows using colors, textures and prints here. 


 Take look at a few of our exclusive handmade throw pillow covers... 

peach  throw pillows long lumbar pillow for king bed
throw pillow covers

 

Hope this helps 

I hope this post gave you some ideas and answered the question about how to arrange throw pillows on twin bed. Arranging pillows on twin beds can be a challenge but with the right sizes, styles and spacing-your twin bed can add the perfect compliment to your bedroom. 

Have more questions? See below for some frequently asked throw pillow questions. 

 

FAQ

 

1. How many pillows should I use on a twin size bed?

The twin is the smallest size bed so it doesn't give you a lot of room to play with. What's the goal? Balance. Pillows are often the perfect way to balance out what you have going on in your space. 

However, it can be tricky to find that place especially in these smaller spaces.  Too many pillows can have your look feeling forced and awkward. But on the flip side not enough can leave the bed feeling bare and drab. 

We like to see 1 to 4 throw pillows total on a twin sized bed with one being on the minimalist end and 4 max. 

2. What size pillows should I use on my twin bed?

We play around with decorative throw pillows for a living and have tried many pillow arrangements using different sizes. As displayed in our preferred 5 styles above we don't like to go larger than 20 x 20 inch for our base pillows. 

Going with too large of pillows can make the bed appear small. We have found that one or two 18 or 20 inch pillows with a possible lumbar is usually about right.  

3. Where do I put my throw pillows when it's time for bed?

This is a good question, especially in the smaller rooms where there isn't much space available. Throw pillows are just too gorgeous to just lay on the ground. Create a second home for them. Pillow baskets, storage benches, shelves, stacked on a chair or even neatly stored in a clean space under the bed are good options. 

4. What size pillow insert should I use for my throw pillow covers?

We love this question. We always recommend an insert that is 2 inches larger than the pillow cover. For example a 20 x 20 inch cover should be paired with a 22 x 22 inch insert. 

5. What is better down pillow inserts or faux down?

This is personal preference.  We used to say go with at least a 10% down fill cover all the way. We love a good dense pillow that can really keep its shape. However, down inserts do have their disadvantages. Allergens, feather quills poking and escaping can be annoying. Some faux pillow options available like our Premium Pillow Inserts are often difficult to tell the difference.

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 that are 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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