We have a great conundrum in our home. Maybe you have it, too. My husband refers to it as TOO MUCH PILLOWING. He protests because each and every night before going to bed we have to shed six decorative pillows before we even get to our sleeping pillows. It’s just routine for me. Besides, I’m the one who re-pillows every morning when I make up the bed…why is he complaining?
We only have four beds in our house, yet when I began counting pillows, I discovered over 30. I don’t want to say I have an obsession. I just take delight in the comforting sight of a pillow.
Do pillows have purpose? I believe they do.
Pillows add color, texture, and pattern to our decor.
Pillows have personality.
Pillows coordinate with the seasons.
Some of them even have something to say.
Why do we love pillows?
Are they style statements—or even political ones?
Why do chairs, beds, and sofas look so naked without them?
Shari Hiller, former co-host of HGTV’s “Room by Room,” offers this analysis:
“Pillowing is a form of nesting. The lady of the house puts a raft of goose down and polyfiber on the bed to make it more inviting. It’s definitely a gender thing.”
Thanks for clearing that up, Shari.
As you can imagine, I can’t wait for Christmas.
I would like to apologize to my husband. After taking all these pictures, I began to realize how much money I have spent on pillows through the years. Thanks for indulging me, honey. I know your philosophy: One pillow for sleeping is quite enough.
Count your pillows. How many do you have?
My next blog will be on throws and comforters. (Just kidding.) I’m not even going to go into that arena.