EUROPEAN PILLOW | EURO PILLOW | EUROPEAN CUSHIONS
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Firstly, what is a European pillow? In Australia we refer to the large decorative pillows often found on beds as European Pillows.
European Pillows are referred to as:
- Euro Pillows;
- European Cushions; or
- European Pillows.
The European Pillow measurements are typically 65cm x 65cm, sometimes with a short gusset of 2-4cms. This forms the European pillow insert. These pillows can be found on many Australian household beds as decorative pillows. Manchester and Linen stores readily sell European pillowcases with bed linen sets.
SO WHAT CAN YOU USE A EUROPEAN PILLOW FOR?
As well as being decorative, we use them as supports while sitting in bed to read a book, watch TV or a while on a tablet. They offer great back support against the bed-frame when sitting upright. European Pillows can also be used on sofa’s as scatter cushions, or to offer extra back support. When used in a living room they are a versatile way to add colour, as European Pillowslips are easily found and replaced to update your decor. Kids and toddlers also enjoy using them as floor cushions, and as the covers are easily removed for washing, they can be kept clean.
They are usually not suitable for sleeping on, as they are too large and soft. Typically you need a supportive pillow which suits your sleeping style.
DO YOU NEED TO WASH EUROPEAN PILLOWS?
Many European Pillows are used purely for decorative purposes, which means that they do not need to be replaced as often as standard bedroom pillows, which are used each night to support your neck during sleep. European Pillows can be washed in the same way as a standard pillow, and you can read our guide to machine washing pillows here.