Yesterday’s international news is devastating. We are watching with the rest of the world. This scheduled design post will be published but know that we are also concerned and not oblivious to the situation. Hoping for swift peace and minimal lives lost. I’m a mom. We are caring compassionate women. Watching destruction, close or far away is simply hard and terrifying.
In case you haven’t noticed, there’s been a pillow trend happening right now in the bedroom and we are very into it over here at EHD (as you will soon see). Although we covered it a few years back on the blog here, it still remains just as relevant, functional, and stylish which is why we wanted to introduce it to any new readers or any of you out there that are still trying to perfect the “how do I style 12 decorative throw pillows on my bed every single morning” routine, which may or may not be working for you. Plus there are a lot more out there now (perhaps they read the blog?).
Bed styling is tough, and something that I wouldn’t wish upon my worst enemy. And although the Pinterest-worthy beds floating around on the internet may seem like they have simply tossed the duvet perfectly across the bed and draped a blanket casually on top in one swift easy go, said process can sometimes take rounds and rounds of revisions to get that “effortless casual” look that we all want. And because no one has the time or the mental capacity to spend more than a few minutes making their bed every morning, for you we introduce the “extra long lumbar pillow” to help simplify the process.
Forget the three, six, nine, twelve…. decorative pillows and just throw on one of these long decorative rectangular pillows IF you want a decorative pillow at all. You may lean more simple and not even want to add a decorative pillow at all to your current bed setup, but if you are looking to add something decorative without the complications of all those extra pillows, then the pillows that we have pulled together for you below can help you out. We have one currently on our bed and lay it in front of our two sleeping pillows when we make the bed in the morning, and at the end of the night we can just grab it off super quick. Which is much easier to deal with than a handful of decorative pillows on the floor. Actually most every bed I’ve (or my team) have styled has been with the single extra long lumbar. Example A. is Julie’s bedroom with that cute pom/tassel guy.
Then for Emily Bowser’s primary bedroom she chose to contrast her darker bedding and shams with that gray extra-long pillow. It’s modern but still super inviting.
Then most recently, Jess picked out this lumbar pillow (that Emily Bowser styled) for her friend’s bedroom makeover. The pillow is actually velvet so it adds another fabric and texture to this romantic traditional bed look.
It really is just so easy, looks awesome, and frees up more time doing well, anything other than making your bed.
All of the pillows we’ve pulled together below are at least 30″ long which means that they are large enough to use for either a queen or king-sized bed, and although we can’t promise a better night’s sleep with them, we can promise a far easier bed-making routine in the morning. So, here are a few of our favorites divided up by price.
1. Cotton Canvas Oversized Lumbar Pillow Cover | 2. Lumbar Faux Leather Channel Stitch Decorative Throw Pillow | 3. Oversized Bolster Woven Uneven Stripe Decorative Throw Pillow | 4. Oversized Oblong Tufted Diamond Throw Pillow | 5. Sage Green Oversized Lumbar Throw Pillow Cover | 6. Manifold Glyphs Pillow Cover | 7. Lumbar Heavyweight Linen Blend Throw Pillow | 8. Paloma Cotton Velvet Decorative Pillow Cover | 9. Beige Brown Cream Flax Large Stripe Extra Long Lumbar Pillow Cover | 10. Dash Stripe Oversized Lumbar Bed Pillow | 11. Oversized Oblong Embroidered Decorative Throw Pillow | 12. Soft Corded Pillow Cover | 13. Lumbar Modern Stripe Decorative Throw Pillow | 14. Ticking White Long Linen Lumbar Pillow Cover
Target really has the monopoly on affordable extra long lumbar pillows but we aren’t mad about it. Look at how great all of these are?! #2 is an EHD go-to. It works with nearly every style and looks so good in person. Then to stay on the Target train, #3, #7, and #13 are also simple yet very special:) But Target isn’t the only one, Etsy and West Elm have incredible options too. I mean #1 and #12? Each of those also comes in a bunch of other colors. Then for Etsy, #5, #9, #14 are good. The other great thing about Etsy is that most of the pillows sold have a ton of size options so don’t be discouraged if the size on the graphic doesn’t work for you.
1. Candlewick Oversized Lumbar Pillow Cover | 2. Extra Long Lumbar Pillow | 3. Luxe Linen Blend Pillow | 4. Corded Zigzag Pillow Cover | 5. Long Lumbar Pillow | 6. Stonewash Grey Linen Pillow | 7. Lush Velvet Oversized Lumbar Pillow Cover | 8. Olive Colorblock Pillow Cover | 9. Handwoven Thai Pillow No.14 | 10. Marilla Stripe Body Pillow Cover | 11. Floral Long Lumbar Pillow Cover | 12. Pink Stitched Lumbar Pillow | 13. Montara Pillow | 14. Salmon Pink Lumbar Pillow Cover
Now we are moving up the budget needle. We’ve used #1 before and it adds so much fun texture. Then I’ve used Jillian Rene Pillows (#8) for years and they never disappoint. Some of these other Etsy ones are really doing it for me. I’m looking at you, #5, #9, and #11.
1. Shepard Pillow Cover | 2. Gigi Pillow | 3. Alcove Pillow Dusk | 4. Garrit Leather Lumbar Pillow | 5. Black and Cream Dash Pillow Cover | 6. Suri Lumbar Pillow | 7. Long Cushion in Kapok | 8. Sueno Lumbar Pillow | 9. Manolo Pillow | 10. Hand-Blocked Artisan Lumbar Pillows | 11. Chand Lumbar Pillow | 12. Vadala Long Lumbar Pillow
While spending over $150 on a singular pillow is not for everyone (except remember this one is in lieu of say, maybe five). It’s 100% understandable. However, these pillows are pretty special if you can/want to. I love the simplicity, size, texture of #1. The patterns of #3 and #6 are right up my alley. But just like the other roundups, I love them all.
If you are into this, then your life and bed just got easier/better. Which ones are your favorites? Have you already been doing this?
Opening Image Credits: Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp | From: Mountain House Reveal: Our Calm Scandinavian Master Bedroom