We love pillows. Do you? They add a personal touch to our beds, and give us plenty of cushion if we're sitting up in bed reading or watching television. But where do they go while you're sleeping?
Terry's bedroom transformation continues to...well, transform. This past week, the painted bed (headboard, footboard and frame) were finished and added to the bed, which makes it much easier to keep blankets and pillows ON the bed at night, and makes the bed feel and look finished.
Here are the before-and-afters on the bed, plus a photo of a bed we used for inspiration. It's always a little amazing what a difference some paint makes. In this case, General Finishes "Reverent Gray" was used, along with a dark glaze to highlight the details. But about those pillows.
As you can see on the bed, we have a few pillows on the bed when it's made. The chair in the corner of the last picture is where they typically get stacked at night. But it's not ideal, since that also happens to be the chair where we sit to put on shoes and socks in the morning (when it's not still stacked up with the extra bed pillows. So where can pillows go at night, if not in a nearby chair? Here are a few ideas.
1. On the floor. Pros: easiest choice; no annoyance if they topple over at night. Cons: If you have pets, the floor is not ideal - it's got fur or dirt, and the pets may decide to use the pile o'pillows as a dog or cat bed.
2. In a closet. Pros: typically, it's a little cleaner and more controlled than the open bedroom floor. Cons: Who wants to drag pillows in and out of a closet every day and night?
3. In under-the-bed storage drawers. Pros: definitely cleaner and neater than the floor or closet. Cons: even less convenient than stowing them in a closet.
4. Bench. Pros: typically located at the end of the bed, it's a convenient perch for them, off the floor. Cons: Like stacking them in a chair, they're likely to topple over.
5. Oversize woven basket or hamper. Pros: stylish storage option, off the floror and no worries about them falling over. Cons: it's one more thing to deal with taking up floor space in your bedroom.
So tell us, where do you put your bed pillows at night? Want more pictures of the bedroom in progress? Check out our Instagram page today - we had a photo bomber disrupting the photographing.
WHO WRITES THIS STUFF?
I'm Terry Lea, owner of Re-Invintage Home, a vintage home goods shop just south of Nashville in Murfreesboro, TN. A lifelong passion for vintage picking led me to open a shop with my picking pal, Sherri in 2017. Come see us!