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A Breakdown of Bedroom Bedding with a Duvet

Visual breakdown of duvet bedding parts

1. Euro Sham

This is a large pillow cover - oftentimes square - that's designed to be placed at the very back of the bed, behind all of the other pillows. Euro shams are typically at least 26" x 26", and are available in a range of designs, fabrics and colors. Many Euro shams feature wide decorative flanging, however, we also offer a range of Euro shams with cord, self cord, tassel fringe, gimp and brush edging.

2. Decorative Sham

Once your Euro shams are in place, it's time to layer these with sleeping pillows. The larger and smaller shams should cradle your sleeping pillows in order to create a perfectly staggered look. A decorative sham is slightly smaller than a Euro sham, usually about 20” x 20” in size, but features the same wide variety of fabrics and edging as its larger counterpart.

3. Decorative Boudoir Pillow

Decorative pillows can come in all shapes and sizes and include a range of rectangular pillows, called boudoir pillows.
The decorative boudoir pillow helps to break up symmetry of your bed, which provides a focal point and makes the overall look more interesting and eye-catching. A boudoir size pillow is a great accessory for beds, lounges and sofas.

4. Small Decorative Pillow

Decorative pillows make up the final pillow layer, which includes boudoirs. These square pillows are usually less than 18-inches on any side, and feature a wide range of closures, fabrics and trims. Decorative pillows can be mixed and matched to follow a common color scheme. We recommend adding textured fabrics for added depth.

5. Linens

The bed linens consist of sleeping pillow cases, a fitted sheet and a top sheet. Your linens are the part of the bedding that’s closest to you when you sleep, so it's important to choose wisely. A high-quality fabric using a luxurious weave can make all the difference in comfort when choosing a set of sheets to complement the rest of your bedding.
We recommend everyone own a set of basic white linens, as these are less likely to clash with other colors and will suit a range of bedding accessories.
Learn more about linen quality and what thread count means.

6. Duvet

The duvet cover holds your duvet and provides an elegant and protective cover - similar to how a pillow case protects a pillow. The duvet oftentimes matches the other bedding accessories, but it's certainly possible to create a seamless combination of pillows and blankets to suit your style. To create a creative and colorful bedroom, consider a duvet cover in an all-over jacquard. For a more simple or contemporary look, consider a white duvet that's both crisp and luxurious.

7. Bed Skirt

Your bed skirt provides the final finishing touches on any bed sporting a box spring in a simple frame. This wrap-around piece of cloth can be straight or ruffled, and is available in a wide range of colors and fabrics. Choose your bed skirt to match the rest of your bedding to create a bedroom look that's stylish and well put together.