Which pillows should I buy? Kindred bedroom with pillow on the bed

Which Pillows Should I Buy? A Guide.

01st Mar 2017 Inspiration & Lifestyle

Are you fed up with your pillows? Tired of waking stiff and crooked, spending the night adjusting and rearranging when ‘the cool side’ doesn’t provide the same feeling it used to? Kindred is built to fit real rooms and real lives, so we’ve found the most popular pillow fillings that ‘promise’ to make you sleep easier. Find the answer to the question, 'why pillows should I buy?'

Memory Foam

Memory foam pillows are made up of polyurethane which softens when heat and weight are applied, allowing it to mould to the shape of your head and neck. Memory foam pillows are perfect for people who suffer from back, shoulder or neck pain, however they’re not recommended for infants as they can have trouble turning or breathing if they prefer to sleep on their tummies

Contour Pillow

Specifically shaped for back and side sleepers, contour pillows are curved down to provide support for the head and neck. This support helps you achieve and maintain the correct posture while sleeping. Contour pillows can also benefit more than just their users, they are even proven to help alleviate snoring! So there’s no excuse now. Keeping the head and neck slightly raised keeps airways open for smooth breathing. This one might be an investment for the whole family.

Down Pillow

A classic! If you want your pillow soft and luxurious, nothing is better than a down pillow.  They’re made from the fluffy undercoat beneath the feathers of ducks and geese. The pillows are washable and, due to the fill, able to ‘breathe’ during the night which reduces perspiration. Although they can be a little expensive they are long lasting.

'Throw pillows are an easy way to achieve a luxurious look at an affordable cost'

Feather Pillow

You may find you’re shaking and fluffing your feather pillow quite a lot, but it’s worth it for the softness, if that’s your preference. Much like a down filled pillow, our ‘feathered friends’ are at the luxurious end of the comfort market, and just as durable and lightweight, so they’re a good place to rest your sleepy head all year round.

Buckwheat Pillows

The pillow that is ‘filled with magic’. This new craze promises to have you saying goodbye to feathers and foam forever. The makers of the Hullo buckwheat pillow, for instance, claim their pillows eliminate all sleeping troubles, neck and back pain, insomnia, and snoring, along with allergies and asthma. Although it has been described as a bean bag for your face.

Throw Pillows

Throw pillows are an easy way to achieve a luxurious look at an affordable cost. An odd number in various sizes adds a modern, distinctive touch, whilst mixing solid colours with patterns adds depth and a slightly edgy character. It has to be something that turns your bed into a sanctuary when made, however not so many that it leaves you feeling like Ben Stiller in Along Came Polly. We recommend between three and seven.

Want to see more? Take a look at our Pillow Talk board on Pinterest for some more inspiration and ideas.

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