What Is a Pillow Sham?
Modern pillow shams serve two main purposes. First pillow shams serve as a cover for your bed pillows. They add an extra layer of protection over pillow covers and can easily be removed for laundering. Secondly, they are an easy way to transform regular pillow fills into a decorative accessory for the bed.
What are the Difference between a Pillow Sham and a Pillow Case?
Contemporary pillow shams differ from a pillowcase in terms of design and embellishment. Unlike a pillowcase, modern pillow shams frequently feature elaborate designs and embellishments and are intended to add decoration to the modern bed when it's made. Pillow fills are easily added or removed from the pillow sham through a tuck flap opening located on the back of the sham. Tuck flaps use overlapping fabric to help conceal the opening and provide a clean, finished look. Modern pillow shams will also feature a flange on all four sides as an additional decorative component. Standard pillow cases however usually feature an opening and flange at one end, are free from decorative embellishments like beading and are crafted from the same fabrics as bed sheets.
Modern Pillow Sham Sizes
Pillow shams are available in the same sizes as standard bed pillows. The most common sizes are standard and king pillow shams. Euro pillow sham sizes have been growing in popularity and as a result, these sizes have become more readily available while queen pillow shams are seen less frequently.
Modern Pillow Shams
Easily transform and update the look of your modern bed with contemporary pillow shams. These decorative covers are easy to change when the mood hits you allowing you creative freedom with your bedroom decor. While they are intended for decorative purposes, pillow shams crafted from sheeting fabric can be slept with which can reduce the number of pillows your bed needs. Modern pillow shams have an advantage over decorative throw pillows because shams can easily be removed for cleaning or replaced when they become worn or stained.
YLighting offers an array of the colorful, decorative pillow shams for your modern bed from popular brands like Missoni Home and Coyuchi to add the perfect finishing touch to your bedroom. For any questions about our contemporary and modern pillow shams, we have a team of design experts that are ready to help at (800) 660-4243.