The problem with standard pillows on a king-sized bed is the pillowcases. A king size duvet cover set normally comes with two king cases (although I’m starting to see some that come with 4 standard pillowcases – woohoo!), and they are far too large and droopy. I can’t stand this look.
Short of buying extra standard pillowcases, which I have been known to do, I developed my own way to fit standard pillows inside of king pillowcases. It keeps the pillow from shifting in the pillowcase, and makes it look crisp and tailored on the bed. I’m sure everyone else in the world already knows how to do this, but I was so proud of myself for figuring this out a few years ago.
1. Put the pillow inside of the pillowcase, and lay it on your bed with the open end facing you.
2. With your thumb and index finger, pinch the pillowcase right above the end of the pillow itself.
3. Using both hands, tuck the loose portion on the top of the pillow inside the pillowcase.
If I were to remove my hands at that point, it would look like this:
4. From the inside of the case, smooth it out by running your hands from the center and out to the edges. It should look like a little envelope when you are finished.
The whole process takes about 5 seconds, and it leaves you with nice, crisp lines on your pillows.
Once they are behind my other decorative pillows, I think they look so great. No more droopy pillowcases!
Oh, wait. That bed is really missing something – like a headboard and some color. Oh, no! That doesn’t look great, Lindsay. Distract them! Quick!
Whew! I think it worked. Much better, don’t you think?