The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Perfect Pillow Cover for Every Room

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Perfect Pillow Cover for Every Room

Have you ever snuggled into bed at night, only to be jolted awake by the scratchy feeling of an old pillowcase? Or maybe you're looking to spruce up your living room but don't want to break the bank on new furniture? Pillow covers are the secret weapon you never knew you needed! They can transform the comfort, hygiene, and even the style of any room in your house. But with so many choices out there, picking the perfect pillow cover can feel overwhelming. Don't worry, Maple Village Lane has come with this detailed guide to help choose the best pillow covers to transform your space!

In this guide, we'll delve into the key factors to consider when choosing pillow covers, then explore how to select the ideal ones for specific rooms in your home. From cozy bedrooms to stylish living areas, get ready to unlock the power of the perfect Home Decor and Handcrafted pillow cover!

The Fabric of Your Dreams: Choosing the Right Pillow Cover Material

Just like your favorite pajamas, pillow covers come in a variety of materials, each with its own unique benefits. Here are some of the most popular options:

  • Cotton: The classic choice for a reason, cotton pillow covers like Ivel Pillow Cover are breathable, soft, and easy to care for. They're perfect for everyday use and come in a vast array of colors and patterns to suit any taste.
  • Luxury Fabrics: Feeling fancy? Silk, satin, and Tencel pillow covers like Lucille Pillow Cover offer a touch of luxury. They're incredibly smooth and gentle on your hair and skin, and some even help regulate temperature for a cool and comfortable night's sleep.
  • Alternative Materials: If you have allergies or tend to sleep hot, consider options like microfiber, bamboo, or knit fabrics. These materials are often hypoallergenic and wick away moisture, keeping you cool and comfortable throughout the night. 

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Finding the Perfect Fit: Size Matters!

Nobody wants a fight with their pillowcase in the middle of the night! Finding the perfect fit ensures a smooth sleep and a polished look. Here at Maple Village Lane, all our handcrafted pillow covers like Mira Pillow Cover, Ella Pillow Cover and others boast convenient concealed zippers for a clean, streamlined aesthetic. No more unsightly zippers interrupting your beautiful new pillowcases!

But size isn't a one-size-fits-all situation. Here's how to ensure your pillow and cover become the perfect dream team:

Know Your US Pillow Sizes:

We offer pillow covers in standard US sizes:

  • Standard: 20" x 26"
  • King: 20" x 36"
  • Queen: 20" x 30"

To guarantee a snug fit, measure your existing pillow before purchasing a cover. A little extra effort now saves you the hassle of a constantly shifting pillow later.

The Secret to a Plump Look:

Love that luxurious, hotel-style puffed-up pillow? Here's a little secret: the pillow insert itself is often one size larger than the pillowcase! For example, a standard size pillowcase (20" x 26") might pair perfectly with a king size insert (20" x 36"). This extra filling creates that satisfying plumpness and allows the cover to drape beautifully.

Choosing the Right Zipper Closure:

While Maple Village Lane offers the convenience of concealed zippers for all our pillow covers, you might be wondering about the different closure options available. Check the wide range of Handcrafted Pillow Covers that we offer.

Here's a quick breakdown:

  • Concealed Zipper: As mentioned, our signature choice! Offers a clean, modern look and keeps the zipper hidden from view.
  • Envelope Closure: A classic design with a fabric flap that tucks into the back of the pillowcase. Simple and secure, but might not offer the same streamlined look as a concealed zipper. Check Lavinia Pillow Covers.

The Perfect Fit for Euro Shams:

Looking to add a touch of European elegance to your space? Euro shams come in various sizes, so it's important to double-check the dimensions before purchasing covers. We recommend measuring your existing Euro shams or checking the size information on the product page when browsing our selection.

By following these tips, you can ensure your pillow covers fit perfectly and create a polished, comfortable haven for your head. Now, let's explore how to choose the ideal pillow covers for specific rooms in your home!

Keeping it Clean: The Art of Pillow Cover Care

Pillow covers are like little shields for your pillows, protecting them from dust, sweat, and allergens. But those shields need cleaning themselves! Here are some general tips:

  • Washing Instructions: Always follow the care instructions on the label. Most pillow covers can be machine-washed with cold water and mild detergent.
  • Washing Frequency: Aim to wash your pillow covers at least once every two weeks, or more often if you sweat a lot at night or have allergies.
  • Keeping it Fresh: Between washes, you can freshen up your pillow covers by airing them out or using a fabric spray.

Pillow Perfection in Every Room

Now that you're armed with knowledge about materials, size, and care, let's explore how to choose the perfect pillow covers for each room in your home:

  • Living Room: The living room is all about comfort and creating a welcoming atmosphere. Choose durable and comfortable materials like cotton or linen. Don't be afraid to experiment with bold colors or patterns like Mira Pillow Cover to add a pop of personality to your space. If you have outdoor furniture, consider weather-resistant pillow covers for a touch of style on your patio or deck.
  • Bedroom: Your bedroom is your sanctuary, so prioritize materials that promote a good night's sleep. Breathable fabrics like cotton or Tencel are great choices. Opt for calming colors and patterns like Lavinia Pillow Cover that create a serene ambiance. If allergies are a concern, hypoallergenic materials like microfiber can be a lifesaver.
  • Guest Room: When it comes to the guest room, practicality is key. Choose easy-care materials like cotton that can be washed quickly between guests. Versatile colors and patterns like Murphy Pillow Cover will ensure your guest room feels comfortable and welcoming to everyone.
  • Children's Room: Let your child's imagination run wild with fun and colorful patterns like Magnolia Pillow Cover! Opt for durable and easy-wash materials like cotton or polyester blends to handle the inevitable spills and messes.

Additional Tips for Pillow Cover Pros

  • Mixing and Matching: Don't be afraid to mix and match different patterns and colors! Play with textures and tones to create a visually interesting and cohesive look.
  • Seasonal Themes: Embrace the changing seasons with your pillow covers! Swap out light and airy colors for cooler months and introduce warmer tones and textures for fall and winter.


Pillow covers are a surprisingly versatile and impactful way to elevate the look and feel of any room. With the right material, size, and care routine, they can transform your sleep experience, add a touch of personality to your décor, and even make cleaning a breeze.

Here at Maple Village Lane, we're passionate about helping you create a comfortable and stylish home. Browse our wide selection of pillow covers in various materials, colors, and patterns to find the perfect fit for your needs. Remember, a little knowledge about size, fit, and care goes a long way in achieving pillowcase perfection. Now go forth and conquer the world of cozy comfort, one beautiful pillow cover at a time!

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