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European Pillow Cases: 4 Super Ideas To Supercharge Your Home

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Have you been advised by someone to add European pillows to your bed? In that case, you'll need some European pillow cases or even beautiful Vintage Softwash European pillow cases from the Canningvale range. But don't worry you won't have to go all the way to Europe to get your hands on some. Did you know European pillows are very popular in European countries, such as Germany and Holland? Crazy.

They are an easy way to give your bedroom a makeover, like throw cushions though they also serve a practical purpose. Because of their size, they can be used to sleep on, or as a floor cushion when hosting indoor picnics. In the old days, you could buy them with doily-like pillow cases already adorned to the pillow, but times have changed and along with them, so have styles.

Long gone are the frilly doily monstrosities of the past, make way for the 100% pure cotton, 1000 thread count, sateen finish pillow cases of the future. There’s no reason your biggest, comfiest pillow needs to be thrown out with the pleather dress and parachute pants. Bring it into the 21st century with Canningvale.

Caningvale vintage softwash cotton european pillowcases twin pack

Larger than normal bed pillows and square in size, European pillows are perfect for decorative purposes and even favored by some people as the most comfortable option for sleeping.

Still not convinced that you need to buy some? Let's give it another shot:

1. Size

Some people buy European pillowcases because they're simply better for them and for their bed. A large, square pillow can feel particularly comfortable and give additional support to the neck and shoulders, while it's perfect for propping up your neck when you're doing some bedtime reading or laptop clicking.

To really fill out a space as well European pillows can add a touch of luxury and opulence to an otherwise drab and dreary room.

2. Sleep

As we suggested, some people use their European pillows for sleeping. When it comes to sleeping position, everyone is different so don't get stuck on using a 'normal' pillow, just because it's the usual thing. If you sleep on your back or your stomach, in particular, a larger European pillow can be beneficial, but also filling in the gap between the head and neck for side sleepers can be nicely done by this type of pillow.

In this day and age, they have pillows for everything, latex, cooling gel top, memory foam, microfiber the list goes on! So it only makes sense that European pillows still hold a prominent spot in the market.

3. Mix and match

Of course, there are many, many people who buy European pillow cases simply because this sort of pillow is great for decoration. And do you know what? They don't just belong on your bed - many people mix and match their European pillow cases' colour and style with the bed and things like bedroom couches or chairs.

Because this season is all about contrasting textures and patterns, having European pillow cases, as well as normal sized ones and even a throw cushion or two thrown into the mix, can really set your bed above the rest. Having two different coloured pillow cases as well, on the two euro pillows creating that base contrast and then moving through your palette just on the pillows is a fantastic foundation for a room's palette.

4. Re-use old pillow cases

You might also be shopping for new European pillow cases simply because your old ones are getting a little old and tired. While great quality pillow cases will last a long time, perhaps you want to refresh your room or your bed with something new, bolder or simply different - but don't throw out your old ones. There are plenty of ways you can recycle them, but a really novel one is to use it to wrap a gift! Cut off the seams and finish with a coordinating ribbon or bow and be amazed how great a fabric-wrapped present looks.

You can also use your older linens to store your linens in away, there is nothing worse than folding your nice clean sheets and towels and storing them away on wooden or linoleum covered shelves only to pull them out 3 weeks later to sun damage, discolouration, mold or sap stains. Putting the clean sheet and towels into pillow cases and then laying them out to be stored gives that extra layer of protection to you nice expensive bedding.

Or maybe you're looking to really stretch the use out of those expensive pillow cases. Why not start a little DIY with the kids and their friends? Think of all those times the DIY’s have called for ‘old fabric scraps’ well now you have them!

These are just a few reasons to consider getting your new European pillow cases from Canningvale - but there are plenty of others! We are the destination for much more of your bedding, so get in touch today!

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