Feather Pillows Guide from Dunelm Mill

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Pillows are an extremely common bedding product found throughout homes in the UK. It is characterised by its long rectangular shaped cushioned or padded material that is predominantly used to rest your head upon during sleep. Although a pillow is a pretty basic bedding item and classed more as a necessity than a luxury, there are several aspects to pillows which can be seen as having that extra touch of indulgence, the filling being feather is a great example.

  1. Why choose a feather pillow?
  2. Aspects to consider when purchasing a feather pillow
  3. Feather Pillow Care Instructions
  4. View our Range of Feather Pillows

Why choose a feather pillow?

From first look, the majority of bed pillows will look the same, just plain white rectangular shaped cushions that need a pillowcase to add a touch of style. However, the difference in quality and luxury occurs when you actually touch the pillow or rest your head upon it. One of the most popular types of bed pillow is a simple wool or cotton filling which tends to be adequate for most people’s needs. However, if you crave that extra touch of luxury then the feather based cushion might be the perfect option. The unique properties of the feather stuffing will help provide warmth and support for your neck whilst simultaneously creating a sumptuous yet firm place to rest your head. These feather pillows are a fantastic way of supporting your neck whether you lie on your side or back and should hopefully avoid any uncomfortable aches and pains that may otherwise occur with a less supportive style pillow.



Aspects to consider when purchasing a feather pillow

As with any bedding purchase there are several things that need to be considered to ensure that the pillow you select will be adequate to your requirements. Below is a list of some of the most popular considerations when looking to purchase a feather pillow.

Quality
The quality and plumpness of the pillow is a very important consideration. Most people will have their own preferences when it comes to depth and thickness of their ideal cushion because everybody will sleep in a different position. With this in mind it’s important that you investigate the diameters of the feathered pillow to ensure it would be a good fit for you and hopefully help you to have a great night’s sleep.

Price
The price of pillows can vary massively from a standard cotton or polyester pillow to the most lavish and top of the range feather pillow. With this in mind it is important to assess how much money you are willing to pay for your quality feather pillow. Within the feathered cushion range there are also price variances, often with the option of having a mixed feather and cotton pillow. It is probably worth mentioning that a pillow is a great investment as it is a bedding item that is used on a daily basis and has the ability to help you drift off into a dreamy slumber.

Feather Types
There are many different types of feather available for this style of pillow. A common and popular one being duck feather. This material will help to ensure that the neck feels adequately supported throughout the night whilst also having the ability to keep the head and neck area at a constant temperature.

Use
If you are planning on using these feather pillows in the main bedroom then they are likely to see a lot of use and so consequently a higher quality, perhaps more expensive, option might be necessary. However, if the feathered cushion is to be placed in a spare room which is only used when visitors pop by then perhaps a more averagely priced and normal depth of feather might suffice.



Feather Pillow Care Instructions

Feather pillows are a quality and luxurious product that need to be cared for in the correct manner to ensure they keep looking their best for as long as possible. This is why each of our feather pillows are supplied with an individual product specific care and cleaning guide.