interiors & styling

A Quick Little Pillow Trick


I won’t bore you with details of bed making, but I wanted to share a quick little pillow trick I use on a daily basis (for the lazy bed maker, like me)!

But first a confession- I really am one of those people who makes the bed every. single. day. It just feels chaotic and unorganized if I don’t. I wish I could crawl out of bed and get on with my day, but I think I have a touch of OCD when it comes to things like that. Long story short, the bed gets made quickly, and I’m even happier now that this mud cloth pillow has made it’s way into the scene…


I like a lot of pillows. Not necessarily throw pillows, but bed pillows. I also like to have options and the eight year old in me sort of likes diving into a sea of pillows. I don’t mind layering them up, as long as they’re all the same color. I know a lot of people aren’t all about this many pillows- and that’s totally ok! The trick works with a multiple pillows or simply two regular bed pillows.

The trick // Quickly pull your duvet, sheets, comforter… whatever you use, toward the headboard and hide the messiness with an elongated pillow. Just give it a quick tug, no smoothing required. It brings the look together and covers any wrinkles or lumps. My duvet never wants to stay put and the top part always looks terrible. Problem solved! If you can’t fix the problem, cover it. It’s fast, easy, and I love the aesthetic of an odd shaped decorative pillow.

Black and Cognac Bedroom

I actually turn to my husband after I wash the bedding. He puts everything back together perfectly. He makes a hospital corner that puts mine to shame, and everything stays in place. But after a couple days, things shift, the duvet gets wonky, and the pillow trick returns.

Bedding Tips

One last secret… I spritz a little of this lavender linen spray onto my pillow every night. I swear it helps me sleep, smells amazing, and is one product I’m fine leaving on my nightstand because the packaging is super chic. Either way, it’s a tiny luxury that makes my bedroom smell like a spa.

If you’re not a bed maker, just ignore this post and boast in the glory that you don’t waste your time doing this every morning. Ha!

*This post is brought to you in collaboration with Willa Skye Home.  All content, ideas, and words are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow us to create unique content while featuring products we truly use and enjoy!

You Might Also Like

  • Guest Bedroom Reveal -
    interiors & styling

    Guest Bedroom Reveal

    I wanted to kick off 2021 the best way I know how… with a room reveal! I know that is everyone’s favorite type of blog post and our guest bedroom has...

  • Ball Pillow DIY -
    diy projects

    Ball Pillow DIY

    Yesterday I included a ball pillow in the Monthly Moodboard roundup and a tutorial to come later in the week. Well… it happened more quickly than I thought! This little project...

  • Reply
    Amy Lynn
    May 5, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    I love that pillow! And we don’t have as many on our bed, but that’s pretty much the same thing I do. Blankets get yanked to the top and pillows go over haha! But even with as easy as that is, I’m still the worst about actually making my bed. Love it when it’s done, but never seem to do it!

    • Reply
      May 5, 2016 at 4:56 pm

      Thanks, Amy! It’s such a good size. I’m with you- my bed is all sorts of disheveled in the mornings. I just give it a pull, hide the mess, and go on with the day! ha ;) xo

  • Reply
    May 5, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Loves so lovely! Do you mind sharing your other bedding sources? Sheets/Duvet cover etc? Thank you!

    • Reply
      May 5, 2016 at 4:55 pm

      Thanks, Megan! I’m actually working on a bedding post… but my bed is sort of a random mix. The duvet is from West Elm, the sheets are Parachute, the bed pillows are a random mix of Tempurpedic and down pillows from Target. Some of the pillowcases are from Macys. ha! It’s just an accumulation of things over the years. xox

      • Reply
        Ann Heltzel
        May 7, 2016 at 9:43 pm

        Tempurpedic pillows. To quote Nike “Swoosh! Just do it!” Best pillows to sleep on Ever! I thought my dh, was crazy for spending so much on a pillow til he was gone on a business trip and I tried it.

        • Reply
          May 8, 2016 at 4:56 pm

          Ha! Yes, I wasn’t sure at first, but I’m loving the Tempurpedic pillow.

  • Reply
    June 13, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    Hey Sarah, I am new to your blog and actually found it while looking for a pillow insert for the sam pillow you have. Can I ask where you purchased your insert for it? I can’t find an insert that size anywhere :(

    • Reply
      June 13, 2016 at 9:16 pm

      Hi Kait! Thanks so much for saying hi and asking about the insert. This website makes custom inserts and they’re really inexpensive. Their website is a little outdated, but they have excellent customer service, they’re made in the US (North Carolina), and I’ve ordered from them multiple times. Just click “custom sized” in the lefthand menu. Hope this helps!! xo

      • Reply
        June 17, 2016 at 6:26 pm

        Thank you so much Sarah! :)

    Leave a Reply