Pillows And Inserts For Home & Decor
Pillows are a necessity in any household. They are part of that bare essential list of things that make a house into a home. They are objects that if bought thoughtfully can breathe life into the bland and plain appearance of your bedroom and guest rooms. And with the rise of awareness and aesthetic among the middle class, pillow covers and inserts have become an even more popular than they were earlier. Many different forms of media have also popularized a more aesthetic domestic household, thus boosting the sales of pillow cases and inserts among the more common people.
Pillows are one of those things in the household that can be used to express your tastes and interests. Pillow cases come in a variety of prints and patterns. And to the learned eyes, these patterns all of a certain theme about them which is expressive in its own terms. And this expression often resonates with the stylistic approach that is prevalent around the house. Pillows are objects that we spent a lot time around, and therefore, they should be chosen to not get monotonous and bland soon. Pillows are also important if we are to spend some really comfortable time on the bed after a long and exhausting day of work.
Use And Maintenance
Pillows are used for a variety of reasons. They are not only objects that are used for comforting and relaxing our body on. They are objects that are used to decorate the place and also things that can be used for support for patients in hospitals. Pillows and inserts are an integral part of civilization and have been around for centuries. Though their construction and design may have undergone tremendous change, pillows are still made so as to provide comfort.
The normal lifespan of a typical pillow and insert is around two to four years. The replacement is often considered compulsory due to sanitary reasons. This is due to the reason that pillows are objects that are in constant contact with the body parts. And due to this particular reason they are to be constantly laundered and kept clean during the span of their use. Pillows are objects that are constantly accumulating dust and other bacteria and harmful microbes. And these dust particles and bacterial microbes stick to the pillows even after they are washed. This is because of the kind of stuff used to fill the insides of the pillows to make them soft and bouncy. Most manufacturers recommend the tumble-drying method of drying wet clothes for drying pillows. Tumble-drying should favorably be done for 15 minutes every week to make sure that the pillows remain fresh. This is so that the heat can kill the dust-mites and make sure that the pillow actually freshens up.
Pillows make up for poor recyclable garbage. This is due to their low mass. Their low mass makes sure that they contribute very less to the overall household garbage in terms of mass. Pillows are often not accepted at charities as well because of hygienic reasons. They may contain disease carrying microbes of some sort which may end up causing various sorts of dangerous health issues for people. Another place where pillows are not very well received is the animal shelter. Animals often enjoy having pillows. In fact, human beings are not the only animals that use pillows. Many other primates and even some marsupials are observed using ‘pillows’ of their own design in the wild. This may be for various purposes that include work as well as play. The reason for which animal shelters do not take pillows are multiple. The most important of them are that, one, pillows are unhygienic and therefore, may cause sickness to the animals. Two, pillows tend to make a lot of mess. Most animals tend to tear them up and swallowing the insides can, in extremely unfortunate cases, be fatal.
So, pillows tend to be not only bad for charity, they also are very poor garbage. Most of the pillows around the world being sent to South-Asian countries like India and Pakistan, where these useless pillows are put to good use. These pillows are made into rough bedding. These beddings are made from the pillows and inserts that are considered trash from around the world. And these beddings are then sold all across the South-Asian market. Regardless, of these pillows being practically useless, they still find use and recycling opportunities in our country and make for beds for many Indian people.
Pillows are of basically three types. Though the primary purpose of the pillow is to support and comfort and individual, there are other purposes as well. Some more serious than others. These three types of pillows are bed pillows, orthopedic pillows and decorative pillows and their respective inserts.
Bed pillows are dependent on the size of the bed on which they are used. King-sized beds and Queen-sized beds often have pillows which are larger than their more humble counterparts.
Bed Pillows are those pillows that are used on the bed while sleeping and other activities. These pillows are the most common types of pillows and so are their inserts. They have removable covers so as to facilitate their laundering and washing and drying. These pillows also come in various shapes and sizes. The most common type of pillows used in India are the rectangle and the cylindrical pillows. The square pillow shape, while immensely popular across the world, are not that popular in India. Though they are used frequently for decorative purposes.
Bed pillows are closed at the end in various styles as well. The pillow cases are of basically two types. One of them being the ‘bag style’; this one is the one in which the pillow case is literally a rectangle bag. In this rectangle bag the inserts are pushed into. The other style is the ‘housewife style’; this is the one in which the pillow case has a pocket inside the open end to fully contain the pillow insert. The housewife style pillow case is basically a bag, with a flap in the open end to tuck the pillowcase behind to keep it inside of. Some more traditional methods, used in home made pillow cases as well as commercial pillow cases, are the use of ties or buttons.
Decorative pillows have more than one important purpose. One of them being the natural purpose of serving as a pillow. That is to, make sure that they provide comfort and support to the people using them. Another unique purpose that the decorative pillows serve is that of the aesthetic appeal. Decorative pillows are often covered in beautiful exteriors. These are designed so as to make the outside of the pillows match the aesthetic of the house or the room that they are placed in. When put on a fully made bed, they are pushed aside while sleeping. This is due to the reason that they are not covered with washable covers. Even if they are, these pillows are covered very elegantly, so sleeping with them will ruin their appeal. Also, when they are placed on a bed, these pillows are placed there specifically for decoration. These pillows are also used on furniture and other dressing and guest areas of the house to make them look more appealing and welcoming. Decorative pillows are found in furnishings in the more public parts of the home, this is so that they make the home look more admirable. There is a quaint charm about these things that make them so necessary to any household.
Why Choose LimeRoad?
Limeroad has an amazing collection of pillow cases and inserts that is curated very thoughtfully to be aesthetically pleasing. Pillow cases are one certain object that are can have very bright and gay colors and still be considered classy. As long as it fits well with the aesthetic of the whole house, pillows can be as exotic as you want. While, this may make their functional use quite limited, still their stylistic appeal will still be worth the sacrifice. The obvious fact that pillows and inserts have become such an important part of our life that no matter what we come up with in the near future, replacing pillows with some other just as comforting device is impossible. And therefore, you should be aware about a few things before buying pillows and inserts for your home. The most important of these being the size. Most pillows for an average bed are not bigger than your leg. However, there are many body-length pillows that cover the whole length of the body and become an inconvenience in a medium sized bed. But with the vast collection of pillows and inserts available on Limeroad, you are sure to find the best pillows for your bedroom and furnishings at most attractive prices.