A Christmas gift from my parents has got me thinking about size. That’s right: this post is about size in the bedroom — insert joke here. So many to choose from! But seriously, folks, having things be The Right Size For The Space is key.
Earlier this year, D and I replaced our queen bed with a king. We were getting ready for the arrival of the twins and needed (a) more under-bed storage for clothes, as the room where D kept his clothes was slated to become the nursery, and (2) enough room in the bed for a family of five (us) to pile on and, for example, open Christmas stockings together.
Upgrading to a king bed involved a new bed frame, a new mattress and mattress pad, new sheets, a new duvet and duvet cover, new bedside tables (the old ones no longer fit), and new lamps (wall-mounted in order to maximize utility of the smaller bedside tables). It was a big project and, for us, expensive.
What we didn’t buy: new pillows. The old ones were perfectly functional, and spending yet more money just to upgrade to king size pillows seemed extravagant.
I bet you can see where I’m going here. My thoughtful parents gave us king size pillows, pillow protectors, and pillow cases for Christmas. Are you ready to see the Big Difference?
So much better! So. Much. Better. Pillows that are The Right Size For The Space improve the look of the whole bed, right? Thanks, Mom and Dad!