Bolster pillows are instantly recognizable. Their shape is what makes them different from any other pillows, decorative or not. Most often the shape of the bolster pillow is a perfect cylinder or the candy shape.
Depending on the design, it can be decorated in various ways. These pillows have come to our world from the Orient and look stunningly beautiful not only in ethnic interiors but in contemporary designs too.
Bolster pillows – types and functions
Bolster pillows are divided in three main types. The first and most common type is the bolster pillow for the bedroom which is designed both for sleep and ornamentation.
The decorative bolster pillow is designed as a sofa decoration and is often used as a sofa cushion under the back.
The third type is often used to replace armrests of sofas and again have a great decorative value.
Bolster pillows have a massage effect and are classified as orthopedic. They can be filled with feathers or hypoallergenic and environmentally friendly materials.
If used as pillows for rest, they can be filled with herbs like lavender, cedar, juniper, etc, and the therapeutic effects of aromatherapy will add to the stress relief and to the relax of the nervous system.
The advantages of bolster pillows
Bolster pillows have several advantages. First their decorative value is significant and you may have noticed that these are a part of every high quality bedding set.
Further to that they can replace the armrests of sofas and chairs as well as bed headrests. If you use them as a kids’ room decor, it will be an amazingly bright accent in the interior.
Bolster pillows can be combined with any style of interior and any other type of decorative pillows.
Bolster pillows help during sleep as they support the neck like no other pillow. This means that the spine is relaxed and the sleep is much more calm and sound.
Those who suffer from back pain or constant headache and neck pain need to reconsider the pillow they use. The bolster pillow might be the solution for you!