We all want our pillows to be more "full", and "fluffy", and maintain their shape better.
Our team of experts has spent years researching and testing various types of fillers to find the perfect balance of comfort, support, and durability. We understand that a good cushion is not just about looks, but also about functionality. So, we thought we'd share some of our insights and designer hacks to achieve magazine-worthy decorative pillows.
To achieve a magazine-worthy luxurious throw pillow's look, three critical factors should be considered: the pillow inserts' fill, the ideal weight of the fill and the size of the filler.
Designer Secret Hack 1: The Fills: Synthetic Polyester vs. Down and Feathers
When it comes to choosing pillow fills, it's important to understand that different fills available, have different weights and densities, which can affect their performance
Imported synthetic polyester fillers are made of a man-made material that is designed to mimic the feel of down and feathers. They are typically hypoallergenic and can be a more affordable and animal-friendly alternative to traditional down and feather fillers. These fillers are made of virgin-grade, imported microfiber which gives them a soft and plush feel. They also have a high fill power ability, which means they can fill a space better than down and feather fillers with the same amount of weight.
On the other hand, down and feather fillers are made from the soft plumage of ducks and geese. Don't be swayed by the hype of down and feather fillers. There are concerns about animal cruelty and unethical practices in the production of these fillers. Additionally, down and feather fillers can weigh 4 to 5 times more than synthetic polyester fillers, but contain less fill by volume. This can result in a flatter pillow over time and affect its shape and support.
Synthetic Polyester Fillers
Down and Feather Fillers
Man-made synthetic material
Soft plumage of ducks and geese.
No (potential for cruelty)
Soft and plush
Soft and plush
Shape and Support Retention
Volume/Fill per weight
Flattening Over Time
For optimal results, we recommend using pillow inserts filled with the virgin grade, imported microfiber, which won't flatten after extended use.
Designer Secret Hack 2: Ideal Weight of a Fill in The Filler
Knowing that pillows are filled based on a formula that equates to a 'standard fill weight' is essential to achieving the perfect cushion look.
Filler filled based on a standard formula: Length X Weight X 5% = Fill Weight.
Here are a couple of examples:
A 22” square pillow insert would weigh 686 grams
A 20” square pillow insert would weigh 566grams
Designer Secret Hack 3: Selecting The Right Size
When shopping for cushion inserts, try going up a size or two. That's right, it's that easy!
For example, if you have a 16x16 inch cushion cover, try buying an insert that's 18x18 inches instead. The extra two inches of fill will give your cushion a fuller, more plump look, and will also make it more comfortable to snuggle up with.
Designer Secret Hack 4: Match & line up the insert and cover corners
When inserting your pillow fill into the cover, be sure to match and line up the corners of the insert with the corners of the cover. This ensures that the fill is evenly distributed
and doesn't clump up in one area.
Once you've inserted the fill, give your pillow a good "poof" by hitting it on the ground and punching it from each side. This will help to distribute the fill and give your pillow a full and fluffy appearance.
Designer Secret Hack 5: Chop your Cushions!
Look no further! Our new "Cushion Fuller Look Fillers" will make your cushion covers look and feel fabulous.
These luxurious cushion inserts are extra soft and plump, providing maximum comfort for your seating area. Say goodbye to traditional or down-feather fillers and try our MicroCloud Fiber Fillers to get the same feel without any animal products. Get ready to elevate your cushion game with our new Down Alternative Cushion Fillers.
Don't want to worry about replacing your cushion fillers? Opt for our "Change My Deshape Cushion Fillers Subscription" and have fresh, plump cushions delivered to your door on a regular basis. Let us do the work so you can sit back and enjoy your cosy cushions!
With these designer secret hacks and insights, you'll achieve the perfect cushion look every time. Elevate your cushion game and enjoy cosy and stylish cushions that will last for years to come!