Pillow Insert Size Chart and Guide

Pillow Insert Size Chart and Guide

Choosing the right pillow insert or filler is the secret to having fabulous throw pillows. Fancy something soft and fluffy? No worries, we've got you covered! Are you a fan of the karate-chop look? Eryn Home is here to serve you!


Pillow Inserts FAQ

Congrats on your new Eryn Home pillow covers! Now what? Here's a little friendly advice to help your pillows live their fullest, fluffiest life. If you're new to all this interior design stuff, choosing the right insert size can be a bit of a head-scratcher. But don't worry, we're here to help! We're excited to share our expert advice on sizing, the different types of insert fill materials, and so much more!


What size insert should I get for my pillow covers?

For a full and plump look, choose an insert 2" larger than the size of the pillow cover.

  • For example: if you purchase a pillow cover that's 20x20, purchase a pillow insert measuring 22x22.

For lumbars, we typically recommend purchasing an insert the same size as the pillow cover to help prevent overstuffing.


Complete list of square and lumbar pillow insert sizes:


Square Pillow Insert Size Chart 

12x12" pillow cover = 14x14" pillow insert

14x14" pillow cover = 16x16" pillow insert

16x16" pillow cover = 18x18" pillow insert

18x18" pillow cover = 20x20" pillow insert

20x20" pillow cover = 22x22" pillow insert

22x22" pillow cover = 24x24" pillow insert


Lumbar Pillow Insert Size Chart 
8x16" cover = 8x17" insert
8x18" cover = 8x20" insert
8x20" cover = 8x22" insert
8x24" cover = 8x26" insert
10x20” cover = 10x22” insert
12x16” cover = 12x18” insert
12x18” cover = 12x20” insert
12x20” cover = 12x22” insert
12x22” cover = 12x24” insert
12x24” cover = 12x26” insert
12x26” cover = 14x26” insert
12x36” cover = 14x40” insert
14x20” cover = 14x22” insert
14x22” cover = 14x24” insert
14x24” cover = 16x26” insert
14x26” cover = 16x28” insert
14x36” cover = 16x40” insert
16x20” cover = 16x22” insert
16x24” cover = 18x26” insert
16x26” cover = 18x28” insert
16x36” cover = 18x40” insert
18x24” cover = 20x26” insert
20x26” cover = 22x28” insert
20x30” cover = 22x34” insert
20x36” cover = 22x40” insert
20x54” cover = 22x60” insert


What type of insert should I purchase?

When it comes to premium pillow inserts, you have some great options! Both the Feather and Down alternative give you that wonderful mix of firmness and softness. So, it’s all about what feels right to you! Plus, you can totally pull off that trendy "karate chop" look that designers are absolutely crazy about!


For Feather Inserts, what does the filling ratio "90% gray duck feathers/10% goose down" mean?

This ratio for feather inserts describes the amount of feathers to down stuffing.

  • 90% feather / 10% down (90/10) is ideal for decorative throw pillows
  • Not too soft and not too firm, offering support and flexibility


What if I'm allergic to feathers?

If allergies are a concern, you would most likely want down alternative pillow inserts. They mimic premium down pillow inserts without major allergen risk.


For Down Alternative Inserts, what does the filling ratio "50% woven cotton / 50% poly mean?

This ratio for down alternative inserts describes the variation of the pillow insert filler.

  • 50% woven cotton / 50% poly is a great balance to bringing support and flexibility without the use of feather


What kind of insert should I get if I want to "karate-chop" my pillows?

Feather Down Pillow Inserts are best for the "chopped" look, but some premium alternative down options can provide a similar look.



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