What are Euro Shams and what are they for?

Many clients ask us how to make the bed have that magazine look. And among the answers is always to include EURO SHAMS. But what are euro shams?

Euro Sham, abbreviation for European Sham, covers the square format cushion, which is generally a larger format than pillows.

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This cushion is also known as Euro Pillow and its dimensions are usually 65cm x 65cm, but you can also find them in 60cm x 60cm, 55cm x 55cm, etc. It is a cushion very similar to the pillow since they are made up of the same filling as the pillow. The important thing here is that it is larger than the pillow so that it can stand out from the latter.
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And what are these larger proportion cushions for? They are a decorative element but also provide comfort for the head and back when we watch television or read.
As they are decorative, a tip that we always recommend is that the cover is one size smaller than the cushion. That is, if the cushion measures 60cm x 60cm, the cover should measure 65cm x 65cm. This will make the cushion look bulkier.

What should you consider when incorporating this element into the decoration?

1. They frame the bed

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In the same way that the headboards serve to frame the bed, the euro shams do it with the rest of the decoration of the bed. They also add that volume that makes the bed look fuller.

2. Add color and contrast

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Knowing how to combine colors will enhance the entire look of the bed. You can use the euroshams to contrast or add that touch of color to a more neutral style. Here you can read more about color theory.

3. Textures

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To give the bed more interest and personality, you can add euroshams with different textures. This type of decoration is ideal, for example, for a neutral style where there is a lot of beige or earth colours.

4. Design

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You can choose some prints that complement the style of the rest of the bedding. For example, silhouette of flowers and plants, geometric lines, etc. The important thing here is that there is a theme that encompasses all the decoration of the bed.

5. Play with shapes and number of cushions

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In addition to this large-format cushion, you can add smaller cushions. Asymmetry makes the overall look more interesting.

Now that you know this tip, it is time to implement it!

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