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Pillow Insert Size Guide

May 02, 2022


Pillow Insert Size Guide

A step-by-step guide to purchasing the perfect pillow insert for your throw pillow covers.


The proper pillow insert or filler is key to having the best throw pillows. Looking for something soft and fluffy? We've got you covered. Love the karate-chop look? Colin and Finn is here to help!

Pillow Inserts FAQ

You've bought your Colin and Finn pillow covers, but what now? To help your pillows live their best life, we want to assist you in determining the perfect insert size. If you're unfamiliar with the interior design industry, this can be so confusing! We're thrilled to give you our professional recommendations on sizing, difference in insert fill materials, and 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.

What type of insert should I purchase?

The most common options for premium pillow inserts are Feather and Down alternative. Both options provide firmness and body while also offering softness and comfort. It really comes down to your personal preference. You can also show off that "karate chop" look so many designers love!

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 cotten/50% poly mean?

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

  • 50% woven cotten / 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?

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

We have 90/10 feather down inserts available in standard sizes. Contact us at hello@colinandfinn.com if you're seeking a custom size.


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