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Pillow Insert Size Guide

April 19, 2021

Pillow Insert Size Guide
with Colin and Finn

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

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 18x18, purchase a pillow insert measuring 20x20.

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?

We recommend purchasing our Feather Down Pillow Inserts. The feathers provide firmness and body while the down provides softness and comfort.

What does the filling ratio "90% gray duck feathers/10% goose down" mean?

This ratio 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, try our Synthetic Down Pillow Inserts. They mimic premium down pillow inserts without the larger price tag.

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

While typically our Feather Down Pillow Inserts are best for the "chopped" look, our Synthetic Down Pillow Inserts can hold the shape as well.

We have 90/10 feather down and synthetic down inserts available in standard sizes. Contact us at if you're looking for custom sizes.