Bolster and Lumbar Inspiration

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Grace Happens

Bolsters aren’t just for beds.  You can use them on sofas, chairs, benches, and I’m sure lots of other places.

Pier 1 $27.96

And while we are on the topic of bolsters, we should mention all those lumbar style pillows too.  Like these  by IndependentReign on Etsy .

Lumbars are like regular pillows only long and thin and bolsters are like hot dogs.  That’s the kind of stuff you learn with one year of design school.

The Bolster Queen

A twin bed turned sofa just by adding two super fat bolsters. More like sausages than hot dogs, huh?

The February issue of Southern Living via Green Street features a cozy lumbar style pillow.

Use them to break up a long expanse of sofa or twin beds lined up one after another.

Sarah Richardson

pottery barn

Rie from Home and Harmony was super creative and wrapped a king size pillow in a pretty quilt.

So clever.

Add a few bows and it’s a perfect bolster.  You could do this with fabric or a curtain or something else you have around the house.  Don’t have a king size pillow? You could use some towels.

Juliana Jaoudi’s sofa over at COCOCOZY

Chris Everard

two small lumbar pillows

I wanted to join in the fun too so, I grabbed the bolster off our bed and put it on our wrinkly sofa for now.  This little extra front room is the first thing you see when you walk in our house but, sadly, we hardly ever sit there.

Is there a space in your home that could use a little bolster?

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  1. Love the bolster idea. Maybe I’ll have to try it out with the old fabric wrapped towels. I know of a few spots it would work very well!

  2. I am swooning at that Green Street pic!!

  3. love me some bolster. just this morning I was dreaming about using extra fabric from our boys’ room duvets for some bolsters.
    my 5 year and 3 yr old callsthem cylindrical pillows (sa-yin-drik-al). :)

  4. Have used towels for small bolsters–worked great! Loving the quilt tied with the satin ribbon. Makes me wonder what I have that would provide the same feel. I’ve been wondering what to do with my bed, and this is just too perfect! Thank You SO SO SO MUCH!!! Now to decide…bolsters or lumbar. hmmm. Also loving the twin beds end to end with bolsters every so often to provide a couch look. With all these ideas for our mish mash of stuff, things are definitely lookin’ up.

  5. Well, there’s a place now. After these gorgeous pictures I have to have a couple in my house. Now I’m off to find some really amazing fabric so I can make me some.

  6. Oh my WORD, I love this!!

  7. I used to have a bolster on our master bed, but we changed bedding and I haven’t changed the color on it. I rolled some leftover thick quilt batting, covered it with an extra sheet, and tied off the ends with jute.

  8. I love the bolsters! Lumbars are new to me, but look MUCH easier to make. The only problem is that my son would SURELY see such a long and wonderful pillow as the perfect weapon against his sisters, and chaos would ensue! I think I’ll try one anyway… Great way to brighten up a room! LOVE your plate wall too btw!!!

  9. I’m really liking the towel idea. I wonder if I could roll them up long-ways so it looks good on our king size bed. This is a great way to use the boxes and boxes of old towels people gave us when we got married.

    Apparently the ones on our registry didn’t appeal to the wedding guests. :-/

  10. I have a lumbar on my bed.. made a cover for out of a sheet I bought at a garage sale! I have a neck roll that has been waiting for inspiration!

  11. Too funny. I just made myself a bolster pillow after I was diagnosed with Lumbar Stenosis and was told that I shouldn’t sleep on my stomach. It was super easy and I plan to make different covers for it so that is is washable.
    I think that if I had a big one on my sofa it would get shoved to the floor by the kids all the time. But I love how it looks. Maybe when they are older. Like married and gone.

  12. Oh my word, mama, the bed turned sofa is FABULOUS! I love how the name “bolster” makes me think of something sturdy and possibly plain, but the fact that they can be so creative, colorful and stinkin’ comfy makes me love them. A contradiction has never been so fab!

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