Euro shams, yay or nay?

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Looking at redoing the shams in the rooms over the winter. I'll make the shams myself and thought I might try Euro shams instead of the regular ones. The backup pillows in the present shams are pretty beat up. I can wash them and donate them.

I've scouted out some funky, seashore fabrics in a heavy fabric that I think will be neat.

Do you use Euro shams?

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I used them. Most just used as back rest when sitting up in bed I think. Other than that...just for looks.

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Totally love your new avatar!

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I have used euro for many years. I have no head board. People use the shams and not the regular shams get put off on the floor But use euro shams as a sit up pillows. I also love the looks of them on the beds. I feel it  has a nice finishing touch.

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We use them, but honestly, most people don't know what to do with them.

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I don't use shams at all.  What are the advantages of using shams?  I'm asking for my edification!

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All of the headboards are metal. Without a couple of sham pillows you can't sit in bed to read without having the headboard leave grooves in your back!

I have 4 regular pillows but that's not enough.

The Euro shams are taller so I think they would work out better.

That's really it. Some of the rooms have really cute shams that dress up the bed and I like how it looks but mostly for sitting up reading.

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Thanks everybody.  Now I know!

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Yes indeed, metal frame beds need Euro pillows and shams.  We have two metal beds and guests use the shams to comfortably sit up in bed.  Go for it!

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