We like the look of shams in our rooms. For some reason the guests consider them pillows. They will not wash nearly as long/well as pillow cases. How do you prevent guests from using them as pillows? Remove them from the rooms at breakfast?
I also put two pillows into them, which means them uncomfortably hard. For the most part, guests remove them.They are on the bed. This means use them.
(I put two pillows in each sham so they are not quite as comfy as one pillow and this prevents some of it, but there is no way to no for sure who uses what when they are in the room)..
We had a guest use the sham pillow but she took the pillowcase off a pillow she wasn't using and put it over the sham. Both to protest herself AND the sham. I thought that was nice of her to do. Most people don't think that the shams don't get washed every time.We have always had four pillows on our beds with two spares (in pillowcases) in the room. We changed the beds to just put one shammed pillow in the middle for decoration. We don't do turndown, so we don't take the pillow off the bed, but since most shams come in pairs it's easy enough to swap one out if it's been used. I will admit to using shammed pillows (not to sleep on, but between my knees for back support) if I'm in a guest room that doesn't have more than one pillow per person on the bed..
They usually ended up on the floor. Already had four pillows on the bed, so just got rid of them.