What Size Pillow Cover Should You Get for a 16×16 Pillow?

Not sure what size pillow cover to get for a 16×16 pillow? Here’s a quick guide to help you make the best decision for your pillow.

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Decide on the style of the pillow cover

Pillow covers come in a variety of sizes, from 14×14 to 20×20. The size of the cover you need will depend on the size of the pillow you have. If you have a 16×16 pillow, you will need a cover that is at least 18×18.

If you want the pillow cover to be tight fitting

If you want the pillow cover to be tight fitting, you should get a pillow cover that is the same size as the pillow. For a 16×16 pillow, you would get a 16×16 pillow cover.

If you want the pillow cover to be loose fitting

For a looser fit, choose a pillow cover that is 1-2 inches larger than the pillow. For example, if you have a 16×16 pillow, you would need a 18×18 or 20×20 pillow cover.

Measure the pillow

The first step is to measure your pillow. You will need to measure both the length and width of your pillow. Once you have those measurements, you can then determine what size pillow cover you will need.

Measure the length

To find the length of your pillow, measure from the top seam to the bottom seam. For square and oblong pillows, this will be the dimension perpendicular to the side you are measuring. For round pillows, it will be the diameter.

Measure the width

To figure out the size of pillow cover you need, start by measuring the width of your pillow. If you’re using a rectangular or square pillow, this measurement will be easy to take. For a round pillow, measure from one side of the pillow to the other, passing through the center. Once you have this measurement, write it down or remember it for later.

Measure the height

If you’re looking for a pillow cover for a 16×16 pillow, you’ll need to measure the height of the pillow to determine what size cover you need. The standard sizes for pillow covers are 18 inches, 20 inches, and 22 inches. If your pillow is less than 18 inches tall, you’ll need a cover that is sized specifically for a 16×16 pillow.

Choose the size of the pillow cover

Pillow covers come in a variety of sizes. The most popular size is the 16×16 pillow cover. This size is great for both comfort and style. It can be used for both decorative and functional purposes.

If you want the pillow cover to be tight fitting

For a tight fitting pillow cover, you will want to get a pillow cover that is 1-2” smaller than the pillow insert. So, for a 16×16 pillow insert, you will want to get a 14×14 or a 15×15 pillow cover.

If you want the pillow cover to be loose fitting

16×16 pillow covers typically fit best on 18×18 or 20×20 insert pillows. This allows the fabric of the cover to drape nicely around the edges of the pillow and creates a fuller, more luxurious look. If you are using your pillow cover primarily as decoration and plan to remove it before sitting or lying down, you may be able to size down to a 14×14 cover.