Why A Cushion and not A Pillow

Ever wondered why people put cushions in the living room and not pillows? What is the big difference between them anyway? In order for you to make the right choice, you need to be able to tell the difference between the two, and this is the perfect place for you to find out.


Pillows are designed primarily to provide some sort of support for the head or for kneeling on or sitting on. They offer support for people’s heads when they go to sleep, which is where you will find most pillows.


Cushions on the other hand are used to add comfort to a space. Like pillows, they are made up of some soft material that is shaped together in a mass, and then put within a covering. However, where pillows are typically found on beds or used in bedrooms, cushions are used in other rooms like living rooms, patios and recreational areas.

Cushions are also used for providing support, especially for those who may have problems with their backs. They are easy to position and adjust, and come in such a range of sizes that you are sure to find one that is perfect for you.

So when you are making the choice on what is best for you, take into consideration the way that you want to use it. Sitting and leaning are excellent uses for a cushion, especially the ones that go on chairs and day beds for example. Pillows are ideal for providing you with some support for your neck or other part of your body when you are in a lying position. How soft these are will depend on what they are stuffed with. If you need them firm, go for foam, but for something much softer, you cannot go wrong with feathers.