Karate Chopping Your Pillow

Fluffing a pillow to achieve that magazine-worthy look is all about creating volume and maintaining a uniform shape. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Start with a clean pillow: Make sure your pillow is clean and free of any lumps or clumps. If necessary, give it a gentle shake to redistribute the filling evenly.
  2. Karate chop the center: This is a popular technique used in styling pillows for a neat and structured appearance. Hold the pillow vertically with one hand on each side, then use the edge of your hand to firmly chop down the center of the pillow. This creates a slight indentation in the middle, giving the pillow a crisp and polished look.
  3. Fluff the edges: Next, grab the edges of the pillow and gently pull them outward to fluff up the sides. This helps to create fullness and maintain the pillow’s shape.
  4. Rotate and reshape: Rotate the pillow and repeat the fluffing process on all sides to ensure uniformity. You can also use your hands to reshape the pillow as needed, smoothing out any wrinkles or creases.
  5. Give it a final pat: Once you’re satisfied with the shape and volume of the pillow, give it a final pat to smooth out any remaining imperfections and ensure a clean finish.
  6. Use Linen Spray: My very last secret step is I spray my favorite sleep spray on the pillows as a linen spray for the slightest refresh!

By following these steps, you can achieve that perfectly fluffed pillow look that you often see in magazines and home decor catalogs. It may take a bit of practice, but with patience and attention to detail, you’ll be able to style your pillows like a pro!