Bolster Pillow Covers

Bolster pillow covers. What are they? Why do you need them? How do you shop for them? We will answer all of these questions and more in this article! A bolster pillow is a type of pillow that is long and cylindrical. It can provide extra support for the head, neck, or back or can be placed between the legs to improve spinal alignment. Bolster pillow covers protect the pillow from dirt, dust, and oils from your skin. They also add an extra layer of comfort to the bolster pillow.

Best Pillow Covers

DK Homewares

Indian Jacquard Brocade Silk Bolster Pillow Cover


Polyester, Polyester Blend

Size: 30 x 15 inches


Flannel Cylinder Pillow Case for Massage Table Bolsters


Luxurious 100% cotton

Size: 30 x 9 inches


Ultra-Soft Cover for Neck Roll and Cervical Bolster Pillow


75% Cotton, 25% Polyester

Size: 18 x 6 inches


Quilted Bolster Pillowcase for  Yoga and Meditation Pillow


100% Cotton fabric layered with a thin lining of foam

Size: 8 x 24 inches


Ultra-Soft Microfiber Body Pillow Cover


100% Polyester Microfiber

Size: 21 x 54 inches

The most popular bolster pillow cover materials

When shopping for bolster pillow covers, you should first decide what size you need. Bolster pillows come in a variety of sizes, from small to large. You will also need to decide what shape you want.

The most popular shapes are rectangular and cylindrical. Rectangular bolster pillows are longer than wide, while cylindrical bolster pillows are round in form.

Once you have decided on the size and shape of your pillow, you can then choose from various materials. The most popular materials are down polyester and cotton.

Down is the softest and most luxurious material, but it is also the most expensive. Polyester is a cheaper alternative to down that is still quite soft and comfortable.

Cotton is the least expensive option, but it is not as soft as down or polyester. When choosing a material for your bolster pillow cover, you should also consider how easy it is to clean.
Down and polyester are easy to care for, while cotton may require special care to prevent shrinking.

Pros and cons of different materials


  • Soft and luxurious
  • Most expensive
  • May require special care to prevent shrinking


  • Cheaper alternative to down
  • Still quite soft and comfortable
  • Easy to care for


  • Least expensive option
  • Not as soft as down or polyester
  • May require special care to prevent shrinking


Bolster pillow covers come in various colors, patterns, and textures. You can choose solid colors, prints, or embroidered designs. When selecting a color or pattern for your bolster pillow cover, you should consider the overall style of your home. If you have a more traditional décor, you may want to choose a solid color or a simple print. If you have a modern décor, you may want to choose bolder colors.

How to select the best pillow cover

The first thing you need to know is that you can purchase a pillow with a cover or two. So, you will not have to look for a new cover online for a while. So, you will save your time and money. If you are about to purchase a wedge bolster pillow, it is always a great idea to buy it along with a couple of spare covers, if available. That’s because wedge bolsters are available in so many sizes and design options, that it may be difficult to find a wedge bolster pillow cover that will fit properly. When shopping online you will find both bolster pillow covers and bolster pillow cases. Note, that covers are something that’s visible, while cases are put under the covers. That’s the difference between these two.

When shopping for bolster pillow covers, it’s essential to consider the cover’s size, shape, and material. You will also consider the overall style of your home when selecting colors or patterns. The most important thing is to choose a cover that you feel comfortable with, which will provide the support and comfort you need. Thanks for reading! Happy shopping!

About Elaine Andrews

AndrewsElaine Andrews is an expert in design. She worked for 10+ years in the interior design sphere. After she became a mother, she fell in love with bolster pillows, as they helped her a lot with back pains and other health issues. Today, she is happy to share her experience with the readers.