I don’t often get to use a pillow for sleep, and it’s never been my style.
But this week, I did get a chance to try out one of the latest trends: the sofas with sections.
This trend is known as a ‘sectional sofa cover’, and while the concept may sound familiar, there are some major differences to consider.
Unlike previous trends, where a sectional cover is made out of fabric that wraps around the body and creates a blanket or pillow, sections are made from fabric that sits in between the pillow and the section.
It’s like a little bedsheet with the sectional covering stretched out, giving the illusion that the pillow is sitting right on top of the section of fabric.
The sections can be up to eight inches long, and are available in a range of colours and patterns.
The pillow can also be made out from a different section of the pillow.
The cover is easy to make, and there’s no seam allowance, meaning it’s possible to lay out the sections as you like.
While sections have become a trend for many people, there’s still a huge gap between the most comfortable sleeping position and the most spacious bedside table in the house.
“If you want a comfortable bedside sofa cover, you’ve got to choose a section,” says Fiona Lee, a sleep expert and author of The Book of Sleep.
“You’ve got a mattress with a lot of foam that you can put on top and you’ve also got to have the pillow, so you can get to a lot more comfortable bed.”
If you’ve never tried one of these sofhes, I’d recommend that you try one out.
The cushions are made of polyurethane foam and are quite soft and comfortable, but you’ll need to be very careful when using them.
It’s recommended that you lay the cushions flat on the mattress and make sure they’re not moving.
If you’re still unsure of whether a section is the right way to sleep, or if you prefer the option of a pillow, this is a good place to start.