442 Contemporary Shams

Pillow shams are a great way to add extra decorative style as well as texture and layering to your bed. Choose shams that work with your current bedding as well as your overall décor, and be sure the material and size are in line with your needs. More 
Reversible Pillow, Red/Fuchsia
It's easy to love both sides of this pillow. Whether you go for the fuchsia or red side, the little red ties will add just the right amount of whimsy. It's a perfect punch of color for a bed.
“laços” — danieladutras
Corsica Sham,, Linen, Standard
Isn’t it time you slept in style? Consider this simply elegant pillow sham — a subtle herringbone design woven into sumptuous, 100 percent Egyptian cotton.
“1” — bittercoffee1991391
Puppy Pal Boy - Standard Pillow Sham
$22 $28.00 · Buy on Houzz
Standard Flanged Sham is designed in ALL minky - making this the softest pillow sham around! Front designed in blue and framed in white and brown minky. Back is designed in all brown minky.
Terrific Tie Dye - Standard Pillow Sham
$22 $28.00 · Buy on Houzz
Standard flanged sham is designed just like the collections comforters in solid aqua blue and purple fabrics with a peace sign in the center designed in "Tie Dye" cotton print fabric. Back of sham is solid aqua cotton print fabric. Make your statement in this fun room full of life!
“I like that the pillow is color full and it has my favourite colors on it” — aussiedeg
Tailored Shams Pair Suzani Vine
Your secret garden: This pair of classic tailored shams are finished with impeccable flange detailing. But the fabric is of a different nature. Within the confines of a traditional design is a pattern that’s delightfully over-run with vines and ancient floral motifs, not to mention a riot of colors. So there you have it. The best of both worlds.
James Sky/Dahlia Standard Pillow Shams (set of 2)
The age-old process of block printing gives this lovely pair of pillow shams character and beauty. Subtle variations make each cover unique, adding coziness and personality to your bedroom. Printed on 300-thread count cotton percale, they feel just as heavenly as they look.
“Gc .; x.\_>. ~” — ahulcher
Magical Michayla - Standard Pillow Sham
$22 $28.00 · Buy on Houzz
Standard flanged sham is gorgeous in detail using bold black framed in pink with appliqu� of Magical Michayla signature pattern in minky centered on front of each. Also available in sets!
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What styles of shams are available?

Since shams are meant to be decorative, they come in all sorts of styles. Try to choose something that complements your current bedding, in both color and pattern. Or, you could add visual interest by choosing stylish shams that contrast with your bedding for a punch of unexpected design. If you have all white bedding, consider bright shams for a touch of color, or if you have colorful bedding, choose a pattern with similar shades to add texture.

What materials do shams come in?

Shams are available in a variety of materials, including silk, satin, cotton or even fur. Think about what you find comfortable, your aesthetic preference and your current bedding to choose the right sham material. Continue your all cotton look with high thread count cotton pillow shams for soft, cozy shams that is a quality breathable material, and will last for years. Or, add a sense of luxury to your bedding with silk shams for an elegant appeal. You may want to consider maintainability when choosing the material: some materials, like cotton, will be much easier to care for than satin.

What size should the shams be?

You want the pillow to fit snug inside, so be sure to measure the pillow and sham before making any purchase. Your best bet may be to take your pillows with you directly to the store to test them out on the spot.
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