Beautiful Shams Dress Up the Bed
Finish the look with our just-right shams, sized for standard, king, and euro pillows. Whatever your look, find the fine pillow covers that coordinate: pair matelassé or quilted shams with matching bedding for a tailored look, browse linen shams for an air of relaxed elegance, or choose breathable, natural cotton in your favorite finish and feel—crisp percale, smooth sateen, soft jersey knit, or cozy flannel.
You’ll find pillow shams in colors, patterns, and prints to inspire you in our collection. Build a bed with black and white chic, or opt for soothing earth tones. Select spice-hued shams for a warm, inviting look, or go with neutral-on-neutral florals and scrolls for sheer sophistication. Our wide selection of high-quality shams has just what you need to put the finishing touch on every bedroom.
A bed sham is a pillow covering used mainly for decoration. Bed shams may come as part of a bedding set, or can be purchased separately.
A pillow sham is a term for the decorative pillowcase that can be used in addition to regular bed pillows to add color and personality to the bed. Pillows with decorative shams are often used in addition to regular bed pillows.
A Euro sham is a decorative pillowcase sized to cover European-style pillows, which are square rather than rectangular.
Most Euro shams are 26" x 26", sized to fit Euro pillow inserts. While this is the traditional size and is most common, some companies may manufacture Euro shams or pillows in larger sizes - so measure your pillow insert to be sure of the dimensions before ordering your shams.
A standard sham is a decorative pillowcase that fits a regular-sized bed pillow.
Standard shams are 26" X 20", just the right size to fit standard bed pillows.
The largest sham is the king sham. This decorative pillow cover fits large bed pillows.
The largest sham, a king sham, is 36" X 20" - ten inches longer than a standard bed pillow.
A sham set includes either a comforter, quilt, or duvet cover, paired with matching or coordinating pillow shams. A twin- or twin XL-sized set comes with one standard sham; a full or queen-sized set includes two standard shams; king-sized bedding sets include two king shams.
A standard bed pillow fits inside a standard sham, a 26-inch square Euro pillow is used with a Euro sham, and a 36" X 20" king-sized bed pillow is paired with a king sham.