Best feather pillows for a dreamy night's sleep
Treat yourself to a touch of luxury when you hit the hay with a supportive yet plush feather pillow
Tired of flat pancake pillows that lack elasticity or support? It may be time to take the plunge and invest in a feather pillow. Renowned for their fluffy yet firm feel, feather pillows are a favourite choice for many of us who are serious about a restful night's sleep.
Feather pillows can suit a range of sleeping positions too, so whether you prefer to doze off on your front, back or side, you're sure to find a feather pillow to suit your sleeping style.
While they do ooze a sense of luxury, you can find feather pillows for all budgets so you don't necessarily have to splash out for a comfortable night's sleep.
You can also browse our round-up of the best pillows for side sleepers.
Best feather pillows for 2023
Umi Goose Feather Pillows
If you're a bit in-between when it comes to firmness, this pillow could work well for you as it's a medium firm pillow. Filled with white goose feathers, and covered in 100% cotton, expect a soft pillow for a comfortable night's sleep.
As an added bonus, these feather pillows come with a down-proof lining to prevent pesky feathers from poking through.
Feather pillows can often be on the pricier side so we'd say this is a decent price for a pack of two. A great option if you're doing up a spare bedroom and want a fairly budget-friendly find.
It's worth noting, this medium firm pillow is more suited to back sleepers, so if you're looking for extra support as a side sleeper, check out the brand's firm feather pillow.
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EarthKind Feather and Down Medium Support Pillow
- Buy now from Debenhams (£30.00)
EarthKind's pillows are made of reclaimed feather and down, so you can enjoy the luxury of a feather pillow in a more sustainable fashion. The 100% cotton cover is designed to offer a soothing and breathable feel - ideal for stuffy nights. This is another pillow that's been designed for those who enjoy medium firmness.
Another plus, this design is easy to care for as it's machine washable.
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Duck Down and Feather Pillow, The White Company
- Buy now from The White Company (
The White Company is a super choice for all things soothing and sleep related, from pyjamas to gorgeous candles, so it's no surprise the popular brand has a number of pillows on offer. This duck down and feather pillow has been designed for front and back sleepers on the lookout for a 'sink-in' feel.
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Described as 'gently supportive' this design is probably not the best option if you're looking for firm neck support, but if you're all about collapsing into a plump and soft haven at night, this could do the job nicely.
What's even better, this feather pillow is now on offer with a 30% reduction so it's the perfect time to buy.
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Duck Feather Pillow Pair
You can always rely on Dunelm for a trusty homeware bargain - two duck feather pillows for just £20! At such great value, these feather pillows are a perfect purchase if you've just moved and you're kitting out more than one room. Ideal for fans of a soft and fluffy pillow.
Duck Feather and Down Firm Pillows
- Buy now from Marks & Spencer (£37.50)
Another pack of two, but these feather pillows from Marks and Spencer have the addition of down for an added touch of luxury. These are firm pillows, so could work well if you prefer a weightier design. Covered in a breathable, pure cotton cover for a pleasant feel on those warmer evenings.
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Casper Feather and Down Pillow
For a really luxurious design, try this Casper pillow, which promises cloud-like comfort thanks to its duck down and feather filling.
It's quite the investment and Casper's designer image is reflected in the price tag, but this feather pillow has plenty going for it. There's a two inch panel, or 'gusset' as the brand describes it, along the side of the pillow to provide ample neck support, and it features a five-chamber design in order to offer responsive support. So it should have your back, whatever your sleep position.
What's more, you can pop this feather pillow in the washing machine and dryer whenever it's in need of a quick refresh. Just fluff it up once it's dry and you're good to go, easy.
Goose Feather and Down Pillow
- Buy now from Cuddledown (
More of a goose feather fan? A mix of goose feather and down is a more affordable, and firmer, alternative to pure goose down. As it's firmer, it should be nice and supportive for side sleepers.
This particular feather pillow can be purchased in a range of sizes, and you can also decide on the makeup of your filling. For a chunkier, firmer pillow opt for the 80% feather, 20% down option or if you'd rather go for a softer design, try the 50/50 split.
With a number of five star reviews to its name, this goose feather pillow could be just what you're after for a comfortable, restful night's sleep.
Scandinavian Feather Co. Duck Feather Pillow
- Buy now from Wayfair (
For an even bigger reduction, bag yourself this bargain from Wayfair and enjoy a 65% saving. Offering medium support, this pack of two feather pillows should work well for back sleepers. The pillows are also non-allergenic, so they're a top pick for allergy sufferers looking for an uninterrupted sleep.
The hundreds of five star rave reviews from happy sleepers makes this buy even more tempting.
What are the benefits of feather pillows?
Feather pillows are hugely popular due to their soft and plump feel. They also offer a greater level of support than many of the synthetic and pure down designs available, making them the ideal balance of comfortable and supportive.
Natural materials tend to offer superior temperature regulating qualities, and as feathers are natural insulators, you can enjoy a cosy, yet non-stuffy sleep. Plus, most feather pillows are covered in a breathable cotton to allow for a cooling feel.
Should you wash feather pillows?
Never washed your pillow? Don't worry, you're not alone, but it's easier than you may think. It's always worth checking labels for specific washing recommendations, but you'll find that most feather pillows can go in the washing machine. We've included a number of machine-washable pillows in our round-up so you can effortlessly keep your pillows feeling fresh.
As a general rule, you should wash your feather pillow every six months to improve its longevity, and avoid bacteria build-up.
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Rachel Howatson is a digital writer who works across Our Media’s home and craft brands. With a love of eclectic furniture and bold, statement decor, and an ability to scour out the best deals online, she’s got your interior and crafting needs covered.