I have never really 'got' the cluster of cushions on a bed, nor the strip of matching fabric at the bottom. In a hotel, yes, I can see it adds ambience, but at home why? You make the bed, arrange all the cushions and bits of fabric artfully and then go downstairs and inhabit the daytime rooms until it's bedtime again, when you take these decorations off and throw them on the floor while you sleep. What on earth is all that about?
If I want to sit up and read I prop myself up with an extra pillow. As someone upthread said, at least they have easily washable pillowcases, unlike cushions.