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5 styling tips for cushions

13 Oct, 2020

Helpful hints for choosing cushions

The simple addition of cushions to a bed, sofa or outdoor setting can instantly change the look and feel of your home, and bring you joy. Cushions are the finishing touch and make your space unique to you. We think you can never have too many, but how do you choose the right cushions?


Let’s start with colour

For a calm feel in a room, choose cushions with colours similar to your décor, bed or sofa that complement rather than clash. For a vibrant uplifting feel, be bold and choose bright contrasting colours and mix them up. Using different colours but in the same tone helps make the look cohesive.

Changing with the seasons

To keep your home looking fresh, change out your cushions to match the seasons. Choose vibrant blues, grassy greens and bright whites for a fresh spring summery feel and cosy warmer tones for the autumn and winter months such as mustards, ochres, soft pinks and honey colours.

Arranging cushions

We like to add at least two cushions to our beds for the finishing touch – mix and match rectangle, square and round shapes for an interesting combination. For a long modern sofa, groupings of three cushions (two square at the back and a rectangle in front) looks smart and sophisticated. Or for a classic rolled arm sofa with a vintage feel, sometimes more is more and lots of square cushions all stuffed in creates a casual and super comfy look ready to relax into.

Which fabric?

Sumptuous rich fabrics such as a plush velvet, a chunky knitted cotton or wool, add warmth and luxury. For a contemporary look, choose natural linens or a hardwearing cotton drill which are also ideal for the warmer seasons.

Pattern or no pattern?

Pattern gives your cushion it’s personality. For an eclectic look, mixing different patterns together can work well when the patterns are in a similar colour palette. And a beautiful floral print can be accentuated by adding another cushion in a stripe or solid colour in a complementary shade.


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