12 February 2021
Written by Lorraine Lea – Simply Home
A few well-selected cushions can add colour and style to any space. As a relatively affordable item, cushions are the perfect option to add a little extra to your home.
They’re easy to mix and match, and you can easily change up your home style whenever you feel like an update is needed. But with so many different designs and styling options, it can be hard to know where to start! We’ve put together a quick guide for choosing the perfect cushions for your home.
For those with a neutral-toned home, cushions can be a fun and easy way to add some personality into your space. The more neutral the room, the brighter your cushions can be! The best part is that you can change your cushion colours depending on the season, holiday period or just because!
STYLE TIP: Try injecting two or three colours to add depth into your chosen space. The below colour wheel guide can help you to select which colours may work best together in your home:
Stripes and spots and florals and birds, oh my!
It’s no wonder why so many people shy away from styling with patterns. It can be confusing how to put them together without clashing designs if you’ve never tried before but trust us, it’s easier than it seems!
When done well, patterns can add a wow factor to your room. The trick is to keep them in the same style, colour and size, so they look cohesive.
STYLE TIP: Use just a couple of your favourite patterned cushions and break them up with cushions in solid colours to make them pop!
Our brand new Birds of Paradise Cushion Covers take you on a journey into the wild! Your couch will be bursting with inspiration for your next adventure.
Rather than sticking with simple square cushions in the same shape and size, add a couple of different shapes to the mix to add that designer touch! Try using a combination of rectangular and square cushions on an L-Shaped couch, or a circular cushion on an armchair.
For a kids bedroom, why not try a novelty cushion like the Unicorn from our Splatter Collection?
STYLE TIP: Chop your cushions to make them look more inviting and less stiff! First, plump up your cushions, then using a karate-chop motion create an indent in the centre of the cushion. Hi-yah!
If bright colours and patterns aren’t your styles, you can always add interest by choosing cushions with different textures. This way, you can keep to a monochromatic theme, but not have a house full of bland, uninteresting decor! Use a fabric that has texture, or choose embellishments such as beading, tassels or embroidery.
There are so many different ways you can arrange cushions depending on your style. Whether you prefer a couple of cushions for a touch of colour, or like to pile them as high as the sky, there’s an arrangement out there for you!
STYLE TIP: To add interest play around with colours, patterns and texture.
View our range of Cushion Covers here! Why not mix and match them depending on the look you’re after in your home. They are available in a wide variety of different colours, patterns, shapes and textures.
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