Cushions are like accessories to an outfit. They are the finishing touch that can add colour, interest and a focal point to a room. Cushion covers can change a room instantaneously for little outlay. Once you have your foundation pieces set up in a room, cushions can be layered to make the room feel more welcoming.
Styling with cushions is an easy way to change a room, but for some, it can be an overwhelming task to choose the right cushions that work together to create a cohesive look. Here are some tips on mixing and matching your cushions to bring out the best in your living space.
Your lifestyle and furniture choices will determine how many cushions should be displayed on your couch.
If you have a young family, having a myriad of cushions on the sofa may not be ideal as they will most likely spend more time on the floor. Less is more in this situation.
In fact, in most living rooms, less cushions can bring vital impact to a room, without taking up valuable seating space on the couch.
Start with two cushions in each corner of the sofa. If you have a corner lounge, try layering with three cushions.
If you have a favourite artwork or a colour in the rug you’d like to draw out into the rest of the room, incorporate these colours into your cushions. Block colour cushions can give instant impact, but you can heighten the interest with the mixing of patterns. Ensure the cushions have the same colour in each pattern to create a balanced look.
Texture also works well when choosing cushion covers. Mix textures to get a layered look in your space.
A cost saving tip when choosing cushions is to only buy the covers so you can change your cushions throughout the year as the seasons change. This can not only save you money, but it also ensures you don’t constantly get cushion inserts you have to store. Just ensure you buy the same size cushion covers to place over the existing inserts.
Some cushion cover styling ideas to try are:
Stripes with amotif/portrait
Block coloured pattern with a motif
Same coloured cushion with different patterns ie stripes, floral and textured
Temples and Markets have an array of cushion covers that can work with each other to create a variety of looks in your living space.
From bright and colourful to neutral and understated, these cushions will not only make a difference to the look of your home, they will also make a difference to the artisans who have lovingly created them.
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