A few well-selected cushions and pillows can add colour and style to any space. We’ve put together a quick guide for choosing the perfect cushions for your home.
How to decorate your space with cushions
- Identify the colour palette that suits your space.
- Let the style of room decide the number of cushions you add.
- Mix up the size, shape and collection of your cushions.
1. Identify the colour palette that suits your space
The first thing you need to do is choose what colour cushions you’re looking for. Look around the room that the cushions are intended for, take in the soft furnishings, the wall art, curtains and the accessories.
What you’re trying to do is identify the two or three central colours in the room, this will become your colour new palette.
You will need to keep this close when choosing your scatter cushions. The cushions will only need to have one of these colours in them to carry your chosen theme through. You might have one or two main colours and then a few with alternate patterns that have elements of your colours in them. Keep in mind that some colours may clash.
This chaise features our Blessed Collection
2. Let the style of room decide the number of cushions you add
If you're going for a more traditional look then stick with an even number of cushions. One of the easiest ways to do this is to choose two matching colours and put these in each corner of your sofa. Then, choose two patterned cushions and place these in front of the other two.
If the style of your room is more modern, then it’s best to opt for an odd number. For a three-seater sofa, you can go for four or five completely different patterned cushions as long as you stay true to your chosen colour palette. With so much choice on offer it might be hard to know when to stop!
This sofa features our Renewal Collection
3. Mix up the size, shape and collection of your cushions
People often think that their collection should all be the same shape, size and pattern, however some of the most effective arrangements are those that combine different combinations of the collections.
One of our favourite arrangements with scatter cushions is the 2-1-2. Choose two solid coloured scatter cushions that pull together the different tones in your room.
Then, select some slightly smaller ones with different patterns but similar colour palettes to sit on front or beside these. Finish off your arrangement with a small cushion in the middle that is patterned with similar tones as your two solids.
This room features our Ascension Collection