Nice to see you reading our part 2 blog on arranging cushions.
Trio cushion arrangements in opposing corners is a popular and timeless look for a sofa arrangement.
For a tailored look, think mirror image. Place the largest cushion at the back, angled in the crook of the sofa between the arm and the backrest, then place the medium in front of it (slightly offset away from the arm) and the smallest in front of that (again slightly offset towards the arm).
Replicate the look in the opposite corner with the same cushions. Have the corresponding cushions match and the look will be neat and composed.
For a slightly more casual arrangement, consider mixing up the fabrics and configurations. The result will be a more “lived in” look but will still maintain the balance of the classic arrangement.
When working with patterns and plains, one of the most common and aesthetically balanced arrangements is an alternating one.
Start with two fabrics which complement each other (perhaps a patterned and a plain in a similar colourway). Beginning at both ends of the sofa, layer one on top of the other towards the middle alternating between the two cushion styles.
You could even place a throw which combines colours or elements from both designs over the middle of the sofa for a polished look and to add an extra dimension.
Get artistic with your cushion arrangement by treating it as you would a well-curated vignette or gallery wall.
Nothing is off limits with this configuration so consider using differing shapes and offsetting them against each other in unique ways, playing on their geometric strengths.
Throw in rectangular, circular and bolster cushion styles as well as the traditional square shapes for an exciting cushion cocktail.
For maximum impact, curate the arrangement’s fabrics to include contrasting designs as another way to highlight their individuality.
Individual cushions arrangements are straightforward, minimalist and formal. They emphasise the squared structure of leather sofas making them slightly more masculine and they suit spaces which need to maintain a level of professionalism. (They’re the go-to for offices and lobbies.)
Soften the look with a more tactile texture, a contrasting colour and a throw.
throughout Sharon White Arts website you'll see amazing prints as well as cushions that have many textures, collections and sizes.