Living rooms are often busy places and the continual wear and tear takes its toll. Redecorating can be a huge project and replacing settees and carpets costly. So if you want to brighten up a special space but only have a small budget, consider using a few cushions to spruce up your room. When chosen correctly, they can pull everything together. But there really is so much choice – patterned or plain, big or small, one or two? We’ve provided some tips to help you get it right.
Cushions are like artwork for your sofa If your cushions match your sofa, throw them out! Cushions that match a settee are a waste as they just blend in and can leave it looking like a lumpy bit of furniture.
Choose your colours This is probably the most important thing to consider as your cushions can pull together all the elements in your room and help to create a stylish and harmonious feel.
Have a good look around and try to identify 2 - 3 colours that: Already exist in your room – maybe the colour of your curtains, a painting or a vase AND complement each other.
How many cushions on a sofa? The amount of cushions depends on the style you prefer; evenly matched cushions at each end of a sofa will provide a traditional look and an odd amount a more modern feel. The size of your chairs and the comfort factor are also things to consider.
Big or small? Many of us buy cushions in the same shape and size but you could be missing a trick. To add depth and interest, think about mixing it up, perhaps buy two different sized cushions in the same patterned material and then add in some solid colours.
Create your perfect cushion collection If you are a novice sewer, cushions are a perfect opportunity to improve your skills. Why not take advantage of our January Sale and create a brand new look for your home as well as saving up to 50% discount off selected fabric? Just pop in store for lots of friendly help and advice.
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