If you’re looking for a cost effective and simple way to completely transform your interior space, Styling with cushions is an excellent start. Take your living room, for example. Place a few cushions on your couch and instantly you’ll see how you can change the whole mood of your space using colour, texture, and pattern in new and inventive ways. If you’re looking to brighten up the space, use brightly coloured cushions, if you want to draw the eye to a particular point of interest a patterned cushion might be just what you’re looking for.
The best way to start styling with cushions is with a few tips, and some of our favourites to get you started are:
- Start with the numbers – A good rule of thumb to follow is to stick with an even number of cushions for a traditional look, or go with an odd number of cushions for something a bit more artistic and modern. With an even number of cushions, you can focus on symmetry and gently guiding the eye around the room using the various colours, textures, and patterns you choose. An odd number allows you to place your cushions with intent, creating balance and movement in your own way.
- Accent colours pull at your attention – In rooms that really embrace neutral shades, accent colours in your cushions pull at your attention in a vivid and effective way. These accent cushions should be bright, eye-catching, and bold, tying in to other elements within your space. The Rodeo Fuchsia Cover that matches fresh flowers or a colour represented in carpeting or drapes gives your room the perfect level of pop.
- Bring in luxurious texture – It’s incredible how the right texture of cushion can bring an air of luxury to any space. In a space that is mainly adorned with smooth textures, a cushion with the Santa Monica Black Cover in stunning black velvet with white piped details is sure to bring a perfect luxurious sense of depth.
- Don’t forget about the floor – It’s not just couches, chairs, and beds that benefit from the addition of cushions. If you have a coffee table in the sitting area, laying cushions on the floor around the table instead of an ottoman or other types of furniture brings a certain Zen atmosphere to your space. They also make wonderful cosy and free-spirited additions to reading nooks.