Decorating with cushions is never easy, partly because of how significant effect cushions can have upon a room, and partly because most people (including myself) have absolutely no idea how to design anything at all! Cushions are incredibly important to the harmony of your home, and if you do not give careful planning and consideration to the cushions you introduce to your home, you can ruin the aesthetic and make your home look silly and poorly designed. Your cushions will tell a story every time somebody sees them – don’t make the story a tragedy!
In today’s article, we are going to present to you a few useful tips for decorating with cushions. Decorating with cushions is never going to be easy, but with these expert tips, we are confident that you will be able to tackle the immense task of cushion design!
Here are some useful tips for decorating with cushions.
Useful Tips for Decorating with Cushions
Size is Everything
What most people fail to understand about cushions is that their size is just as important as their design. If you have a tiny sofa, huge cushions will look ridiculous. If you have a large sofa, tiny cushions will have much the same effect. Measurements are to be taken of your sofa so that you can work out the precise measurements your cushions should be before you buy them. Don’t be the guy with foolishly sized cushions – you don’t ever want to be that guy. Take measurements and enter into cushion buying with meticulous forethought and careful planning.
What Fabric Are You Going For?
Sustainability should be key. If you have sustainable cushions, it is not only an admirable thing to do, but it is also a talking point. You will be able to discuss with friends and family how you have some new, cool sustainable cushions, and that they are totally awesome and much better than anybody else’s. Good quality, sustainable fabrics elicit envy in people. The fabric of the cushion does not need to be really soft and comfortable, as long as it is reasonably comfortable, as you will be covering it with a cover, which can be as uncomfortable (or uncomfortable) as you like.
Hold Back On That Duck Feather There, Will You?
For years and years, we have been told that duck feathers are the most comfortable filling for a cushion. If you are buying cushions, we suggest that you hold off on that duck feather, and opt for a more comfortable, and eco-friendly filling. Pure cotton fillings can be just as, if not more, comfortable than duck feather fillings. You should avoid synthetic fillings, for they can off-gas. The filling of your cushion is ultra-important – it is what will define its level of comfort. If you can, try to opt for a sustainable cover. More people need to stop contributing to the destruction of the planet. If we all pull together, we can fight back! (and stay super comfortable).
Your Cover’s Colour
Decorating your cushion’s cover is not going to be easy. Now, there are a lot of things to take into consideration, the first, according to the cushion specialists from simplycushions.com.au, being that you should know the room’s colour. Your cushion covers colour should match and accentuate the room’s colour, not betray it. Designing with cushions can be very easy if you have a good eye for colour, but if you do not, you might find yourself in an awkward situation! Try to contrast the colours on your walls, but not by too much.
If you have horizontal stripes on your walls, you can probably get away with vertical stripes on your cushion cover. If you have vertical orange and yellow stripes on your walls, you probably can’t get away with horizontal black and pink beaded stripes on your cushions. You need to follow the patterns and colours in your home, and not work against them. Some contrast can work well, but it is usually best to keep patterns roughly the same.
Throws and Blankets
Decorating with cushions does not just mean decorating with cushions. No, it means decorating with throws and blankets, too. Throws and blankets are crucially important to decorating your home and matching your cushions. Throws and blankets can be quite expensive, we know, but it is a cost that is well worth paying and will help your home to become more comfortable, and more importantly, it will make everything match in your home. Throws and blankets are awesome.
Decorating with cushions in your home can be relatively difficult if you do not know what you are doing. Not anymore, though. With this page, you now know what you are doing and have no excuses! Go sustainable, match colours, and have a good time.