Cushions And Throws
Assemble and style a comfortable, layered and eye-catching cushion collection…
Decorative cushions for your sofa provide an instant update by way of colour, pattern, texture and eclectic style. Create your own ‘cast of cushions’ for a unique look. Stay away from ‘matchy-matchy’ scatter cushions. What you’re after is a pleasing contrast that works with the sofa, as well as the rest of your room scheme. A touch of the unexpected and even touch of colour clash enlivens and accents a scheme.
Four or five will do. Two complementary pairs at either corner for lumbar support plus one or more central cushions – perhaps rectangular in shape. Remember to layer textures. Creating a contrast between the sofa upholstery fabric, the cushion fabric and any additional throws or blankets. Team linen upholstery with velvet cushions, hand-loomed covers for sofa cushions with wool upholstery or leather upholstery with silk for example. Combine patterns too. Mix up the scale. A large scale upholstery print demands cushions with a small-scale pattern and vice versa.
Finally, quality is key. Handmade, designer cushions last and wear well. They are usually more generously proportioned than their high street counterparts, well-made and satisfyingly fat with – ideally – slightly oversized feather pads. They often have the edge design-wise too. Often in terms of fresh, directional originality. Or, perhaps, in terms of the fabrics themselves – hand-printed linen, tactile crewelwork or hand-woven silk for example. Consider all these things when choosing decorative cushions for your sofa, but above all – go with what you love! We hope you like our selection.