Always wanted to know how to style that cushion like a pro? We give you 13 tips to styling your collection for that designer look.
We have a lot of love for the humble cushion. It’s so adaptable! From your sofa to your occasional chair, your bedroom and your outdoor space, they can infuse your interiors with personality in an instant.
From contemporary chic to snug and comfy ambience, these cushy numbers are endowed with style. And they can reinvent your aesthetic without blowing your budget.
Here are 13 tips to creating the perfect cosy space.
1. Imbue your interiors with a homely ambiance.
That doesn’t mean that you have to turn it into an uber-feminine zone. Work with earthy neutral and grey hues, navy and stripes for a more masculine look. Chartreuse and yellow tones are great gender-neutral accent colours.
Love the pretty look? Opt for florals, paisleys and chintz fabrics and gelato sweet pastels.
2. Opt for an odd (rather than an even) number.
This is more of a modern style and appears more authentic. Prefer a more formal look? Even numbers add symmetry and a more traditional look to your interiors.
3. Adore clean-lined minimalism?
Go large with a breakfast cushion thrown in for that finishing touch. (Smaller ensembles create a busier look. Love it? Live it!)
4. Balance those brights and bolds.
5. Give your space focus.
Accents prevent chic neutral spaces from becoming too flat. Spice up your look with some bold block colours or one or two individuals with dynamic patterns for depth and drama that won’t sacrifice your sophisticated style.
6. Mix it up when it comes to textures.
Faux-fur with embroidered designs, fringed with metallic, cotton with cable-knit, linen with textured weaves. Consider wool plaids and leather for a more masculine style.
7. Work with diverse shapes and sizes.
Circles and ovals interrupt the lines of your sofa adding visual appeal. Cutout designs add distinctive character.
8. Strike textural harmony.
9. To complement is to contrast.
Introduce a chic modern vibe by combining classic stripes with geometric-inspired designs.
10. Marry loud and quiet.
Balance bold patterns with neutrals and block colours to create a harmonious look.
11. Let the karate chop go.
You know – that blow to the centre of the cushion said to achieve the perfect position! You want your space to appear inviting yet unaffected… Lived-in is lovely.
12. What are you made of?
Favour feather and down fills if comfort is your priority. Synthetic fills can be firmer, and so hold their shape more.
13. Decor makes a space.
Be sure to take in your whole room when you’re planning your cushion-scape. The breakfast cushion on your armchair should respectfully acknowledge the collection on your sofas. Uniformity is not necessarily what you’re looking for – it will come across as too bland. Your cushions should be a family! That’s the best way to make a house a home.