How to decorate with cushions

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How to decorate with cushions

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
 Living room by Crow's Nest Interiors
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Cushions take over our spaces almost without us noticing. Whether on the bed or the couch, we can always find, one or more. But really, who can live without them? They have become a humans best friend in terms of cosiness and relaxation. Soft, fluffy, comfortable and beautiful, these small textile pieces add greatly to our spaces, so much so that they can completely change the look of a room via simple prints or textures. It is precisely for this reason that designers and clients have appreciated them so much, as they represent a source of cheap and simple décor. Let's not also forget its practical function: to make life as comfortable as possible!

Through these images, we want to show you today, the different effects cushions have on our homes. Take a look…

Colour pop!

In a space of drab colours and sober furniture pieces, cushions become the best solution to add a touch of colour, as evidenced in this example. Here, a grey sofa shines again thanks its new, young and vibrant friends. With different patterns and designs, these fancy little notes create a youthful and pleasant atmosphere.

Settle in

Although this interesting take on a sofa commands attention, the cushions are a practical piece, especially if you have improvised a living room like this in your house. Sustainable design is not only fashionable, but also provides an excellent option for preserving the environment, and gives items that are no longer used a second purpose. In this case, the sofa was built with a wooden pallet, polished and painted white, and then made comfortable with the addition of a mattress. To shape the back, and create a resting spot for your neck, back and shoulders, this series of cascading cushions has been added. The minimalist style of the space has been retained even here, via the use of chevron, zigzag and marbled muted patterns. 

A blossoming relationship

Just like the plant goes with a pot, or the mattress goes with a frame, there are unbreakable relationships between our pieces of furniture. As with the previously mentioned couples, it is impossible to imagine a sofa without cushions. These seemingly small aspects, go hand in hand, and often complement or highlight different material aspects of a couch. For this reason, positioning and orientation is very important. If your style is classic, you should opt for a symmetrical scene, both in colours and style. If your style is modern, you can place more freely, but retaining equilibrium is of utmost importance. 

Bold minimalism

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On the same grain as before, we propose a different idea. It is currently very fashionable to have completely white painted spaces. With styles such as Scandinavian and minimalism, white has become a favourite in the world of design, with materials such as wood and furniture replicating this practical, fresh tone. In this type of interior landscape, where decoration and detail are sparse, to ensure the space feels warm and inviting, it is possible to create charming accents of brightness and texture by adding colour through the cushions. Here, you can see how a space has been brought to life by the simple addition of six multi-coloured cushions.

Cosy textures

The last feature we want to highlight about cushions, is of course, their softness and cosy texture. They provide a real treat for our sense of touch, allow us to cuddle up and immerse ourselves into a pile of clouds. With different material finishes, to suit a varied range of climates, this image evokes the idea of clouds, not only by their shape, but also by their fluffy disposition. Delicate and soft, this is the perfect place to rest our heads, and let our imagination and dreams rise up into the sky above. 

We hope that these images have served as inspiration to help you either change the scenery in your home, or add accents of colour and fun!

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