3 Places in your Home you Can Decorate with Cushions

If you love cushions in all shapes and sizes, it's time to learn how to arrange them with our top tips.
3 Places in your Home you Can Decorate with Cushions

Last update: 11 December, 2018

Cushions are a really versatile decorative item – you can use them pretty much anywhere. From children’s rooms to bedrooms, in living rooms and even in kitchens. If you want to decorate your home with different themes and motifs, cushions offer so much potential.

Cushions are undoubtedly a really simple way to decorate any part of your home. They have always been associated with beds and sofas, but these aren’t the only places you can use them. They can be such useful objects, and the only things you really need to consider before you buy are the texture and the color.

This great decorative element couldn’t be any more popular than it is at the moment – they’re in all the latest interior decorating magazines. They work well with any style you can imagine.

So, in today’s article, we’re going to give you a few ideas on how you can decorate your home with cushions. Apart from being extremely comfy, they’ll also be the perfect finishing touch to your home.

1. Decorating with cushions – bedrooms

When we think of the bed of our dreams, we always imagine one covered in a mountain of pillows. They convey a sense of comfort and, above all, help create warm, welcoming spaces.

If you want to give your bedroom a new look, one of the easiest ways to do this is by changing your cushions. You’d be surprised at just how much this can change the look of your room. You could go for warm colors, jungle prints or an array of dark colors. 

There is a whole range of tips and tricks for getting the perfect cushion arrangement. Next, we’ll tell you about some of the ones we like best.

The 3-2-1/2-2-1 formulae

With these simple rules, you’ll get a beautiful and romantic cushion arrangement which will look great on a king-sized bed. The first thing you need to do is place two or three cushions at the top of your bed, next to the headboard. These should be the biggest cushions, to keep everything in proportion.

Next, add two slightly smaller cushions. It’s always interesting to play around with the colors and patterns to generate contrast. Finally, add the perfect finishing touch by placing a small cushion in the center. Try to make sure this last cushion stands out from the rest, and the effect will be incredible!

Use the 3-2-1 or the 2-2-1 formula to get the perfect cushion arrangement on your bed.

The 3-2-1 formula

This is the most basic rule for arranging cushions. No matter what kind of bed you have, it is sure to look great. Because it is the most “traditional” method, you can be a bit more daring and incorporate bolder colors and designs. Play around with it to create unique and eye-catching arrangements.

The 2-2-1 formula

This is the perfect arrangement for double beds. The interesting thing about this formula is that you can mix different tones, textures, and patterns with neutral colors to create a sense of balance.

The important thing when it comes to creating new combinations is: be bold. Even if you use really different cushions, if you know how to combine them, you’ll still get the perfect look.

2. Decorating with cushions – sofas

When it comes to decorating your sofa, how you arrange the cushions is very important. One useful tip is to make sure you put a cushion in every corner. Having matching pairs of cushions is sure to make your sofa look great, but you can also be more daring and combine cushions of all different sizes and textures.

One trend that has recently come back into style is having the same colors and patterns on lots of different decorative elements. For example, if your sofa has one pattern, you could then add cushions with the same pattern or similar colors.

You could also combine them with another, larger decorative element elsewhere in the room, like a painting, tapestry, or another accessory. The possibilities are endless!

If you’re using a set color pallet, it might also be a good idea to play around with the shapes and sizes, especially if you have a chaise longue sofa. If you can use your cushions to play around with the proportions and dimensions, it’ll look great.

And when it comes to cushions, the more the merrier! There are no fixed rules for using these elements. In fact, if you have a small sofa, you can use lots of cushions to create a greater feeling of warmth and comfort. Even with individual chairs, you can play around with the cushion arrangement to get that picture-perfect result.

3. Why not put them on the floor?

In some countries, cushions are commonly used to decorate the floor.

This may sound a little strange, but in some countries it is completely normal. In Morocco, for example, afternoon tea is always taken sitting on cushions around a table. The patterns used for these cushions are some of the most exquisite you’ll ever see.

It’s an idea which we’re definitely seeing more and more of, not just because of its visual impact, but also for the touch of elegance that it can bring to your home.

Reading on the floor or using a computer while sitting on a cushion are starting to be common sights in everyday life. And for those lucky enough to have a fireplace in their house, putting cushions around the fire creates a wonderfully romantic, boho feel.

As you can see, there are thousands of ways to arrange your cushions. All you need is a bit of creativity and good taste. Be bold, and give it a try!

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