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Six Cushion Styling Tips

Six Cushion Styling Tips

1. Co-ordinated Colour

Choose your colours carefully. Take inspiration from a work of art or a rug and identify your colour palette from this. A combination of two of three complimentary tones will work well as a base and the introduction of a subtle clash always lifts a scheme!

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2. Mixing Pattern

Don’t be afraid to mix pattern. Choose your main design as the focus and combine with patterns and geometrics in varying proportions.

 

Top left: Medina Staple Velvet Square Cushion Top right: Limited Edition Khaki Cushion Bottom middle: Medina Baule Cushion

3. Textural Interest

Texture is the perfect way to add interest if you prefer a monochromatic scheme.   We love to mix velvets with washed linens and vintage silks. Bordered cushions create a strong look especially when finished with a generous trimming.

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Top left: Curated Edition Suzani Panel VII Bottom left: Curated Edition Suzani Panel I Top right: Curated Edition Suzani Panel XXIII Bottom right: Curated Edition Suzani Panel XIII

4. Vary Size and Shape

Build up your scheme with large square cushions at the back for height and support. In front, add a mixture of varying shapes and sizes. A long and skinny rectangular cushion in the front of a sofa will always look striking.

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5. Asymmetry

An asymmetric design will make the overall look less formal and more interesting. Generally we like to use an odd number of cushions, as you would with a flower arrangement - it looks more natural.

6. Seasonal Changes

Changing your cushions seasonally is the perfect way to keep your home looking vibrant. Choose bold colours during the winter months and soft, brighter colours during the summer.

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