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How to style your cushions for an effortless, thrown together look

date 28 Feb 2017

Throw cushions, in many ways, are like the accessories in our wardrobe: they are an easy and relatively inexpensive way to update your space depending on the season’s trends, and instantly transform your living room (read more about finding your perfect sofa here), bedroom or dining space. But when there are so many shapes, fabrics, sizes and patterns to pick from, how can you possibly choose the right cushions to suit your home and give it that quick yet impactful lift? In today’s post, we share with you some of our tips and tricks on picking and styling throw cushions, for an instantly elevated look.

Get the look: Leona Sofa (in-stores only) | Embroidered linen cushions (in-stores and online: click here)

Let’s start with the basics: creating a harmonious colour combination for your setting. The key here is to select a shade that connects to the other pieces in your space; whether it’s a rug, an accent wall or even your favourite statement furniture, finding a base hue will help guide your choice of cushions and create a cohesive look to your room. Choose cushions that add a different texture or pattern but are connected through that base colour to add dimension and avoid being too “matchy”.

Get the look:
Top: Twist bench | Vintage rug | Embroidered linen cushions (in-stores and for a curated online selection click here)
Bottom: Decker bed | Abaca handwoven rug | Embroidered linen cushions (in-stores and for a curated online selection click here)

The key to achieving that luxurious yet inviting look is to layer, layer, layer! There’s a certain art to mix-and-matching your throw cushions, but it can be easily mastered in a few simple steps. If you love a print and are feeling a little adventurous, opt for patterns that echo each other in style and colour palette but vary in scale. If patterns aren’t your passion, there’s always the option of layering plain colours and textures. Solid coloured pillows may be simple, but they make as strong of a statement when grouped together for a sleek, monochromatic palette. To take it up a notch, mix contrasting fabrics like sophisticated linens with luxurious velvets, which will add textural interest to your plush, cosy setting.

Get the look:
Top: Azur bed | Embroidered linen cushions (in-stores and for a curated online selection click here)
Bottom: Lazy time sofa | Embroidered linen cushions (in-stores and for a curated online selection click here)

While throw cushions do provide a quick and easy solution to update your naturally chic space, it’s important not to forget that they should provide as much comfort as they do style! Large, square cushions provide full back comfort to allow you to truly unwind on the sofa, prop you up when reading in bed, or can even be laid out on the floor for a cosy, informal setup when guests are over. Smaller, rectangular cushions provide excellent support for the neck and lower back, and can be mixed with cushions in other shapes and sizes to balance out your arrangement.

Get the look:
Top: Celebes coffee table (see similar here) )| Abaca handwoven rug | Embroidered linen cushions (in-stores and for a curated online selection click here)
Bottom: Tribeca sofa | Fendy coffee table | Abaca woven rug | Embroidered linen cushions (in-stores and for a curated online selection click here)

From soft tones to bold prints, there are an infinite number of combinations to create that perfect, plush look for your couch, bed or bench. But enough pillow talk from us – it’s time to start searching for your perfect throw cushions!

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