When it comes to cushions we are spoilt for choice. However, this can make the process of determining which ones will work best on your sofa a little challenging.
How do you choose the right cushion for your lounge room? One thing is for sure, it is very easy to slip into that world of cushion excess and before you know it, there’s (at least) a cushion on every piece of furniture, in every room! Here are some ideas to keep your cushion choosing on track!
The Seat-to-Cushion Ratio
There is no hard-and-fast rule to the total number of cushions you can use on furniture. However, it is generally safe to assume that a three-seater couch can handle up to six throw cushions, whilst a two-seater is usually good with about four throw cushions.
That said there is an equally strong regard for cushions in odd numbers – so in the case of a two-seater couch, opting for three cushions instead of four so as to avoid that perfectly balanced look.
The Couch Cushions
So you’ve just purchased a brand new couch and it comes complete with matching cushions? Get rid of them! There really is nothing worse than cushions in the same fabric and same pattern as the couch on which they sit. No, no, no is our strong advice for this.
The Printed Palette
There are some truly exciting cushion designs out and about now – from bold graphics to artwork replica prints to photographic imagery to delicate old-school prints, there really is no end to creative options to get the best look for your lounge room.
If you decide on a printed palette, try to employ an overriding colour theme to avoid any clashing. Adding one plain cushion into this pattern mix will help to create balance and allow they eye to rest.
The Complementary Palette
One word of advice – if you really do go all out and get a wonderfully rich combination of cushions, just aim to have at least one or two common traits linking them all (for example, a united colour) so that it’s not too over-the-top!
The Natural Palette
If however, you don’t want to draw too much attention to your lounge, or you’d prefer an overall neutral theme, then it makes sense to look for cushions with less impact – going for simple designs in pleasant shades and textured fabrics is a safe bet.
Mix and Match
Have fun with your cushion buying! If your overall room décor is quite neutral, then the more diversity in textures, patterns, prints, colours and fabrics picked up in your cushions, the more they will pop and become stand-out features.
We hope you found this article helpful. If you are ready to start building your wish list of products, then be sure to check out our Cushion range.
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