Day 10 – Can you ever have too many cushions?

Today, we address the colour and touch component of interior design. This really is the fun part. Cushions and throws can make or break a space, so I am going to give you some tips to take your space to the next level.

Fun with soft furnishings

Cushions and Throws

  1. There is no such thing as too many cushions. I must admit that I have a bit of an obsession, though that is beside the point. As a rule, I like to keep my sofas relatively neutral, and bring life into a space with cushions, throws and accessories.
  2. You do not want your home to look like a display home, so try not to put too much thought into actually placing your cushions. Nowadays, we do NOT put equal number of cushions either side of the sofa. On one side, go for 3, and the other side just 2.
  3. Pick a colour palette with a maximum of 3 colours – including your neutral. I like to swap out my cushions on a regular basis, according to seasons etc. Soft furnishings are so inexpensive now, there really is no need to spend more than $20-$45 on a cushion.
  4. Stick with natural fibres if possible. They are much more comfortable to sit on and they breathe. There are so many beautiful cotton woven cushions on the market at the moment.
  5. Mix up the size, patterns and textures of your soft furnishings. I love larger cushions, with two smaller cushions. Generally speaking, I will go a large at the back, a plain small in the middle, and textured plain at the front. The front cushion is better contrasting with the sofa.
  6. Throws – best if your throw is a block colour, with some texture or feature at the ends. Throws are no longer placed neatly at the end of the bed. Get in there, grab your throw approximately 1/3rd along, and throw it on the bed. The look we are going for is easy and relaxed.
Have fun with your throws

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