HOW TO MIX AND MATCH CUSHIONS
Scatter cushions are a quick and easy way to refresh and revitalise your living room without breaking the bank. Incorporating cushions with different pillow patterns, colours and designs is one of those things that sounds simple, but once you start trying to put a combination together, it can feel almost impossible to do. But, before you give up and give in to choosing four of the same style and colour cushions because it is the easier choice, follow our fool proof guide to mixing and matching cushions.
STEP 1: IDENTIFY A COLOUR SCHEME
Starting to put together your cushion collection can be a bit overwhelming, so we suggest that you start by first choosing your colour scheme. An easy way to select your colour scheme is by identifying the colours that you are drawn to in your space and that you want to pull from your current furniture and décor items. You can also identify your colour scheme by choosing colours from the largest pattern in your space, such as patterned rugs, artworks or ornaments.
When you choose a colour scheme, it allows you to create a cohesive cushion collection that features an array of pillows with different patterns, shapes and colours. By choosing a colour scheme first you create a “colour story” that features a few colours in various tones that perfectly complements each other and creates a unique, polished look.
STEP 2: CHOOSE YOUR PRINTS & PATTERNS
Choosing the perfect patterns and prints for your cushion collection is crucial for effectively creating a cohesive look in your interior space without it clashing or looking too busy. Patterns create the feel of life and movement in a space, the curves and shapes can be organic or geometric, depending on your preferences.
Colours play a role when choosing patterns and prints as you don’t want to overpower the space by choosing patterned cushions that feature lots of bright colours. Patterned and printed cushions should rather feature just one or two colours from the colour scheme. This way they complement the colour scheme and tie in different colour tones to create one complete look.
STEP 4: PICK CUSHIONS WITH CONTRASTING SCALE
Like any part of interior styling, creating height and balance in a space is vital. When choosing your cushion collection, you should be aware of selecting cushions of varying sizes and shapes so that you space has depth and dimension.
STEP 5: FINISH WITH TEXTURE
We often focus so much on choosing the perfect colours and patterns that we forget about incorporating texture into our cushion collections. Velvets, metallics, suede and more – we love to see subtle pops of texture brought in to create an interesting design moment that both looks and feels incredible.