We each love our own homes, a place and space to reflect our individual styles.
That style can start to feel tired and more often than not we want to breathe life in to our homes and refresh an old space. I’m often asked how to achieve this without spending a fortune.
Art is an easy first choice, but updating your cushions is one option often overlooked. While it is unrealistic to be out purchasing new furniture each month, beautifully designed cushions are the perfect and affordable way to create a new look in your home.
Mix but don’t match.
There seems to be some misconception that as a rule, cushions should match.
I say ignore that thought and mix it up. Have fun with colour, patterns and design and feel free to play with your cushions. This is an area of decor you can inject passion and design easily into your home to reflect your individuality. Use it as a different way to display art rather than looking at boring old matching cushions.
Add an accent colour.
If you are normally one more inclined to match and feel a little like you’ve stepped too far outside of your comfort zone, choose different designs that are within the same colour palette. Focusing on an accent colour in various tones will leave you feeling comfortable with the change but still result in a dynamic setting.
Create depth and comfort by introducing different textures. This can be done by mixing fabric textures or by visual textures with different patterns and designs.
Incorporate blankets and throws as a way to add layers and another way to introduce textures to create an inviting space. It’s important to consider texture if you plan to work with only one colour.
Don’t overwhelm your couch with too many cushions.
Rather than lining each of your cushions up in a row along the entire length of the couch, create clusters of spaces as a way to invite people to sit and relax. Too many cushions can overwhelm the furniture and well, leave no where to sit comfortably.
Don’t be afraid to play.
It’s your space, have fun with it and worse case - you can always change those cushions when you get tired.