Despite the (inevitable) Indian Summer that always hits at the start of a new school New Year, there’s a definite hint of autumn in the air. Add to this the fact that we’ve just moved house (although we are currently in-between places) and it’s hardly surprising that ‘Intense Interiors Obsession’ has hit me with full-force. Because we don’t actually have a house at present, I can only dream and I’m starting with that easiest of Interiors update, the simple-but-oh-so-lovely-cushion…
Cushions are an easy way to add an instant colour pop to an otherwise neutral room. They’re also a simple way to incorporate a small shot of super-bright colour (like the neon yellow above) into your design scheme without going overboard. I love the combination of yellow cushion and decadent green sofa. I’m also always a sucker for a hot pink cushion.
Playing with different textures is also a wonderful way to create an incredibly inviting cushion arrangement. Velvet can’t help but be stroked, pattern creates aesthetic interest and pom-poms, well who doesn’t love a pom pom?
Another great way to mix up your cushions is to throw together an assortment of patterns (as above). I really like the mishmash of prints, although all tied in with a similar colour way.
To paraphrase, a range of sizes is everything. To break up your cushion line throw in a mix of shapes and sizes, combining rectangular cushions with squares is a classic example.