​7 tips to getting cushions right

Larger or wider beds obviously need more cushions to avoid looking under-dressed.
When thinking about placement (for example, standing on their edge or laying flat) you will need to consider the fabric they are made from. Fabrics that are heavier in weight will naturally stand on their edge better than cushions made from lightweight fabrics. Getting this step right will avoid having cushions that constantly need the corners resetting to avoid them looking like sagging “dog ears”.


Biggest to smallest, back to front. This simple rule ensures that the selection of fabrics and colours of the decorative pillow are all highlighted.


Vary the sizes, colours and textures of decorative pillows; the different sizes and colours provide interest and variation.


Play with colour and patterns for a more casual look.


For a more contemporary look, pare down the decorative pillows, but attend to the details. Simple white linens, a luxurious throw at the end of the bed and a few simple decorative pillows complete the look.


If you want to use a lot of decorative pillows, use a limited palette so it doesn’t overwhelm the room.

7 TIPS TO GETTING CUSHIONS RIGHT


​7 tips to getting cushions right

Larger or wider beds obviously need more cushions to avoid looking under-dressed.
When thinking about placement (for example, standing on their edge or laying flat) you will need to consider the fabric they are made from. Fabrics that are heavier in weight will naturally stand on their edge better than cushions made from lightweight fabrics. Getting this step right will avoid having cushions that constantly need the corners resetting to avoid them looking like sagging “dog ears”.


Biggest to smallest, back to front. This simple rule ensures that the selection of fabrics and colours of the decorative pillow are all highlighted.


Vary the sizes, colours and textures of decorative pillows; the different sizes and colours provide interest and variation.


Play with colour and patterns for a more casual look.
For a more contemporary look, pare down the decorative pillows, but attend to the details. Simple white linens, a luxurious throw at the end of the bed and a few simple decorative pillows complete the look.
If you want to use a lot of decorative pillows, use a limited palette so it doesn’t overwhelm the room.