Looking for an effortless way to liven up your home?
There is no better way to transform a room that with cushions. While it may seem gratuitous, this simple but effective technique can bring new life to any home.
Cushions can provide a much-needed burst of colour, or offer a welcoming, comfortable space. Whatever their purpose, they are always the perfect finishing touch to any room.
Here are our top tips on cushion arranging for optimum impact.
First, don’t get carried away. As with many things, less is definitely more. You don’t want your bed or sofa to be so swamped by cushions you can’t find a seat! Three or five cushions is a comfortable medium.
As recommend above, stick to an odd number of cushions. This adds balance to your arrangement, while also seeming more informal and relaxed. Indeed, odd numbers are preferred in many Asian cultures, such as Japan. Even numbers are actually considered unlucky — so stay clear!
A great way to organise your cushions is in a 2:2:1 ratio. Simply work from the outside in for an effective arrangement. First, place the two largest, matching cushions on the outsides, then have them overlap with the next matching pair. Finally, finish with a single decorative cushion in the middle.
To create a more inviting space, you could consider ‘chopping’ your cushion. Sounds bizarre? Not really! Simply plump your cushion, then create a V-shaped indent on the top edge using the side of your hand. The overall look is less rigid and more welcoming than a fully plumped, perfectly square cushion.
Dovetail have a comprehensive range of cushions available from our Norwich showroom.
Are your existing cushions looking a bit worse for wear? Revitalise your existing cane furniture with a new set of cushions! If you know the name of your suite, us call on 01603 488 082 to discuss a price. Alternatively, bring in a base and back cushion to our showroom for us to identify. Find us on 226 – 236 Sprowston Road, Norwich.