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Tips on Styling Your Home With Cushions

by Rohan Sharma Lalco Interiors

When rooms begin to look a bit old and boring, instead of changing the entire set up, a quickest and easiest way to spruce up the feel is to redo the cushions. Hugely cost-effective than re-furnishing, re-painting or re-flooring and yet just a change of cushions can significantly add a new lease of life to any room.

Cushions may seem apparently small and insignificant compared to the bigger furniture and fixtures, yet much goes into selecting the right kinds. Cushions can make or break a room’s aesthetics. Hence, the vital step even before going actual cushion shopping is the planning of a harmonious look.

What colors?

Mostly, our living rooms are overflowing with varied colors and patterns, from the walls to the curtains to the art pieces to the sofa set to the carpet right up to the vases and coffee mugs and China. To top it, such a huge mix of colors can often feel very contrasting and mismatched. To further select cushions that go well with such cacophony of colors, therefore, can be a difficult task. Hence, to look into a proper color pallet and select a few complementary colors is the first vital step.

Be sure to select the colors that already exist in some other object or element in your living room – e.g., in the curtains, or the wall or a piece of furniture. Also, the two or three colors you choose should complement one another, not clash. You could take the help of an online color swatch to choose your picks.

How many? 

Depending on the look and styling of your living room, you could choose the correct number of cushions. Even numbers are associated more with the traditional style lounge room feel. An even number will give the room a symmetrical look. On the other hand, a more modern rebellious or eclectic style will demand an odd number. The total number of cushions you buy will also depend on their actual size, shape, and color, and the furniture you’re buying them for.

For example, for three seaters, five cushions seem fine, whereas for two-seaters, not more than four. A single seater should preferably have only one cushion.

What sizes and shapes?

You could choose from the standard range of 18in x 18in square cushions. They sometimes come as 20in x 20in too. Or you could purchase a mixed kitty of the standard sizes and the smaller ones, to add a certain depth to them. You could buy all cushions of the same shape, ie squares, or you could mix and match the shapes too.  your cushions. You could even buy different sizes of the same texture or color and further combine some other colors to them. You can play around with about four to five different color schemes of your are really confident about your color aesthetics.

If you’re choosing different patterns, combine them with some solid colored ones that hold the set visually together. While the cushions need to complement the overall style and color scheme of your living room, yet, contrast is the vital key within the cushion sets. Choose a variety of textures, shapes, sizes, and pattern, while watching ours for some element amongst them that hold this diverse set altogether.

Which material?

If it is possible, available and affordable, then always go for a cotton inner. Though expensive, they last longer and are of superior quality than a polyester inner which typically flattens out within a few weeks. , This also implies these cushions need not be replaced every few months and though on the higher range, it will last for years and you’ll be ultimately saving so much money.

Always remember, there are a few colors and style that never go out if style. To have an additional set of such cushions also help your long-term collection. Solid colored ones, the classic colors such as mustard yellow, dark blue or black, textures such as natural linen and so on are evergreen favorites for most cushion lovers. So investing an additional amount to keep these classical beauties handy as a second set is always a good idea.

Author Bio –

Akshay works as an Interior Designer with Lalco Interiors and he is in love with his job. Thinking up interesting home decor ideas and helping clients implement them is what makes him tick. You can catch up with Akshay and his team and indulge in one of their beautiful home decor pieces for your home at Lalco Interior - Online Furniture Pune

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