Cushions come in so many different colours, textures and sizes and are an affordable way of decorating and updating all areas of your home – living areas, bedrooms, kids and teenage spaces. What’s more, decorating with cushions is a fun and simple way to create an eclectic and inviting space.
1. Cushion Colour
Don’t be afraid of vibrant and bold colour. That is exactly what you need to create drama in a room.
This works particularly well on a neutral background so the colours can really pop. For instance, a neutral couch and a collection of colourful scatter cushions. By the same token, pristine white bedding topped with a stunning bold feature cushion like an Embroidered Cushion.
That is to say there’s nothing like a bright pop of colour to enliven a room.
View our complete range of colourful scatter cushions here – perfect for eclectic decorating to mix and match together and create the home of your dreams.
2. Cushion Texture
In short, mixing different materials together creates interest.
Cotton, velvet, suede and linen all give a different feel. The idea is to mix textures and create layers for a lived in and inviting space.
A fluffy throw blanket on a leather couch adorned with cotton cushions is a simple way to add a mix of materials together to create interest and build on creating your eclectic home. Our Suzani Cushions are cotton with heavy embroidery giving an elevated texture which is special both to touch and look at.
Let’s not stop at the main fabric used – other materials such as stitching, pompoms or other embellishments also add texture. Our Kantha Cushions are covered in thousands of tiny Kantha stitches which gives a textured and interesting look.
3. Cushion Pattern
Unquestionably, an eclectic home is all about decorating with a difference, so go on and be brave with patterned cushions.
In view of this take colours from around your home and build upon them by adding similar colours from patterns and designs. For example if you have a blue cushion, find a pattern which has different shades of blues to bring the look together.
To this end, our Kantha Cushion designs have the same pattern with different colours and look beautiful when mixed and matched together. For one thing, a pair of yellow Kantha Cushions and a white Kantha Cushion would compliment any of the Kantha Quilts beautifully, without it being too perfectly matched.
4. Cushion Sizes
Another key point is to combine different shapes and sizes of cushions together. Such as a round cushion propped against a couple of square and rectangle cushions, this will add depth and interest.
Generally, square scatter cushions are approximately 40cm x 40cm. This is a perfect size for comfort to sit on a couch or sofa. As a matter of fact all of our scatter cushions are sized 40cm x 40cm.
But why stop at scatter cushions, add some round floor cushions for comfy casual seating and bring playful boho vibes into your eclectic home. To emphasize, add layers throughout your home from floor to ceiling. This will lead your eye across different levels and make your home exciting to walk through.
5. Edit The Space
Lastly, stand back and edit the space. If it looks too busy remove items, an eclectic look should be interesting but not distracting.
All in all it’s important to realize it will take time to get use to the new space you have created. You may find yourself adding or removing items until you create your ideal eclectic space and home to live in.
To sum it up, an eclectic look is about being brave with colour as well as having freedom to put different designs together.
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Michelle (Bring On The Boho)