By karina. Pillows Design. Published at Monday, April 23rd, 2018 - 23:02:20 PM.
We dont only see cushions in our homes, but seats in buses and trains sometimes make use of cushions too. They provide comfort for passengers who are traveling long distances. Cushions are able to soften hardness or angle of a chair, which is why they are used in buses and trains. Some people may even use them at home when sitting on the floor or hard surfaces. They can serve as support for the head, an alternative to pillows, when we are reading something or watching TV while lying down.
Cushions are very ancient items of furniture, they date back to the Middle Ages. Originally a cushion was quite large in size, and firm enough to serve as a seat. Over time as furniture has evolved from hard robust items, to the smaller more comfortable furniture that we see today, the cushion has evolved to be smaller in size, and could now be considered a luxury item. Nowadays there is a wealth of cushions to choose from for your home.
Cushions were placed on chairs and benches for a lord or lady and it was a fashion statement that was designated to a person who was considered high in rank. Cushions were not for common people. In seventeenth century Spain, for example, a luxury cushion was a symbol of aristocratic authority.
Cushions are available in a variety of shapes, such shapes as bow cushions, star or heart cushions which are available in a wide range of colours and styles. However, the standard square cushions are still preferred. Large sized cushions are best used on the floor and offer great comfort when used on sofas or beds while resting. Cushions can be made using a variety of materials such as linen, cotton, velvet, vinyl or leather. Many different textures are also available and the feel of a cushion should be considered prior to purchase.
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