By karina. Pillows Design. Published at Monday, April 23rd, 2018 - 22:52:00 PM.
Cushions play an important part in your home. They add colour and comfort and can totally change the feel of a room. Change your cushions by the seasons, a much less expensive way than redecorating but achieves similar results. Think of the colours outside - bright red berries, deep green holly and snow in Winter. Bluebells, daffodils and crocus in Spring. Summer just calls out for bright colours and flowers and Autumn think of the falling leaves in golds and reds and the juice of rich dark blackberries.
It really is so simple and a really inexpensive way to make a huge difference. The earliest record of when people started using cushions as a decorative piece of furniture was in the medieval times. Cushions were then used in grand houses and luxurious mansions. At that time they were not made out of the great assortment of fabrics available today, they were all made in leather - How lucky are we.
When you buy a sofa set from a store, it would probably come with cushions that match the sofa. These add to the appearance of the sofa instead of it looking rather empty when no cushions are on it. If you are going to change the covers of the cushions, make sure they are of the right size and fit your existing cushions. You can use cushions to decorate not only your sofa but any space in your living room or bedroom. For example, you can buy those really big cushions on which you can sit down, and put them in the empty corner of your room to make it look less empty and at the same time compliment the design of your room.
So many of us concentrate on matching colours and prints, they really dont need to match at all. Flowers and stripes or checks are great together and different shades of colours look good too. Dont feel you need to match your cushions with your curtains or furniture play around with fabric to see what works best for you.
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