How to mix and match cushions

It’s the small details that elevate a room’s comfort level. The colour and texture of your cushions and throws can make them your home’s best accessories.

Step one: Colour

This is an opportunity to reference artwork and any statement pieces you have in the room. Stay colour consistent and stick to a colour palette of family colours.

Complimentary: colours that are opposite to each other on the colour wheel

Analogous: Colours that are next to each other

Same Hue: Different shades of one colour

Style tip: Patterns are considered large scale, medium scale or small scale. Follow the same colour guidelines when using patterned cushions.

Step 2: Texture

In winter, warm faux-furs, chunky knits and velvets create that all-important sofa cosiness and bedroom bliss. In summer, linens, cottons and quilted cushions freshen up the mood. Mix things up, with rectangles, squares and even circular shapes.

Style Tip: In the bedroom, one simple metallic finished cushion, or a sequin detail shouldn’t be lost in a sea of similar textures, instead let one cushion be the star of the bed.

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