3 Great Reasons to Get Excited About Cushions

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  • Cushions are practical.

Strategically placing some well chosen cushions in almost any room instantly creates extra comfort.  You can add softness to your living room by placing cushions on sofas and easy chairs to provide support where it’s needed.  You can also choose oversize cushions which are great to prop up against the sofa or scatter on the floor if you like to spend time down low on your favorite rug or carpet.  Your bedroom can be transformed by adding a few comfy cushions to prop you up while you read, watch your favorite movie or catch up on your social media and emails. In a child’s play room or bedroom, cushions are great for an easy budget makeover. They can help kids to lounge around while reading, playing or, for older kids, while they spend time on their phones, laptops or tablets.  Oversized cushions are great for this and if your kids have their friends over, cushions can mean everyone gets to have a little comfort wherever they choose to sit.

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  • Cushions create ambiance.

If you’re looking to add a little character to your old sofa (or your new one), cushions are a must!  There are so many to choose from and you can create any look you want. There are bold, striking colors and designs for a contemporary feel, bright florals and prints for a cheerful feel and shaggy or plush cushions in velvets and satin finishes for a delightfully warm and luxurious feel.  Whatever your personal style, cushions can add texture and style to any room.  If you have neutral colored soft furnishings and you want to spice things up a little, choosing different textures and fabric designs can add a dash of flair that you can keep for as long as you wish or change out whenever the mood takes you!  If you have a quilt or sofa with a busy patterned fabric, adding a few plain or neutral colored cushions can help balance the overall look and tone of the room. Using different sizes and shapes on a sofa or bed is a great way of combining your favorite colors and designs without overcrowding.  Having some larger cushions teamed with smaller or rectangular ones provides plenty of scope for mixing and matching to create a story with the various fabrics in the soft furnishings in your room.

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  • Cushions are an inexpensive way to decorate.

If you are on a tight budget, cushions are a Godsend for the home decorator!  These often under-appreciated treasures can transform the look of your bedroom, living room or study with little effort and minimal expense.  When you consider how much you need to spend to invest in good rugs, lamps and other finishing touches that make up the personality of each room, you can’t go wrong by investing in soft, plump cushions.  First home decorators or those who don’t have a lot of confidence in their decorating abilities will appreciate the benefits of being able to try different styles, colours and sizes without breaking the bank or being stuck with a decorating faux pas that is too expensive to easily fix.  So for a quick makeover you simply must consider cushions, and lots of them!