Mixing and matching cushions

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Mixing and matching cushions Mixing and matching cushions Mixing and matching cushions

Bringing pattern and colour into your home will add personality and style. Luckily, cushions and throws are one of the easiest and less expensive ways to add colour.

There are several ways to mix cushions and throws depending on your style, the colour of your existing furniture and what is it that you’re trying to achieve.

You need to consider quantity, shape and size. Odd numbers look modern and artful while even numbers look more traditional and balanced. Having all cushions in the same size will look very formal, whereas cushions in different sizes and shapes such as rectangle and circular will have a softer more casual look.

Here are a few steps and some tips for the perfect mix!


Do some research on which colours look good together. Usually colours that sit close to each other or are opposite one another on the colour wheel are great combinations. Don’t forget to think about the mood colours can create, different colours will contribute to the atmosphere of the room. for example, red is associated with energy, whereas blue and green tones are calming.


It’s perfectly ok to combine patterns, just be careful with the scale of the patterns as you don’t want them to compete. It also helps if there is a common colour that connects the designs. Allowing one pattern to dominate while the other cushions remain more subtle helps create balance.


It is important not to forget about texture. Texture adds dimension and interest to your space. Explore the juxtaposition of smooth and rough, think velvet, silk, faux fur and knit wools or tassels. Texture also it appeals to our senses as velvets and fur feels warm and cosy, while linens and silk freshen up the mood. Don’t be afraid to combine multiple textures, if you keep within your colour scheme, be creative.

Remember, rules are meant to be broken, so when it comes to your interior, the only thing that really matters is that you like what you see and feel when you walk into a room. Have fun and experiment until you find a combination that works for you.

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