19 of the best decorative cushions for an easy home decor update

For the last year we’ve been at home more than ever, causing lots of us to look around our humble abodes and feel the itch to make some home improvements. But before you whip out the cans of paint or spend hundreds of pounds on new pieces of furniture, you can drastically change the look and feel of a room by simply changing a few small decorative items.

Design specialists Andrew Martin have seen a 40 per cent increase in cushion sales from their website since the first lockdown restrictions were introduced last year – that’s resulted in them selling a cushion every six minutes.

Swapping old cushions out for new ones is an accessible, affordable and simple way to refresh a whole room. And you can use them anywhere in the house – a scattering of brightly coloured cushions can breathe life into a neutral-coloured sofa; one statement cushion on an armchair can create a focal point; or use them to create a cosy vibe in a bedroom.

Don’t be afraid to mix and match textures, materials, prints, colours, styles, shapes and sizes, either. Right now abstract and geometric styles are very on trend, as are tassels, velvet and fringing. But the great thing about cushions is they’re not permanent, so you can mix and match them and move them around the house until you find the combination that works for you.

We’ve scoured the internet and found 19 of our favourite cushions, starting from just £8.99, to get you started on your quest for the perfect cushion(s).

19 of the best decorative cushions:

wavy abstract cushion

Vista Cushion by ferm LIVING, £69, Heal’s

pink geometric cushion

Alicia Pink velvet and linen cushion, £20, Habitat

bee cushion
Oliver Bonas

Zhurie Yellow Velvet Bee Embroidered Cushion, £34, Oliver Bonas

denim cushion
Andrew Martin

Acacia Denim Cushion, £110, Andrew Martin

gingham cushion
Zara Home

Gingham check cushion cover, from £19.99, Zara Home

pink tassel cushion
face cushion

Embroidered cushion cover, £8.99, H&M

green grey abstract cushion
John Lewis

Design Project by John Lewis No.198 Cushion, £60, John Lewis

stripy cushion

Bowker Stripe Velvet Cushion, £18 (was £25), MADE

Linen cushion
Susie Watson Designs

Blue Pink Bloomsbury Linen Cushion, £56, Susie Watson Designs

heart cushion

Jain&Kriz Cushion Cover, £47, Arket

yellow pink cushion
La Redoute

Summery Tufted Cushion Cover, £17.60 (was £22), La Redoute

Orla Kiely cushion

Orla Kiely Early Bird Cushion, £35, Next

black white cushion
French Connection

Sundial Cushion, £32, French Connection

patchwork cushion

Vivie Patchwork Pillow, £68, Anthropologie

palm tree cushion

Paulene Cushion with Filling, £27.99, Wayfair

embroidered cushion
Perch & Parrow

Trigo Sage Embroidered Cushion, £45, Perch & Parrow


abstract line cushion
Mexicana cushion
Graham & Green

Mexicana Grey Cushion, £39, Graham & Green