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: