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Steps to styling your cushions

Steps to styling your cushions

Steps to styling your cushions for the sofa or bed. 

Cushions can create endless inspiration for your home interior. The perfect cushion will create the ‘wow’ factor that will make a lasting memory giving your home an instant update.

There are infinite opportunities with patterns, colour and texture. We have put together our top tips to help you pick the perfect cushions!


Selecting your cushion colours

A couple of questions to start with:

1. What colour is the fabric on the sofa, chair or the bedlinen?
2. What other colours are in your room – paintings, wall, rug?

For example in the above image the sofa is light blue, the curtains floral and natural colours on walls and rugs.

You need to select 3 colours that will compliment the room, careful colour selection will bring the room together, creating unity. 

If you need assistance with it, take a photo of your room on your phone and bring it in or email us.

Pattern and textures

What patterns and textures do you have in the room?

For example, if you have a striped wallpaper or florals then plainer textures will compliment it. Or perhaps you have a leather sofa that would benefit from soft textured cushions? 

How many cushions do I need?

The million dollar question.

Start with your sofa

How long is your sofa? A sofa that is 180cm long will normally take 3 or 4 cushions, a sofa longer than 180cm will take 4 or 5 cushions.

An even number of cushions will create a balanced look. An odd number of cushions is a fashionable look but all personal preference. 

What size cushions?

How high is the back cushion of your sofa?

This will determine if you need a 50cm x 50cm or a 60cm x 60cm cushion.
Our standard is a 50cm x 50cm. 


Styling your bed

Queen Size - 2 larger cushions or pillows at back, 2 square cushions in front and one rectangle one to finish. Simple!

Cushion inserts

The insert of your cushion will determine the comfort level of it. 
We love a natural filling such as feather. It may cost a little more but think of it as an investment, a feather insert will last a lifetime and provide superior support and comfort. The other option is a synthetic fill, this is a firmer feel. A little harder to shape but idea for anyone with allergies. 

How to care for your cushion

Turn your cushion upside down and with some force give a pump, don't be shy. Inserts do compact with use and they need a good shake up! When plump and fat again place back. 

To ''chop'' or not to ''chop'' your cushion

We see it in the magazines and on the TV shows and there has been endless debate on how to style a cushion. Really it personal choice, if you like the look here’s how to get the perfect chop.

Turn cushion upside down and give it a good plump. Now that your cushion is looking fat and plush place it in position on the sofa/bed. Using the side of you hand karate chop the top centre of the cushion. 

For view our range of cushions please visit in store or shop online

For advice and assistance please visit in store, 03 9939 1967 or 

Velvet Cushions Gaudion Furniture


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