7 Tips for Arranging Your Sofa Cushions

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Selecting and arranging scatter cushions for your couch may seem like a simple enough task but once you get started you could find yourself stumbling a little to create a natural look.

If you’re looking to freshen up you scatter cushion arrangement or start from scratch keep these 7 tips in mind to achieve a pleasing end result.

CREATE A STRONG BASE
Start the process by placing two large matching cushions on each end of the sofa, in either a solid colour or a print.

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LAYER UP
Have your base? Great – you can now move on to the fun part which is layering with cushions that are slightly smaller in size and in a different fabric. Matching cushions will create a more formal look while two cushions that don’t match have a more eclectic feel.

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ADD SOMETHING DIFFERENT
Include a pillow that is totally different to all the others. It can be a different colour, shape or texture.

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STICK TO ODD NUMBERS
The magic numbers for scatter cushion arrangements are 5 cushions for an average sofa and 3 for a smaller one.

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BALANCED ASYMMETRY
Asymmetrical balance is ideal – here the black and white cushion on the left balances out the solid colour cushions on the right by echoing their colouring.

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MIX PATTERNS
The more the merrier when it comes to mixing scatter cushions, so aim for about 5-7 cushions. The trick to mixing patterns is of for there to be a cohesive idea behind the mixture.

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PLAIN & SIMPLE
If patterns are just not your thing then go for cushions that are bold in colour or vary in texture.

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