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.
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.
ADD SOMETHING DIFFERENT
Include a pillow that is totally different to all the others. It can be a different colour, shape or texture.
STICK TO ODD NUMBERS
The magic numbers for scatter cushion arrangements are 5 cushions for an average sofa and 3 for a smaller one.
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.
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.
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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