Interior Design: Combining Cushions
The right selection and arrangement of decorative cushions are not that difficult. Decorative pillows give a room freshness and cosiness in no time. But how many pillows should there be? Which colours go well together? And what about shapes and patterns?
Basics for combining cushions properly
An arrangement of an even number of cushions makes a tidy impression, but can also appear a bit old-fashioned and boring. An odd number is more inviting and above all more casual. Spaces in between are important so that you don’t have to fight your way through a mountain of cushions before you can sit down. Furthermore, the beautiful arrangement can reveal much better with a slight visual calm around it.
The colour world
There are basically two options here: either the colours of the cushions harmonize with the colours that are already present in the room. This means that they go perfectly with an accent wall, carpet or curtains. Or they form a clear contrast: If the furnishings are neutral, the colours of the cushions are welcome to step out of line.
The mix of patterns
Plain, striped, checked or floral, there is a large selection of cushion patterns. However, if you like to arrange cushions with different patterns, you need a sure instinct. It’s best to stay within one colour family. Do not combine more than three or a maximum of five different pillows. Select a pillow that is the visual highlight in the collection.
The fabric and material selection
Be bold and sometimes combine very different fabrics with each other. With such a mix of materials, the only important thing is that a common thread runs through the composition. If all cushions have a similar pattern or come from a very similar colour world, you are welcome to combine different fabrics such as fur, velvet, wool, cotton, or silk.
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Where do pillows fit?
In addition to the classic arrangement on the sofa, there are of course many other places that you can decorate and enhance with a few cushions. But be careful, the same applies here, less is more. Better to place a nice eye-catcher than to scatter pillows indiscriminately. Headboards, lounge chairs, dining room chairs and benches are wonderfully suitable. And large-format floor pillows also look comfy and inviting on a comfortable carpet.