Scatter cushions are an easy and attractive way to add colour, pattern and style to any room and, of course, they can also be replaced without fuss whenever you are after a new look
But scatter cushions are more than just that! They are an important aspect of styling and layering of a room, just imagine a couch without scatter cushions – it looks unfinished. Here are a few suggestions to help you get your scatter cushions size, shape and styling right.
Size: I have found that 60cm square cushions work best for couches. Try to keep them all the same or similar size for a balanced result. Look for feather or high-density unicurl inners for a firm feel and covers with concealed zips.
Quantity: I recommend four cushions for a two seater and six for a three seater. Divide them into two matching sets for a balanced look.
Positioning: Sit them on their flat side, placed one behind the other. Positioning them on a point to form a diamond is very 80s and should be left to that era.
Combinations: Consider other elements of your room, for example, a pop of colour works for a otherwise largely neutral base. Geometric patterns are on trend and can be mixed with floral or plain fabrics.
Fabrics: For outdoor, choose a hard-wearing fabric that will keep them looking fresh but you can select more textured and decadent fabrics for indoor. Piping and trim finish off the scatter cushion nicely
Lastly have some fun! Play with colours, patterns and textures and remember that they are a wonderful low investment, high impact accessory