Scatter cushions are a keen favourite enhancement amongst many interior designers. For very little money, you can quickly and effectively use them to enhance a room’s style, or draw the eye to a particular area. Traditionally they are 18" x 18" to 24" x 24", but these days you can buy them in just about any shape or size you desire.
Whilst they are traditionally used on beds and sofas, you can buck tradition and use them in plenty of other ways as well. One great idea is to use the cushions to bring a bit of light and colour to an otherwise dark area. For example, they can be used in darker corner areas that a plant wouldn't survive. A tower of scatter cushions stacked vertically, for example, can be quite fetching and also a great place to store you scatter cushions when they're not in use.
Of course, scatter cushions can be part of a much larger makeover and they can make a massive difference when used correctly. One of the obvious changes to alter the aesthetics of a room is to change the colour scheme of the walls. You can repaint the walls a new colour or even change or hang new wallpaper. This however is a large amount of work and can be extremely costly if you decide on a designer wallpaper and require a professional decorator.
Walls in a variation of magnolia isn't uncommon these days, but many simply just stop there. By choosing a contrast colour such as a dark brown or even lime green you can completely redesign the room and create a far more interesting space as a result. Scatter cushions are absolutely ideal for this. The key is to be consistent and be sure to pick complementary colours that work well together. If you're unsure which colours work well together, have a look at a colour wheel like the one below:
For instance, if you’re painting a room in a pastel lavender, you can consider using a bright yellow scatter cushions. When the look starts to become a little stale, you can simply change the colour of your furnishings for a completely different appearance to the room.
Wherever you use scatter cushions, there are two tips which that can help the cushions create a greater impact. The first is to use an odd number of cushions. Odd numbers will feel far more natural than even numbers. Second, consider mixing up the size of the cushions. Again, the goal is to create contrast which brings life to the area. Don’t be afraid to be creative. You can mix up colours as well but just careful they complement both each other and the room.
Scatter cushions are an invaluable accessory for interior design and are great focal point. As these are focal point of your room, it makes sense to buy the best scatter cushions you can afford. If you're looking for an individualistic look, the high street isn't a good location to look.
Selby Soft Furnishings offer high quality handmade scatter cushions, which are professionally designed and made from quality upholstery and furnishing fabrics. Our scatter cushions are fully piped, zipped and made in the UK by Rita at Selby Soft Furnishings.