6 Tips To Style Your Scatter Cushions Like An Interior Designer

Here are some tips on choosing scatter cushions for your sofa to make it look like an interior designer chose them – and not your grandma.

1. What’s your vibe

Start by choosing a colour scheme for your scatter cushions that complements the colour of your sofa. Consider using shades that are in the same family as a base, but don’t be afraid to jazz it up with a few pops of colour. We like to buy a few different options and see which one makes the space sing before making a decision on which ones to keep.

2. Texture is king

Choose cushions with different textures, such as velvet, linen, or wool, to add depth and interest to your sofa. You can also mix and match patterns, such as stripes, florals, and geometric prints, as long as they complement each other and the overall colour scheme. If you have an open plan space don’t forget to keep an eye on the colour schemes in the larger area. You can bring a seemingly random colour from your kitchen into the cushions of your living room to make the space feel effortlessly chic!

3. Vary the sizes and shapes

Mix and match different sizes and shapes of cushions to add visual interest to your sofa. Consider using large square cushions, smaller rectangular cushions, and even circular cushions to create a dynamic look. However, the next point is very important in this regard.

4. Consider the filling

Look for cushions that are filled with high-quality material, such as feathers or down, as they will maintain their shape and provide a comfortable feel. Shop around, there are plenty of suppliers that offer these at affordable prices.

Expert tip: consider buying a slightly larger inner than the size of the cover to give it extra plumpness. For example by a 65cm x 65cm inner for a 60cm x 60cm cover.

5. Don’t forget the details

Look for cushions with interesting details, such as tassels, fringes, or piping, to add a touch of sophistication to your sofa.

6. Edit and curate

Once you have a selection of cushions, take a step back (maybe with a glass of vino) and edit down the number of cushions to create a curated look. Consider removing any cushions that don’t fit in with the overall colour scheme or style of the room.

The most important thing to remember is that this is your space – include that random scatter your granny crocheted for you if it makes you happy but use other cushions to work its colours into the overall feel.

That’s everything you need to know to stylishly scatter your cushions like an interior designer. If you get stuck along the way, contact us for a quick consult. We would love to help you make your space feel effortlessly you.