Styling your living room is a fun, yet oftentimes, overwhelming process. From selecting the right colour palette, installing new light fittings or splurging on a luxe sofa, there are a number of big (and often expensive) decisions to be made.
Nothing beats the feeling of a freshly revamped space, yet ironically, sometimes it’s the smallest details that can make the biggest impact. Cushions are one of the details that can transform a room just like a pair of earrings can transform your outfit.
Cushions can easily add personality, colour and texture to a room without you having to undergo a complete décor overhaul. Cushions are also relatively inexpensive, and with so many beautiful patterns online, they really are a decorator’s best friend.
Here we share a few ideas on how to style your living room with cushions to help inspire you to create a look of your own.
#1 – Balance Colour and pattern
Colours and patterns can make or break your décor scheme — they either warm up and brighten your living room, or leave your interior feeling chaotic, loud and incoherent. A few anchor pieces such as a sofa or rug in neutral hues allows you to inject colour with your throw cushions and create a style to your liking. Even better, an approach like this means you can easily keep your space looking fresh just by simply changing your cushions.
Choose different patterns in a similar colour family, or mix solid colours with geometric prints – as long as they share a common or complementary hue. If you are looking to make a bold statement, you might want to bring in some visual interest with heavily patterned cushions but be sure to keep other accents and soft furnishings subtle and less ornate. For the colour-conscious, look for shades of purple, or designs in green, which are this season’s popular hues.