Cushion styling ideas

by Amy Collins, Wednesday 20 May 2015

This week at YOUhome Notting Hill, we have been enjoying Pinterest for interior design inspiration. Cushions are often found in the living room and bedroom. They are a great way to refresh these rooms without a complete revamp. Single cushions, patterned scatter cushions and large chunky cushions are all great for adding warmth, comfort and character to a room. We’ve listed some of our favourite styles, themes and DIY cushion ideas below.

Stacked cushions & pillows

Bedrooms are a natural home for cushions. They can be used to effectively add comfort to a bed and update the bed linen style. Lots of stacked cushions in different designs and patterns can be paired with throws and bedside tables to create the perfect bedroom environment.

Themed cushions

Themed cushions are an exciting way of updating a living room or bedroom. Using designs that are miss-matched but follow the same theme give the space a relaxed feel. Show off your fun side with these biscuit themed cushions, or for a more grandeur feel, use different ones with similar colours, patterns or prints.

Homemade reading cushions

If you’re looking to be creative with the cushions in your home, try some homemade designs. These book pillows would be perfect for a reading corner or a children’s library or bedroom. Bookworms will love these.

Colourful scatter cushions

Scatter cushions are the perfect creation of comfort in a room and give a really homely feel. These colourful cushions in different shapes and styles add a boho feel to a space, offering a burst of colour and excitement. Experiment with patterns and designs to find the ideal pillows for your space.

Chunky, knitted cushion

Not all cushions need to be accessories of a bed or a sofa; they can be their own feature. This large knitted pillow is used as a seat and adds a chic, relaxed element to a room. Placed in front of a fireplace it makes the perfect cosy reading spot. These could also fit well into a bedroom as an extra relaxing spot away from the bed.

Tips for styling your sofa with cushions

We found this great infographic for styling cushions on the sofa on Pinterest. It offers some great tips on how to organise anything from statement cushions to various scatter cushions. These tips can also be transferred to cushions in the bedroom.

Follow YOUhome on Pinterest ( to browse our Comfortable Cushions board and gain interior design inspiration from the rest of our pinboards. We’ve also recentely launched our first Pinterest competition, so ensure that you take a look at that here:


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