Cushions!

In this household we have a bit of a love/hate relationship with cushions. We love looking at them, love soft, fun ones, ones  with patterns or pictures that mean something to us. But we’re not actually quite so keen on actually sitting with them behind us… so they tend to get chucked around and off the sofas a bit, which is just messy and unlovely.

That said, a sofa does look a bit bare without a few cushions on it. And so we’ve decorated it. Most of the cushions are new to match the new colour schemes. And in line with the getting rid of them off sofas, we’ve consolidated the numbers a bit (the remaining ones are stored in the loft. just in case. You know how that is…).

So, for the living room, these are the cushions…

This delphinium cushion isn't quite the right colours for the front room, but I made it myself and so I can't bring myself to banish it.

This delphinium cushion isn’t quite the right colours for the front room, but I made it myself and so I can’t bring myself to banish it.

We're big fans of bunnies too - and this lovely fat, squashy, cushion was too perfect to resist!

We’re big fans of bunnies too – and this lovely fat, squashy, cushion was too perfect to resist!

Maps are a big thing for us - so this cushion was a must have. It's also a different shape, which helps break things up and feel a bit less rigid.

Maps are a big thing for us – so this cushion was a must have. It’s also a different shape, which helps break things up and feel a bit less rigid.

This cushion is a soft suede texture with subtle turquoise swirls. Lovely for adding another dimension to the sofa

This cushion is a soft suede texture with subtle turquoise swirls. Lovely for adding another dimension to the sofa

We actually have two of these silky, slightly shimmery cushions. They match the sofa colours really well too.

We actually have two of these silky, slightly shimmery cushions. They match the sofa colours really well too.

So the big question is really how to arrange these on  the sofa to look right and bring out the best in them and the room? I want it to look inviting.

I tried one cushion on each seat (more or less) but they looked odd and lonely, so this was what I ended up with:

Cushions are paired up

Cushions are paired up

I like the pairs on the sides, but the flat ones in the corner look a bit odd, don’t you think?

So, I’ve tried this in the corner to make it look more snug and inviting to curl up in.

Definitely more inviting!

Definitely more inviting!

Well, I think that looks a lot better, but that leaves my side pairs one short… Guess I’ll have to give in and buy another cushion! What a trial….

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s