Tips and tricks for using cushions to best effect
We love the way Jane’s choice of cushions and textiles adds personality to an ordinary sofa.
#1 Classic and contemporary
A combination of cushions with a classic botanical print and broad stripes works surprisingly well with an African throw and a more contemporary fabric on the coffee table in Jane Linley-Thomas’s living room. The look is unusual, but it works because all the textiles feature the same coral shade. This creates the sense of cohesion that’s essential when mixing motifs and patterns.
#2 One motif, many sizes
When mixing floral motifs in the same muted palette, keep it interesting by varying the scale of the design on different cushions. If the scatters also boast a variety of sizes and shapes, like on Liesl Rheeder’s stoep in Panorama, even better. >> Similar cushions available from Plan B Vintage and Strand Trading Post; side table from Chair Crazy