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Buying guides, new cushion features and styling ideas on our favourite cushions.

How To Style Cushions

Selecting cushions can seem tricky, but with a few simple tips and ideas you will be able to mix and match cushions like a stylist.

8 tips for perfect cushions:

1. Texture, Texture, Texture
Combine different fabrics together to create textural interest.

2. Size
Think school picture time, bigger cushions at the back and little ones to the front.

3. Orientation
Not all your cushions have to sit straight, placing some cushions at an angle creates interest and a more casual, inviting feel.

4. Placement
Try to evenly mix your solid coloured cushions with your patterned cushions, so that the overall mix seems even and balanced.

5. How Many?
Remember you need room to sit down, so if you don’t want to be pushing your cushions onto the floor each time you want to relax, try not to go too overboard with the number. Odd numbers look more pleasing, so for a two-seater sofa we would recommend 3 or 5 cushions and for a three-seater 5 or 7 cushions.

6. The Best Stuffing
Feather cushion inserts are the best option as they will mold to the shape of your body and can be easily plumped up to restore their appearance. Feathers also last a lot longer than synthetic fills like polyester.

7. To Chop Or Not To Chop
Some people like to chop the top of their cushions Chuck Norris style, to make them appear fuller. This can create a forced, bunny-ear appearance. We prefer to keep the look more casual and just gently tap the sides of our cushions to plump them up and create the same full effect.

8. Colour
The best way to choose a colour palette is to look around your room and see what colours you already have in artwork and accessories. By including these colours on your sofa you will create a consistent feel throughout the room. If you are working from scratch, find one hero cushion you really love and use it as the inspiration to find similar colours.

Cushions are a cost effective and easy way to refresh a room. Why not try warmer colours in knit fabrics in winter and brighter colours in soft cotton and linen fabrics for summer?

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Watercolour Cushions

These stunning cushions are printed based on original, hand-painted watercolours onto Scottish linen, which captures all the details and quality of the paintings. Made completely in the United Kingdom from locally sourced materials, these cushions use natural materials and fibers such as cotton, linen, wool and silk.

These cushions are an artwork in themselves, however, if you want a truly eclectic feel they look great mixed with other textured cushions. I would suggest not mixing them with too many other colours or bold patterns. Being watercolours they have a gentle look which you wouldn’t want to overpower. Allow them to bring character and atmosphere to the room through their own handpainted uniqueness and let the quality of the linen fabric shine through. They are great to use as a base for a room. The same way you may use a rug or artwork on a wall. Pull out colours from the cushions to decorate your room which will make them stand out even more. It’s not everyday you can afford to go out and buy original art however with these beautiful cushions you can bring something hand painted to your interior at a fraction of the price.

Available at Collaroy or by phone order (02 9919 0601) only.

Stag ottoman & sheep cushion. Floral cushions in store at Collaroy. Stag cushions on leather couch. Watercolour Cushions on white background. Painter creating the original watercolours.

Please email us to enquire about prices.