Update your home interiors with these bold yet elegant bedroom and chair cushions that will quench your travel wanderlust
Sumptuous, playful, comfortable, these are just a few words to describe how transformative cushions can be for different rooms in our living spaces. These gorgeous pieces of textile add texture, warmth, and personality into our homes, and they are simple ways to update a dull corner of our rooms and freshen up our spaces for a change of season.
From Indonesian Ikat and Malian mudcloth to French linen bouclé and Moroccan cactus silk, travel the world with inviting cushion fabrics that will broaden your imagination, inviting you to be a bit more daring in your combination of colours and materials to elevate your interiors.
As we continue to leap into a new season firmly embracing new beginnings, let’s press the reset button in our own homes with these curated lists of bodacious cushions and covers that tell beautiful stories of hope, light, and creativity we get to weave into our daily lives.
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Bring the spring/summer season into your home with these colourful cushions whose fabrics and design styles draw inspiration from the vibrant mid-century modern design era, superb floral displays, and traditional patterns that capture the essence of various world regions.
Immerse yourself in vibrant and elegant velvet that will soften your space and add just that right pop of colour into your living room or a bedroom. Go dramatic with vibrant abstract prints that will beautifully complement a muted colour palette and sprinkle a contemporary touch into any home decor.
A minimalist home doesn’t have to be boring; it’s all about how you play with various softer hues and layer natural textures to achieve an effortlessly soothing atmosphere in your home.
Create a calming home environment with understated and refined bedroom and chair cushions in white, beige, and lighter greys, blues, and pastel, olive and earthy tones where handcrafted natural jute, cotton, linen, and bouclé fabrics take centre stage. Let your bohemian chic spirit guide you into selecting the right cushion combination that will work beautifully with your pampas grass bouquets and dried flowers, resting comfortably on a cane sideboard.
Turkish Vintage Finds
Not everyone is lucky enough to have inherited family heirlooms like many Parisians that they can cleverly integrate into more contemporary living spaces, where the old meets the new.
Why not start your own antique collection of home furnishings? Start with handmade vintage kilim cushions from Turkey, whose intricate design patterns and fabrics are produced with the very same woven materials used for expensive hand woven Persian rugs and tapestries.
A vintage piece does not just capture a period in history, a cultural or a family heritage, it goes much deeper than that. It helps anchor your space and give it depth and a soul.
An Ode to Africa
Whether your travel adventures take you to North Africa or Sub-Saharan Africa, what you will surely experience is a rainbow of colours from the sun that never ceases to shine to the elaborate design patterns on people’s clothes and in family homes. African bedroom and chair cushion textiles below embody the same colourful and delicate ancestral craftsmanship.
This curated collection is a love letter to African artisans, who tirelessly work to produce my two absolute favourite African textiles, namely the Bogolan, commonly known as African mudlcoth, and the Sabra, known as vegetable silk or cactus silk.
Bogolan is a piece of handcrafted cotton whilst the Sabra is made of hand woven vegetable fibres from agave or aloe vera. Both fabrics are dyed by natural and artisanal processes. They are subsequently turned into beautiful cushions, tapestries, rugs, just to name a few, that adorn people’s home interiors all over the world.
Set your eyes on these superb cushions from one of the trendiest British homeware brands in interior design – Andrew Martin.
The brand’s gorgeous use of various fabrics and ravishing colours in exquisite design patterns shine a light on different cultures from around the world and gives its home furnishing collections a sense of celebratory discovery.
From sophisticated Ikat grey cushions to blush pink and animal-inspired cushions, the homeware brand offers you a beautiful escapism right in the middle of your own home.
Remember to focus on your home interior first and only pick cushions that will elevate your existing colour scheme, whether you are into “matchy-matchy” palettes or you prefer a more eclectic and playful mix of hues and fabrics that work well together.