With spring firmly setting foot in and bringing inevitable desire for a change and revival, we decided to dedicate this blog post to easy, quick and inexpensive way to alter mood and style of your home décor. Table linen, bed linen, bathroom linen etc. are interior textiles that make an affordable, effective and easy mean for home décor transformation. Today we speak of most commonly used piece of home textile – cushions and cushion covers.
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All houses have cushions, but hardly any of us use our cushions to maximum effect. Did you know that it is possible to de-clutter a room or to make rooms look messier with only putting cushions specific way?
Use the color, texture, shape, size and quantity of cushions to add some interest to a room. Your living room with a plain sofa, carpet and neutral wall color can be changed dramatically by an arrangement of several bright colored, embroidered or patterned cushions, made of cotton, satin, linen or polyester. The mood will be entirely different. Think also of other options – maybe cushions with Provencal prints on them, Indian hand-blocked cottons or rich brocades?
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The best thing about cushions is that we can have lots of cushion covers and change them whenever we have a mood for this.
Throwing a party? Change your cushion covers to some bright colored and made of shiny material. Want some coziness? Match colors of you cushion covers and choose earthly colors as a base. Expecting important guests for dinner? Dress you cushions with pastel linen cushion covers – they create luxurious and tasteful atmosphere.
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Why do we limit ourselves and use cushions only to the sofa in a living room? The kids will love those animal shaped or soft and bright floor cushions that are great for their lounging. Keep a few extra cushions lying in the corner for additional seating when you have a full house.
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Add a few extra cushions to the chairs and armchairs also. A small cushion in the lumbar region of the back is a great way to give the back needed support.
Cushions in the bedroom add a great splash of color and luxury. Other cushions may just be for decoration put here and there (e.g. on windowsills, bookshelves, chest of drawers etc) when you are not using them.
The ways that cushions can he enjoyed are limitless. Mix similar patterns with different colours, or similar colours with a variety of patterns. Look for interesting textured fabrics that add touch of your personality to a room. Cotton, suede, leather, velvet, silk, wool cushions – each will find a place in your house or apartment.
It is important to choose the color that meets your intentions – the final result you want. Color can induce emotions and associations when decorating a room. The practical advice is to use a maximum of three cushion colours or three designs in similar colours. Choose an odd number of feature cushions and compliment with plain solid color cushions. Select the right colors to reflect the feel of the room.
You might want to use our ideas of which colors bring which emotions.
WHITE cushions: Pure, luxurious, modern, clean, stoic, elegant.
PINK cushions: Girlish, innocent, dreamy, soft, sweet, secure.
ORANGE cushions: Fun, playful, cheerful, youthful, warm, optimistic.
YELLOW cushions: Positive, childish, warm, playful, spring-like.
GREEN cushions: Fresh, elegant, nature, calming, inviting.
RED cushions: Brave, passionate, strong, erotic, powerful, strong-willed.
BROWN cushions: Comfortable, earthy, nature, elegantly rich, inviting.
BLUE cushions: Strong-willed, reliable, mysterious, sky, fresh, calming.
GREY cushions: Authoritative, classic, practical, corporate, modern.
BLACK cushions: Bold, classic, strong, elegant, seductive, luxurious.
Few things immediately alter home interior décor and add a touch of individuality at the same time being inexpensive and easy-made as cushions do, and they are well worth the investment.
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