CUSHIONS
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Cushions can give an instant update to your home by creating a statement and injecting colour. They are one of the key items that make your house feel homely. After all who doesn’t like to snuggle up on the sofa after a long, hard day?

What to consider when buying cushions

Cushions add colour, pattern and texture to any room and can create a more comfortable and welcoming environment. Think about what kind of look you’re hoping to create: choose bold and graphic to make a statement or soft and neutral for a more calming effect. Think about your existing furniture and the room’s colour scheme when selecting a cushion to complement your room.

What are the different types and materials available?

Our cushions vary in size and material, so there really is something for everyone. Size-wise, Habitat’s range goes from 35x35cm up to 60x60cm as well as rectangular shapes that work fantastically as bolsters on a sofa.

They are made from materials such as cotton, wool, linen, and can be knitted, embroidered, appliqued and printed. The techniques are endless. From our printed cushions that offer Habitat exclusive colours and designs, to more luxurious applique and larger cushions, our range varies in price point depending on its technique.

Cotton

Wool

Linen

Knitted

Embroidered

Appliqued

Printed

Our cushions all come with a pad included. The more luxurious pieces are filled with feather to give a soft and long-lasting feel. Others have a supportive polyester pad that can be easily laundered and is ideal for anyone that has feather allergies

How to choose a cushion

Think about colour and whether the cushion is to make a statement or more for comfort. A striking look can be to mix and match textures, for example a plain coloured cushion with a patterned, decorated design.

In the bedroom you may want something softer in colour or more decorative depending on the bedding and accessories you are working with.

How to care for your cushion

Due to the hand work on some of the designs, most pieces need to be spot cleaned or dry cleaned, however a number are 100% cotton so can be machine washed - great for kid’s bedrooms or family rooms.

What will complement my cushions?

We build colour stories and groupings across all our soft furnishings and other home accessories so you can mix and match throughout the range. There may be a colour or pattern used on a cushion as well as a throw, rug and vase. The colour palette is designed so different ranges can work together and allow you to be as playful and creative as you like, whether working with a monochrome look, or something very bright and bold.

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