WHAT COLOURS AND PATTERNS DO HABITAT CUSHIONS COME IN?
Cushions can give an instant update to your home by creating a statement and injecting colour, but of course every home is different. To help make sure we have cushions you'll want to covet, Habitat offer many variations when it comes to colours and patterns.
Within our collection, every colour of the rainbow is yours to explore. Is your home a little on the blue side, with grey-based tones? We have cushions that will play into this mood very nicely. Or maybe you want to pop some green into your home, so inspired following Pantone announcing greenery to be the colour of the year. All the experts say that home accessories are the perfect way to add a pop of this shade, if full on wall to wall paint is a little too much for you to contemplate. In this vein, we recommend utilising textiles whenever you wish to play around with extreme colours. For dramatic impact, head back to black, or add a pop of statement red; in the form of comfortable furnishings, it literally softens the impact. Other colours we offer include pink, yellow, green and brown - and maybe a little purple and orange too. You know how it goes.
The moral of the story is this: from printed graphics and embroidered patterns, to appliquéd florals and bird motifs, cushions from Habitat are designed to colour you happy, truly bringing your home to life.
WHAT MATERIALS ARE CUSHIONS AVAILABLE IN?
What it feels like is every bit as important as how good it looks. After all, isn’t one of the purposes of a cushion to assist you when you sit back and relax? Sumptuous fabrics, such as velvet or the plushest wool, play perfectly into this guise. The former adds a touch of the retro, while the latter is forever in vogue: when it comes to wool, you can’t ever be wrong.
Trends aside, everyday classics come in the form of cotton and linen; practical options that can easily transform decor. Sometimes though, you really want a cushion to heighten the luxe factor, and that’s where leather and silk come into play.
WHAT SHAPES AND SIZES OF CUSHION ARE THERE?
To give you an idea of dimensions, our standard square cushions tend to start from 40x40cm and go up to 60x60cm, yet we also offer various sizes when it comes to rectangular or circular cushions. The size you choose really depends on the end use for your cushion. Is it a comfortable backdrop for a movie night in? Will it make a statement, sitting alone, or be one amidst a throng? Whether you are looking to decorate a sofa, bed or window seat, a space can often benefit from a mix and match of styles; some for comfort, others to provide the show-stopping element. Don’t be afraid to have a mixture of sizes too - this works well in adding balance, believe it or not.
The important thing is to pay attention to the rest of the room. Is your furniture angular, or is it soft and curved? Is your colour palette bold or natural, vivid or muted? All these factors should be considered when deciding between additional home accessories. The main rule is, there are no rules, but it’s always good to achieve a sense of proportion and balance when it comes to shapes, size and colour.
WHICH ROOMS CAN CUSHIONS BE USED IN?
One of the most versatile home accessories, you will find cushions sitting comfortably within any room of the house. The living roommay be the first that comes to mind, but the bedroom is a close second, whether you choose to pile cushions invitingly on the or arrange on the large sill of a sweeping bay window. Aesthetics aside, if you tend to entertain regularly, throw pillows are the perfect choice for you. Simply scatter them about the home wherever you have the space, then pop them on the floor when guests arrive. This may be a little 'bohemian' if you're holding an elegant dinner party, but when the kids have friends over for movie night, we think you'll start to see what we mean. Alternatively, if you want to take this conversation 'outside' to look at the stars, conservatory cushions are your answer.
The beauty of cushions is that they are effortlessly inviting. With this in mind, we recommend placing a chair in the hallway - with a cushion on top, of course. This will set the scene and provide a warm welcome to any visitors, even if no one ever sits there and it remains simply for 'show'. That, or the resident household cat.
HOW TO COMPLETE THE LOOK IN YOUR ROOM
First up, remember that home accessories can make or break your interior styling, so be sure you're certain about the type of look you're going for. Why is this so important? Well, try imagining a minimalist piece of artwork alongside vintage-style floral cushions. Exactly.
For your decor, if you choose cushions that evoke a bohemian vibe, then knitted throws and shag pile rugs are perfect for adding those finishing touches. On the flip side, if your cushions play into a more contemporary sense of style, look for glassrugs with geometric prints and sleek glass coffee tables.
No matter your preferred style, the key thing to remember is balance; consider the colours of your walls, the patterns that exist within the room. On the other hand, you could always try a simple revamp of your existing decor. And for that, all you need to do is start browsing Habitat cushions. Choose wisely, and this really can be all it takes. Magic.