3 EASY WAYS TO CREATE A CUSHION SCHEME

Cushion fabrics

Hello, today I’m showing you how to put a cushion scheme together. Getting your cushions right is important. It’s the key to finishing off a space beautifully.

Watch this video below where I talk through these techniques:

METHOD 1 – THREE COLOURS, AND THREE SIZES OF PATTERNS OR TEXTURES

cushion fabrics

Select three colours, in this scheme I have

  1. Black
  2. Cream
  3. Tan

Use fabrics with varying textures or patterns. I’ve used:

  1. Large plaid
  2. Medium plaid
  3. Plain (I’ve used leather, other options could be linen, velvet, wool, cotton etc.)

METHOD 2 – ONE COLOUR, VARIOUS TEXTURES AND TONES

cushion fabrics blue

In this example, I’ve chosen the colour teal blue. When you’re using just one colour, you must play with texture and pattern to bring interest. If you need a burst of energy in this scheme, I recommend throwing “a spanner in the works.” This is where you throw something random in the mix. It may be a fabric with a bold pattern, contrast or colour.

METHOD 3 – START WITH THE HERO AND GO FROM THERE

Start with the hero fabric. Something that calls to you. Something you absolutely love. Then select fabrics that compliment this hero fabric. Remember the hero fabric is the hero, so when selecting other fabrics they need to compliment rather than fight for attention. Watch the video above for more detail :)

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