There are a lot of different home decor ideas you can use to spruce up your home this season. But not all of them are practical. Cushions are different from the other home decor options like a painting or figurine in that they have a specific function. They are also very useful and make your home more comfortable, and can create a cozy environment. 

And, there are many different varieties available and many ways you can use them. So many, in fact that it can be a little overwhelming. And with underwhelming results, if you aren’t careful. So, check out this review of different cushion styles and the ways you can use them to decorate your home and upgrade both the beauty and comfort of your living spaces. 

Cushions Add A Level Of Comfort And Sophistication

Nothing adds a feeling of comfort and sophistication to your home like an abundance of cushions. But you can’t exactly throw them around the house without care. Or can you? Before you even get started with cushion selection and placement, you first need to consider what you want out of your new cushion upgrade. Do you want them mostly for decorative use? In that case, you should choose standard styles with any fabric you like, regardless of comfort. 

Or maybe your secret cushion desires are more slothful and what you really want is a sofa adorned with high-quality fluff for lazy Sunday afternoons.  If you’ve got a sleeper-sofa, a set of cushions and a body pillow can double as pillows for you or your guest. When you’ve got a good idea of what you need and want, it’s time to start putting your ideas to work on a new livingroom upgrade plan.

Introducing New Elements Is An Opportunity To Be Creative

Anytime you add something new to your home, it either improves the quality of your environment or distracts from it. Careless additions can ruin your home decorating motif if you have one. That’s why it’s important to consider your new cushion purchase carefully to make the most out of your buy. We’ve all visited homes with tacky, stacked up cushions – this is precisely what you don’t want to create.

When you make a home addition, it’s an opportunity to show your creativity. To do that, it’s important to see some examples and to check out what products are even available. They do a good job of doing both at Simply Cushions if you’re not sure where to get started. You can also walk around various local stores depending on where you live, but their creative options won’t be nearly as comprehensive as an online resource. 

Cushions aren’t only for the living room. They can also be added to almost any dry corner of your home. They can even go in the kitchen and bathroom, depending on your setup. Pillows and cushions are modular by nature; they are multi-purpose and can be moved from room to room once you have a good supply in stock. You can even change their covers later on if you get tired of your purchases. 

If you need a little help coming up with ideas, we’ve provided a few suggestions to get your artistic instincts flaring:

  • New sofa pillows to make hanging out more relaxed.
  • Floor cushions are specially designed to make floor sitting more comfortable.
  • Floor pillows can be added to your yoga space to facilitate meditation.
  • You can even buy little pillow pads for your singing bowls.
  • Pads for your kitchen chairs to make dining more enjoyable.
  • Soften up your patio furniture for a great time outdoors.
  • Jazz up the bedroom with a bed and floor cushions to liven up your romps and deepen your sleep.

Your creative juices are probably flowing by now, so it’s time to think about the spaces you want to upgrade and their color palette. You definitely don’t want to choose anything too clashy, unless you do. A little clash can really pop out and make a boring space interesting. 

There are lots of classic patterns you can go with. Or you can choose something more hip and trendy. Whatever you choose, be thoughtful, look at examples, and triple-check your plan if you’re changing multiple rooms at the same time. 

Some examples of patterns are:

  • Checkered
  • Plaid
  • Striped
  • Polka-dots
  • Herringbone
  • Paisley
  • Basketweave
  • Brocade
  • Chevron
  • Chintz
  • Damask
  • Floral
  • Geometric

Of course, there are many more. Lists like this one can help you because they expose you to new ideas. But they can also hurt if you go overboard. That’s why you need to triple-check and maybe even sleep on it, so you don’t end up with a tacky mismatch of amazing textiles.

Choosing The Fabric

You also need to consider fabric type and quality. Not all fabrics are suitable for every use. If you want to snuggle into it, you probably don’t want burlap or corduroy. If you have messy children, a piece of vinyl fabric is a sleek solution to spills. You definitely don’t want white cotton if your husband is going to be slurping your mom’s prize-winning spaghetti on the sofa. 

Here are a few options to consider if you want to mix it up a little:

  • Cotton
  • Silk
  • Chiffon
  • Jersey
  • Lace
  • Leather
  • Vinyl
  • Satin
  • Velvet
  • Cashmere

Try to pick a material that fits your practical and design needs. With so many options, there are countless ways you can optimize the look, use, and comfort of your housing spaces.

Make It Cozy

By now, you probably have a pretty good idea of what you want to do with your home to make the most out of it and spice it up a little too. At first glance, buying cushions appears to be a simple process. But as you can see, there’s a lot to consider. 

Function, shape, design, pattern, material, theme, interspace cohesiveness. These are all elements that need to be considered and balanced if you want to make the most of your new endeavor. If it all seems like too much, it’s nice to get a little help and look around online for something to emulate.