1: pick a colour
To start things off, pick a plain cushion in a colour your love. This colour will be the common thread, tying different patterns together.
2: go big and bold
For your first pattern you want to go simple but bold. Choose a pattern that picks up the colour from your first cushion. But you can also add other complementary colours too.
3: add some detail
This third pattern can be busier, smaller and more detailed than the first because patterns on different scales don’t compete. They actually compliment each other. But be sure to pick up on that base colour from your first cushion.
And remember: we’re mixing patterns. They don’t need to match. So have fun and experiement.
A few little tips...
Play around with cushions of different shapes and sizes. It adds extra dynamism and makes it easier for you to customise your look. And don’t try too hard. If you have a small sofa, you don’t need to overload it with cushions.
Once you’re comfortable with the basics, you can take your pattern mixing up a notch.
Mix up styles, think floral and graphic. Opposites attract, so try vintage and modern. And crank up the pattern scale from small to medium and large.See all cushions and cushion covers