Cushions & Throws

Cushions and throws help to make a house a home – they add personality, make snuggling up in front of the TV extra cosy, and are an inexpensive way to spice up your decor. Simply replace cushion covers or add a few decorative pillows to your bed for an instant update, or drape a throw over your couch or at the end of your bed to add colour and texture to your scheme. Available in a range of shapes, sizes, colours, patterns and materials, cushions and throws are the type of decor item you can easily get carried away with – here are some pointers to keep in mind as you shop online.

Where can I use cushions and throws?

The living room, bedroom, home office, kids playroom – in fact, any room in the house – can benefit from floor cushions, decorative pillows and throws. They can provide padding on bare floors and hard seating; bolster your back, bottom and cushion your head; and can hide, and help prevent, wear and tear on furniture. Just remember that these items are an accessory, and are intended to punctuate your decor, so try not to go overboard, otherwise you could create more clutter than comfort.

How should I decorate with cushions and throws?

Scatter cushions and throw blankets should complement your decor, so look for colours and patterns that mimic existing items in the room. If an artwork sets the tone of a room, for instance, decorate around it. If if your room is already full of bright colours and patterns then you may want to stick to muted colours so it doesn't become too overwhelming. Otherwise, you could choose a throw in a shade you love, so it stands out like a centrepiece.