Guide to Cushions

1. Choosing your Style

Don't be afraid to play with different scales, Texture and Patterns.
Create an elevated curation by defining a color palette for cohesion and give your eye a visual rest by incorporating neutrals. Add dimension by playing with textures like linen, knit, woven, tassels, mohair, wool, etc. Play with pattern by mixing up scale and combining organic prints with more structured stripes, plaids, and more. 

 

 

 

2. Choosing your Inner

Some of our Cushion Covers come without the inner.
Choosing the right insert for your cushion really makes all the difference in how it will ultimately look. We here at Notting Hill recommend choosing an Inner that's 5cm bigger than your cover to achieve a more fuller and luxurious look.
 
For example: If you were purchasing a 60x60cm Cushion Cover, Opt for a 65x65cm Inner. 

 

 

 

3. How to style your Cushions

Armchairs - Choose one 50x50cm or 55x55cm Cushion
Or alternatively a Single Lumbar Cushion (e.g 40x60cm)

Sectionals - Choose 50cm to 60cm Cushion In Corner 
50cm to 55cm Cushion On Sides
Layer with Smaller Cushions or Lumbars

Sofa's , Nooks or Benches - Choose 50cm to 60cm Cushion At The Back
Layer Smaller 50cm to 55cm Cushion At Front 
Or Choose to Layer with Lumbar in Front 

Single Beds - Single Lumbar 
Or 55x50cm Cushion 
 Layer with Lumbar in Front 

Queen & King/Super King Beds - Start with Two 60cm Cushions
Layer with A Lumbar Cushion 
Or Layer with a 50cm Cushion and a Lumbar 

4. The Chop

Have you heard about cushion chopping? This is a way of shaping your cushions to make them look more inviting and less rigid. See the V-shaped dent in the cushions pictured here? They have been ‘chopped’.

To achieve this look, first plump up your cushions, then using a karate-chop motion with the side of your hand, create an indent in the centre of the top edge of your cushion. This works best with feather- and down-filled cushions as their shape is more easily manipulated than those with a synthetic fill.