How to Decorate Your Space with Colourful Cushions

Who doesn't like accessorising? Just as we love changing up our looks by pairing our outfits with different scarves, shoes, jewellery, and bags, the interior design of our homes can get a transformation, too, using cushions!

An accessory like the cushion isn't just to add comfort to your place – they play a significant role in styling your home. In addition to being the most striking and vibrant item in your home, a cushion can be used to refresh the look of a space instantly.

Let's dive into some interesting ideas and tips to decorate and style your home with colourful cushions:

Avoid going matchy-matchy:

Sometimes when we buy a sofa from a furniture store, it comes with a few matching cushions. These cushions usually blend with the colour of your sofa, giving it the appearance of a lumpy piece of furniture. Donate these asap! And add some beautiful cushions, contrasting with the sofa's colour. Make sure that these cushions also go along with the rest of your room's décor. You will be amazed to see the amount of impact this little arrangement creates in your interior décor.

Choosing a colour palette:

The best method of picking a colour palette is to sit in your room with a laptop in hand. Observe your surrounding carefully and try to pick 2 to 3 colours. Take reference from other elements of your room while selecting colours; it could be from your curtains, from a vase on a coffee table, or from hanging wall art.

Don't rush through this process because these colours will reflect on your cushion selection and ultimately be the glue that holds your space together. Use an online colour swatch to help you identify the exact colours you'll be having. This way, while shopping for a cushion, you can have your selected colours handy.

Selecting the size and shape

One of the biggest mistakes people make while picking cushions is buying all of them in the same shape. It will make your space look bland! Mix it up with different sizes and shapes of cushion to add interest and depth. Arrange 2 cushions of different sizes but with the same pattern, and then incorporate some solid colours. That's one way to make the cushions coordinate in your space.

If you're planning to transform your home décor without doing and spending much, change cushions! Sophie Sews is where you can get all the different colourful and stylish cushions, including scatter cushions, outdoor cushions, and large seat cushions for all your indoor, outdoor, formal, casual, and event's needs. We have a variety available to purchase in our High Street shop or we can make bespoke cushions for your home from our fabulous selection of fabrics.

Visit our website today to get your hands on the best quality collection of beautiful cushions today!

Love Sophie x

About Author


Every day I feel so fortunate that I can bring together my passion for design and quality craftsmanship to create beautiful homes for our customers with our bespoke curtains, blinds and accessories.

During my childhood, I spent every spare moment endlessly redecorating and reorganising my bedroom, and I thrived in the creative subjects at school! Art, Drama and Textiles became my passions. I went on to do a National Diploma in Interior Design before setting my sights on interior design for the residential market.

Fabrics are a real passion, so I naturally specialised in curtains, blinds and cushions. Starting from my dining room table making my curtains, I quickly progressed with client orders and making for other designers.

After having my second daughter, I realised my real passion was not just for the actual sewing but the design. The product knowledge of which pole will fit where, the fabric colours, designs and textures and putting it together.

Some of the most original artists have been influenced by the most significant creators that painted before them. Since 2012, I have been lucky enough to have had a front-row seat in homes all over Surrey - big houses, small houses, flats, bungalows and mansions! I have gained so much experience from every window I’ve hung a blind at to every sofa I’ve designed a cushion for. But I have had some help along the way.

The suppliers we use are at the very edge of the manufacturing world. Emma Shipley’s fabric ranges have enabled me to bring colour, life and fantasy to my client’s bedrooms. Evans Textiles Evaglide pole range has given me the slick, hard, ringless poles that I can bring to my clients contemporary and crisp-looking new builds.

The history of fabric design is repeated from all eras. I absorb at every meeting with the suppliers that translate into my designs for your homes. I feel exceptionally fortunate to add all this magic to your home, making your home feel unique, beautiful and, above all, the space you love.