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Ten Reasons Why a Cushion Is the Perfect Gift

15th November 2019

Wondering how to please that design-savvy friend or the person who seems to have everything? Cushions not only make beautiful home accessories, they’re also thoughtful. They are the perfect personal gifts that friends and family can enjoy for years to come.

Here are ten reasons to gift a cushion this Christmas…

1. There’s Always Room for Beautiful Cushions

No matter the size of your home, there’s always room for a cushion or two to brighten the interiors. There's window seats, fireside nooks, desk chairs or hallway benches.

Though they don’t take up much room, cushions have the ability to lift a scheme. They provide a small but effective eye-catching detail. Outdoor cushions can also be used on the go. Bring them along for picnics, car journeys or simply out in the garden.

2. Picking Personalised Cushions

Do you know someone who’s a keen gardener? Are they an avid explorer? A lover of all things nautical? To really make your loved ones smile, why not choose a cushion design based on their favourite hobby or interest?

Some favourites are animals and florals. The surface of a cushion is also the perfect canvas for a landscape scene. Consider a countryside vignette that can be enjoyed even on the gloomiest of days.

3. You Can Customise Cushions

Opting for a custom cushions allows you to choose the backing fabric as well as adding a trim. Contrasting piping or fringed edge will really make your cushion stand out. Whilst, gimps and braids can be applied across the surface of a plain fabric for a truly original piece.

4. There's Plenty of Cushions for Children to Choose From

If you’re buying for children this Christmas, why not consider a cushion as a present? There's a variety of cushions suitable for all ages. Alphabet embroideries will have them reaching out for the whimsical designs that’ll make them giggle. Then there's more subtle safari prints that will sit well even in teenage bedrooms.

5. There’s Two Sides to Most Cushions

Many ready-made cushions have a plain or semi-plain reverse in contrast to their patterned front. You can also choose this option when creating a custom cushion.

This effectively gives you two cushions in one, allowing you to swap depending on the room or season. Why not balance the busy Buchan Plaid with a reverse in Marlow Woven Check. Alternatively, heighten the drama of Delft Flower Linen with a reverse in luxurious plain Kelway Velvet?

6. They're the Perfect Gift for Pet Lovers

Floor cushions are a wonderful present for a dog or cat owner this festive season. They provide a comfy spot for their pet whilst doubling up as a stylish accessory.

Large floor cushions like the Kasbar Indoor-Outdoor Floor Cushions are best for this purpose. Their soft yet hard-wearing composition is made entirely from recycled plastic bottles. Just one more reason to feel good about giving this year.

Custom Cushions
Custom Cushions

7. Art-lovers Will Rejoice

Much like a canvas on a blank wall, a patterned cushion against a plain sofa or neutral bedspread can be a work of art. With the sheer variety of fabrics on offer, it’s simply a case of finding a painterly style that suits them.

Impressionist admirers may like the wateriness of the Springs Cushion, while abstract enthusiasts will find themselves hypnotised by the Beyond Nebulous range.

8. They Complement Home Furnishings

The process of adding finishing touches such as cushions can often be neglected when decorating. That's why receiving one as a gift is so lovely.

If there’s a certain wallpaper or paint colour you wish to complement, we will gladly help. You can choose a suitable fabric with which to make a tailor-made cushion to your requirements.

9. You Can Play It Safe With Plain Cushion Fabric

If you’re not sure which pattern or colour to go for, consider opting for a plain cushion in a soft shade. Plain cushions needn’t be boring. There's velvets and chenilles that make for a tactile surface. Plus, the addition of leather or fabric piping can result in a subtle yet smart finish without going overboard.

Plain cushions are guaranteed to complement existing furnishings whatever they may be while still providing style and comfort.

10. There’s a Cushion for Everyone

There’s a cushion to please all tastes. There's ones for lovers of paired back neutrals or wacky pattern as far as the eye can see. Tribal patterns such as ikats, zigzags and kilims are especially popular at the moment. Therefore, a cushion in Magic Carpet, Cruz or Zagora would be particularly striking.

Scrolling floral or foliage designs are always timeless. The Willow Bough and Meadow Fruit Printed Fabric are ideal for more traditional interiors.

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