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?
3. You Can Customise Cushions
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.
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.
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.
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.