Best Christmas cushions for adding a little festive cheer

Christmas cushions are an easy, inexpensive way to instantly inject some festive cheer to your home

The trend for decorating your home beyond simply dressing the tree is one that grows bigger with every year – with Christmas themed cushions playing a major role. Cushions are the simplest way to add decoration to your living room just for Christmas – cushions are easy to swap in swap out once the holidays are over, adding festive cheer at very little cost.

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Be inspired by our pick of the best Christmas cushions to give your home an instant makeover for seasonal festivities.

The best Christmas cushions for 2018

1. Best sequin cushion – Next

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The car loaded driving home for Christmas has become somewhat of a festive icon. This charming car design from Next features a clever sequin look print, embellished with real sequin trims and detailing. Dimensions: 43cm square

Buy now: Christmas Car Cushion, £14, Next

2. Best light up cushion – Marks & Spencer

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This grey wool-mix cushion will add a sophisticated festive touch to homes. The Scandi inspired grey cushion is jazzed up with the addition of fairy lights – to ensure it twinkles and sparkles!

Buy now: Star of Wonder Light Up Cushion, £19.50, Marks & Spencer

3. Best Llamas cushion – Debenhams

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Every year there is a key character who appears on the novelty cushions –  the unusual choice of the Llama is returning ?! This loveable South American native has been spotted on Christmas cards, baubles and of course cushions. You heard it here first, this year Christmas you need a Llama accessory.
Dimensions: 4ocm square
Buy now: Home Collection Festive Llama Pom Pom Cushion, £20, Debenhams

4. Best novelty cushion – Asda

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All Christmas cushions could be considered novelty but this Avocado design takes the prize. The humble avocado has become somewhat of an icon in the interiors world, moving away from merely being smashed on toast. This sweet design shows two avocado pals dressed for the festivities to say ‘Avo-merry Christmas’.

Dimensions: 32 cm diameter

Buy now: Red Round Avo Merry Christmas Cushion, £6, George Home

5. Best appliqué cushion – Matalan

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This wool mix cushion is beautifully made, with a real handmade quality to it – thanks to the thick blanket stitch detail on the edges. The appliqué stags give this design a folklore feel. The mix of the grey wool background with the traditional red applique and stitching makes for a perfect sophisticated colour palette.
This design would compliment both the traditional red decorating trend and also the more modern Scandi scheme.
Dimensions: 46 cm square

Buy now: Applique Stag Cushion, £10, Matalan

6. Best sequin Christmas cushion – Very

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Add a touch of glamour to your home during the festive season with a little bit of sparkle! We’ve found just the thing in this sparkly tree cushion designed by Catherine Lansfield for Very. The gold and silver sequins are reversible, so the tree can be either – or striped as shown. Change the look to your heart’s desire over the festive period.

Dimensions: 45 cm square

Buy now: Sequin Christmas Tree Cushion, £12.99, Very

7.Best green Christmas cushion cover – H&M

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If you’re looking for a quick and cost-effective option go for a cushion cover, to give an existing cushion a temporary festive makeover. This simple but fun play on words is a great statement cushion cover – it’s mixing the sentiment to keep calm and carry on (a good reminder during Christmas madness) with the carol Silent Night.
Dimensions: 40 cm square

Buy now: Christmas Patterned Cushion Cover, £3.99, H&M

8. Best Scandi style cushion – Cox & Cox

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Inject some cool Scandi vibes into your home this Christmas with the help of this chic wool cushion. The elegant woven design features one statement snowflake on the front and a selection of small snowflakes decorating the reverse.
Dimensions: 45cm square

Buy now: Snowflake Woollen Cushion, £45, Cox & Cox

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Swap out existing cushions to accommodate any one of these designs, to dress your sofas and armchairs in style this Christmas.

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