The best Christmas cushions for adding a little festive cheer to celebrations

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

The trend for decorating our homes,  beyond simply dressing the tree, is one that grows bigger with every year. With Christmas themed cushions now playing a major role in our festive decor.

Cushions are the simplest way to add decoration to a living room just for Christmas. Plus cushions are easy to swap in and swap out once the holidays are over, adding festive cheer at very little cost.

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The best Christmas cushions for 2024

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Be inspired by our pick of this year's best Christmas cushions, to give your home an instant makeover for seasonal festivities. And the way this year is shaping up we'd be tempted to plump for putting these out on display now!

Red and green Christmas cushions on fur blanket with "Dress your home for the Holidays" stamp

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1. Next Soft Velour Pom Edge Cushion


Dimensions: 50cm by 30cm

When less is more. This Christmas cushion is made from an exquisitely soft velour fabric with a tactile pop-pom edging. It's the perfect cushion to snuggle with on cold winter evenings. The Merry Christmas embroidery is elegantly understated, yet enough to signal yuletide greetings.

Buy now: Merry Christmas Soft Velour Pom Edge Cushion, £14, Next

Grey Mr & Mrs Claus Christmas cushion on grey sofa with Christmas tree in background

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2. Dunelm Mr and Mrs Claus Cushion

Best appliqué Christmas cushion


Dimensions: 43cm square

This charming cushion features traditionally felt appliqué images of Mr and Mrs Claus. The layered felt detail feel very Scandi, with the use of multiple colours helping to make it feel contemporary. The pom-pom trim on the hats and shows adds a playful touch to the sweet cushion design. The overall cushion is made from a super soft fleece-feel material, making it extremely tactile and snuggly.

Buy now: Mr and Mrs Claus Christmas Cushion, £16, Dunelm

Red Christmas tree cushion with silver and gold sequin

(Image credit: Very)

3. Very Sequin Christmas Tree Cushion

Best sequin Christmas cushion


Dimensions: 45cm square

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.

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

Beige Christmas cushion with picture of dachshund wearing a jersey in snow

(Image credit: Matalan)

4. Matalan Christmas Dachshund Cushion

Best sausage dog Christmas cushion


Dimensions: 60cm by 40cm

This cute cushion design has two key ingredients we love here at Ideal Home – puns and adorable pooches!
The Santa-hat-wearing dachshund is carrying a sprig of mistletoe in his mouth, whilst wearing a festive pet jumper. The fun writing reads ‘Daaaachshing Through The Snow' to complete the design.

Buy now: Christmas Dachshund Cushion, £10, Matalan

Happy Holidays Nutcracker printed Christmas cushion in beige

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5. H&M Home Printed Cushion

Best nutcracker Christmas cushion


Dimensions: 40cm square

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 stylish cover, decorated with Nutcracker illustrations will make a great statement cushion cover. These characterful chaps are becoming a popular Christmas staple for decorating.

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

Red Christmas cushion with "JOY" embroidered in white

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6. M&S Joy Embroidered Christmas Cushion


Dimensions: 45cm square

Spread some seasonal joy throughout your home with this jolly festive scatter cushion. This small style has a soft felt finish in a vibrant red and a contrast cotton trim in contrasting white. The sentimental design is  detailed with a 'Joy' appliqué. Adding to the decorative beauty the letters are entertained with embroidered Christmas flora.

Buy now: Joy Embroidered Christmas Cushion, £17.50, Marks & Spencer

Blue Christmas cushion with green and red embroidery

(Image credit: George Home at Asda)

7. Asda Friends Christmas Wreath cushion

Best novelty Christmas cushion


Dimensions: 30cm square

All Christmas cushions could be considered novelty but this Friends design takes the prize. The iconic door frame from the much-loved show is the made focus for this Friend's themed design. Fans will know only too well who inspired the festive message printed on the front. But seriously, 'It's Christmas!! Could I BE more excited' is a mantra for many.

Buy now: Blue Friends Christmas Wreath Cushion, £7, George Home at Asda

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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.


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.