Statement cushions are the simplest way to update a sofa, chair or bed – it’s a home decor fact! Scatter cushions featuring eye-catching patterns, bold hues, block patterns and unusual designs all have a place when it come to making your room feel as though it’s been freshly decorated. More than just adding an extra feather-filled layer to your nest, statement cushions are an easy and inexpensive way to update the style of your living space, trial new colours and interior looks without committing to a costly project, or simply embrace new trends. You can add an expensive touch with a designer cushion, without the designer price tag. Tropical designs or painterly qualities are popular right now, as are fun polka dots, geometric patterns and retro 70s prints. Believe us, swap some of those faded designs for new season soft accessories, and it won’t just be the sofa that looks better – it’ll be the whole room. Here are our favourite weaves, knits and print-pattern statement cushions…
Bring artistic details to your home – specifically your sofa or bed – with hand-printed cushion covers featuring broad brushstrokes of colour. The Painter design by colour-loving textile designer Kangan Arora proves that statement artwork doesn’t just have a place hanging on the walls of a gallery. The mint and turquoise reversible cushion has a feather cushion pad and is hand screen-printed on linen union. H33 W43cm.
The Livingetc Edit at Clippings
Bring a bit of retro style to a living space with this bold 60s-inspired geometric cushion. The colour combination – of optimistic Clementine and serious Steel – makes a smart yet playful addition in a neutral living room. Cotton/linen mix with feather pad cushion filling. 45cm square.
A charming woodland addition to any room, this fox throw pillow is as eclectic as it is soft to the touch. Cotton.
This small but mighty statement cushion is sure to add personality with appliqued initials. You could make even more of a statement by spelling out entire words! The alphabet letters feature on decorative printed backgrounds with a ribbon frilled trim, a fun way to introduce pattern and texture to a plain scheme. This playful cushion brings energy (and added comfort) to a living space. 30cm square.
Marks and Spencer
There’s no denying this graphic-print cushion is statement design at work. Mixing old and new by layering segments of portraits of English aristocracy behind geometric shapes, this cushion gives the impression of looking through a prism. Splashes of saturated colour add contrast – sure to brighten up any room. Cotton satin with feather pad. 45cm square.
Rockett St George
Brighten up your home with this colourful geometric cushion cover. One side features the geometric triangle pattern (a popular Scandi-style trend), the other a lovely natural grey. Linen. 45cm square.
Not on the High Street
This floral cushion’s soft colours and painterly finish give it a dream-like quality – the whimsical flower pattern makes a break from structured print-pattern repeats, while the velvet reverse endows it with a truly luxurious quality. Perfect for snuggling into on a sofa and relaxing. Viscose and linen blend, with a solid velvet reverse and duck-feather pad. 50cm square.
A chunky knit that you’ll love regardless of the season, these brightly coloured hand-knitted merino-wool cushions are comfy, cosy and just plain cool. Not just a faddy home update, these plump seat pads are filled with duck feather to make them even more appealing. 40cm square. Price shown is per cushion.
Not on the High Street
Add a touch of tropical to your home with this fringed cushion featuring a fabric print of a colourful parrot taking flight set against tropical palm trees. The reverse of this cushion is a plain neutral. Polyester/cotton. 50cm square.
Graham and Green
Statement cushions don’t come much more statement than this! Update your scatter cushion collection with this fabulously flamboyant foliage design. The on-trend palm motif is printed on matt velvet for a luxurious feel, adding comfort in addition to style. Neutral sofa? Change that immediately with a collection of this amazing digitally printed pattern. 100% Cotton velvet. 50cm square.