September 06, 2021 10 min read
Almost everyone dreams of owning a house, but most do not consider interior design as an essential part. Designing a home can be a challenge, but with the right tools, anything is possible.
Small details, like cushions, are the finishing touches to any room in your dream house. A cushion is considered a soft bag of some material. Usually, these tiny decorative pieces are stuffed with wool, hair, feathers, polyester staples fiber, non-woven fabric, or even paper torn. It is designed to be a support for you when you are kneeling, sitting, or lounging.
Cushions can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. There is a tendency that people more and more love to put their cushions in linen covers. They claim that it connects better with their home decor style and creates more of a luxurious feeling. Anyone can fall in love with linen cushion covers, but not everyone knows how to decorate with them in their house.
This article will introduce you to different ways of cushion placements, styles, sizes, colors, and more practical tips.
Every item in your decor is a reflection of your personality. Significant interior elements last you for years, but what about the cushions? It is a decorative piece, and it can be changed very often, which allows you to be more creative and make bold choices. It can scare you to change your decorative cushions but do not be afraid and take the risk. Some people do not even have decorative cushions. So it is natural to ask a question: how many should I own?
There is no right or wrong answer to this because it is a hot debate. It all depends on personal taste. First of all, cushions can be defined as square, rectangular, bolstered, or anything that supports your waking, lounging comfort that helps reduce pressure points and works to keep your body. So, adding them to your living room couch or bed can help create a more wholesome look and bring you comfort.
Let's start from the living room. The living room, just like the bedroom, is one of those places in your house or apartment where you spend most of the time. So it is a natural thing to decorate your living room to make it cozier. Cushions are the ones that can create a down-to-earth, comfortable, warm, and inviting environment in your living room space. To achieve the perfect balance with the cushions on your sofa, you need to know how many cushions you need to put them. Different couches have different needs:
Choosing the number of cushions to place on your couch is not that hard, right? Well, when it comes to the sizes of the cushions, it is a different story. People usually do not know what to expect. So, there are three popular shapes of cushions on the market that are in these standard sizes:
The other space, or more specifically the room where people put cushions, is the bedroom. It is such a personal space that the cushions create more depth, also bring coziness. We are not saying that you need to purchase many of them and throw them on your bed, no. The internet is full of suggestions on how to decorate your bed with cushions. So, here is a few suggestions that we love:
Here are only a few ways to style your cushions in your bedroom. Of course, you can always add linen cushion covers to enhance that luxury look or create more textures. Styling your bedroom not only depends on the cushions but there is no denying that cushions finish the look you are going for. So, if you want more tips on how to style your bedroom, check out this blog: How to style your bedroom with linen pieces?
We already mentioned that more and more people start to fall in love with linen cushion covers. The reason being that these covers have quite a few benefits. For example:
These are the top arguments why you need to put your cushions in linen covers. With covers for cushions in general, you need to know what size to choose to set your cushion in. Most manufacturers say that if you want the cushion to look more fuller inside the covers, you should purchase a slightly smaller cushion cover. This depends on the shape of the cushion, for square linen cushion, you can use a cushion that is 2" (6 cm) more extensive than the cover, and for rectangular lumbar cushions, you can use linen covers that is 1" (3 cm) bigger than the cover. So, for example, if you have a cushion that the size of 18" x 18" (45 x 45 cm), then the size of the linen cushion cover should be around 16" x 16" (42 x 42 cm).
When you decide on the size of your linen cushion cover, then comes the hard part - how to choose them. Everything depends on the style and look you are going for. So, look around for inspiration. Your home is the best guide you will ever have: the tones in your bedroom or living room, accents that would complement or even match your furniture, curtains, or wall colors. Everything around you can inspire the style or colors of your linen cushion cover.
Linen is known for durability, so it is an excellent solution when styling your kid's room with linen cushion covers. It will not wear down quickly and can endure a lot. Sometimes styling a space for kids can be a challenge, so look for inspiration on the internet; it can give more ideas.
The size of linen cushions or covers matters a lot; we already found that out. But there is more to that than the size. Linen cushions can come in a variety of colors, patterns, textures. So it is essential to harmonize with your interior style.
To compliment your home decor, the color selection should be the most important thing. The linen cushion now, because of the technology, are available in a wide variety of colors. But the decision of cushions colors should depend upon your wall color, curtain patterns, or any artwork in your place and something that can blend with the furniture you have. Trying to mix and match is an excellent example of creating the harmony you want. Linen cushions will do the trick in harmonizing with your home decor.
So how to choose the color of your linen cushions to match your home decor? Here are few examples:
Not only striped linen cushions are on the market these days. Now, if you look, you can find beautiful designs and patterns of prints, embroidered, polka, jacquard, geometrical, abstract, floral; the list is endless. Everything depends on the feel you are trying to create with these cushions.
Well, decorating with throw pillows can seem like a brilliant part of the design process, especially if it is in your living room space. It is the best way to elevate your living room. So, decorating your living room couches with the added addition of throw pillows can bring out the subtle design features in a space.
There is no wrong way to style your linen throw pillows on your couch. So, we suggest you go for the style that matches your house interior the best; here are a few examples of how to style your linen throw pillows:
When choosing linen cushion covers, you need to remember one thing - the size of the linen cover matters. You need to select a cover size that is a few inches smaller than the cushion itself.
Styling your home space not only depends on the cushions, but there is no denying that linen cushions finish the look you are going for. If you want to see or get inspired to decorate your space with linen pieces, you can find more options in the Living category . Let's decorate!
How to wash linen cushion covers?
Clean linen cushion cover as the manufacturer recommends it. Most linen cushion covers can be washed in the washing machine at 86 ℉ (30 ℃) or less. It should be on a slow spin cycle so as not to shrink the material. When done, remove the covers from the machine to avoid creasing.
What is the standard cushion cover size?
The standard cushion cover size is 16” x 16” (42 x 42 cm) and 20” x 20” (50 x 50 cm).
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