Sofa Workshop - Choosing scatter cushions

Louis sofa medium in House Velvet Mallard & Halo large footstool in House Velvet Paprika

Sofa Workshop - Choosing scatter cushions

Louis sofa medium in House Velvet Mallard & Halo large footstool in House Velvet Paprika

So your sofa has arrived, now it's time to accessorise to complete the look. From high street to high-end, we are truly spoilt for choice these days, so all it really comes down to is budget and personal style.

Cushions are a great way to introduce colour, texture and interest to your space, as well as adding extra comfort to your sofa. The key to choosing the right cushions is by opting for colours that not only complement the sofa but that also unify the whole space. So, where do you begin?

Sofa Workshop - Choosing scatter cushions

Zennor large sofa in Tor Skye

Sofa Workshop - Choosing scatter cushions

Play it safe

If you like to keep things quite simple and you tend to shy away from anything too bold, you can’t go far wrong coordinating your cushions with the fabric on your sofa. Not only does it create a soothing harmony but it also looks orderly and brings a calm feeling to the space. Alternatively, you could choose a cushion that picks out shades from your existing wallpaper or curtains, which will tie the room together softly and stylishly.

Build on it

You could also opt to take it up a notch by choosing a base layer of colour – maybe the same colour as your sofa or something from the same palette and pair with another similar shade. This will create a subtle yet effective focal point whilst retaining a calm, cosy look. This will add interest whilst still remaining within your comfort zone. Don’t hesitate to explore varying shapes and sizes, too. You could, for example, add rectangular cushions next to the arms for variety and extra cosiness.

Sofa Workshop - Choosing scatter cushions

Caruso large sofa in Echo Chamois, Mercury, Eucalyptus & Rose Quartz

Sofa Workshop - Choosing scatter cushions

Softly, softly

If you’re looking to venture outside of a familiar palette, why not incorporate a cushion or two in a beautiful contrasting texture or colour? You could go for two totally different styles – one with a fun printed motif and another in a sumptuous velvet, for example. Or, you could just go for two similar styles for an understated, yet refreshed appearance. However you decide to embrace this look, simply adding that small touch of variation can make all the difference, making your living room effortlessly beautiful.

Jude corner sofa bed & storage footstool in Dapper Marl

Sofa Workshop - Choosing scatter cushions

Eden large sofa in Dusky Ocean

Sofa Workshop - Choosing scatter cushions

Lennox large sofa in Melby Midnight & Halo large footstool in House Velvet Paprika

The bolder, the better

As we all start exploring bolder and brighter furnishings and accessories in the home, ‘colour-clashing’ has also gained traction. Working particularly well with rich fabrics and textures, and the most vibrant of shades like oranges, blues and yellows, combining mismatched colours creates the ultimate statement look and will brighten up the space even on the most gloomy days. Scatter a combo of cushions like beautiful mustard velvet with a handful of varying patterns and prints on a deep midnight blue or teal velvet sofa for the ultimate contemporary look, or go for a multitude of clashing shades to make the room really pop.