My name is Bianca and I have this thing for cushions. I have had to curb my addiction, since our sofa is fully stocked and our bed adequately adorned. But my love for the cushion continues none-the-less. My husband has sworn me off buying any more, which I’ve been quite good at adhering to for a good few years now – having not bought any for some time. So I’m thinking it might be an appropriate time for a refresh and have started casually browsing what’s out there. You know, just for when the moment is right. Here are my 10 of the best from what’s in the shops right now.
(1) Tufted Leyland Cushion (£78), AnthropologieThis is just so pretty and unique, I love it. We have a grey sofa at home and I think this would look gorgeous against that but would work equally well against a rich navy or even a dark green. The embroidery detail makes it so beautiful it would work equally well as a bed-cushion for a decorative addition.
(2) Breon Casey 3 Fish Cushion (£15), M&SIsn’t this just too sweet? In my fantasy Cornwall cottage by the sea, I’d have this on a cosy armchair positioned just right for me to gaze out at the ocean while I thumbed through a novel. Until that fantasy becomes a reality, I might just consider it for my sofa, positioned far from the sea sadly. Love the design and a total snip at £15.
(3) A to Z Cushion Made in Mitte (64 euros), Type HypeI discovered Type Hype when I went to Berlin on a city-break and fell in love with their range of products with designs featuring letters of the alphabet, numbers and different fonts. I bought a ‘A’ cushion and ‘C’ too for my two daughters beds and they look great. Also love this one with all the letters of the alphabet, which again I think would look particularly stylish in a child’s room. There are some more ‘grown-up’ designs, which would look perfect for an adult bedroom – if monogramed objets are your thing – and I particularly like their embroidered cushion covers…
(4) Embroidered DIN Berlin Cushion Covers (89euros), Type HypeThey do ship outside of Germany, so while you’re browsing cushions be sure to have a little look at some of their other gorgeous homeware and stationary – it’s all amazing, particularly if you are a lover of letters!
(5) Navy Velvet Ombre Cushion (£14), Oliver BonasLove the luxurious look and feel of this velvet ombré cushion, crafted from 100% cotton. Currently in the sale reduced from £27 to £14, it’s also available in a Mink colour-way.
(6) Bluegray Pom Pom Cushion in Duck Egg (£58), AmaraI’m a sucker for a pom-pom, so this Bluebellgray cushion really floats my bloat. Probably would work best as a feature cushion on an occasional chair or mixed in with plain/contrasting scatter cushions on a sofa, I love its fun and colourful yet stylish vibe.
(7) Amara Calanques Wool Cushion in Pink (£30), AmaraI love the textured look of this lambswool cushion. The cream fringing around the centre, set against a classic herringbone design, it’s timeless and cosy looking – perfect for sofa snuggling. I think this striking pink is beautiful but I’m also rather tempted by the mustard yellow too. Either way, great value at £30.
(8) ‘Twin Tone’ Tweed Wool Cushion, Charcoal & Rose Pink (£65), LaneThese beautiful luxury tweed cushions in 100% Bute Fabrics are a weave of two contrasting yarns and will add the perfect pop of colour to any living room or bedroom. The tweed fabric is made by Bute Fabrics on the Isle of Bute on the West Coast of Scotland. Hard to choose a favourite amongst the three colour-ways but I think for me it’s the Charcoal & Rosie Pink.
(9) Sian Elin Agra Cushion in Black & White (£48), Naken
Sian Elin is a Wales-based illustrator, designer and sewer, and this is one of her hand-drawn designs digitally printed on 100% cotton. I love the bold pattern and how it could work singly on a chair or combined and contrasted with striking plain block-colours on a sofa or bed. Smart, modern, stylish.
(10) Textured Indira Cushion (£68), AnthropologieI am crazy about this cushion. It’s shaggy. It’s striped. It’s tasseled. It’s monochrome. It’s the bees-knees. Ticks every box. Love.