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How to style your scatter cushions

Scatter cushions are the ultimate living room accessory. They can tie the style of a room together, whilst also providing cosiness and comfort when you’re settled down to relax. We have to admit, we’re a little bit addicted – that’s why we have so many to choose from! We’ve created a list of our top things to consider when styling your scatters cushions.

Sizing up

The size and shape of your cushions really depends on your style of sofa. For instance, a deeper seat depth such as our Seattle sofa will allow you to group a number of scatter cushions. However, a more compact piece such as an armchair would suit a smaller bolster to add a pop of colour and little extra support.

Left: G Plan Seattle sofa. Right: G Plan Kingsbury armchair. (Please note – some scatters are stylist’s own, so please get in touch if you would like more details.)

Be playful with pattern

Don’t be afraid to experiment with pattern, as this can really help to elevate a space and add more depth. We often tend to go for a plain coloured sofa, so this is a great opportunity to add character and texture. For instance, a bold coloured velvet style sofa can be balanced out with a more detailed geometric print cushion. In addition, a smooth leather armchair can be offset with a textured bolster to add warmth. From simple, block colours to contemporary florals – we have something to suit every interior style.

Left: G Plan Sixty Five Chaise Sofa. Right: A selection of G Plan scatter cushions. (Please note – some scatters are stylist’s own, so please get in touch if you would like more details.)

Quality over quantity

The number of cushions used to dress your sofa can have a big impact on the overall mood of a space. It often looks best to go with a minimalist approach. For instance, selecting two to three cushions at each end of your sofa, depending on the size. That said, pillow back sofas can often be complemented with the addition of a few small cushions to add colour or texture. You can choose from a more formal “chopped” arrangement, or a more relaxed look with a couple of cushions grouped casually on one side of the sofa.

Left: G Plan Riley sofa. Right: G Plan Hatton pillow back sofa. (Please note – some scatters are stylist’s own, so please get in touch if you would like more details.)

Seasonal switch up

The great thing about scatter cushions is that you can change them throughout the year, particularly if you’re the kind of person who enjoys making seasonal updates in your home. Warmer tones such as reds, oranges and browns can make a room feel cosy and inviting in the winter months. On the other hand, cooler greens and blues can create a calm, fresh and modern look for summer. Be conscious of the colours used in the rest of the room so that you can mix warm and cool tones. This can help to create a balanced and curated feel to your space.

Left: A selection of G Plan velvet-style cushions. Right: A sneak peak at our upcoming G Plan Hurst sofa. (Please note – some scatters are stylist’s own, so please get in touch if you would like more details.)

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