If I only had one item to use to turn a house into a home, I would use the humble cushion to instantly add warmth and personality to a room.
Cushions are an abundant species in my home even though the male in resi- dence can’t understand the deep connection I have made with these innate objects. But all I know is that at the end of the day when all the cushions are picked up off the floor from where John has casually thrown them and they are replaced perfectly on the lounge once again, everything is good with the world and I can sleep in peace. My lounge room looks warm and inviting once again.
You may wonder what it is about these simple objects that can render such deep emotions from me.
To begin with cushions are an easy way to link your home’s colour palette together. They are a relatively inexpensive way to inject colour, texture and style to a neutral room. It is very easy to update your look with just a few new cushions in a different decorator style to immediately change the feel of a room. If we add a new rug, espe- cially a shag rug – my favourite, the room can undergo a facelift without too much work.
I absolutely love it when we get a shipment of cushions in store. It is like opening Christmas presents. To see and touch all the new fabrics, textures and colours and
New stock arriving daily work out how I can combine them for display is akin to the rush I get from shopping. Just look at the difference cushions make in these photos. The before and after photos speak for themselves and the results are powerful when a touch of fluffing comes into play.
By Karen Creith