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A room scheme can be brought to life by the addition of a few special accessories. Some interesting cushions may be all that's needed to give that finishing touch!
Exploring Cushions is the newest addition to our Design Index - a handy resource introducing you to interior design and soft furnishings design concepts. In this particular feature, we aim to give you an insight into what's available on the high street, but more importantly, inspire you with an ever expanding selection of design ideas for cushions that you can make yourself with just a little time and effort.
This guide is not intended to be exhaustive, simply to start you thinking about new ways to spice up plain cushions and encourage you to experiment with different trimmings, decorative effects and cushion shapes. As a starting point we explore a range of design variations for four different types of scatter cushion, the fifth section looks briefly at box cushions. See "In this section" above to begin.
Piped bolster cushion with pleated end section
Bordered cushion with fabrics jointed on the diagonal
Silk cushion with mitred border and decorative braid trim
Bordered cushion with co-ordinating plain cream lining to the border interior
In this section:
Square cushions
Bordered cushions
Hamburger cushions
Round & bolster cushions
Box cushions
Making your own cushions
Cushion making projects can be quick and uncomplicated, allowing you to achieve a finished product that you can be proud of without too much hard labour! With a little inspiration and some easy to follow sewing instructions you'll soon be unstoppable.
We have designed a practical step-by-step sewing guide providing comprehensive design and make instructions and illustrations that will enable you to make a range of standard cushion designs with ease. Click here to find out more >>

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