Trending this week on Pinterest a pin that caught my eye ‘9 Websites to find affordable yet chic décor’ shows two sofas adorned with complimentary scatter cushions. This fits in beautifully with the start of a new term at The Sewing Shed, with many new students completing cushions within their first class, who have been delighted with their results.
Scatter cushions are a quick and effective item to sew to transform or update a room effectively. Just because it is home made doesn’t mean it wont look as spectacular as the ones in the Interiors magazines, indeed making your own home accessories can be an effective way of stretching your budget to updating your home. Its just a case of knowing a few good basic sewing techniques to give your soft furnishings that professional finish. Careful fabric choice and understanding the use of pattern are key, its also worth investing in new feather cushion pads – which can make for stunning accessories. Rooms can easily be updated for the seasons with the change of cushions and it can be a way of introducing pops of colour or an element of fun to any room. Think zebra fun fur cushion for a child’s jungle themed bedroom or textured fabric cushions in the bedroom for a cosy Autumn look. Try contrast fabrics to the front and back of the cushions for a designer look.
I recently employed Sturman&Co Interior designers to help bring together my bold ideas for my new living room and by making cushions in pop colours and complimentary Roman Blinds the scheme was completed with those professional finishing touches! I had scoured fabric remnant shops buying fabrics that caught my eye and venturing to well known ‘factory outlets’ to buy designer seconds at knock down prices. I am delighted with the results and my living room has even featured in regional and national press with the homemade scatter cushions in full view! www.sturmanco.com
September 14, 2016