If your planning to give your house a freshen up, cushions are the perfect way of adding colour and vibrancy to any room. They are comfortable, cosy and pretty to look at. Whether you’re looking for function or decoration, cushions are a great way of adding personal style to your home. Instead of spending loads on a set of new cushions, why don’t you try making your own? These decorative cushion ideas are sure to spark your creative side, whether you’re looking for a classic pattern, a bit of sparkle, a pop of colour or just a cool quote, we’ve got you covered. The best part of making your cushions is you can easily make new ones to match your changing home décor.
DIY Cushion Cover
There are a few different ways you can make your cushion cover. The method you choose will depend on what tools you have access to and how much time you have. The first way is a simple sewing job. There are methods to hand sewing your cushion cover. However, using a sewing machine will be easier and a lot quicker. There are loads of free cushion cover patterns available, which will make the process super simple. New square cushion pads are widely available and usually pretty inexpensive; alternatively, you could cover an existing cushion pad.
Powerful Pattern and Eye-Catching Colour
You can make a statement decorative cushion by selecting the perfect fabric to make your cushion covers out of. You should select a fabric that is either machine washable or dry cleanable, if possible. Before you decide on your fabric, you should think about the colour scheme in your room and how many cushions you want. If you’re going for an eye-catching coloured fabric, it’s worth making sure you don’t pick one that will clash with your furnishings. You want to select colours that complement each other and colours that exist in some element in your room – maybe it’s your curtains, a vase or a painted wall. Similarly, if you’re selecting a powerful pattern, make sure you select one that won’t clash with your room. Find colours within a pattern that compliment parts of your room. Take some time with your decision, as your cushion’s selection will ultimately pull the room together.
Yorkshire Fabric Shop stocks 1000’s of fabrics, so they are sure to have the perfect fabric for your cushions. They offer fabric samples, which means you can be sure of the texture, look and feel of your fabric before buying. Yorkshire Fabric Shop’s fabric finder tool on their website makes whittling down the style and colour of your desired fabric easier. This also eliminates the need to spend hours trawling through all of their stock.
Iron-on Your Decoration
Iron-on embellishments are a great and inexpensive way to upgrade your cushions. They also allow you to make your cushions personal and customisable. There is a wide range of embellishments available online for purchase, such as patterns, cute hearts, and quirky quotes. Quote cushions are all the rage at the moment, be it a funny or cute quote.
There are a few different techniques you can use with your pom-poms to decorate your cushions. All you will need is some pom poms and a glue gun. You could stitch the pom-poms onto your cushion; however, glue gunning will be faster and easier. One idea is to attach a row of pom-poms around the edge of your cushion to create a pom-pom frill. Another idea is to make a pattern or spell out a word in your pompoms. Check out this cute pom-pom love cushion idea.
Let’s Get Leafy
You can go full DIY with this project by gathering leaves to print onto your cushions. This is a simple idea with professional-looking results. All you need is some fabric ink and some dry leaves. This method is as easy as dipping the leaf in your preferred colour of fabric ink and carefully printing the leaf onto your cushion. This can be repeated to give a patterned look to your cushion. It’s best to use unbleached fabrics to avoid your fabric ink bleeding when it goes into the wash.
This is another fun and easy way to create decorative cushions for your home. You can choose which fabric dye you want to match your room. Once you’ve decided, it’s as easy as tying the cushion case with elastic bands and then dying section by section. Quick and cheap with fabulous, fool-proof results!
So, there you go! Lots of different decorative style ideas for your homemade cushions. It is a lot easier than it looks to create professional style cushions for a fraction of the price. Plus, you can get crafty, have fun creating and then you can enjoy something you’ve made!