Our living space plays an important role in our well-being and we should never underestimate the impact our home environment can have on us.
While New Zealand boasts the world's most beautiful scenery to enjoy outside, it's equally important for us to create a beautiful home in which we can feel comfortable and relaxed in. However, for many, decorating can be an overwhelming undertaking. Luckily, with a bit of imagination and a few good tips, pulling a room together can be effortless.
Enter, the incredible cushion. An NZ favourite, no other home décor item can make more of an impact than this four-cornered wonder and changing up your cushions is the easiest way to revive a dull interior. They are the ultimate in no-fuss renovating.
When decorating with cushions, it's important to use different colours to that of your sofa. A neutral interior palette can be easily accessorised with colour by adding in warm tones and luxurious textures for a winter feel, and then reinvigorated in summer by adding bright pops of cool colours.
Cushion placement can also have a dramatic impact upon the aesthetics and feel of a room. A more traditional space usually requires an even number, while an odd number provides a more contemporary and eclectic look. There is however no right or wrong when it comes to the number and placement of your pillows, and experimenting is the best way to figure out what works for your individual style and taste.
Colourful scatter cushions are great for bedrooms and are a must for a well-dressed bed. Offsetting simple, clean, white bedding with cushions in different colours, prints and patterns is a quick and easy way to add interest to your room. Rotating your pillows between your living room and bedroom is also a clever way of rejuvenating your space, and ensuring that your décor doesn't become stale. As far as placement is concerned, the general rule for beds is biggest to smallest from back to front.
The use of cushions is not limited to indoors, and because they are so easy to remove and store, they don't necessarily need to be specially made for outside use. A few decorative cushions on your outdoor patio furniture can make a huge difference in comfort, and can give your outdoor furniture an instant makeover. Choosing cushion covers that are removable from their inserts also makes them last a lot longer. If you are choosing designs for your kids then this should be a must as spills and accidents are sure to happen.
The team at Simply Cushions NZ has turned scatter cushions into a form of art. Their online store boasts a wide variety of cushion covers, conveniently catalogued into colour and style. For those that are daunted by the idea of picking their own matching cushions, the website also offers items in sets of either 4 or 6. The "You may also like" function also helps to match cushions together, making it easy to choose those that will complement each other. You can also check out their showcase of the week's best sellers to ensure that you'll be on trend with your décor choices.
With a 30 day return policy and free shipping on orders over $150, Simply Cushions NZ is the perfect place to fuel your next home makeover.