Set your sights on a home update without a drop of paint? We’re a big fan of a well-placed scatter of cushions. This season, transform a tired sofa with graphic prints and punchy colour pops.
1. Art school
Use zingy chartreuse to add a touch of sunshine to a muted scheme – we love the abstract feel of this embroidered option.
Murmur Dab Cushion £45.00
2. Forest finds
As the season shifts, florals can jar – look for stylised leaf motifs for quirky prints that will weather the transition. The perfect pairing of navy and mustard gives this charming cushion some serious retro appeal.
Dickins & Jones Maple Leaf Cushion £18.00
3. Check mate
Who said a Scandi-perfect scheme means white-washed walls and tonal greys? Check off this season’s biggest print trend and warm up a tired space - the rich rust tone is a lesson in understated colour.
Gray & Willow Painted Check Rust Cushion £25.00
4. Go east
Feminine without being fussy, this delicate bird print is lifted by a spring-fresh blush palette. We’ll layer ours with other decorative designs and tactile finishes inspired by the far east.
Junipa Deshi Bird Print Cushion £15.00
5. Mint condition
Grown-up graphic, jacquard weave and contrast piping – this cushion has it all. Plus, that candy-cool mint green reminds us of ice cream, summer weddings and vintage sweet shops. We’re sold.
Harlequin Moriko Cushion £50.00
6. Velvet touch
Velvet? Check. Green? Check. Jewel tone? Check. This is one on-trend cushion. If you’re not sure about a velvet sofa (we’re currently lusting after blush pink), what better way to dip your toe into the trend?
Christy Jaipur Cushion £30.00
7. Fur focus
Faux fur in light, neutral tones works just as well in the summer as it does in the colder months – just swap a heavy throw for a cushion. This sophisticated silver option will add some texture to a functional space.
Linea Grey Faux Fur Cushion £25.00
8. Top tassels
Tassels have really put the swing into this summer, popping up on bags, shoes – and now cushions. Turn the heat up with this fiery red option – its splash of colour will do wonders for outdoor furniture.
Linea Merida Tassle Cushion £18.00