Colourful Cushions

Summer Cushion Displays

Patricia LopezJune 12, 2021

The Art of Cushion Displays

We have to admit that we have a slight cushion obsession. Cushions have such a wonderful power to transform the atmosphere of any living area. They can take you from a Rich & Cozy ambience, to Light Mediterranean Summer, Sleek & Elegant, Rustic Country Charm or a Sensual Boudoir feel, to name but a few. The options are endless and there is so much fun to be had playing around with patterns and textures. 

However, creating cushion displays can also be a bit daunting as we realise that some of the wonderful ideas that were so perfect in our heads, might not materialise as perfect in reality! 

Mediterranean Ikat Olive Green Cushions

The purpose of this blog is to share some ideas that we particularly love. We have focused on the cushions from our latest collection - Casa Deia. There are so many stunning patterns and colours that we thought it would be the perfect place to start. Also the fabric blend of 70% cotton 30% linen looks even more stunning in real life. We honestly receive so many lovely comments from customers when they receive their cushions! 

Mediterranean Ikat Olive Green Cushions

Firstly, I would like to say that the cushion combinations that we are showing here are just our personal favourites but there are many more. I absolutely love patterns, and enjoy mixing colours, however I also tend to play it safe when it comes to creating displays and tend to go for a visual set up that flows allowing for the eye to travel nicely from one piece to the next.

  

Mallorcan Ikat Olive Green CushionsCasa Deia cushions have such wonderful vibrant patterns, that I like to be careful not to mix several strong patterns together. I would rather combine them with a plain cushion that allows the pattern on top to shine even brighter. I then may add a different pattern in the adjoining living area. The different pattern is visually telling us that we are entering a separate area, even if they might not be physically separated.               

Pink Ikat Outdoor Cushions
For instance, at the end of our pool area, we have a big round sunlounger where I combined the Ikat Plain Dusky Pink Cushions with the Ikat Pink Dove Cushions. At the entrance of the terrace just before the pool, we have the garden furniture where I have added the Plain Dusky Pink Cushions combined with the Es Trenc Dusky Pink Cushions (which look fantastic over the Browny Grey/Taupe colour of the sitting area).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Blue Ikat Cushions
For the indoor area, I have chosen the Sky Blue Plain Ikat Cushions combined with the Son Serra Sky Blue Cushions (I initially opted for the Es Trenc Dusky Sky Blue to make the patterns flow between the outdoor and the indoor areas, however the Es Trenc fabric has been so extremely popular that we temporarily ran out of it and I was too impatient to wait!). 

If we take as an example the Casa Deia Collection, we must be look carefully at the secondary colours in the cushion as some have white (the blue and dusky pink Ikat Cushions) whilst others such as the Red Coral Escargot Cushion, have cream. I wouldn´t necessarily recommend mixing a cushion that has white with another cushion that has cream as we would be mixing patterns, probably other colours (let´s not forget the colours of the area where the cushion will be displayed) and it could end up being a bit too much. My advice would be to play it safe and mix and match cushions that have either white or cream in them but not both.

If you are looking to combine different colours, the Olive Cushions also look beautiful paired with the Red Coral or with the Dusky Pink. There are so many wonderful combinations, having to decide for only a few, almost feels like torture! One of the great things I personally love about this Collection is that even though the colours are beautifully vibrant, they also have a softness in them that makes them perfect to create cushion displays for the colder months. I have already started playing around mixing some of the cushions with our velvety chocolate brown winter cushions and they look just perfect. I am having to stop myself though and remember to fully enjoy these beautiful summer months and appreciate how absolutely lovely Summer Cushion Displays are! 

We hope that you have enjoyed reading this blog, however should you need any advice on how to combine our cushions, please feel free to email us at info@thedashingfarmhouse.com and we will be more than happy to help. 

Happy Summer! 

Summer Red & Olive Ikat Cushions