Are You Sitting Comfortably?

22
JUL2016

Tagged: All Articles / Design Inspiration

Are You Sitting Comfortably?
Houzz

Cushions perform a vital role in interior design, but not just for aesthetic reasons. They are essential, particularly in a sitting room or bedroom, for a truly relaxed and comfortable seating experience. 

Cushions date back as far as the early Middle Ages, their purpose being entirely functional; to provide support and comfort on a hard or angled seat. 

People come in all shapes and sizes so if the depth of a chair or sofa is perfect for one member of the family it's highly likely that it isn't ideal for everyone else. What suits someone with short legs, a long torso or a large bottom won't necessarily suit everyone else, yet we often need to share the same piece of furniture. 

We also choose to arrange ourselves in different ways for ultimate relaxation, some prefer to lounge or semi-lie on a sofa rather than sit. The possibilities are endless! A well placed cushion or two can make all the difference, so it's important to have a selection of cushions in different shapes and sizes that can be tucked into the small of the back for extra support, or large enough to actually lounge into. This is just as important when you are sitting up reading in bed as watching tv. 

We use top quality feather and down cushions that are densely stuffed so they hold their shape well. And of course cushions provide a welcome splash of colour pattern or texture so they can enliven any design scheme. That's the fun part of them! 

Here are some of our current favourites: 

Embroidered Cushions - Niki Jones

Embroidered cushions - Niki Jones

Floral scatter cushions - Missoni

All shapes and sizes - Missoni

Natural wool cushion - The Good Shepherd

Natural wool cushion - The Good Shepherd

Ethnic elements - De le Cuona 

Ethnic elements - De Le Cuona 

Grand Salon Seating

Functional scatter cushions - Grand Salon Seating 

Zig Zag cushion - Paul Smith

Zig Zag cushion - Paul Smith 

Crewelwork cushions - Niki Jones

Crewelwork cushions - Niki Jones 

Cat cushion - Rose de Borman

Cat cushion - Rose de Borman 

Tribe cushion - The Original Cushion Company

Tribe - The Original Cushion Company

Silk Ikat cushions - Sofa.com

Silk Ikat cushions - Sofa.com

Shalford - The Original Cushion Company

Shalford - The Original Cushion Company 

Scatter Cushions - Boeme

Artwork cushions - Boeme