Among some simplest ways to add flair to your living room, family room, or bedroom is to use cushions. And, with so many cheap, lovely cushions on the market, it’s a pity to restrict you to just 2 or 3 flat colored cushions or, worse, the set that came along with the sofa.
The first thing to keep in mind is that your cushion covers do not have to be the same color. In reality, if they don’t, you may create a more professional, fashionable appearance. If you’re not confident in your ability to select cushions, the suggestions below will show you how to mix and match new patterns or colors to rapidly refresh your space with a coordinated but not matchy appearance. To mix and match cushion covers here are the things that you will have to do:
There are various ways in mix and matching cushion covers, and it does require a trained eye occasionally. It is possible, however, for a room to appear extremely polished and contemporary even if no one cushion matches another in color, pattern, or design.
If you don’t have the time or desire to experiment or shop a lot, the Rule of Three is a great way to simplify the process and guide your decisions.
Pick three colors
To begin, choose a “color narrative” to guide your cushion cover choices. Use three distinct colors that come from various parts of the space, such as the wall color, the rug, your bedding, or the curtains. Even if you select a range of cushions with various designs, the appearance will be coherent if they all have the same color palette.
Choose three different patterns
You may also mix and match three different designs as long as each one includes at least one of the colors from your three-color narrative. It’s usually easier to start with your “lead” pattern, which is often the biggest and includes all three colors in your colorstory. The secondary designs you choose may then only include one or two of the colors. Working backwards, selecting a lead design from cushions you already own, is much more challenging.
Choose from three different pattern sizes
When using the Rule of Three, it’s crucial to consider the size of your patterns since you don’t want them to compete with one another. Instead, select designs in three distinct scales and let one of them take center stage.
If You Want, Break the Rules
Now that you’re familiar with the Rule of Three, we should also point out that all rules are meant to be broken, especially when it comes to design.
It’s okay if you start mixing and matching your collection of beautiful cushions using the method described here only to discover that you prefer four colors or two big patterns instead of one. In the end, all that matters is that you enjoy what you see, so utilize this Rule of Three simply as a starting point for inspiration. If you stick to the recipe, you’ll get stylish results, but don’t be afraid to experiment until you discover the right mix for you.