Style Guide: Cushion Arrangements
There really is nothing better than sinking into the sofa after a long days work. But, of course, no sofa is complete without a cosy stack of cushions. At Voyage, our cushions are filled with a plush duck feather inner, providing comfort like no other. But it's not just what's on the inside that counts. Our cushion designs are hand-drawn and painted by our team of textile designers and printed in-house; florals, botanicals, animal prints, landscapes and geometrics, we have it all.
Top Tip: Experiment with your colour palette before you buy. Go to a DIY shop and pick up paint swatch cards. Have a play at home, making combinations of shades you like together.
Colour for a Classic Country Home
A neutral base with muted earth tones and small highlights of pastels work best when trying to achieve a classic country look. The colours should be gentle on the eye and blend with the scenery outside your window.
Colour for a Vibrant Country Home
A pastel base that's grounded in sophisticated jewel tones with pops of candy-colour work best for a vibrant country home. Each colour should sing individually but be part of a complimentary colour palette.
Colour for a Contemporary Home
A dark base makes colours POP. Pair with rich pinks, purples, oranges, blues and greens for a sumptuous, jungle inspired colour palette.
Top Tip: Add a Voyage floor cushion in a matching print by the side of the sofa for a bed fit for a canine king or queen.
Size and Shape
Top Tip: Add curved forms will help break up the straight lines of your furniture, softening the room's appearance. Adding bolster and circular cushions to your sofa will help achieve this.
How to Arrange Cushions on a Sofa
Top Tip: Rearrange your cushions regularly to give each one a moment in the spotlight. It'll help you to feel your home is constantly evolving, keeping things exciting.
Mix and Match Fabric
A great way of approaching interior design is to mix and match your fabrics to create a depth of texture. It creates a sophisticated, well-thought outlook when in reality it's super simple.
At Voyage, we have a variety of fabric cushion covers; cotton, linen, satin, wool and velvet. With our signature Voyage watercolour style, our cushions will perfectly complement each other even if they vary drastically in style.
But if you'd prefer to keep it simple, choose your favourite collection and select all your cushions from this. Love florals? Our top picks would be our Hydrangra and Hedgerow cushion for a cottage feel, our Roseum if you love a touch of luxury or our Dusky Blooms for that vibrant feel.
Top Tip: Try a tonal arrangement. Choose a colour and create an arrangement of cushions each in different fabric for a super sophisticated look. Natural textiles such as leather, sheepskin and suede are great additions too.
It's what's on the inside that counts
Many cushions are filled with synthetic pads which go lumpy over time, but all Voyage cushions are filled with a heavy duck feather inner. This gives our cushions that sink into feeling and will provide long-lasting softness and support.
Top Tip: We recommend plumping your cushions daily to keep them feeling as fresh as the day they arrived.
How to style a Classic Country Sofa
A country home is all about comfort and bringing the outdoors in. Subtle patterns and neutral tones are key, and our Cornelius sofas are exactly that. They're a balance of a printed outside and a soft warm grey fabric on the inner.
Top Tip: Position the Cornelius sofa in a room where the back is exposed. You wouldn't want to hide that stunning print would you?
For a classic country home, we would choose the Cornelius 3 Seater in Highland Cattle. Our mood board shows different ways you could style it, with our key colours to use in a room.
How to style a Vibrant Country Home
Sometimes neutrals just don't hit the spot and if a more vibrant take on country is what you're looking for, look no further. Go for bolder patterns with vibrant tones and mix with bold paint colours on your walls.
Don't be afraid to mix and match your prints within your colour scheme. Choosing a cushion with trims will give an extra dimension of texture, and give a sofa that WOW factor! We pair the Cornelius 3 Seater in Cirsiun Damson with colourful thistle prints and bold soft furnishings in our mood board.
Top Tip: Going for floral theme? How about tying the look together with a dried flower bouquet displayed in one of our handblown glass vases. Dried flowers so on trend right now and for good reason. They're long lasting (1-3 years), they don't cause hay fever because there's no pollen, and the textures are gorgeous.
How to style a Contemporary Home
A contemporary home should feel luxurious, mixing opulent fabrics and colours together. Our mood board shows contrasting greens and purples, with touches of red, blue and orange to give it that extra pop. Choosing a small selection of contrasting shades will make each piece stand out. Give your room an extra Voyage touch by using a velvet chaise lounge or chair as your base.
Top Tip: Natural light is key in a contemporary home. Use mirrors to increase the amount of natural light that is being cast into the room. Hang opposite or next to a window for maximum effect.
Nessa 50x50 Navy Cushion
Zircon 43x43 Velvet Cushion in Indigo, Damson, Meadow
Azima Grenadine 40x60 Cushion
Malavika Linen 50x50 Cushion
Hydrangea Arthouse 25x35 Cushion
Laamora Summer 136x200 Linen Throw
In the bedroom
There is nothing more classically glamorous than a chaise lounge in a bedroom. Go for an extravagant look with our Damson velvet or create a soft country feel with our Oryx herringbone fabric. Drape a throw over the arm and add a selection of cushions in matching colours to your bedding to create that cohesive look.
Top Tip: Add a layer of cushions in front of your pillows and a throw on the bed to tie it all together.
Give a room those finishing touches with one of our patterned throws. These beautiful pieces come velvet backed to give that extra touch of luxury. If you love to coordinate, choose a throw which matches the prints from your cushion arrangement.
We love to mix patterns, look for ones that are from the same collection to give it that finished, styled touch. Draw together the cushions on a chair, and add a finishing touch with a framed prints. Bringing together multiple prints with the same style will connect a larger space.
Top Tip: Many of our beautiful cushions and throws have stunning statement trims, use this extra detail to add texture into a room.
Thank you for reading our blog, we hope you've been inspired to create and update the cushion arrangements in your home. Don't forget to share and tag #voyagemaison #voyageoutlet in your creations on social media. We can't wait to see what you've been up to!