Rustic and wintery, cushions make homes feel warmer and cozier. Cover every surface with great individual designs, from your bedroom to the office. Invest in handmade designs that will show off your personal style, and bring extra color to your interior spaces.
Is there a quicker, cheaper way to personalize a space? Cushions can be handmade, from any vintage fabric you can find, or any scrap you have lying around at home. You could even make your own vintage scarf cushions out of some antique silk scarves.
Choosing Cushion Covers
The best part about having cushions to decorate your home is the ease with which you can move them around. Feel free to choose any vintage cover you like, because you will be more than likely able to find a place for it.
If, while shopping, you are a little overwhelmed by the quantity of gorgeous cushion covers, then choose the ones that will fit with your color scheme. If you’re home is multicolored, then go pick one design that’s classic floral, one that’s classic stripes or check, and one that’s got a very original print – like a flag print, birds or text.
You will also want to base your decision on the size of the cushion, keeping in mind the available spaces in your home. Sofa size cushions covers are quite different from large armchair cushion covers…and you can get different shapes too, like round, star shaped, triangles, doughnut-shaped, flower shaped or even animal shaped.
Vintage cushions make beautiful bathroom accessories, and can liven up an otherwise neutral space. It can make a bathroom feel more luxurious and decadent. It turns it into a pampering space, rather than a functional one, as is so often the case. Why not buy a vintage chaise, and place several gorgeous cotton and linen cushions on it, to relax on after a nice hot bath.
Cushions are perfect placed on dining chairs, and decorative pillows look fab in a conservatory. Cushions are also great for a little garden picnic in the summer, when you want to eat outside Moroccan style.
Gorgeous places to shop cute vintage cushions:
Louise Loves – Vintage goods and fabrics, with floral and linen cushion designs. Their quilts and eiderdowns are beautiful too, and each piece is unique and one-of-a-kind.
Etsy – Type ‘vintage cushions’ into the search bar of US store Etsy and you’ll be shown many different vintage stockists with chintzy fabrics and shabby chic prints. There are a bunch of homemade items for sale too, from quality crafters.
Not On The High Street – A sort of UK version of Etsy, there are loads of unique boutiques on this site selling quality crafts. Superior cushion covers by brands like Angel Linens, Coln Valley, Clare Nicolson and Lucie Pritchard. It will even tell you if it’s Eco-friendly, comes with gift wrap or it’s made in Britain.
Cabbages and Roses – This vintage homeware store sells delightful printed fabric cushions with floral, tile and check designs. Cute as can be, this store delivers internationally, and can bring a bit of English country home style to your house.