Number of cushions
When it comes to the number of cushions to be placed, one should always go with the thumb rule of ‘odd is key’. If you have a three seater you must place five comfortable cushions on it, to get the balance right. The only obvious exception being a single seater would only require only one cushion, anything more than that would mean crowding the space and would ultimately look ugly.
The main thing about adding cushions to your living space is getting the colour scheme right. What’s essential here is how the colour of the home décor scheme blends with the colour of the cushions that I am adding to my couch or sofa. The thumb rule here being you must take the colour of the couch as the base colour and the hues of the cushions being a complimenting colour.
You may even go one step further in breaking the chain of the same colour cushions in a set. Though this requires a great sense of aesthetics to get it right, what you can do is have different colours of cushions in the same set. The safest way is to have the colours of the same spectrum together. E.g. – You can have all colours of an aqua base together, teal, turquoise and sea green.
Think out of the square
More often than not, what we tend to do is go with the traditional square shaped cushions. While this may be a great way to play it safe, it may take away a potential element of fun and aesthetics that would accentuate your space in a great way. Especially now when you can choose from an exquisite range of cushion covers online from the comfort of your home. It’s best to put your sense of style to test and experiment with the various shapes available in the market