When choosing decorative cushions for our bed, the primary point to analyze is the style, which should be as consistent as possible with the style of the rest of the furnishings. Remember that, despite being called "decorative cushions," before considering the quantity of cushions to use and their sizes, we must determine their function. In fact, there are three types of cushions to consider:
A. Sleeping cushions, the classic pillows that provide us rest during the night, which we can choose to hide under the duvet or include as part of the decorative composition.
B. Functional decorative cushions, also very comfortable to use as additional pillows for the night or as temporary support during small moments of relaxation.
C. Purely decorative cushions, which have the advantage of adding an extra touch of class to the style of our bed!
Once you have decided on the quantity of cushions to place on your bed, the style to follow, and the various sizes of each, all that's left is to get creative with their arrangement. Let's explore 5 truly exciting examples!
Simple and Coordinated:
If the idea is to use some decorative cushions in a simple and uncluttered manner, consider a maximum of 4 cushions: two sleeping pillows and two functional decorative cushions, with sizes gradually decreasing. Opt for the same shape, texture, and colors within the same type.
Gradient of Colors and Same Type:
If your bed has a prominent headboard, you can go for a broader range, considering around 6-8 cushions arranged in a checkerboard pattern. These cushions should share a common texture and pattern, placed on the bed in a gradient fashion both in terms of sizes and shades. The color tone should be the same, albeit with different intensities.
The Solitary Cushion:
In addition to the two sleeping pillows and two decorative cushions, a stylish alternative could be placing a solitary cushion at the center of our decorative composition or even in complete solitude at the center of our bed. Consider using a texture that echoes another important element of the room's decor. Furthermore, being a standalone piece, you can vary it according to seasons or annual festivities, further characterizing the atmosphere of your bed!
Mix Different Textures:
Mixing textures while maintaining consistent shapes and colors is an excellent way to add depth to the dedicated space of our bed. Consider alternating solid tones and simple materials with different textures, such as knitted, velvet, or fur cushions.
An original idea could be to consider cushions of completely different shapes, textures, and sizes and arrange them in a random yet carefully planned manner. Otherwise, it may give the impression of chaos and disorder, even making it visually unpleasant and unbalanced. To achieve the best result, it's important to consider a few base colors as a starting point for choosing various shades and tones.