Designing cushions can be a fun and creative process. Here are a few things to consider when designing your own cushions:
Size and shape: Consider the size and shape of the cushion in relation to the space it will be in. A large square cushion may be appropriate for a big sectional couch, while a small round cushion may be better suited for a rocking chair. If you are making a cushion to fit a space pay special attention to shape - you may need to make a template with kraft paper or similar.
Fabric: Choose a fabric that will complement the room's existing decor. Think about color, pattern, texture, and durability. When making outdoor cushions or cushions that will see a lot of sunlight you are advised to choose a fabric that is indoor/outdoor - something that will both wear well and will fade lesser. Remember the sun fades all fabrics - indoor outdoor fabrics last longer
Filling: Decide whether you want to use a feather, down, or synthetic filling for your cushion. Each type of filling has its own unique characteristics, so consider which one will work best for your design. We can work with you to choose the comfort level - there are many choices from plain foam to spring down for cushions for indoor use. THere are choices for easy dry foams in addition to the standard foam for outdoor use.
Trim: Consider adding trim or tassels to your cushion for an added touch of detail.
Purpose: Decide on the purpose of your cushion. Will it be used for comfort, decoration, or both? Is it going going to be outdoors?
Care: Consider the care required for your cushion. Will it need to be dry-cleaned or can it be machine washed?
Accessories: Think of adding buttons, zippers, ties, or other embellishments to add a touch of personality to your cushion.
Color scheme: Coordinate the color scheme of the cushion with the room's existing decor.
Budget: Make sure to factor in the cost of materials and any additional expenses when planning your budget.
Patterns: Think of adding stripes, geometrical shapes or even a monogram to your cushion to add a fun touch to your decor.
Functionality: Consider the usage of the cushion, if it's going to be used for seating or as a backrest, choose a thickness and firmness accordingly. We can work with you to choose the comfort level - there are many choices from plain foam to spring down for cushions for indoor use. THere are choices for easy dry foams in addition to the standard foam for outdoor use.
Designing a custom pillow allows you to be creative and make something that is truly unique and tailored to your personal style.
Stop by at any of our stores and talk to our professionals about designing the pillow, choosing the right combination of fabrics and trim. We can work with you at every step of the process to create that special cushion that will work in your space for you to enjoy for years to come.