On the high street: cushions

With work on the house essentially complete, we’re now in the finishing off stage, putting our own stamp on the newly renovated surroundings.  This weekend we took delivery of the final piece of the living room puzzle – our accent chairs (excuse the giant Minion lurking in the background).

A bold choice, yes, but with an otherwise entirely grey room I thought it was a good idea to make a bit of a statement.  And thankfully the rosy pink has gone down well, even with Mr HH. Mainly though, and for the first time ever, it’s just nice to have enough seating so that when visitors come, we can all sit together in the same room. But as you can see, the seats all look a little bit bare and unfinished so the next mission is to find cushions for both the chairs and sofas to tie the whole colour scheme together, and then we’ll be done in here. Probably.

Since I’ve been trawling the market for cushions, I thought it might be useful if I shared some of my findings from the high street.  There are a lot of great trends out there for this season, here are some of my top picks….

M&S– brilliant for birds and bees (roll over pics for prices).

Next – cosy up with warm wools, felts and tartans.

John Lewis – going bold with bright geometrics.

Dunelm – these guys have a huge selection of cushions at really reasonable prices.  They cover pretty much every trend under the sun but I love these florals.

Asda – with almost 300 cushions in their collection, there really is something for everyone here.  But the pets and retro cushions stood out for me (even though I’m not a pet lover as numerous friends will attest to!)  Could make great gifts with Xmas coming.

Those of you who follow me on Twitter (if you don’t, please do!) will know that I already invested in these fab letter cushions when they first launched.  At just £5 each, who could resist and they fit in really well with the other black accents in our room.

Last but not least, I didn’t think it would be easy to find some cushions to tie in with the variety of colours in our spare room but these charcoal metallic feather cushions from Tesco are just perfect and they were a bargain at around £8 each. At the time of posting this, Tesco has a ‘3 for 2’ offer on soft furnishings.


Since my hunt for the perfect cushion continues, please share any great finds you’ve had in the comments and thanks for reading.