A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about the best fillings to choose for your cushion inserts. Making sure that the innards of your cushions are of good quality is paramount to getting that plump and long-lasting look, but of course, the thing we swoon over in magazines, is how the cushion looks from the outside. But where should we shop for them?
Shopping for cushions can be tricky. There are so many retailers to choose from, yet we often get stuck in a rut, shopping in the same places and never adventuring outside of those safe retailers.
So in today's post, I'm giving you a list of some familiar shops, as well as some more niche, or quirky retailers that you might want to check out. Move yourself out of your comfort zone, and try some different shops!
1. Next Home
A staple high street retailer, Next stock a range of home furnishings which are swapped out for a fresh range twice a year. Next tend to sell whole rooms sets, so if you are looking for a co-ordinated look, this is the place to go. Just be careful to mix in pieces from other retailers so that it's not all too "matchy-matchy".
Another high street retailer, Debenhams department stores sell a range of designer and own-brand cushions. They stock a really wide range to suit all sorts of different tastes, and they often run regular sales too.
3. Dunelm Mill
Dunelm Mill is more of a specialist retailer, in so far as they specialise in home goods. They have a wide range of styles and colours, although they stock far more on their website than they do in store. You can order from the website to be delivered in store.
Another department store, House of Fraser stocks a reasonable amount of cushions, although not as extensive a range as the other department stores. They group their cushions by 'patterned, plain, floral and geometric', which is kind of handy, if you're using my guide to mixing and matching cushion fabrics!
M&S have a funny reputation which has wavered over the years from being a good, dependable brand, to a bit 'old-lady'. Their homeware section, though, has generally remained true to those ethics of quality and classic design. They have a modest amount of cushions, but they range from the classic to the new and quirky! If you haven't checked them out for a while, they are worth a browse.
6. John Lewis
'Never knowingly undersold', John Lewis has a reputation for good quality and good design at the best possible price. They stock a really great range of cushions, from the classic florals and stripes through to downright fun, modern fabrics and prints.
7. Zara Home
Zara Home is a good place to shop if you are looking for something a little different. Frilled, tassled, feathered and striped, there is something here to suit more adventurous tastes, as well as a few basic staples too.
As the name suggests, NotOnTheHighStreet.com sells the most delightful range of hand crafted and individual cushions that you won't find... well... on the high street. Ahem. Acting as a marketplace for arty and crafty types, if you are looking for something unique, or bespoke, then this is the place for you.
HomeSense do not have an online store, but they stock a unique range of products in their physical shops. They are unique in that they stock individual items for sale as one-offs, so once their items are gone, they're gone. If you see a cushion you like in the shop, you'd better buy it there and then!
Loaf sell cushions in their online store under the title: 'squishy things'. I love that. They have a really small range, but they are quite quirky and for the fun at heart.
If you like a grown up classic and country style, then OKA cushions are for you. They have 150 different styles in various colourways, which coordinate with their other home accessories. They even have a cushion visualiser tool on their website too, which is pretty handy!
12. Graham & Green
Stockists of cushions for the sofa and floor, Graham and Green has a small collection of quirky cushions; perfect for vintage or tribal inspired and contemporary spaces.
13. Cox & Cox
For those that love unique or eclectic design with a Scandinavian feel, Cox & Cox stock a small range of understated cushions in soft greys and blues, with a few subtle patterns.
14. Rowen & Wren
A more artisanal approach, Rowen & Wren handpick their items. They do not have an extensive range by any means, but if you're looking for some good quality linen in muted colours, then this is the place to go.
15. Abode Living
Looking for hot lips or eye print cushions? The more wacky of you will be drawn to Abode Living's small range of cushions. What they lack in range, they make up for in eccentricity!
So get yourself out of that rut, and check out some new stores. Where else do you like to shop for cushions? Drop your favourite stores in the comments box below.
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