Mastering The Art of Layering Cushions on Your Bed

I get it. Your bed is where you like to watch TV from, read a book, get some work done from…. In short, you need good back support and the headboard alone doesn’t make it. You’re also tired of the layers upon layers of cushions that need to be ferried back and forth every day.

  You want a room that you can't wait to return to at the end of the day - and a big part of that charm comes from the comfort of your bed. So here’s how you do it.

Layering cushions on your bed isn't just about piling pillows up high. It's about curating a pleasing blend of colors, textures, sizes, and patterns to enhance the visual appeal of your space. Let's dive into the tips and tricks that can help you achieve a picture-perfect, cushion-layered bed.

  1. Balance Sizes and Shapes: Start with larger cushions at the back and work your way to the front with smaller ones. This pyramid structure creates depth and dimension. A common combination is to use two larger square cushions at the back, a few standard-sized cushions in the middle, and smaller cushions at the front. We’ve just launched our headboard cushion covers that you can find here, these look amazing single or something to build upon. 
  2. Play with Colors and Patterns: Be bold and mix different hues and designs to add vibrancy. Stick to a consistent color palette, but feel free to play with variations. For example, if your palette is shades of blue, experiment with navy, sky blue, and aquamarine cushions.
  3. Quantity Matters: Too few cushions can look sparse, while too many can be overwhelming. The magic number often lies between 5 to 7, depending on the size of your bed. For a more minimalist look, three cushions can work perfectly.
  4. Theme it Up: Themed cushion arrangement can instantly elevate your bed's appearance. Nautical, bohemian, rustic, or contemporary - choose a theme that resonates with your personality and decorate accordingly.
  5. Don’t Neglect Comfort: As beautiful as it can be, a cushion-filled bed should still be functional. Ensure the cushions you choose are comfortable, easy to move, and soft to the touch.
  6. Refresh Regularly: Changing your cushion arrangement and styles can give your bedroom a mini-makeover. Seasonal updates are a great way to keep your space fresh and engaging.


Remember, layering cushions on your bed is a personal and creative process. There are no strict rules, so feel free to experiment and find what suits your taste best. Happy layering!

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