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18 of the most stylish new-season cushions

The best decorative designs to instantly refresh your bedroom or sofa, from luxurious velvet to colourful prints

best new season cushions
Couverture and the Garbstore

For a quick home update, nothing beats the humble cushion. Whether you want to inject a flash of colour, a burst of pattern or layer up on texture, cushions can come to the aid of many a decorating quandary. Our edit of the best new designs covers timeless classics, like velvet and linen, as well as striking statement designs.

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1 ‘Free Cushion’ by Ferm Living
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Ferm Living

Embroidered with naked dancing figures, this cheeky design is sure to bring a little joy to lacklustre sofas and beds. Available in two neutral colourways and made from organic cotton, it promotes living au naturel in more ways than one. Approx £55, fermliving.com

2 ‘Suki Cushion’ by Christina Lundsteen
christina lundsteen velvet suki cushion
Couverture and the Garbstore

Danish fashion-turned-homeware designer Christina Lundsteen has a keen eye for colour and a love of luxe fabrics, both of which are evident in her sumptuous range of cushions. Choose from bold geometric patterns, stripes and plains in a spectrum of beautiful shades. £95, couvertureandthegarbstore.com

3 ‘Block Cushion’ by Aeand
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Hand printed using a chemical-free process on European linen, each one of Aeand’s cushions is unique. Patterns are created with cut out paper shapes, lending designs a distinct, dynamic feel. £115, aeand.com

4 ‘Naturally Dyed Linen Cushion’ by Ellen Mae Williams
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Liberty London

The Royal College of Art graduate’s textiles are inspired by the changing seasons of the English countryside. Exclusive to Liberty, these cushions are handcrafted with a natural dying process that renders each one individual. £125, libertylondon.com

5 ‘Ere Cushion’ by Yinka Ilori
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Andy Stagg Photography

Admirers of Yinka Ilori’s uplifting public artworks can now bring a piece of his positivity home with the launch of his debut homeware collection. A celebration of Ilori’s British-Nigerian heritage, the range includes cushions emblazoned with the artist’s signature bold patterns. £75, shop.yinkailori.com

6 ‘Outline Cushions’ by Hay
hay outline linen cushions

Plain needn’t mean bland, as Hay’s elegant ‘Outline’ range proves. Made from a classic, gently textured blend of cotton and linen, it’s the subtle colour palette and contrasting piping that make these cushions covetable. Mix and match for best effect. £55, selfridges.com

7 ‘Albert Cushion’ by Jessica Ogden
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nicolas louis

A long-time collaborator of French lifestyle brand A.P.C., Jessica Odgen’s limited edition quilted cushions are made from offcuts from the brand’s fashion lines each season. £160, apcstore.com

8 ‘An Ode to Bill Traylor Cushion’ by Soosumsee
Thomas Searson

Inspired by folk art and outsider artists such as Bill Traylor (this cushion’s namesake), Manchester-based textile artist Bec Kirby’s cushions often depict fantastical or dream-like scenes and are hand-tufted from British-milled fabrics. £130, soosumsee.com

9 ‘Sherbet Check Ruffle Cushion’ by Society of Wanderers
society of wanderers cushion at liberty
Liberty London

Hailing from Australia’s surf coast, Society of Wanderers’ vibrant and eclectic designs are tinged with retro flair, making them perfect for boudoirs in need of a boost. £50, libertylondon.com

10 ‘Canvas & Fluffy Cushion Covers’ by H&M Home
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As easy on the wallet as they are on the eye, H&M’s new-season canvas designs will bring a splash of soothing colour to any interior, while their fluffy counterpart is a great option for rooms in need of cosying up. Available from September. From £3.99, hm.com/home

11 ‘Handcrafted Boho Cushions’ by Graham & Green
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Graham & Green

For a riot of tufting, fringing, tassels and pom-poms, look no further than these bohemian beauties. Made in India from woven cotton, their tactile textures will give sofas and chairs an instantly inviting feel. From £45, grahamandgreen.co.uk

12 ‘Abe Cushion Blue’ by Heal’s
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With its bold, Modernist-inspired print, this blocky design is sure to give living rooms a new lease of life. Team with plain designs from Heal's coordinating range for an artfully eclectic look. £85, heals.com

13 ‘Arrow Stripe Cushion’ by Colville
colville cushion at matches fashion
Matches Fashion

Colville is the brainchild of former Vogue fashion director Lucinda Chambers and Marni design director Molly Molloy. Spanning cushions, throws and rugs, its vivid and pattern-loving range exudes an effortless eclectic and bohemian vibe. £585, matchesfashion.com

14 ‘Ruffle Cushion‘ by Casa by Paboy

Paboy Bojang launched his brand during the lockdown of spring 2020 after becoming creatively frustrated without a job. Having previously worked at an artisan ceramics workshop in Italy, he drew on his eye for colour and detail to launch a range of flamboyant cushions inspired by his upbringing in The Gambia and his Naples home. Approx £98, incasabypaboy.com

15 ‘Saber Wildcard Cushion’ by House of Hackney
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House of Hackney

Teaming a flamboyant animal print background with its classic ‘Saber’ tiger motif and topped off with tassels, this House of Hackney design embraces glamour in every way possible. Plus, for each one sold, the brand will donate a portion of the proceeds to Panthera; a charity devoted to protecting the world’s wild cats. Available from September. £195, houseofhackney.com

16 ‘African Print Pillow Cover’ by Bespoke Binny
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Bespoke Binny

Made from eye-popping African wax-print cotton on the front and plain cotton on the reverse, Bespoke Binny’s vibrant cushion designs are a celebration of founder Natalie’s Ghanaian heritage. £28.99, bespokebinny.com

17 ‘Sonia Stripe Cushion’ by Ceraudo
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This classic-with-a-twist oblong cushion makes a dashing addition to unloved armchairs languishing in corners. Available in three cheerful colourways, it can be paired with coordinating fabrics for upholstery. £125, ceraudo.com

18 ‘Patiali Cobalt Velvet Cushion’ by Designers Guild
Designers Guild

For a contemporary way to do tartan, look to Designers Guild’s new collection, which features vibrant checked designs in vivid, luxuriant velvets. £95, designersguild.com

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