Cushions are one of life’s little home décor pleasures; you can never have too many, right? These brand new photo cushions are just perfect for adding that personal touch to your home, and allow you to create a space that reflects you and your personality.

‘Your home should tell the story of who you are and be a reflection of what you love’ – Nate Berkhaus

Telling your own personal story through home décor and accessories has never been easier, with items like these on-trend cushions allowing you to do just that.

If you’re looking for ideas and inspiration on how to use them to style up a sofa, then look no further. I’ve put together some top tips on the best ways to make the most of the cushions and of your sofa.

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Simple Symmetry

If you like simple displays, then go for co-ordinating patterns like these contemporary chevron cushions that look stunning coupled with black and white photographs. I’ve chosen a pastel theme for many of my cushions which helps bring the look together, and with lots of colour choice on offer, you are bound to find something to suit your décor.

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Once you’ve started to dress the sofa, you may like to build on the look by adding a complementary style in a smaller size.

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This smaller cushion, using an edited photograph from my own home décor, helps to pull the chevron colours together and add an extra dimension to the display.

Enhanced Symmetry

Big and small mix and match

Instead of just one extra cushion, why not add one to each corner to increase the overall effect.

Here, a smaller cushion, showcasing a colourful holiday photograph, combines beautifully with the chevrons and brings further interest to this end of the sofa. Repeat the effect at the other end of the sofa to complete the display. As you can see I’ve used similar colours with each pairing to give the look a coordinated feel.

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Corner Display

Remember that not all of your cushions need to show images of loved ones. For a more eclectic display, consider using photos that you’ve taken whilst on holiday, at a wedding or a family outing. Scenery and landscapes can work just as well, and the photo effects and editing facilities on the website allow you to create some really special finishes.

Seaside theme photo cushions

Here, I’ve built up a small corner display using cushions of different sizes and colours, but with one bonding theme: The Coast. A colourful seaside restaurant, a view over the ocean and a family reflection in the harbour water all made interesting images, each one telling their own story. Together they brighten the sofa adding an element of fun and frivolity.

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Made for Comfort

Sometimes less is more, of course, so combine your photo cushions with other styles, shapes and designs. As I’ve used the more contemporary styles on my sofa, pairing them with the graphic black and white print below works well, and adds depth to the pastel colours.

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Bringing photo cushions together with other styles obviously adds extra comfort to the sofa too; an all important factor we shouldn’t neglect. As well as looking stylish, we want our home to be practical, so consider how your cushion displays will feel when you are sitting and relaxing on your sofa.

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Typography Trend

The trend for typography styled interiors doesn’t wane, and they’re a welcome addition to the photo cushions. I opted for a couple of words that depict our family and experiences on these cushions, to break up the images and give the contemporary styling extra impact.

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I hope you are inspired by the different ways in which you can dress your sofa with personalised photo cushions. Be creative, have fun and most of all create displays that suit you and your family. Let your personality shine through in your home décor choices, and experiment with different styles and combinations.

Do let me know how you get on. I would love to see what you come up with for your own home. ”

Thanks, Jen, we’re certainly feeling inspired to get styling now! You can see more of Jen’s work over at Love Chic Living.

If photo cushions aren’t currently required, look at our other personalised gift options for the home. Personalising everyday kitchenware, such as mugs, with bright colourful photos can be a great way to incorporate family photos into the home.