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HOW TO STRETCH YOUR DOLLARS WHEN DECORATING

Sometimes it just takes a few, classic cushions

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  • Aura Homes cushion range covers everything from velvet to linen, starting at $59.95, www.aurahome.com.au
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  • Aura Homes velvet cushion range starting at $59.95, www.aurahome.com.au
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  • Libeco Linen Cushion Cover from Pottery Barn, $23.80 - $134.00 was $34.00 - $134.00, www.potterybarn.com.au
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  • Culver reversible stripe grain sack cushions, now from $13.30 (were from $19), Pottery Barn, www.potterybarn.com.au
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  • Velvet Cushion in Grey from Living By Design, 50cm x 50cm, $99.99, www.livingbydesign.net.au
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  • Linen Fringe Cushion in Blush from Aura, $41.95 was $59.95, www.aurahome.com.au
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  • Cape Cod Stripe Cushion from Living By Design, 55cm x 55cm, $79, www.livingbydesign.net.au
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  • Coca Mojo Java Triangle Cushion, 55cm x 55cm, $149.99, www.livingbydesign.net.au
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  • Manila Chambray Cushion from Living By Design, 55cm x 55cm, $99, www.livingbydesign.net.au
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  • Strokes Indigo Cushion from Walter G, 55cm x 55cm, $145, www.walter-g.com.au
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  • Dash Dot Inverse Denim Linen Cushion, 50cm x 50cm, $139, www.walter-g.com.au
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  • Zara Home's Calm Living Red Cushion Range starting from $39.95, www.zarahome.com.au
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  • Zara Home's Calm Living Indigo Cushion Range starting from $39.95, www.zarahome.com.au
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  • Walter G dark blues hand printed fabric range, www.walter-g.com.au
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  • Walter G dark blues hand printed fabric range, www.walter-g.com.au
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April 18, 2018

How to stretch your dollars when decorating? Buy great cushions. Yep, a pair of quality cushions can make a chain store sofa look like million dollars.

One or two big generous designs are the quickest, and most affordable, way to change the look, and mood of your rooms. They can give an old space a fresh look and will cost far less than a complete overhaul.

They’re the little touches that make any space a home and signal attitude and glamour. The idea is to buy a pair or more, rather than a set, (passé) – and with so many fab new-season cushions launching this month, in drop-dead designs and shades of eucalypt, sage, fig, blush, blue, chalk and tan, it’s an easy way to instantly update your interior. Meet your new finishing touch. Find your perfect cushion here.

AURA HOME

Beautiful, casual cushion looks in neutral, fashion-forward tones. It specialises in plains with velvet and linen cushions in shades of grey, blush, eucalypt, smoke, fig or tan that can transition your rooms quickly for the colder months ahead. Its Autumn/winter 18 new-season cushion collection launches this week. www.aurahome.com.au

LIVING BY DESIGN

Want to give your interior a well-rounded appearance? Seek out its jumbo 55cm square cushions in pure cotton or velvet, some with simple fringe edging. All in timeless shades of French grey, Chambray blue, navy stripes– great versions of Carribean or Cape Cod looks, yet equally suitable for laid-back Australian living. Seek out Chelsea Fringed, 50cm x 50cm, $129;Velvet cushion in grey, 50cm x 50cm, $99.99;Manila Chambray, 55cm x 55cm, $99.99;Cape Cod Stripe cushion 55cm x 55cm, $79;Coco Mojo java Triangle cushion, 55cm c 55cm, $149.99. www.livingbydesign.net.au

POTTERY BARN

Great cushions that prove you don’t have to be rich to have smart things. Pop in regularly as stock is constantly changing to find what you are looking for. Our picks include new releases such as Libeco Belgian linen cushion covers in five classic colours: chambray, tobacco, charcoal, grey and ecru, $23.80-$134. Also antique-look Navin print cushions, $59.  www.potterybarn.com.au

SPOTLIGHT

Yep, raid the chain, buy a few metres of jewel-toned velvet, natural linen or cotton and whizz up your own cushions. Try velvet fronts backed with linen or all cotton numbers. You’ll be amazed how good they can look. www.spotlight.com.au

WALTER G AUSTRALIA

Founded in 2011 by two childhood friends inspired by the creative use of colour and graphic patterns found in Indian tribal textiles in natural yarns of cotton and linen. You will discover a hand-blocked range of generous-sized cushions (50cm-50cm squares), made by artisans in India. All in a simple modern palette of blues, stone, chalk, and ochre which mix and match with most settings and styles. www.walter-g.com.au

ZARA HOME

Zara Home, has gone for subtle cushions this season fit for an Axel Vandervoort interior. Who doesn’t want to buy faded linen or cotton cushions that could easily pass muster as bespoke designs? Check our gallery to see the interesting gems with Belgian edge. Many of these pieces are original, great examples of design, as well as being accessible and affordable. Beware…you’ll want them all. www.zarahome.com.au

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