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A beige sofa creates the perfect canvas for a range of colours, textures and designs, all to compliment your furniture without being too bold. This colour sofa is timeless, and can be easily adapted to current trends using cushions, by changing the cushion covers and selecting various different sizes of cushions to add depth to your design. 

 

If you’re unsure about which cushions might be right for your beige sofa, then keep reading for some top interior design tips that will make your sofa pop.

Which Colour Cushions Go With A Beige Sofa?

To bring some colour into your room without having to do any DIY, invest in some brightly coloured cushions that stick to a similar colour scheme for a co-ordinated, yet playful look.

If bright colour is what you’re after then this lovely set is bound to bring a sense of happiness to your sofa. The pattern adds dimension to the cushion, drawing in the eye with it’s combination of yellow and white, which could be accentuated even further with the addition of another, different coloured pillow. 

 

Benefits

  • Attractive, bright colour
  • Fairly priced
  • Includes filling
  • Cover is reversible

 

Disadvantages

  • Handwash only
  • One size
  • Limited colours available

These beautiful throw cushions are brightly coloured but in a softer pastel colour, perfect for those wanting a more neutral tone without going to browns or greys. The distressed diamond shaped lines across the cushion give an edgy, contemporary look that highlight any beige sofa as the centrepiece of the room. 

 

Benefits

  • Distressed finish
  • Available in a range of styles and colours
  • Quality, cotton material
  • Great value for money

 

Disadvantages

  • Polyester filling may flatten over time
  • Only includes one cushion

To add a hint of luxury to your sofa, consider the range of textures that you could use when including bright colours, such as this cotton velvet material introduced by John Lewis. This cushion is available in a range of colours such as sunburst orange, paprika red, and soft teal as seen above. The velvet finish adds a sense of comfort to your sofa, especially when paired with duck or goose feather pillows. 

 

Benefits

  • Timeless design
  • Available in a range of colours
  • Luxury but affordable
  • Washable

 

Disadvantages

  • Fabric may mark easily
  • Only includes one cushion
  • One size

Colourful cushions come in a range of different designs, and this example from Made.com shows how colours and textures can work so well together. Paired with a khaki green, this cushion adds a drop of colour to your beige sofa. The waffle texture surrounded by a gentle frill shows the plumpness of the pillow, and adds some style to your sofa without being too loud. 

 

Benefits

  • Made with 100% organic cotton
  • Unique design
  • Effortlessly stylish
  • Larger size which creates a bigger impact

 

Disadvantages

  • Handwash only
  • One size
  • Only one cushion included

Do Couch Cushions Need To Match?

When shopping for sofa cushions, it might be easy to buy a set from the same shop in matching designs, but this might not be the best thing to do if you’re looking for a high impact interior. Getting creative with your cushions could give your sofa the wow-factor, impressing family and friends with inventive colour co-ordination.

Combine colour and texture for the perfect mis-match

A simple way to introduce different styles that match well is to consider the textures and patterns of the fabric. If a pattern is attention-grabbing then it might be wise to compliment it with a plain cushion alongside it. Though, this would not be true if you are going for a maximalist style, in which case, anything goes!

One way to get creative when choosing cushions is to consider which colours and patterns might go together. This geometric cushion cover pairs well with a plain, colourful cushion.

These two cushions are a match made in heaven as the earthy green matches the geometric shapes and classic tassels. On a beige sofa, these two would attract the right kind of attention with the perfect blend of colour and texture. As these are both larger in size, you may only need two of each to fill the sofa adequately without breaking the bank.

 

Benefits

  • Uses colour and texture to elevate your living room look
  • Quality, cotton material
  • Sophisticated style
  • Combined fabrics add depth to any beige sofa

 

Disadvantages

  • May not match every decor
  • One size cushions

Use colour to light up the dark

For those who want a brighter and bolder look, clashing colours can actually work well in a dark coloured room, bringing light and joy to the atmosphere. Bright colours will stand out more on a dark background, so if you want your beige sofa to be the centrepiece of your dark grey, navy or black room, then bright colours are certainly the way to go.

These orange cushions are the perfect base for any beige sofa that needs cheering up. The uninterrupted colour with the piping detail gives undisturbed joy to the area surrounding it, but what could this colour be paired with?

This might seem like an unlikely duo to some, but the maximalist trend that has followed minimalism says that loud, clashing colours and prints should be put together, and if you want to make a statement then they certainly do that. Additionally, a different, brightly coloured throw would give further intent to this look, and your beige sofa would become the centrepiece of the room. 

 

Benefits

  • Eye-catching design
  • Fantastic value for money
  • Individual style
  • Practical, washable covers

 

Disadvantages

  • Colour clashing may not be to every taste
  • Polyester filling may flatten easily

Matching never hurt anyone

For those going for a more subtle, neutral look that carries class and elegance, matching or monochromatic colours might be a wise choice, although it’s still possible to use different textures to bring some creativity to your beige sofa and beyond that, the entire room.

Offering a touch of luxury with this metallic, abstract design gives your beige sofa a cosy yet classy feel as the light reflects gently from this cushion. Counteract this by pairing with a cushion that opposes this smooth, sleek design.

With the large, mongolian sheepskin cushion placed at the back and the metallic weave at the front, the sheepskin will add a soft, warm and comforting element to your sofa while the colour makes it a subtle decorative piece for your sophisticated living space. 

 

Benefits

  • Mixture of textures add depth to your sofa
  • High quality materials give an expensive finish
  • Timeless design
  • Neutral tones to match any decor

 

Disadvantages

  • Sheepskin is hand wash only
  • Only one cushion included
  • Not for affordable shoppers

Mature style

Those who are looking for a cool, understated style of cushion to decorate their beige sofa might lean towards darker tones. These can always be complemented by mustard yellows, burnt orange and dusty rose colours to add some life to a dark room, but it must be done cleverly to maintain the right atmosphere.

If your walls are a deep, earthy tone and you’ve chosen a beige sofa to lighten things up a bit, chances are you’re not looking for a bright coloured cushion theme. These mature tones with a burnt orange and charcoal grey bring a sense of calm and steadiness to the room.

Paired with the burnt orange tones of the previous cushion, this design adds an atmosphere of wisdom and creativity, while remaining warm and comforting. The abstract face is reminiscent of aboriginal cultures, and brings a sense of history to the room

 

Benefits

  • Mature, comforting design
  • Medium size, can be paired easily
  • 100% cotton fabric
  • Can be machine washed

 

Disadvantages

  • Polyester filling may flatten over time
  • Plain back

How Many Cushions Should You Have On A Sofa?

The amount of cushions you have on a sofa ultimately depends on the size of the sofa. If it is a large, four seater sofa then you may be able to get away with six or seven cushions of varying size. But, if it is a small two seater sofa, then a set of four might be the most it is possible to fit on. 

 

To maximise the amount of cushions you can fit on a sofa, keep them small, pairing medium sized cushions with even smaller ones.

These beautiful cushions are the perfect size to squeeze amongst other cushions, and will happily sit in the middle of your sofa as back support for whoever may be sitting down. The eye-catching design featuring a cheetah in the jungle is fitting with the modern style of bringing the outside in, and will complement any nearby houseplants. 

 

Benefits

  • Machine washable
  • Unique design
  • Includes cover and insert
  • Two cushions in a pack

 

Disadvantages

  • Polyester filling may flatten over time
  • May not be to everyone’s taste

The beige and black neutral tones of these cushions with the botanical pattern will look great with any beige toned decor while bringing some character to the room. They will also fit nicely next to some larger cushions, with the square size being just 40 x 40cm. To position decoratively in front of some existing pillows, the 50 x 30cm option may be best. 

 

Benefits

  • Modern design
  • Decorative tassels add a playful element
  • Linen and cotton blend material
  • Machine washable

 

Disadvantages

  • Does not include cushion insert
  • Price only includes one cover
  • Plain back

Perfect for the centre of the couch, this bright mustard, textured piece will sit beautifully, framed by the larger cushions on either side of it. For an effective look, pair with a set of monochrome large pillows in each corner, with a set of medium sized cushions in front in a neutral tone. This will add drama to your sofa while remaining smart and sophisticated. 

 

Benefits

  • Quality, timeless design
  • Machine washable
  • Includes cushion insert
  • Adds colour to the room

 

Disadvantages

  • Only one is included 
  • Limited colours available
  • One size

This cute little number will look great with any boho, nature inspired home. It provides a splash of colour without being too bold, and will sit nicely in any position on your sofa. Not to mention the incredible comfort it would provide, as it is made with 100% natural materials. The yarn detailing adds warmth to the pillow, temptingly World Menagerie Gutshall 100% Cotton Cushion Cover & Reviews | Wayfair.co.uk for you to lay your head down for some well-deserved rest.

Most importantly, don’t be afraid to be daring with your cushion choices. The beige sofa provides the perfect canvas for decorative pieces, such a neutral colour is very difficult to put off balance. If you change your mind about the design you want to go for, just simply change the cushion cover and replace it with something more appropriate. Good luck!

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