That cheap scatter cushion might be beautiful but you should think twice before buying a stack of them…a good scatter is all in the stuffing you see.
#8 When selecting a scatter cushion the density of the inner is quite important. Try not to buy scatters that are either too hard or too soft as they have a low comfort factor and will be an irritant when sitting. Down or feather-mix inners are considered to be the premium choice and can easily be reshaped and plumped. Try avoiding cushions with shredded foam as it gets lumpy or 100% polyester/hollow fibre inners that become as flat as a pancake. Rather have 2 quality feather-mix scatters on your sofa than 5 inferior scatters.
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5 thoughts on “Quick Tip #8: Scatter Cushions – It’s All In The Stuffing”
Can you mix fearhers with comforel curl for the filling of scatter cushions?
Hi there Karin, excellent question! You can indeed mix feathers / down with synthetic fibres. In fact, some suppliers sell it like that. Depending on the ratio of the mix, you will just have a much firmer and fuller cushion inner than one filled soley with feathers / down.
[…] It is no secret – here at Design Monarchy we view incorrect cushion inners with real disdain. It is one of our pet peeves. We have actually mentioned it in various past blog posts. In fact, one of earliest decorating Quick Tips was about the importance of a decent inner: Scatter Cushions – It’s All In The Stuffing. […]
Please name some of the retail outlets that stock your recommended perfect-mix cushion inners. It would be helpful to me if I can buy them at a shop in the South Coast of KZN but will shop further away if neccessary. Alternatively, how can i order them online?
Hi there, Granny Goose or Lifson Products has some lovely feather mix inners – you can order from them online.