Oooh la la! With holiday season fast approaching, it’s time to inject a little French chic into your sitting room or conservatory with a dash of Continental style. We’ve picked out our top ten favourite French-inspired cushions for the ideal expérience française, all in the comfort of your own home.
1. Blue stripe linen cushion, Coastal Home
This high quality French linen cushion features indigo blue and stone stripes on both sides, and is supplied with a duck feature pad. Measuring 43cm square, it’s handmade in the UK and costs £34.95 from Coastal Home.
2. French wisteria cushion, Alice Atwell
This summery cushion in purple, teal and aqua is reminiscent of warm sunny days in the French countryside. Just break open a baguette and open a bottle of rosé to accompany it! The cushion measures 45cm square and comes with its own duck feather pad. It’s printed in England from an original watercolour painting, and costs £38 from Alice Atwell.
3. French vintage script cushion, House of Fraser
This over-sized cushion is exclusively designed for House of Fraser, and measures 50cm square so you can really make a statement. It’s 100% cotton with a polyester pad so it can be slung in the washing machine, making it a practical choice for garden rooms and outside chairs. £30, available from House of Fraser.
4. Upcycled French grain sack cushion, Little Mill House
Made from a vintage French grain sack, this cushion has a dark blue stripe running through the hessian and features the mill stamp on the front. It measures approximately 60cm x 50cm and comes with a feather cushion pad. £50, available from Little Mill House.
5. Oxford outdoor cushion, John Lewis
This gorgeous French grey cushion is made from polyester that’s hard wearing and weather resistant so it can be used outside. A great addition to your outdoor dining chair, deck chair or lounger, it measures 50cm square and costs £25 from John Lewis.
6. Blue and cream toile cushion, Love from Rosie
This elegant blue and cream cushion is covered in classic French toile material with a rose and scroll design, and features contrasting French ticking-inspired stripes on the reverse. The cover’s removable, and fastens with fabric ties. The cushion measures 50cm square and costs £22.95 from Love from Rosie.
7. French butterfly cushion, Live Laugh Love Ltd
This beautiful French vintage-style cushion cover features a faded butterfly and script design with frilled edging, and tie fastenings on the reverse. £14.95 from Live Laugh Love.
8. Eiffel Tower cushion, Alhambra Home
9. Tweed malou cushion, GreenGate
10. Springtime in Paris cushion, Alhambra Home
We love this fifties’ print Parisienne ladies and street scene cushion cover. Made from 100% cotton, it’s fully washable and measures 45cm square. £16 for cover only, from Alhambra Home as before.