January. It’s not everyone’s favourite month, and we can see why – short days, cold wet weather and everything looking a bit grey and miserable. Here at Fresh Design, we’re making the most of it by brightening up our interiors and adding a little colour to cheer ourselves up. We’ve found ten bright, colourful cushions for £30 and under to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step until….well, spring.
1. Exclamation mark cushion, Bombay Duck
If you’re looking to inject vibrant colour, excitement and a touch of humour into your furnishings, then this embroidered linen pompom cushion is one for you. Bombay Duck also have a number of other designs in the same range, which also come in neon pink. Prices start at £25, available from Bombay Duck.
2. Bobby summer gold cushion with pompom trim, Ragged Rose
Have the sun in your home every day despite the weather outside with this pretty gold cushion. It has a matching pompom trim and there’s a wide range of other colours available as well, so you can go as colourful as you like. £22, available from Ragged Rose.
3. Orange peacock hand embroidered cushion cover, Ian Snow
Cushions don’t come much more cheerful than this! A hand embroidered peacock is resplendent against an orange cotton base with green pom poms. It’s made in India by skilled embroiders and costs £29 from Ian Snow.
4. Lizard cushion, Neema Crafts
Add a splash of fun and colour to your home with this bright lizard cushion, designed and made in Tanzania. It’s made from bright vintage fabric with bead and appliqué detail, finished with brightly coloured piping. Neema Crafts employ people with disabilities, enabling them to have a better quality of life. The lizard cushion is available in three different colours, and costs £25.99 from Neema Crafts.
5. Plain large velvet cushion in royal blue, Cult Furniture
‘Bright’ doesn’t have to mean ‘busy’ or ‘fussy’ if that’s not your thing – these plain velvet cushions, £29, come in a range of colours and are perfect for adding warmth and texture. Mix the colours up for a cheerful effect. Available from Cult Furniture.
6. Blue blooming cushion, Mint and May
Add a focal point to your sofa with this floral fantasy cushion in shades of blue. This would look great piled up with plain cushions on a sofa, or on its own on an armchair. £29.95, available from Mint and May.
7. Cirkelblooma cushion, &Living
This unusual cushion will definitely brighten up a room. Designed and printed in Sweden, the simple circle and leaf fabric is bold, bright and fun with a strong Scandi retro feel. The cushion itself is made in Cornwall and comes with or without a feather pad. £15 (cover only) or £22 (including pad), available from &Living.
8. Colourful bunting cushion cover, The Elephant Head
This colourful and vibrant bunting patterned cushion cover has been hand embroidered by artisans from the charity Aham Bhumika in Bhopal, India. It measures 16″ by 16″ and costs £16.50 from The Elephant Head.
9. Poet cushion in peppermint, Boutique Camping
Simple but stylish, this poet cushion features two buttons in a darker shade of green and measures 36cm by 70cm. It comes complete with a cushion pad and costs £29 from Boutique Camping.
10. Abstract face embroidered cushion, MADE
Why confine artwork to your walls? This bright embroidered cushion is inspired by West Coast American pottery from the 70s . All-over cotton embroidery brings this hand-drawn design to life. It costs £25, and is available from MADE.
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