A short history of the 'cushion' 🏠
The easiest way to upgrade your decor!
I've always had a little obsession with cushions. They are one of the easiest and most effortless ways to inject a bit of colour, pattern or texture into any room. ⭐ Originally a piece of furniture in medieval Europe, a cushion dates back many centuries. In the Middle Ages they were huge, covered with leather and used to sit on, usually by the lower ranking people of a household. Cushions were also used as a status symbol, the more cushions you owned the wealthier you were!
Cushions or pillows haven't always been soft though. In ancient Egypt they were made from stone and used to rest the heads of mummies, and in todays world the tradition of using a stone or wood pillar under the head helps to restore the strength of the body. Looks pretty uncomfortable to me!
In todays world, they have evolved into something much softer (thankfully!) and are often used as a finishing touch to any room without costing a fortune. There are not many rooms in any house these days that do not contain at least one cushion.
Bean bags are still around of course but are now more about relaxing on rather than being kept for the lower members of the household! Cushions are there to give us physical comfort and visual pleasure, as well as adding character and style to our homes. So make sure you have a range of fabulous cushions to bring a sense of style and comfort to your chairs, sofa and beds.