It’s amazing what a difference scatter cushions can make in a room. Here are three tips for decorating with scatter cushions…

Carefully-chosen scatter cushions can add sophisticated interest to a neutral scheme or add a tongue-in-cheek twist to an elegantly chic space.

You can use bright scatter cushions to warm up a cold room, lighten a dark one or take the edge off a very bright area in a home.

What’s more, scatter cushions are relatively inexpensive so you can change them with the season and your mood.

Beetroot Inc. a successful South African lifestyle brand, was founded on the back of scatter cushions as a way to provide job creation. Today the store offers a wide range of products, along with a multitude of the scatters for which they’ve become famous.

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Here are their expert tips for decorating with scatter cushions:

1. Look at the colour of the room

Identify the predominant colour in the room and choose scatter cushions that incorporate this colour, even if it’s a subtle touch of the shade within intricate patterned or floral prints.

2. Break rule #1

If you believe rules are made to be broken, ignore the first rule and go for scatter cushions in completely different colours. The only trick is to make sure they are all of the same intensity, so they are all bright, all neutral or all pastel shades.

3. Contrast the sofa

Use scatter cushions in a complementary or contrasting colour to the sofa. You don’t want scatter cushions to blend into a sofa and match it perfectly.