Our home & style director, Ann Marie Favot, tells you how to choose toss cushions with confidence.

Q: I NEED SOME TOSS CUSHIONS FOR MY NEW SOFA. HOW DO I PICK THEM?

Toss cushions are great finishing touches that allow you to add personality to your space. Whatever your style, you’ll be sure to achieve a pleasing arrangement if you consider all five of the categories below.

Pattern: Mix motifs and scale—mini geometric with oversize floral, for instance.

Texture: Incorporate a variety of fabrics, such as linen, velvet (super hot right now!), wool, silk, canvas and suede.

Colour: Select a couple of shades that complement the room’s palette.  

Shape: Don’t get cornered into squares; look for rounds and lumbars, too.

Details: Have fun with tassels, sequins, embroidery or fringe.

TIP: Use a mixture of patterns and textures for an eye-catching display.

TRIUMPHANT TRIO
Make a neutral sofa pop by mixing several colours and multiple patterns. I love the winning combination of this bright oversize botanical, muted geometric and plush velvet solid. 

1. Euc toss cushion cover, $67, tonicliving.ca

2. Abby Spangenberg Walk the Line lumbar cushion, $51, minted.com.

3. Sanela toss cushion cover, $10, ikea.ca.

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Source: canadianliving.com

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