I’m always on the lookout for something unique that makes my living room stand out. I love bright colours and fun designs but I know not everyone does, so being able to choose your own fabric gives you choice to tailor to your own taste and the room you’re dressing. Using an upholsterer gives you a lot more options than buying something straight off the shelves, as you can buy fabric by the metre for your own purposes, or have it made into things like cushions, curtains and blinds. These cushions were hand-made for me by Yorkshire Fabric Shop.
Yorkshire Fabric Shop sells a fantastic array of high quality fabrics which you can buy by the metre if you’re looking to upholster something yourself. They also make cushions, curtains and blinds for you from their extensive fabric selection. These two cushions were a fabric I chose from the Yorkshire Fabric Shop website, called Colourful Geometric Chevron and it definitely is colourful! Wow these cushions make my sofa pop and I absolutely love it. They also go really well against the grey of my sofa and have a good match to the mustard on my living room walls. I have one feature wall painted mustard, whilst the other three walls are white, so the colour isn’t overwhelming. What do you think?
This fabric is probably a bit much for a full curtain, but it fits perfectly for my personality and décor style when used as an accent. I’m considering ordering some to re-upholster an ottoman to have a matching one! So much more fun than plain grey.
Yorkshire Fabric Shop Cushions
I absolutely adore my cushions. They’re available pre-made in small (28cm), medium (43cm), large (55cm) or rectangle. These medium ones are a great size for the side of a sofa. They’re super plump and the synthetic hollow fibre filling is quite firm, so very supportive. They have a wonderful trim and are removable, with a hidden rear zipper, quite important when I have a dog and a toddler getting everything muddy and sticky!
The fabric is thick and the colours really are bright, which is exactly what I was going for. I really like the fact that they’re made in the UK. I feel like I’m supporting a British business and getting something that’s hand-made by a company that’s experienced and has very high quality materials.
So what do you think? If you were getting new cushions would you consider having them hand-made by an upholsterer such as Yorkshire Fabric Shop? What colour and design would you be going for? Have a browse through the fabrics on the Fabric Finder and let me know what takes your eye – you can order samples or create a moodboard too!
Disclosure: I was provided with these two medium cushions and asked to share my thoughts on them. Opinion remains entirely my own.