Decor & Design

Seasonal Décor: A guide to Scatter Cushions

Tips on how to incorporate scatter cushions into your home


The humble scatter cushion has the ability to elevate plain sofas, occasional chairs or bedding and make it more interesting and dynamic. It also allows you to change up your space and follow trends in a cost effective way, as you do not have to redo the whole room. Local linen company, Volpes have just  added a brand-new collection of bright and colourful scatters to their collection. Perfect timing for summer. 

Stacey Nel, Marketing Manager at Volpes, gives us her tips on how to effectively incorporate scatter cushions in you home décor.

Why use scatter cushions?

Scatter cushions add style, comfort and colour to your home in an instant. They are a quick-fix that add the wow-factor to your décor without breaking the bank, and an easy way to incorporate new trends

When to change scatter cushions?

It is best to change up your scatter cushions twice a year or even every season. This way, you can effortlessly bring new décor trends into your homes just by moving your scatters into different rooms. It can change the look of your home completely.

Where to place scatter cushions?

Don't forget about scatter cushions for benches and couches on your outside patio, which will be a hub of activity during summer braais and the swimming season. This will allow you to extend your living area and inject some personality into the space. A funky stripe, bold colour or something botanical or nature inspired works a treat here.

Which scatter shapes are best to use?

Think about where your scatter cushions will be placed. If they are on a couch, a mix of shapes is best as everyone can choose their ideal comfort level. Remember that shapes such as rectangular and square can emphasise a modern look, whereas round works better for a casual country look.

Who chooses the scatters?

Like all accessories, scatter cushions allow for an easy transition from one time in your life to another. Allowing your kids to choose their own scatter cushions for their room is a lovely way to get them involved in home décor if the rest of the room is a neutral palette. If they're into bunnies and birds right now, it is as easy as 1, 2, 3 to change the look to something more adult, like a damask print, in a few years time.

How to layer scatter cushions?

No matter where your scatters will be placed, make sure you choose three different designs. Always have a plain scatter, which anchors the look, a simple striped scatter and for the final scatter, choose something bold and exciting like a pattern or floral print to add interest. Finish off the look with a gorgeous throw for some texture.

To see the full range of scatter cusions from Volpes, visit thier website