What are cushion inserts?

Cushion inserts are the inner stuffing that creates the inside of your cushion.

 

Having cushion inserts and cushions covers allows you to remove the cover for a quick and easy change. This allows you to simply change the look from season to season.

 

In the long run, having cushion inserts and cushion covers will be cheaper as you will not need to buy the insert every time. Another benefit of cushion inserts is that you will need less storage space.

 

Cushions inserts can be made with varying material. The three most common types are:

  1. Poly-fill - also known as polyester fill
  2. Down-filled - also known as feather
  3. Synthetic down - also known as down alternative

1) Poly-fill: Is a synthetic material used as cushioning in pillows and bedding. It is firm, durable and widely used in the bedding industry. These low-priced inserts are made from polyester, commonly referred to as polyester fiber, fiberfill, or, simply, stuffing.

Cons: Does not wash well or dry completely, causing the material to bunch and not maintain its original properties.

 

2) Down-filled (feather filled): Luxuriously loft and of high premium quality. These costly inserts are made from duck and goose feathers, providing ultimate warmth.

            Cons: Poking and losing feathers, allergenic and premium pricing.

 

3) Synthetic down: (down alternative): A replica to down. Mimicking down by using a high quality blend of cotton and polyester fibers that are thinly spun to create lofty clusters. Synthetic down is naturally hypoallergenic, ultra soft, machine washable and its lightweight material is perfect for molding your way! Affordable and premium!

 

We only sell high quality synthetic down inserts.  

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What is a decorative cushion?

A cushion is different from a pillow, in that it has two components:

  1. Cover
  2. Insert (also known as inner stuffing)

A pillow is one piece, stuffed with polyfill and a sewn-on design that cannot be removed.

Decorative cushions are preferred over pillows for many reasons. The decorative cover allows you to easily switch the cover once you have the insert.

This allows for ease of wash, interchangeability and ease of storage, without the need to store bulky and excessive pillows.

A decorative cushion is used for enhancing your space.

This can be done through the colour, fabric, texture, design, and size of the cushion.

Decorative cushions are quick, easy and affordable ways to reinvent and enhance your space. You can change your cushions depending on the season, holiday, or to refresh your space.

Colours and texture are a great way to adapt to the changing seasons and mood in your home. Using linen and cotton in bright and pastel colours are great for the spring and summer. Heavier knits and cotton canvas are great for the colder months.

A decorative cushions’ purpose is to be a focal point. It will instantly infuse new life into an old space or enhance and tie together a new room.

For ideas and inspiration check out our Instagram page.

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