Scatter cushions are traditionally used to decorate a couch or sofa and can be as plain or detailed as you fancy in design. They are not intended for resting on like a bed pillow, instead they are purely for decoration and often stored in a living room Ottoman when seating is occupied.

Because hand-made is coming back into fashion, I’ve found 10 of the best and most original scatter cushions on Etsy and shared them with you lovely readers below.

Nautical anchor pillow from Vintage Affair Studio

Nautical anchor pillow from Vintage Affair Studio
Like a message in a bottle, this typographic cushion will pass on a lovely message to visitors of your sofa.

 

Zig Zag Chevron Cushion from Fabric Junkie

Zig Zag Chevron Cushion from Fabric Junkie
Aside from crossing your eyes, these fab contemporary pillows will give your seating a wake up if they look a bit plain Jane.

 

Star Trek Pillow Set from Yellow Bug Boutique

Star Trek Pillow Set from Yellow Bug Boutique
For fans of Geek Chic you can’t get a whole lot geekier than donning the Starship Enterprise commander’s badge from Star Trek TOS on your couch.

 

Geometric Pillow Cover from The Cottage Cupboard

Geometric Pillow Cover from The Cottage Cupboard
Trip over backwards and land your bum in the 1980s where this blue geometric pattern will break your fall – best used in traditional living room interiors.

 

Love Pillow Cover from Whimsy Canvas

Love Pillow Cover from Whimsy Canvas
Fancy a round of scrabble? This cushy number is 7 points strong and adds a touch of board game nostalgia with its LOVE letter arrangement.

 

Turkish Kilim Pillow Cover from Sukan

Turkish Kilim Pillow Cover from Sukan
Ideal for the winter months, the vivid patterns remind me of Christmas jumpers and snowy days. Pair it with a touch of bottle green or earthy tones and you’ve got yourself an indoor nature scene.

 

Owl Cushion from Dining Out

Owl Cushion from Dining Out
Whether you’re fan of Harry Potter’s winged companion or not, the contemporary appeal of this pillow will add dots of contrast to a typical modern couch.

 

Lab & Muslin Pillow Cover from The Lake House Mercantile

Lab & Muslin Pillow Cover from The Lake House Mercantile
If your living room screams country style, this monochrome dog cushion will enhance it further.

 

Colourful Horse Pillow from Jazzberry Blue

Colourful Horse Pillow from Jazzberry Blue
With horse racing season in full swing, this grungy equestrian illustration on a matted black background perfectly decorates any modern settee.

 

Suzani Waverly Solar Flair Cushion from Fabric Junkie

Suzani Waverly Solar Flair Cushion from Fabric Junkie
Unleash the Bohemian in you with this psychedelic pillow that complements a 70s setting as you kick back and tune in to Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club.


Randal Whitmore

Editor of Home Luv and a prolific writer and reader of interior design and home improvement. Currently undergoing a variety of building and renovation projects. Big fan of solving complex problems with simple solutions.

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