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What is a boudoir cushion?

There are so many different types of cushions, with varying sizes, decorations and fabrics, that finding the right one can be difficult. Cushions are often called pillows in other English speaking areas because they have the same fluffy filling, whether feathers, foam or other synthetic filling...

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What type of inners are best, feather or polyfibre?

The type of cushion you're referring to makes a difference in the best type of filling. If you're talking about a bed cushion or pillow for sleeping, the answer will be different from a cushion for the chair or other type of decorative cushion...

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How long can I expect my cushions to last?

The answer to that question depends on many different things. The care of the cushions and amount of abuse they take is important. If they're simply sitting on a couch as décor, out of the sun and seldom touched, they'll last quite a long time. If you have children or pets...

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How do I know which size cushion will best fit in my sofa?

To know which sized cushions will best fit your sofa depends on a lot of things. Factors like the size of your sofa, the shape of your sofa, the positioning of your sofa and what you will use your sofa for should be considered...

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How many cushions is too many on a bed?

Now this might seem like a rather bizarre question to ask but then again most of us have seen the result that too many cushions can give. It can get to the point when the bed becomes buried under a mountain of plushiness and..

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How many cushions is too many on a sofa?

If your dog, cat or children sit down on the couch and disappear into a sea of cushions, you have too many! Seriously, it's a good question. Cushions are a wonderful way to change the décor in the house without having to spend a fortune. They add interest to...

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How often should I rearrange my cushions?

How often you should rearrange your cushions depends on many things. Factors like where your cushions are what they are made of and how energetic you feel. Cushions are designed to be used to bring comfort to a seating or lying area, like a...

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How resilient are cushions? Can they be sat on in the garden?

This is a very quirky question and has no simple or obvious answer. There are many types of cushions that are specifically made to be used outdoors and normally these will be constructed from weather resistant materials that will give some greater protection from...

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How much should you spend for a quality cushion?

The quality of the cushion isn't necessarily an issue of price, but an issue of craftsmanship, type of material and design quality. Your decorating style is the most important element to use when purchasing a decorative cushion. Colour, design, size, embroidery, embellishments and fabrics all create...

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How to know when it's time to replace dishevelled cushions

If your cushions are lumpy, thinning or stained beyond repair, the answer is a definite yes to replacing them. You can tell if it's time to replace any cushion by seeing if it's misshapen or lumpy. Dishevelled cushions may just need washing and fluffing in the dryer or by hand. If you can't wash it, take it to...

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How should I care and clean cushion cases

Cushions can collect dust, be the brunt of a midnight snack and collect body oils that leave them looking dull, unattractive and even stained in spots. To keep your cushion looking its best, you need to wash it. In same cases, this is an easy task. You simply unzip the case, remove the inner cushion and follow the cleaning instructions...

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How to choose cushions that will compliment your bed and bedding

Cushions have become the 'must have' addition to pretty much every room in the house these days. Gone are the days when a cushion was only for the best arm chair and exclusively for use by granny to prop her up while she watched television...

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How to choose cushions that will compliment your sofa

Cushions have become a necessary addition to the majority of homes these days from pretty floral bed cushions to statement cushions that are strategically placed on a favourite chair. Cushions can be used indoors or outside in the garden, they can be utilitarian or simply attractive to look at...

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Can I get matching cushions in different sizes?

You'll often find cushions in the same fabric of various sizes and often various shapes. Our easy to use product index can help you in the process. You'll find it on the left hand side of main categories, such as cushions. One easy way to find matching cushions is to...

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Glossary of cushion related phrases

You'll often read different terms when talking about cushions. This is not a comprehensive list, but will include many of the terms used for decorative cushions. This will help you decide which cushion type is right for your home and...

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If I order ready made cushions do I have to get my own inners?

The answer is no, you don't have to buy your own cushion pad. We at Terry's understand your amazement at our low prices and think there's some type of catch, such as the missing pad or a note attached that says, “Some assembly required.” Because of our low price, that's understandable, but..

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My sofa is one colour, is it OK to have a cushion that doesn't match?

One wonderful thing about decorating is that you can have a wide variety of texture, design and colour to create your own personalised look. Not only is having a non-matching cushion okay, it's actually more interesting and aesthetically pleasing. Imagine a room with...

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Why should I buy a cushion online from Terrys Fabrics?

We're always glad to answer that question. It gives us an opportunity to brag a bit, without stepping out of line. At Terrys Fabrics, we strive to find the best possible quality at the lowest possible price. It's a tough job, searching through all types of cushions, looking for the unique and distinctive that has...

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Will cushions fade in direct sunlight?

Unless the cushion has UV protection, it will fade when exposed over a long period to direct sun. Ultraviolet rays from the sun create a break in the chemical bonds, which in turn causes fading. It's similar to the bleaching effect the sun has on your hair. Certain types of fabric are more prone to fading...

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A complete guide to different cushion fillings and pads

There are many things to consider when choosing which type of filling you need in your chosen cushions. For example, if your cushions are for use outside on a regular basis then you will probably need to go for a filling or pad that has more waterproof qualities and perhaps even a stain resistor...

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Are cushion designs timeless or do they follow certain trends?

It goes without saying that certain cushion designs are timeless and these classics like tartan or chenille will enhance your home’s décor for many years without looking old or out-dated. The ever popular animal print or statement colour will also generally stand the test of time...

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I've seen a cushion I like, but I'm not sure where to put it in my home

We’ve all been there haven’t we, your browsing online or perhaps you walk past the window of a high street shop, a certain colour or pattern catches your eye and hey presto and you fall in love with that 'must have' cushion. You just can’t resist and on impulse you buy...

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Why should I buy a cushion online rather than going into a store?

Buying a cushion online rather than from a high street shop makes sense for several reasons. Haven’t we all had the rather daunting experience of walking into a shop and being pounced upon by an overzealous shop assistant who trails around behind you asking...

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Why should I buy cushions for my home?

There are many reasons to invest in a selection of cushions to use throughout your home and even outside if you wish. There are always those who think that cushions are an unnecessary item that only serves to clutter a room but we are here to convince you otherwise...

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A complete guide to different cushion fabrics and their suitability around the home

There are a huge range of different types of fabrics available these days and many of them are commonly used in the manufacture of cushion covers. It is useful to know a little about these fabrics before choosing your cushions as the wrong choice of cushion cover can be both costly and annoying...

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A complete guide to different cushion types

When it comes to choosing new cushions it might seem like a daunting prospect especially when you consider the huge choice available. The cushions in your home are a reflection of the decorating style that you are trying to create and a beautiful selection of cushions can give the finishing touches to any room...

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Can I mix and match different cushions or should they all be the same?

The cushion has been around for a very long time and has come a long way, these days the cushion is a vital part of any home décor. There are not many households that are totally without at least one cushion and...

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Common cushion sizes and how to avoid overpoweing a sofa or bed

Originally the cushion was a fairly uncomfortable leather bag filled with horse hair or coarse wool that would have been used to make hard wooden chairs a little more comfortable to sit on. Cushions have come a long way in the...

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Complimenting your home décor using a matching cushion

The humble cushion has been around since the middle ages and usually made from hard durable leather. There use was to give a little more comfort when sitting on stone or wooden seats. The idea that they might one day become...

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How to choose different cushions that will work together

When it comes to choosing cushions for your home it is quite easy to get lost in the enormous variety there is to choose from. You just have to look in any home decorating store, popular interior décor magazine or blog to see...

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How to compliment cushions with other furnishings for the home

Cushions have recently become a vital part of home décor, these days it would be hard to find a household where there were no cushions at all. In the past the humble cushion used to be something that was just an afterthought and merely...

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Should I go for a traditional cushion or something more modern?

This sort of question comes up all the time, people are just not sure of what choices will look good in their home. The easy answer of course is to go with what appeals most to you, normally we tend to...

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Should I match cushions to my room colour and design?

This is a difficult question to answer as people can have very different views about what the word ‘match’ means. To some it would mean an exact colour, fabric and design match, whilst to others it might mean...

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