Top ten ocean-inspired cushions for your cosy home

Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside! Summer may be starting to draw to a close, but we’re keeping our memories of sunny beaches, coastal walks and ocean colours alive with these sea-inspired cushions, perfect for adding a little marine chic to your home.

1. Hand painted beach scene, Edwina Cooper Designs

Each one of these hand made cushions is unique.

We’re sinking into our deckchair on a hot, sunny day. There’s a glass of iced lemonade to hand and nothing else in sight except a single sail boat on the horizon…..oh, we’ve woken up. Escape into a relaxing dream at any time with this beautiful cushion, featuring a unique panel hand painted in fabric paints. Priced at £40, it’s available from Edwina Cooper Designs.

2. Yellow delight cushion, Christopher Daniel

These stripey cushions add a nautical flavour

This cheerful yellow cushion reminds us of stripey deckchairs. Use them for garden furniture or in conservatories or garden rooms to preserve that sunny feeling. £22.50, available from Christopher Daniel.

3. Seaside cushions, Jan Constantine

In strong blues and reds, these cushions would grace any beach hut

Inspired by Jan’s cottage on the Cornish coast, these seaside designs of lobster, compass and crab come in nautical cobalt blue and cream with red accents. For more information about the seaside collection, which includes other details and retails at £75 per cushion, visit Jan Constantine.

4. Puffins cushion, Andrea Lauren

Create your own Puffin Island

Who could resist this puffins cushion? Featuring the unmistakable bird with its black and white colouring, distinctive black head flattened, brightly-coloured bill, the cushion is designed by Andrea Lauren and costs £30 from Hunkydory Home.

5. Coastal cottage cushion, Claire Loves

Perfect for your cottage or castle

This UK-made cushtion is beautifully illustrated with higgledy piggledy seaside cottages.  Available in dark navy and sea grey, the cushion cover is made from heavyweight 100% cotton fabric and comes with a duck feather inner pad.  It measures 45cm by 45cm and costs £36 from Claire Loves.

6. Beach hut cushion, Coastal Home

Give a coastal feel to your favourite chair

Turn your home into a beach hut with this pretty printed cushion. The cheerful design is printed on both the front and back of the cushion cover and a duck feather inner is included. £26.95 from Coastal Home.

7. Nautical striped cushion, the Nautical Company

Nautical but nice.

The seaside credentials of this cushion couldn’t be any better – not only is the design called ‘nautical striped’, but there’s also an embroidered red anchor for a splash of colour. Priced at £19.99, available from The Nautical Company (where else?).

8. Blue seagull cushion, Sandra Hardy

A stylised seagull adds a nautical twist to this cushion

Seagulls can be a hazard at the seaside – best to keep them safely in your living room. This cushion is screen printed with seagull design on a background of old food advertisement text, and comes complete with a feather cushion pad. £40, available from Sandra Hardy.

9. Lighthouse cushion, DigetexHOME

A realistic printed storm scene makes this cushion stand out

For something a bit different, how about this stormy lighthouse cushion, £32? Printed on both front and reverse, it comes with a feather pad and measures 43cm by 43cm. There’s also a matching roller blind available, both from DigetexHOME.

10. Angel fish cushion, Free Spirit Designs

This angel fish cushion adds a dash of quirky style to an interior.

Oyster-coloured linen cushion with appliqued angel fish in quirky, pink tartan. The waves are stitched on in  hot pink cotton thread. There’s also a matching seahorse cushion in turquoise. Cushion pad not included. Priced at £39.50, available from Free Spirit Designs.

By Sara Walker

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