What better way to finish off a home decorating scheme than with bespoke, made to measure cushions? Cushions can add a splash of colour and fabrics can be matched and complemented to create an atmosphere and style. However, cushions are not simply an interior design item, but also desirable for our comfort. There are many different types of cushions for different uses from everyday sofa cushions to playroom floor cushions. All of these can be created quite easily with fabrics and trimmings. They can then be padded with foam purchased inexpensively from F.C. Hancox using our popular foam-cut-to-size service.

Made to Measure Cushions

Where to start

Most of us decide to make changes to the décor of our homes when things become worn out or tired looking. When we want to alter a room, we need to consider our budget and replacing expensive furniture is often not an option. What you can do in this case is upcycle your existing furnishings and this is where replacing cushions can make a big difference.

Once you’ve decided on your budget you can begin to work out how this will be spent. No doubt you will be repainting and decorating and for this, you’ll choose a colour scheme. It is here where the fun begins as you will be co-ordinating the soft furnishings to complement the new decor.

You may be refurbishing existing cushions or needing new ones. If you can sew cushion covers yourself, then the sky is the limit, but not being able to sew is not a barrier to having made to measure cushions in your home. Many online companies are offering to make made to measure covers and you could most probably find someone local to you who offers this service. You will be able to meet and discuss your needs and see and feel the fabrics. Online you will be able to see pictures of fabrics and a good company will offer samples by post for you to inspect at home. A local business may be a shop with fabrics for sale or, someone working from home who will be able to advise on where to purchase fabrics and the amount to buy. How much fabric you need will depend upon the size and shape of the cushion. This is the beauty of made to measure cushions as they can be any shape or size in any fabric type and colour.

You have your colour-scheme and fabric, you have your sewing sorted, so now you need to fill your new cushion covers to make them as comfortable as possible for their intended use. Whilst it is usual for decorative scatter cushions to be filled with hollow fibre or feathers, by far the best filler for back and seating cushions is foam.

Choosing foam for your made to measure cushions

The great thing about using a company like F.C. Hancox for your made to measure cushion foam is that we have an excellent range of foams for different kinds of cushions. Additionally, we can cut foam to any size and in a wide variety of shapes, including bespoke unusual shapes. We also have friendly, experienced staff on hand to help you all the way.

The foam you use will depend upon budget and end use, but here are some examples of our foams and the type of cushions for which they can be used.

  • Reflex Foam – A luxury foam that is well suited for seating.  F.C. Hancox stocks four varieties of this high-grade foam. Use it for sofa cushions, chair cushions, floor cushions, bench seats and window seats.
  • CMF Foam – this is a standard but quality foam and has many uses. There are four grades in stock, and each has a range of firmness from hard to general-purpose. Use it for sofas, chairs, corner units, bench seats, dining chairs, window seats and bolster cushions.
  • CMB foam – this is a very firm foam used for situations where the seating is in heavy use. Use it also for kneelers and stools.

Foam seating is all about comfort and some people prefer soft seating and others like a firmer cushion, so this is personal taste. Reflex and memory foams mould to the body’s shape and are very comfortable but are more expensive than a standard CMF foam. If you are in any doubt, we are happy to discuss your needs and we also offer a samples service so you can see and feel the foam before you purchase it for your made to measure cushions.

Bringing it all together for your perfect made to measure cushions

You have chosen your fabrics and have either made or had someone make the covers to match the shape and size you need. You have selected the foam that will best suit your project, so you are ready to order your foam, and nothing could be easier. Our foam-cut-to-size service has full instructions, you simply choose the shape nearest your cushion and add the dimensions. If the shape you need is not represented, then give us a call. Before long, your foam will be with you and all you need to do is insert it into your new cover or covers.

Made to measure cushions can enhance every home. They are an attractive and practical soft furnishing item that is easy to make, have made or have refurbished. With a wide choice of foams available from F.C. Hancox they can be made to match your own particular needs. Updating cushions with new covers and foams can be an inexpensive way of giving a room a quick makeover and adding to the comfort of your living space.

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