The Cashmere Connection

Cashmere cushions are a great way to add a luxe factor to your interiors as they have a natural tendency to elevate any space.

By: Bindu Gopal Rao

Posted on: July 24, 2023

Cashmere is a sought-after commodity, evoking an air of opulence and refinement. But beyond the traditional shawl or stylish stole, cashmere has made an entry into home décor as well with cashmere cushions increasingly becoming a popular decor item. 

MiRooh Cashmere cushions

Cashmere cushions by Indian brand MiRooh.

Cashmere is a type of wool that comes from the undercoat of the cashmere goat, which is known for its fine and soft fibres. Cashmere wool is highly prized for its warmth, softness, and durability. A sustainable fabric with a high price tag, you can’t go wrong with cashmere.

Décor details

Cashmere cushions are a luxurious and stylish decor item that can add a touch of elegance and comfort to any space. Whether you use them to accent your existing decor or to create a cosy and inviting atmosphere, cashmere cushions are a great choice for any home. Cashmere cushions can be styled in different ways, depending on your personal taste and the decor of your space. Neha Jhunjhunwala, founder, Onset Homes, says, “Use cashmere cushions to add texture and warmth to a minimalist or contemporary space. Choose cushions in neutral or muted tones to create a subtle and sophisticated look. You can also use them to add a pop of colour to a neutral or monochromatic space. Choose cushions in bright or bold colours to create a playful and lively atmosphere.” 

Begg X Co. Cashmere cushion

Cashmere cushion by Begg X Co.

Mix and match cashmere cushions with other textures and materials, such as leather, linen, or velvet, to create a layered and eclectic look. Cashmere cushions can also create a cosy and inviting atmosphere in a bedroom. Layer them on the bed, along with other soft and comfortable materials, such as wool or cotton. When styling with cashmere cushions, it is important to pay attention to texture and colour. 

The fact that interior furnishings have turned towards ultra-luxury in the past few years, makes cashmere a much sought-after ingredient in soft furnishings – whether it’s through throws, rugs, and now cushion covers. Their warmth and softness make them the best accessory any household can have, especially in the winter season. 

Burberry Cashmere cushion

A printed cashmere cushion by Burberry.

“They also work well in a variety of decor styles, from traditional to modern. Cashmere cushions come in a variety of colours and patterns, so choosing ones that complement your existing decor can help tie everything together,” says Sanchay Dhingra, founder, MiRooh. Cashmere is available in a variety of colours and styles, and can easily help elevate and suit the mood of any room. 

“If using bright coloured cashmere cushion covers, they can be styled with the help of a warm coloured throw on the sofa. That adds a layer to the design without taking away the limelight from the cushions. If using cashmere cushion covers in neutral / warm tones - style it using a slight gold accent - a vase / lamp shade etc which will not only complement the warm tone well but also highlight its sheen and softness,” explains Neeti Chopra, founder, Neeti's Linen Library.

Brunello Cucinelli Cashmere cushion

A cashmere feather yarn cushion by Brunello Cucinelli.

Cashmere cushions are more than just a home decor piece; they are a luxurious and timeless investment that can instantly elevate any living space. “Additionally, Cashmere cushions provide versatility and adaptability in styling, making them an ideal addition for any season and occasion. So, whether you are going for an opulent and sophisticated look or a relaxed and casual vibe, Cashmere cushions have you covered,” Anushka Ahuja, Co-founder, GharGhar, rounds up.

Take care

Cashmere cushions require some special care to keep them looking and feeling their best. Hand-wash your cashmere cushions in cold water with a mild detergent and lay them flat to dry. “Avoid wringing or twisting them, as this can damage the fibres. Use a soft brush or comb to remove any pills or fuzz that may form on the surface of the cushions over time. Store your cashmere cushions in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight or moisture. This will help to prevent any damage or discoloration. Avoid exposing your cashmere cushions to harsh chemicals or cleaners, as this can damage the fibres and cause discoloration,” says Ms. Jhunjhunwala. 

The Elder Statesman cashmere cushion

The Elder Statesman cashmere cushion.

With proper care, however, cashmere cushions can last for years and become a cherished part of your home decor. Cashmere cushions are an expensive and luxurious accessory to have. If using them, they should ideally be the centrepiece of your space. They have an inherent shine and sparkle which will only become better with time.

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