Looking for the most economical way to refresh your home? Turn to soft furnishings! A few cushions and a throw can change everything. I have 10 different designs for cushions, which all belong to my debut collection, Scottish Flora. With a hidden zip closure and the finest feather cushion inner, all of my cushions are designed and manufactured in Scotland.

I’m yet to create cushions and throws in The Explorer and Homelands collections, but you are able to buy the fabric and create them yourself. This makes a great craft project, and something I love seeing my customers do. If you need some advice prior to purchasing your fabric, I’m here to help.

I’ve spotted a few Mairi Helena cushions and throws in the wild and have included them below. They offer some great inspiration on how to spruce up any sofa or bed.


Above: @mycolourpophouse


Most of us like to keep our bedrooms neutral. Luckily this is the perfect backdrop to add pops of colour to your space. A single patterned piece delivers impact in a minimal space, as seen here in Sarah’s light and airy contemporary bedroom. My cushions are printed onto the finest velvet and come with a bespoke complementing plain velvet back panel. Doesn’t it work beautifully with grey?

Golden Blush Thistle Velvet Cushion; shop here.


Above: @carriecottondesign

Scandi-inspired living area? Evidence that my home accessories look absolutely gorgeous in a minimal living space. My customers often purchase my cushions to go alongside complementing plain cushions. The purple hues of the cushion make Carrie’s brown leather sofa more vibrant, and the plants pop.

Bronze Flush Velvet Cushion; shop here.


Above: @the_girl_with_the_green_sofa

Cushions make fantastic accents. Here, on Nicola’s emerald green sofa, they help make the dark colours pop. Sitting perfectly alongside her other cushions, her sofa is transformed into a mini gallery of its own.

Fire Thistle Velvet Cushion; order here. // Golden Blush Thistle Velvet Cushion; shop here.


Above: @va_va_room

If your sofa is grey and you’re not confident with colour, then think about a mix of soft and muted shades. Spotted here is my Bronze Flush Thistle velvet cushion and bespoke Emerald Thistle throw, which liven up Tori’s grey sofa. Throws make such an impact when draped across a sofa. Practical and versatile, they are effortless when it comes to making a style statement.

Bronze Flush Velvet Cushion; shop here. // Emerald Thistle Merino Lambswool Throw; order here.

We love seeing how you style your Mairi Helena home accessories. Don’t forget to share them with us on Instagram for a chance to be featured.