¿What are Kilim cushions?
Kilim cushions are sewn in an old technique that as rumor says, have come directly from ancient Persia. They are characterised by their geometrical patterns, a mix of colours that aren’t usually mixed together and an oriental look which can be used to decorate or living rooms, bedrooms or pretty much any room.
Depending on the origin of the fabrics, we usually find different colors and meanings in the prints:
Afgan Kilim cushions: they are darker, so in appearence they look heavier. Thet are also bigger and usually geometrically patterned.
Egiptian Kilim: They are usually knitted in wool. Unlike the afgan Kilim, this ones usually represent quotidian scenes in their patterns.
Turkish kilim: The most well known and famous. Due to the loom they use, they´re patterns are usually quadrangular.
How do we decorate with this style of cushions?
As we have previously mentioned, this kind of cushions bring an oriental flare. They can inspire us to create a voyager environment, or perhaps, to set up a space similar to an Arab tearoom.In case you don’t know how to use them in your events, these are our suggestions:
A hint of color
If your event is rather minimalistic, you can use kilim cushions to add a touch of color that will brighthen any room. For example, they are ideal for white spaces where we can lay two of these cushions with ethnical patterns on a black sofa. A sure bet that will break the monotony of the room.
A chill out corner
Do you have a little balcony or a corner at yor event that you would like to use as a relax area? Do you fancy having a space where guests can relax and listen to music or talk? Use wicker or iron chairs and put the cushions on them. Complete the corner with some candles or aromatisers to add a completely relaxing light. A little tip: if you use a bit of incense, the aroma will transport you directly to the 1001 Nights.
** An Arab style living room**
And if what you want to achieve is an oriental flare that transports guests to Turkey, fill up a sofa with cushions and add a rug in the same style in the floor. If you dare, you can even put some tapestry in the walls. If not, put some lanterns here and there to complete the decoration. Or add some plants and animal themed paintings. The key for this kind of events is to use plain walls in a neutral colour so all the prints and patterns do not clash.