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How to pick the right insert

How to pick the right insert


Generally, feather inserts are regarded as the best, they tend to last longer and are great at providing lumbar support.  However, they do have their limitations. They require reshaping and plumping after use, and you will, every now and then, find the odd escaped feather floating around.

Key points:

  • Requires reshaping after use
  • Can create the ‘Karate Chop V’
  • Lasts longer
  • Good at providing lumbar support
  • The odd escaped feather


Synthetic/fibre inserts on the other hand, are a fantastic alternate to
feather, allergy friendly and require less reshaping.  They hold their
structure more and for that reason, you can't create that oh so trendy
karate chop look.  For a child's bedroom, we'd always suggest choosing
synthetic inserts.

Key points:

  • Allergy friendly
  • Requires some reshaping
  • Holds it structure (no Karate Chop V)
  • Washable
  • Can be used outdoors


Size & Quality

There's nothing worse than receiving a brand new cushion, empty at the corners, bumpy in the middle looking half the size it should.  As a general rule of thumb, you want to upsize your insert to achieve that luxe overstuffed look.  Cushion sizes usually increase in increments of 2 inches,  so don't be surprised when your cushion arrives with a larger insert.  

There are all sorts of synthetic inserts out there, we use only the
finest quality to prevent an uneven, lumpy look.

If you need help picking which insert is right for you, please do get in
touch, we are only a click away.

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