“ Brand: Asda / Misc House Type: Cushion „
Last Christmas I was asked by someone to help choose a Christmas present that my whole family could enjoy. When you're talking about a severely disabled elderly man and 55 and 26 year old women that's quite a task!
Eventually we, well she, settled on these cushions since we were lacking any kind of decent cushions for our settee and I agreed they did need that extra touch.
ASDA chenille cushions come in a range of patterns and designs. They don't seem to do the ones in Dooyoo's picture anymore as I haven't seen that style in either our local store or the website. The ones we have have a cream background with stripes of different shades and sizes across it.
They had two colour options when we picked them out - brown and blue so we came home with two brown and one blue. The cover is made from polyester and cotton with the filling being 100% polypropylene. They measure approximately 36x37cm.
The cushions in our house go through a lot of rough treatment, usually being sat on, thrown across the room and used for pillow fights (don't ask!) so any cushions we have need to be able to stand up to a lot.
We've now had these cushions almost 4months and despite having been put through some quite rough treatment they've coped very well. From the beginning they've been very comfortable to sit on and lean against and on the whole the same is still true now. the stitching is still intact and I have no complaints with the way they are made in that respect.
They are fully machine washable, it does say to wash on a cold wash and not to tumble dry but I tend to wash mine at 40 degrees with the rest of the washing and have tumble dried with no problems since I never actually read the label till now! There is a zip running across one side which you can't feel when sitting on the cushions as it's protected by a layer of material but this does mean you can easily remove the filling and just wash the cover if you wanted to. I've found this to be quite a useful addition as being cream they do tend to attract dirt.
As for durability, now this is interesting actually, I'm not aware of us favouring one colour over another but I will admit that it's possible we have and it's gone unnoticed. Both brown cushions are still as good as new, all stitching intact and still as plump as the day we got them. The blue one however, whilst all the stitching is still intact has gone a bit flat. You'd be forgiven for thinking it had had an unfortunate run in with a steam roller! That said it is still comfortable and still useable just more then a little on the flat side and no amount of plumping seems to fix that.
Price wise, these cost £5 each or they're on a 3 for £10 offer. This appears to be a permanent offer as this was there when ours were bought too. For the price they've lasted well. I'm not sure what's gone on with our blue one - if we have favoured it, if it's just that particular one or something else. Due to this I am knocking off one star but despite this considering the rough treatment they go through they've lasted well so far so I am recommending them.
When it came to furnishing my naked flat when I moved into it last June I had every single thing to buy imaginable for it. With a very small budget and not knowing where to start I knew Asda, price wise along with Argos and Dunhelm would help me out!
After I got my sofa I knew I needed cushions but when I investigated the ones I really did like they were out of budget but when I wasn't really paying very much attention at all to the cushions in Asda, just walking up the aisle I spotted these, on offer with any 3 cushions being £10.00 (or £5.00 each) and these being in cream and brown were what I was after! These particular patterned cushions are also available in pink and blue shades too from what I spotted on the shelves.
What you get with this is the cushion pad and the cover. Standard sized square it is and no size is actually given. The cushion pad itself is white and thick enough and feels like its filled with like a cotton wool with like a tissue material covering on it which is made from 100% polypropylene.
The cushion cover itself is made from polyester and cotton and the main of the colour (no matter the circle colours you go for) is a cream. It's plain on the back and then on the front you have circles. The circles are stitched on so you can feel that they are embossed and the circles are stitched in lines and each line is a different shade of your chosen colour scheme (like I said earlier I went for browns) so there are brown shades on mine. There is a zip to one end of the cushion which is concealed and again cream so it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb and opens out completely for ease of removing the outer cover for washing.
You can wash this on a 30c wash and its not suitable for tumble drying (according to the care instructions on the inner label of the cover) however I wash mine on a 40c wash and tumble dry it regularly and have had no issues with it at all, however I only wash the cover and not the pad as that isn't recommended.
Inside the cushion cover, like I have just mentioned there is a care label in there and that gives every bit of information you may need.
All in all I think these great cushions. Ok they're not what I would describe as luxurious and the cushion pad isn't all that thick really but the cover is nice and easy to care for and doesn't appear cheap! Not a bad purchase and not one I have ever regretted making either!
Only available in Asda stores.