“ Brand: Dunelm Mill / Type: Cushion „
I like dogs, but have always loved and desired to have a little westie, however hubby would only keep a dog outside, whereas I would have a dog that was inside, so since we will never agree on that, I can't see us ever owning a dog. However, that doesn't stop me from pointing a cute little westie out everytime I see one when we are out and about. It was also a reason that this cute scotties cushion caught my eye when I was in DUnelm a while ago looking at ideas for our new home as I thought it was so like the westies that I love.
We have recently decorated the porch area of a new house and put in a lovely wicker chair, as it was a reasonable size porch to do so. I wanted an attractive cushion to put on the wicker chair to accompany the small throw that I had also purchased. The colour of the porch tiles already dictated that red should be in the colour scheme and the neutral colour of the walls meant I was looking for something with a little bit of red but also something that brought a bit of life and colour to the chair. When I saw this cushion, it matched my colour scheme perfectly.
This cushion currently retails at £8.99 in Dunelm. It has a repeated dog pattern that is on both sides of the cushion which is useful because at least if one side starts to fade a little in the sunlight, I can turn the cushion over. The dogs are in various colours including reds, blue and neutral shades. THe brighter coloured dogs have an added floral pattern within their shape giving that modern twist.
I was really impressed at the quality and how well the cushion looked on my wicker chair. It really gave brightness and colour to my porch and was very eye catching, and in fact it has been commented on a lot from people coming to our door - even the postman! I like the fact that Dunelm usually offer very good quality without the ridiculous price tag and this item fits into this category perfectly.
If you like dogs then this is a very unique, bright and eye catching cushion that is well made and will add colour and style to a room, all for £8.99!
I frequently read an online forum for schnauzer owners, and recently someone posted a thread to say they had found a cushion in Dunelm Mill that had schnauzers on it. I really had no need for a new cushion, but being a schnauzer owner, I couldn't stop thinking about it.
Dunelm Mill describe this as a 'Scotties cushion'. I am choosing to ignore this description as these are most definitely the eyebrows and beards of a schnauzer (she tells herself).
THE CUSHION COVER
The 100% cotton cover is a pale cream colour and has piped edging. It features a ('Scottie'... pfft!) dog pattern in 3 different colours/patterns - beige, a light maroon with duck-egg blue flower design, dark cream, and duck-egg blue with pink/red flower design. The overall look reminds me of Cath Kidston - a bit vintage looking. I personally don't really like Cath Kidston's stuff as I find it very twee; however for this cushion's design I am very happy to make an exception as it matches the blue and white decor of my spare bedroom. I do think this would match both traditional and modern decors, and this would give a plain sofa a new twist.
The filling for this is 100% polyester. I had seen this cushion online, and when I went into the store to buy it, I was slightly disappointed in the plumpness of the cushion. I expected it to be a lot fatter than it was, and for me it was a little on the flat side. However the inside can be removed if you wish to replace the filling.
Only one size is available - 43x43cm.
Dunelm recommend that you use a cool wash on this cushion, and line dry. It cannot be ironed - although I'd imagine if you turned it inside out and ironed it on a cool setting, it would be relatively unscathed. I haven't washed this yet as I am using it for decorative purposes and therefore don't imagine I will need to wash it any time soon.
This costs £8.99. If I was using these for my sofa I wouldn't have spent this, as they would suffer more wear and tear; however because this is just going to sit in my spare room looking pretty, I was happy to pay this.
WOULD I RECOMMEND THIS?
Yes, I think this cushion is unusual and really stands-out. I think it looks nicer as a one-off piece rather than having a few of them, and while it is not as plump as I expected, for something I am not going to be sitting against or on, this is not a huge problem. It's eye-catching, will match a range of decors, and it makes me smile every time I look at it.
...They ARE schnauzers, though ;)