Avotakka’s picks for a home textile update: “Changing just one cushion cover may very well do the trick”

Do you feel like something fresh and colorful? Managing Editor Anu Karttunen picked a few textiles from Finnish Design Shop’s selection for giving your home an easy update for spring.

Røros Tweed  Kvam cushion, 50 x 50 cm, green
The Kvam and Mikkel cushions are made from 100% Norwegian lambswool.

A quick fix

There’s no point in changing everything in your home just to create a spring feeling. A colorful bouquet of flowers or some new textiles may be quite enough. For many, getting a new cushion is the easiest and quickest way to change the feel in the living room. Changing just one cushion cover may very well do the trick.

High-quality wool products by Norwegian Røros Tweed are lifelong friends. They are made of 100% Norwegian sheep’s wool, shorn from sheep roaming free on the mountains. The Kvam pattern designed by Kristine Five Melvær has this fun, modern yet traditional quality to it.

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Mimoides pillow by MENU, red
The Mimoides pillow by MENU is available in various colors.

Linen is always a safe bet

There is a trend now for bright basic colors, mixed in original ways. MENU’s Mimoides pillow has a fun, broken red color.

“There is a trend now for bright basic colors, mixed in original ways.”

It is made of Lithuanian yarn-dyed linen that only gets better and softer with use and washing, without losing its color. The pillow is filled with recycled polyester originating from plastic bottles.

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ferm LIVING  Bird quilted blanket, 80 x 110 cm, sand
The quilted blanket features a flock of birds that are making the most of the bird-eye view.

Magnificent birds

Items for the ferm LIVING children’s collection are ingenious, and they can be used anywhere, not just in the children’s room. The funny quilted cushion and blanket in the Bird collection are children’s size, but I would use the cushion on the sofa and put the blanket on a wall. To hang the blanket like a wall rug, roll its top edge over a thin, straight piece of wood and attach the top of the blanket to the back of the blanket with a few safety pins.

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Lena Rewell  BonBon mohair blanket 130 x 180 cm
Lena Rewell's mohair blankets are handmade in Finland.

Plushness galore

The fluffy BonBon mohair blanket by textile designer Lena Rewell is so luxurious that you cannot help but start dreaming about owning it. Handmade in Finland, it is beautiful in color and perfected by thick tassels that bring back fond memories of wool blankets from the 70s.

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Tekla’s duvet covers make each night feel like you spent it in a luxury hotel.

Must-have sheets

Tekla’s bedding has been praised so much that I think it’s time to try them. The high-quality bedding made of percale cotton has that cool, crisp feel of hotel sheets. The material has been lightly sand-washed to create a pleasant matt surface. The corners of the duvet cover have strings that can be tied to the corners of the duvet to keep it in place.

“Tekla’s bed linen make perfect gifts!”

Of the delicious colors available, I pick the olive green that goes well with so many others, although the lavender is also perfect. Packed in stylish white boxes, the Tekla duvet covers and pillowcases make perfect gifts all year round!

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Anu Karttunen

Avotakka’s Managing Editor Anu Karttunen values sustainable textiles that bring you joy year after year.

See also:

All home textiles at Finnish Design Shop >

Text: Anu Karttunen Images: Manufacturers

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