Up a notch: 8 of the best embellished cushions

There are cushions – and then there are embellished cushions. These gilded and glitzy numbers do more than just accessorise a sofa, bed or chair, they're a talking point and statement piece in their own right.

Justifiably so, as many of these glamorous cushions have been hand-embroidered, stitched with sequins, covered with gems or otherwise taken beyond the cushion comfort-zone of colour and pattern.

So pimp up your furniture with one of these prized possessions.

Kiss Harlekin cushion cover, £63, Day Birger Et Mikkelsen at Amara

Kiss Harlekin cushion cover, £63, Day Birger Et Mikkelsen at Amara

Add a little fabulousness to your home with this cushion cover by Day Birger Et Mikkelsen. It features a glittering harlequin pattern made from sequins, which contrasts beautifully against the linen ground.

Kiss Harlekin cushion cover, £63, Day Birger Et Mikkelsen at Amara

Kiss Harlekin cushion cover, £63, Day Birger Et Mikkelsen at Amara

Add a little fabulousness to your home with this cushion cover by Day Birger Et Mikkelsen. It features a glittering harlequin pattern made from sequins, which contrasts beautifully against the linen ground.

Glam Rock rainbow sequin six star cushion, £98, Jan Constantine

Glam Rock rainbow sequin six star cushion, £98, Jan Constantine

Inspired by the dazzling 1970's Glam Rock Era, this colourful cushion is made from black felt wool and stitched with red, orange, yellow, green, blue and indigo sequins in the form of glittering stars - the most iconic motifs of the time.

Shaggy fringe cushion, £65, Verloop at Liberty London

Shaggy fringe cushion, £65, Verloop at Liberty London

This all-over handmade shaggy fringe cushion from Verloop epitomises the New York-based brand’s smart and innovative approach to traditional knits. It's crafted from a soft mohair-blend yarn and is entirely covered in layered rows of chunky fringe resulting in a cool and colourful cushion with oodles of character.

Chrysanthemum olive velvet cushion, £175, Mother of Pearl

Chrysanthemum olive velvet cushion, £175, Mother of Pearl

This charming Mother of Pearl floral pattern is digitally printed onto cotton velvet and finished with gold fringing offering a boost of boldness to your sofa or bed.

Sexy Blink glamorous beaded cushion, £95, Rockett St George

Sexy Blink glamorous beaded cushion, £95, Rockett St George

Inject a shot of glamour and fun to just about any room with this Sexy Blink Cushion. Its edgy rock ‘n’ roll design will keep the disco spirit alive in your home

Bad is Good! Arlequin cushion, £95, Christian Lacroix at Designers Guild

Bad is Good! Arlequin cushion, £95, Christian Lacroix at Designers Guild

Which is better Good or Bad? This striking cushion from the House of Lacroix says both - with exquisite embroidery and beaded details, the digitally printed cushion with its myriad of colourful tones will be sure to make a statement in your interior

Large Nepalese tiger rug cushion cover, £125, KINSHome at Wolf & Badger

Large Nepalese tiger rug cushion cover, £125, KINSHome at Wolf & Badger

Make a statement with this Large Nepalese Tiger cushion on a rich blue and white cowrie shell background, embellished with gems.

Embellished shape study cushion, £68, Anthropologie

Embellished shape study cushion, £68, Anthropologie

This cushion is a showcase of craftsmanship. In true Anthropologie style, it has been hand-embroidered from soft cotton and embellished by hand with decorative beads and sequins. The fringing on the edges is a charming touch that adds further texture.