Sometimes its hard envisioning a room complete isn’t it? I knew the colours I wanted for our Lounge, I knew what rug we wanted and overall was thrilled with the result. But there were still a few things missing, I am still to find the perfect pictures to hang over my desk, and have struggled finding just the right cushions, I felt I needed something personalised, something we could all relate too.
I had scoured the shops looking for something with a bit of colour but had just not found the right ones. Then as I was making my SnapFish Calendar it came to me, I would create my cushions myself. So I spent some time going through memories of our year, and one event stood out, the Diabetes UK London Bridge Challenge. We love London; it was a beautiful day with gorgeous blue skies, exactly what I wanted for my personalised sofa cushions.
The images I chose signified huge a huge milestone in our life. It has been a little over 5 years since Jacks diagnosis of t 1 diabetes. And completing the London Bridge Challenge was something we had decided to undertake as a family. It signified now only how brave Jack was, but how we had overcome a huge hurdle in our lives, we had not let it beat us, but do our best every day to keep control. And raising funds for others to help them deal with diabetes, was our way of giving back for all the support we have received.
The merry-go-round photo was taken at the South Bank, shortly after half way, at this point we were exhausted but determined to go on. I remember being struck by the beauty of it against the blue sky, and the London Bridge photo was taken as we crossed the finish line. It felt like such a triumph, our little family has come a long way, with a lot of support, patience and a very brave teenager; we have achieved some incredible goals in the last 5 years. And this point felt like a celebration of that.
Yes, I am sure I could have bought quite similar images on cushions, but these are our memories taken on our camera. And on those days when things seem a little impossible for whatever reason, we will look at these memories and remind ourselves that actually if you put your mind to it, anything is possible. Photo cushions are such great ideas for gifts, and what better way to decorate your home than with memories that inspire you to always do your best.
28 thoughts on “Adding A Personalised Touch To Home Decor”
Oh what a brilliant idea! The possibilities are endless here. Such lovely cushions too Sarah, with such a personal feel to them. I know exactly what you mean, I am struggling to choose images for our hall and landing. I love this idea and your cushions are fab! X
Thanks Lisa, yes sometimes what you want is right under your nose its just having some to make it happen for you x
These look lovely, actually far nicer than anything you could have bought in the shops, and with a personal story to go along with them. I love the idea what whenever you see these you’ll think of that lovely day and everything it stood for.
Thanks Robyn, yes I must say I love them they look great x
These are really clever. I love having unique things in my home and you can’t get more original than this.
Same here Charlene, I love the fact that no body else has them x
Wow I didn’t even know photo cushions existed. What a fantastic idea and I love the images you have chosen, so personal to you all as a family. I am sat here thinking what pictures I would put on a cushion xx
I know aren’t they great, its perfect for styling a room as you can have whatever you want x
This is such a good idea and they’ve turned out beautifully! That’s such a cool way to use your photos and create something that’s unique too. I’m a cushion fiend, now I’m going to trawl my photos to try and find something I want on a cushion! They look lovely 🙂 Mim x #HomeEtc
Thanks Mim, I know I love cushions too, and they have turned out so well x
These look so gorgeous and I love that they have such a special meaning to you all too x #HomeEtc
Thanks Jessica, I just love looking at them they are so bright and colourful and comfy x
You may have done but they would not have had the same memories.
I always look at these on Snapfish but have never thought to use pretty object or places photos, great idea xx
Thanks Kara, I actually have a few ideas for cushions it is a great way of recording memories and art x
Love the cushions, something I would never have thought to do, but they look great! It’s lovely having a personal story to go with them, makes them priceless really xx #HomeEtc
Thanks Sabrina yes it does, they remind me of such a wonderful day x
These are lovely, such a great way to share your memories. I’m sure those cushions will be treasured forever. x
Thanks Caroline, yes they will I love them x
They’re fabulous – and such a great idea. Absolutely love them – how clever, it’s amazing what you can do with photos isn’t it? 🙂 #homeetc
I know Stephanie, if you use them cleverly you can create all sorts of amazing memories x
I didn’t even realise they were your own photos at first Sarah – they are fantastic and so lovely that they mean something important to you all too. What an amazing achievement and now you can all think of it when you see these cushions! xx #HomeEtc
Ah thank you Hayley, yes they come out so well don’t they. I just love al the possibilities of printing on cushions x
what a sweet idea. It’s nice to be able to put a personal stamp on your home and they are lovely photos. #HomeEtc xxx
Thanks Kerry, I know I just love them, such a great idea x
What an incredible achievement and memories to be able to capture, they’re such beautiful photos and it makes the cushions all the more special because of how significant they are. I would never have thought to put images i capture on to things but this has inspired me. It’s a beautiful part of London isn’t it? X #HomeEtc
Ah thank you Lins, I know me neither but what a great idea x
Hello lovely! Thanks so much for linking up with us! As you know, we were hit with the dreaded winter sick bug last week so I’m so behind with my comments. Just catching up now! I absolutely LOVE your cushions — what a lovely, lovely idea!!! Makes a real change to have your precious pics in soft furnishings, rather than on the wall, doesn’t it?! So lovely!! 🙂
PS #HomeEtc is live tomorrow from 6.30am xx
Thanks Caro, yes it does, our deco is quite plain so its nice to add a bit of detail x