There are normally two kinds of cushions for the furniture in your backyard. Whether you have a lounge chair or an Adirondack, you’ll either choose separate pieces that cover the seat and the back or one long piece that covers both. Beyond the types of cushions, use these tips from Wicker Paradise to determine which cushions are right for you.
An ill-fitting cushion can be uncomfortable while also looking terrible on the furniture, which can bring down the entire look of your outdoor space. Seat cushions might be more forgiving if they’re a little too small but the backs of the cushion will look strange. Measure the length and the width of your chair to ensure you have the right size before purchase.
The cushions should be weather resistant as well as mold and mildew resistant. You can’t use regular interior cushions for your outdoor furniture. They should be able to resist the rays of the sun to avoid the colors fading, which means they should be UV resistant.
Pattern and Color Matches
When you don’t purchase the cushions for patio furniture at the same time, you might not be able to get the same colors or patterns. You can still have a cohesive design with solids and stripes in the same color palette. Contrasting colors can be appealing too.
When ordering your outdoor furniture cushions, have the correct measurements and an idea of the colors, patterns and type of cushions you want for your outdoor space. The cushions are often the base of the color palette in the backyard, so it can be especially important.