Your backyard or patio should be a sanctuary where you can sit back and relax with a drink in hand amongst good friends and loved ones. Furniture Escape Outdoor cushions can take your patio furniture from a simple accessory to a haven of comfort and style. The great thing is there are so many styles, shapes, materials, and patterns to choose from when shopping for patio cushions. Before purchasing outdoor patio cushions, you need to think about what kind of statement you want to make, how long you want the cushions to last, and how much care they will require.
There are many different styles and themes you can choose when decorating your patio furniture with cushions. You can go for a classic European garden look, a tropical beach vibe, or a minimalist and modern theme. Wrought iron patio furniture is very classic looking, and looks best with cushions in solid colours and simple patterns. Wicker furniture works well with large, overstuffed cushions in a variety of patterns such as flowers, tropical leaves, and geometric patterns. And plastic loungers and chairs look great with square or rectangle cushions with clean lines and simple designs.
The weather can greatly affect the condition of your patio cushions. Rain, sun, and snow can cause water damage, fading, and general wear and tear on the fabric and filling of the pillows. It is best to seek out water-repellent and weather resistant materials such as covers made of polyester fibres, acrylic or Teflon coating. The inside of the cushion should also be able to drain water quickly in order to discourage mould and mildew. Cushions with a polyester blend inside tend to repel and drain water quickly. In addition, UV resistant fabrics will prevent fading. If you want your cushions to last a long time, it pays to invest in durable and high quality materials.
It is inevitable that any piece of outdoor furniture will get dirty. Even if your patio or balcony is covered, things like wind, rain and animals can all leave their mark on your furniture. For easy maintenance, opt for cushions with vinyl or acrylic covers that can be wiped down easily. Alternatively, look for cushion covers that can be machine-washed and dried quickly.
There are many factors to think about when choosing the perfect outdoor cushions for your patio, garden or balcony. Style plays a big role, as does performance, durability and maintenance. Once you have narrowed down the important features you want your cushions to have, it should be easy to transform your outdoor space into a unique and inviting haven.