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Patio Furniture Cushions

Patio Furniture Cushions

While patio furniture is designed to be sturdy and stylish, it may   not always be made with comfort in mind.    However, this should be an important consideration;  After all, nobody wants to sit in an   uncomfortable chair for a long time.

Choosing the right type of patio furniture cushion can be just as   important as choosing the furniture itself, and there are a few things you   need to consider when shopping.  Here   we give you a little advice so that you can make the best choice.  

How   do I choose the size of the outer cushions?

It is important to make sure that you choose the correct size   pillows for your patio furniture.  If   you simply replace your existing pillows with the same ones, you can measure   the old ones to get the size.

However, when buying pillows for new furniture, you need to make   sure that you are correctly measuring the chairs.

The most common options are outdoor chaise longues and dining   chairs and benches on the patio.    Choose the pillow that best suits your type of   furniture.

How to measure chair, seat and back   cushions

  • Measure the length of the seat from front to   back.
  • Measure the width of the seat from side to side (remember that   the seat cushions can flatten over time).
  • Measure the length of the back of the chair from top to bottom   (don’t forget to subtract the thickness of the seat   cushion).
  • Measure the width of the back of the chair from one edge to the   other.

How to measure for chaise longue   pillows

  • Measure the length of the back piece from the top to the first   fold.
  • Measure the length of the seat section from the top to the bottom   fold where the leg support begins.
  • Measure the length of the leg support section from the crease to   the end.
  • Measure the width of the seat by measuring edge to   edge.

How to Measure for Seat   Cushions

  • Measure the length of the bench from end to end
  • Measure the width of the bench from end to end

Which   material is best for garden furniture cushions?

Cheaper covers may look attractive and seem like a good option,   but it’s important to think about the kind of things they’ll be exposed to,   such as damp weather and direct sunlight.    If you don’t make the right choice here, you’ll have to replace your   pillows sooner rather than later.

Materials used in pillowcases for patio furniture may look quite   similar.  they however   vary drastically in their functionality.  Here are some of the most popular options:


Otherwise known as PVC, are vinyl covers durable and   waterproof.  They are   easy to clean and can look really good, not to mention a reasonable   price.

These types of covers don’t do very well with   heat.  In direct   sunlight, they can feel incredibly hot and burn any skin that comes in   contact with them.

If you want to go with this material, Choose a light   color because it stores less heat from the sun than a darker   color.

Cotton cloth

Cotton cloth is another economical choice, and the pillows can be   colored to suit your taste and decor.    It is durable, robust and   robust.

The problem with this material, however, is that it is not   inherently water resistant.  This means   that there could be some problems with mold and   mildew.

However, the pillows could be regularly treated with   a waterproof applicationthat would serve to increase their   resistance to moisture.

Text line

The synthetic material Texteline consists of polyester yarns   coated with PVC.  It can be used to   make the pillows less likely to tear or tear   when in use.  In addition, the material   is easy to clean and waterproof.

But like vinyl, Texteline can be   heated in direct sunlight and Colors also fade   pretty quickly compared to other materials.

Overall, Texteline is a good Mid-range option for   pillowsbut they can do best when they are in the   shade.

Sunbrella fabric

Sunbrella fabric was made welcomed the best outdoor   pillow fabrics And for a good reason.  It was specially made to be   lightfast, 100% waterproof, mold and mildew resistant and   chlorine-proof.

It is next to it easy to clean and   maintain.  However, all   of this means that Sunbrella is by far out of all the options discussed here   the most expensive.

However, this would ensure that your pillows would have to be   replaced much less frequently.

What is   the best type of filling for outdoor pillows?

As with the materials used for the pillowcases, you want to make   sure that the filling you choose is durable and suitable for various weather   conditions.  The general options include:

Polyester filling

The advantages of this type of material are that it is cheap, soft   and airy.  The downside, however, is   that it is does not actually offer any   supportThis means that it is more suitable for decorative than   functional pillows.

Clustered polyfill

This has many of the same advantages as polyester filling, plus   its corresponding weaknesses – this is it tend to flatten out   over time.  However,   because the poly fill is wrapped in small bundles, it offers a little more   support.


Foam is one of the most versatile options here as it’s available   in a range of different densities and   strengths.  That way,   you can essentially decide how soft your pillows will be and how long they   will last.  By far the most common foam   density for residential seating is 1.8.


This is a thermoplastic synthetic polymer resin that ensures a   durable and economical cushion.    Pillows with this type of filling do not   flatten like other guys.    However, as you would expect, the cost is higher than the other   varieties.

Dacron wrapped

Dacron Wrapping offers the compromise between the different   options.  This filling has much of the   durability of Dacron, but at a lower price.

You also need to think about how thick you want your pillows to   be.  Outdoor furniture is often much   thicker than indoor furniture, as garden furniture is often more uncomfortable.   Most outer cushions are around 100mm to 150mm   thick.

Should   I use pillows for my garden furniture?

Throw pillows can be used to make an outdoor area even more   stylish and comfortable.  They are   suitable for patio chairs and couches, but they may be less weather resistant   than the actual pillows.  Because of   this, you may want to put them away when not in use.

There are two different types of pillows you can choose from:

  •     Throw pillows are only for decoration.  Combine brightly colored furniture with   neutrally tinted furniture for a great effect.
  •     Strengthen pillows The more ergonomic design   provides additional support for the back and neck.  You might want this if you have a lot of   time to spend with your patio furniture.

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