Add Style and Comfort with Patio Furniture Cushions

One of the biggest drawbacks to patio furniture is its relative uncomfort. Since many people don’t have a covered area for it, it tends to be exposed to the elements, which prevents many people from purchasing cushions or other soft coverings. Of course, if you’re willing to drag them under a covered area each night or don’t mind covering them, then cushions can add a touch of comfort and style to your patio furniture.


Choosing patio furniture cushions really isn’t a difficult task, as you only read need to consider the style you want, the fabric, and the color. As far as the fabric goes, basic cotton or polyester is typically used, and most cushions, beyond those designed to be used indoors, are made of the same material. However, it is possible to find some cushions that are made of a fabric or special covering that wicks away water and prevents it from getting wet and becoming foul-smelling.

Once the fabric issue has been decided, then it’s time to settle on style. Obviously the first thing you need to determine is the size and shape you need, which could severely limit your choices. Most cushions are more or less designed the same way, so in the end, the only real decision you will have to make is color.

The color of your cushions, or, if you’re feeling bold, the pattern, should go with the surrounding decor and the color and style of the furniture itself. For example, if you have a burnt red stained deck, then orange or other warm colors would be ideal for cushions. In the end it all comes down to personal preference. Thankfully, stores like Wal-Mart, Target, and even your local grocery stores all carry patio furniture and cushions to help make your decisions easier.

Posted on June 28, 2012 at 9:00 AM