A patio swing, classic garden bench or settee can bring a charming and welcoming vibe to any outdoor space. Increase the comfort of these relaxation havens with a stylish bench cushion.
Qualities of Outdoor Bench Cushions
Bench seat cushions made for outdoor use are more durable than indoor cushions. They’re typically made from polyfiber or foam covered in polyester or acrylic fabric. These fabrics are resistant to mildew and can’t be damaged by bugs. They’re also specially UV-treated to avoid fading and made with a water-repellent coating to protect against stains.
For maintenance, you can wipe cushions clean with mild soap and water and leave them to air dry.
Styling Your Seating
Choose a bench pad that carries serenity and style to your outdoor space. Consider these factors:
● Texture. Most cushions are either flat or tufted. Flat cushions offer a clean and simple look. Consider a tufted settee bench cushion for more comfort. It will add plushness to your patio seating.
● Color. Subdued, natural colors like sandstone blend in with natural surroundings, as do gray bench cushions. For a more vibrant look, go with a bright red bench cushion. It can bring a festive flair to a wooden bench and act as a focal point of your porch or patio.
● Pattern. Black and white striped outdoor cushions add a fresh, cabana or cafe-style look to a space. Consider a bright tropical or floral wicker bench cushion to liven up a covered patio. Accent the piece with coordinating outdoor bench pillows.
Patio bench cushions are designed to fit a bench, loveseat or settee, but they do have various widths and lengths. Measure yours carefully to choose a swing cushion or garden bench cushion with a snug fit. Look for options with ties so you can secure them to the furniture.