Comfortable patio seating can transform an underused outdoor area into a relaxing gathering place for family and friends. Choose outdoor chair cushions that maximize comfort while adding a dose of style.
Outdoor Chair Cushion Sizes
Take the time to measure the seat and back of your patio chairs. You’ll need to find the height, width and depth of your chair to select the right size cushion. A patio chair pad only covers the seat of the chair. Two-piece, matching patio cushion sets come with both a chair pad and back pillow for the ultimate cozy seating. Some choices come with the seat and back as one piece. Look for options with ties to easily secure them to your chairs.
Styles to Consider
Choose seating cushions with a design and pattern that will add to the ambience of your outdoor living area. Here are some ideas:
● Solid Colors: Consider white chair cushions for a pristine pool area. Just keep in mind they may be more susceptible to stains. Choose bright red patio cushions for a bold pop of color on a city balcony or farmer’s porch. Blue patio cushions are fitting for a deck with an ocean view. Add outdoor throw pillows to bring in other colors or patterns.
● Patterns: Paisley, damask or floral outdoor seat cushions draw the eye and command attention. They’ll hide stains easier than solid colors and make a great complement to nature’s colors. Use them for an outdoor spot nestled in the woods or next to a backyard garden.
Outdoor cushions are designed to be fade, stain and mildew resistant. However, if your furniture has sun exposure all day, consider muted colors. Choices like tans or grays won’t show clear signs of fading. For a coordinated look, go with matching bar stool cushions and outdoor cushions for other seating, like benches and sofas.
Caring for Patio Chair Cushions
Outdoor seat pads can withstand severe weather. They’re typically filled with polyfiber or foam and covered with polyester, olefin or acrylic fabric. These fabrics naturally wick moisture, dry quickly, and are resistant to mildew and insects.
Still, it’s a good idea to use a patio furniture cover, store them in bins or move them inside when not in use to maintain top condition. To remove dirt and stains, spot clean cushions with mild soap or upholstery cleaner and lukewarm water. Let them air dry before placing them back on furniture.