Outdoor Pillows & Cushions

Outdoor living rooms are becoming more and more popular these days. They may not require much decorating if you have the beauty of nature or maybe even a swimming pool as your backdrop, but you can still show off your sense of style by using colorful outdoor pillows and cushions. These decorative elements also help keep your outdoor spaces soft and comfortable, whether you enjoy entertaining friends and family or you just like to curl up on the patio with a good book.

Outdoor pillows and cushions are necessities when you bring home new furniture for your patio, porch, pool or outdoor living spaces. With so many beautiful prints and striking colors available, you may even find that you want to buy a second or third set to switch out with the seasons. Whatever your reasons for buying new cushions for an outdoor chair, sofa or love seat, it helps to know the precise measurements of each surface to ensure your choices are a good fit. If you are simply adding throw pillows, fee free to let your imagination run wild when it comes to size. Choose something that can accent the rest of your space and complement your furniture. For example, solid-colored cushions can look great with printed outdoor throw pillows, and the reverse is also true. If you have cushions with exotic or intricate prints, choose solid-colored pillows to add balance. Pottery Barn offers a selection of solid outdoor pillows in a wide range of colors.

When shopping for outdoor pillows and cushions, think about where you want to put them. If you plan to use your pillows on a covered porch, they may not see much exposure to the elements, but pillows placed on a bench by the pool will potentially experience the sun’s harsh rays, heavy rains and extreme temperatures. For this reason, it is important to make sure they are covered in quality fabrics that can withstand the weather, such as polyester. Look for waterproof options that will not mildew or mold. Some fabrics even resist fading. Also, pay close attention to what kind of care your outdoor pillows and cushions require. Many need only be spot cleaned when they are dirty.

When it comes to style, you will find that many outdoor pillows and cushion come sewn with their own pillow inserts, while others may be reversible. Do not afraid to choose bold colors and prints that you might not think about using inside your home. Your outdoor space should be fun and inviting. This is the place where you can pair bright turquoise with vivid red and show off your affinity for palm trees, paisleys, florals and stripes.