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Patterned & Embroidered Outdoor Pillows

Solid Outdoor Pillows

Create Fun Backyard Style with Outdoor Pillows

Decorative pillows and cushions are used all the time in indoor home decorating to enhance sofas, chairs and beds. But these lovely accent pieces can also be used to add decorative flair to outdoor living spaces. Outdoor pillows are crafted with durable and stain-resistant materials made to withstand inclement weather conditions better than indoor pillows. These pretty patio cushions come in gorgeous colors and designs to suit your personal decorating style.

Outdoor Pillow Styles

Pillows for outdoor decorating are just as diverse as indoor pillows, with cushions available in all the colors of the rainbow. To add a simple pop of color, try solid print pillows in bold shades like cherry red or dandelion yellow. There are also many pillows available in neutral tones like white and gray. Some of these solid pillows can even be personalized with a monogram to show off your family initials.

To add extra visual interest to your outdoor living spaces, outdoor cushions also come in a variety of fun printed designs:

  • Striped pillows are a classic design accent piece that will never go out of style. This eye-catching pattern adds color and interest to outdoor sofas and chairs without being overwhelming.
  • Floral and nature-print pillows are always a popular choice for outdoor spaces. Brighten your patio furniture with the gorgeous images of leaves, branches and colorful blooming flowers that perfectly imitate your outdoor setting.
  • Nautical pillows are another great print for outdoor living spaces. With designs like ropes and anchors printed in beautiful shades of blue, your space will be filled with calming seaside charm.
  • Holiday decorating is not just for indoor spaces. With holiday themed pillows for the outdoors, your backyard or front porch can also be transformed into a fun and festive entertaining space. Choose from fall-appropriate pumpkin prints, Christmas plaid, Fourth of July stars and stripes and more.
  • There are also many miscellaneous graphic print pillows to choose from, stamped with everything from animals to stars and cars. Browse the Pottery Barn outdoor pillow selection to find the pillow that suits your decorative style.

Using Outdoor Pillows

Once you've chosen the patterns and colors that suit your personality and coordinate with your decorative theme, it's time to put them to use. These durable pillows are best used in outdoor spaces and high-traffic areas around the home.

  • On the front porch or in your screened-in front room, outdoor cushions add color and create a welcoming atmosphere for your guests. Add these cushions to front porch benches, porch swings or cozy outdoor chairs.
  • In the backyard, patio cushions add comfort to your outdoor dining furniture. These colorful pillows will greatly enhance your outdoor dining chairs, lounge chairs and sofas.
  • Outdoor cushions can also be used in indoor spaces. Place a pretty pillow or two on your front room storage bench to add a bit of personality to your entryway. They can also be used in busy living rooms or family rooms.

Caring For Your Outdoor Cushions

Because they will be used outside, most outdoor pillows are made with special fabrics that are water-resistant and will resist sun fading over time. However, since most are sewn closed and do not have a removable outer layer to wash, there are certain steps you should take to keep them clean. These steps will ensure your patio cushions continue to look their best for years to come.

  • At night and during the winter months, be sure to cover your pillows and patio furniture in fabric furniture covers to protect them from the elements. Most furniture covers are roomy enough to easily cover the cushions and the furniture item together.
  • You can also choose to bring your pillows indoors once the outdoor entertaining season is complete to keep them dry and protected. You can even integrate these pillows into your interior decorating for the season then move them back outside once the weather warms up again.
  • If there's a spill on the pillow, immediately blot the liquid with a damp cloth, then blot with a dry cloth to remove any excess water. After spot cleaning, leave the pillow to air dry.
  • Spray your pillows with a fabric protectant as needed to retain the stain resistance and water repellency of the fabric.

Add life and style to your outdoor living space with beautiful outdoor pillows. These cushions will not only increase the comfort of your patio furniture, but will also create a fun and welcoming atmosphere for you and your guests to enjoy. Choose from a variety of simple and bold colors and patterns to complement your existing outdoor furniture and match your unique style.