Selecting Patio Cushions: 5 Tips to Making the Right Decision

When the time comes to choose the perfect cushions for your patio furniture, it’s a sign you’ve reached the final steps in creating your ideal outdoor living space. Here are five designer tips to help you pick the right assortment of patio cushions.

Patio Cushion Styles for Everyone

Patio cushions come in different styles to suit different types of patio furniture. Here is a brief overview of the cushion options available for any patio chair in your outdoor seating arrangement. 

  • Seat Cushions: Designed for certain dining chairs, as well as resin, wrought iron, wicker, strap, and Adirondack chairs 
  • Premium Seat Cushions: Designed for dining chairs and most stackable chair styles 
  • Chaise Lounge Cushions: Designed for chaise lounge patio chairs 
  • Deep Seat Cushions: Designed for conversational sets 
  • Mid-Back Cushions: Designed for resin, strap, wrought iron, and barrel chairs 
  • High-Back Cushions: Designed for dining chairs and most stackable chair styles 

Pro Tip

A lumbar pillow provides extra support for your back and a great pop of colour!
The Fabric Options

Next to cushion type, your most important choice when it comes to patio cushions is the fabric. All of our cushions feature an everLUXE® polyester filling that is resistant to the elements and keeps its shape over time. They are also UV-treated to prevent fading. 

  • Acrylic Fabric: An easy-to-clean, bleach-friendly, and durable outdoor fabric with a soft feel. Features excellent fade resistance. 
  • Printed Fabric: An easy-care option that is both durable and water repellant. 
  • Solid Woven Fabric: A durable Olefin fabric that dries in half the time as printed cushions. Easy to clean as well. 

Easy cleaning tip: Apply a mixture of dish soap (two capfuls) and water (one gallon) with a sponge. Rinse well and let the cushion air dry. 

Many Colour and Pattern Options

Patio cushions come in a range of different colours and patterns that allow you to showcase your personality. Make your patio set truly your own by selecting from our stylish patterns and custom prints, each one designed in-house by our trend experts. 

If you can’t pick between styles, then reversible cushions are a great go-to. Featuring our in-house created designs, they flip to reveal a coordinating colour or pattern. Mix and match different colours, patterns, prints, and textures for a one-of-a-kind look. 

Design detailsOutdoor pillows are great for bringing more dimension to your colour palette. 

The Finishing Touche

Put the finishing touch to your outdoor seating area with accessories and decor that help pull it all together. Take a look at our patio trend collections—Global Escape, Modern Serenity, and Balanced Simplicity — for complementary tabletop decor and dinnerware.

You can also add a natural element to your outdoor space with stylish and affordable planters. They come in several different colours for coordination with your patio cushions.

Shield your patio cushions and furniture from the weather with properly sized patio covers. Our patio covers are also available in different colours to coordinate with your design.

Other Patio Must-Haves

Consider these additional items to help create a complete patio design:

Smart storage: Use a deck box to store your patio cushions when the season is over. Keeping them dry will help extend their longevity

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