While sitting outside is pleasant in and of itself, more relaxation can be found by sitting on some garden furniture cushions that you’ve made yourself. Here are some tips to keep your cushions for outdoor furniture looking fresh.
All of the materials to make garden furniture cushions are easily found at your local craft and fabric stores.
If you want your garden furniture cushions to last, it would be best to invest in 100% acrylic fabrics. Acrylic fabrics are made to be waterproof and the colors of the fabric will last for long periods of time. The brands of fabrics come in a variety. One of the more popular brands is called Sunbrella. They have numerous patterns that suit every style. Other worthy brands for your garden furniture cushions include Bella-Dura, Richloom and Tommy Bahama. If you’re a newcomer to outdoor fabrics and feeling a little overwhelmed, ask a fabric store employee for help.
The most common fabric style for garden furniture cushions is a stripe pattern. If you’re making your own cushions for outside furniture for the first time, stripes would make the cutting and placing of the fabric easier.
Once your cushions are assembled and placed on your outdoor furniture, maintenance is important. Shake out dust, pollen and other things like might get caught on your cushions regularly. If there is a downpour of rain, or a massive snowstorm, bring the cushions inside. To spot clean the cushions, mix a little bleach with warm water and spray them. If your cushions for outside furniture get too wet, lean them against something or wash them. However, if your cushions are acrylic, do not wash them; they will melt.
These tips for your garden furniture cushions should help them looking bright and beautiful against your outdoor furniture.