More than just a comfort feature, garden furniture cushions are a real finishing touch for exterior decor. Trending colours and designs can liven up a large patio or a city balcony.
How to choose cushions for garden lounge furniture?
There is a wide range of choices for outdoor cushions. On a deckchair or lounger, there is an outdoor seat pad which attaches directly to the seat with clips or laces. In the same way that a seat pad is fitted to a chair, an armchair, bench or sofa cushion fits the seating for real comfort. For a relaxed style, an outdoor pouffe made in a water repellent fabric will offer additional seating. Also, decorative cushions are decor accessories for the patio essential to dress up the sofas and armchairs. Some are purely decorative, while others have a practical use linked to patio furniture.
When choosing outdoor cushions, it is essential to opt for a material that is resistant to bad weather and UV rays, in order to keep its original colour and to not affect the quality. These outdoor accessories therefore have the advantage of not needing to be brought inside or stored under cover when it rains. On the other hand, not all materials are the same. A cotton cover is popular for its natural feel, but this plant fibre remains quite fragile. It is advisable therefore to choose a water-repellent cushion cover. Protection against moisture is all the more important if the deckchairs and loungers are situated next to a swimming pool. Synthetic fabrics such as polyester or acrylic offer excellent resistance to water, and also to ultraviolet light, while also feeling pleasant to touch. There are also some seats pads designed for outdoor use which are breathable and permeable, which let water and moisture drain through and are quick to dry. This is the case for the innovative BeComfort seat pads® and Hedona or Tundra which offer unrivalled comfort.