Monday, September 9, 2013

Replace Outdoor Cushions

The comfort of enjoying your patio furniture can become compromised when cushions become dirty from the outdoor elements. Rain, wind and snow can fade outdoor cushions or cause them to accumulate grime. In fact, few cushions have a longer lifespan than a couple of years. Bountiful benefits arise from replacing your cushions. You can select a whole different color scheme, choose more comfortable fabric and restore the tidy look of your patio. Whether you are purchasing or making your new outdoor cushions, you can breath new life into your patio. Does this Spark an idea?


1. Decide if you want to change the look of your patio or stick with the same cushion fabric. Bold fabric colors offer a festive atmosphere, while muted colors can withstand fading longer. You can extend some of the color schemes found in your house to the outdoors or choose a completely different exterior design.

2. Look at your patio furniture manufacturer's catalog or website. Many outdoor furniture companies custom-make their own cushions in a variety of colors and patterns.

3. Measure your patio furniture and existing cushions. Take pictures of the furniture, so you can bring them with you to match the fabric with the type of furniture material when you go cushion shopping.

4. Visit gardening supply stores and furniture stores to compare prices. Make sure that the fabric cushions have been treated to repel mold and rain damage.

5. Custom-make your own patio furniture online. There are a wide range of companies that will make your cushions based on your patio furniture's size and measurements. Companies like Cushion Source and American Cushion Company can help you design your own patio cushions. Compare prices for the best deal.

6. Buy regular cushions and recover them yourself with outdoor fabric. Pin new fabric onto your new cushions. Flip the cushion over and pin the opposite side. Sew the fabric right onto the cushion for quick recovering.

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