7 Things to Consider When Purchasing Outdoor Cushions

On the hunt for some outdoor cushions to complete your outdoor area? Our in-house designer here at Salt Sun Sand has put together a little guide to help you. Here are 7 things to consider when purchasing outdoor cushions:

  1. Material - Opt for cushions made from durable and weather-resistant materials suitable for outdoor use. Common materials include polyester blends, acrylic fabrics, and solution-dyed acrylics, which are resistant to fading and mildew.
  2. Comfort - Consider the cushion's padding and fill to ensure it provides adequate comfort and support. Look for cushions with a sufficient thickness and resilient fill material, such as foam or polyester fibre, which will retain their shape and provide a comfortable seating experience.
  3. Size - Consider your lounge set up when deciding on how many outdoor cushions you need. A general rule of thumb is as many cushions as there are seats. For example, if you have a 3 seater lounge you should use 3 cushions, 2 cushions for a 2 seater lounge etc.
  4. Maintenance - Check if the cushions are easy to clean and maintain. Look for options that have removable and washable covers. Additionally, consider cushions that are resistant to stains, as they will be exposed to outdoor elements.
  5. Style - Choose cushions that complement your outdoor décor and personal style. Consider the colour, pattern, and design options available to find cushions that enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of your outdoor space.
  6. Quality – Be sure to check if the cushions have been thoroughly tested to withstand the harsh Australian climate. Have they been SGS tested? How many hours of sun have they been proven to withstand? Are they mould and mildew resistant? Check that the outdoor cushions use quick-dry foam inserts to ensure no moisture retention which could cause mould growth.
  7. Brand – lastly, ensure you are buying from a brand you trust. A brand that is dedicated to creating lasting outdoor products. A brand that is passionate about the outdoors and dedicated to ensuring sustainability in their manufacturing processes. A brand with over 20 years of experience, research and development in the outdoor furniture and accessories industry. A brand like Salt Sun Sand.

By considering these factors, you can select outdoor cushions that are durable, comfortable, and well-suited to withstand outdoor conditions while adding beauty to your outdoor seating area.