Luxury Outdoor Cushion Buying Guide: Update Your Space
News   /   11 November 2020

Luxury Outdoor Cushion Buying Guide: Update Your Space

Our ultimate guide to luxury outdoor cushions covers everything you need to know to update your outdoor style.

From colour and pattern to care and maintenance - we’re here to inspire your next outdoor look and help you on your design journey.

Discover how the little touches can go a long way…

Designer Outdoor Cushion Types

To help you choose the right cushion type for your outdoor space, explore the range of options available.

Luxury Outdoor Scatter Cushions

Luxury outdoor scatter cushions are highly decorative, designed to add a pop of colour and pattern to your garden furniture whilst providing extra comfort. This style of cushion is usually small and designed to be used in combination on a variety of surfaces to provide a stylish focal point.

Scatter cushions are perfect for accessorising outdoor sofa sets and floor areas.

Outdoor Chair Cushions

The primary purpose of an outdoor chair cushion is to make seating more comfortable for relaxing and dining. This type of cushion can be placed on all types of outdoor seating, from armchairs to carver chairs.

Outdoor Dining Seat Pads

Outdoor dining seat pads are made specifically to fit a dining chair for added comfort on harder surfaces such as wood or metal.

Outdoor Bench Cushions

Outdoor bench cushions add comfort and style to hard benches. They can be long and rectangular in shape, although some prefer to use a series of square scatter cushions for effect.

High-End Outdoor Furniture Cushions

Outdoor furniture cushions are made to fit a range of outdoor patio furniture, including sun loungers and chairs.

All of the furniture cushions in our range coordinate with our luxury outdoor seating and are woven from acrylic fibre for optimal water and UV resistance.

Outdoor Sofa Cushions

Placing outdoor sofas and armchairs in your garden can help to create an inviting outdoor living area. Cushioned sofas provide extra comfort and a tactile element to your exterior design.

Our range of luxury outdoor sofas include deep, modular cushions and bespoke cushion options in a wide range of colours.

Outdoor Patio Cushions

Sometimes, outdoor scatter cushions are also described as patio cushions. Needless to say, the addition of scatter cushions to your patio area with add colour, texture and create an inviting atmosphere for your furntiure. 

Bespoke Outdoor Cushions

If none of the above options tick all the boxes, why not go custom? We offer bespoke outdoor cushion designs to cater to all luxury outdoor furniture and design preferences.

Get in touch with our design and planning team to find out more.

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Luxury Cushions: Style, Pattern & Colour

Now comes the fun part, choosing a colour scheme for your outdoor space. When thinking about colour and pattern consider;

  • What colours and accents can you pick out in your existing outdoor furniture?
  • Do you want to match colours and patterns with plants and foliage in your garden?
  • Do the colours reflect the season and setting?
  • Does the pattern fit seamlessly with your furniture style?
  • Do you prefer eclectic pattern mixing or sleek and simple styling? 

Outdoor Cushion Shapes

Our scatter cushions come in square and rectangular shapes.

  • Square 50x50cm
  • Rectangular 30x50cm

Combining the two can be effective if you want to create a cosy, tactile environment.

Striped Outdoor Cushions

A classic striped cushion is the epitome of elegance. Go for blue and white stripes for a nautical take, or opt for a slimline stripe for a grown-up, understated look.

Alternatively, our Curacao Scatter Cushion from German fabric house Zimmer+Rhode makes use of varied width stripes to create a riot of colour and pattern.

Moroccan Outdoor Cushions

Moroccan style cushions are often used to scatter on rugs and loungers to create a luxurious, laid back space for entertaining. Choose brightly coloured cushions in reds and oranges to maximise this theme. The Torre Scatter Cushion features an exotic tile pattern reminiscent of Middle Eastern mosaic.

Bright Outdoor Cushions

Bright, vibrant cushions are perfect for summertime parties and lounging by the pool. Add a pop of colour with this bright yellow Bengali Scatter Cushion or our lime green Indian Ocean cushion.

Floral Outdoor Cushions

Evoke a classic English garden with a modern take on florals. The Corte Scatter Cushion from French Fabric House Casamance takes an abstract approach to florals with their botanic motif.

Geometric Outdoor Cushions

Looking for cutting-edge contemporary design? Geometric patterns work well with modern metal outdoor furniture designs and minimalist spaces.

The Campus Scatter Cushion’s fashionable take on shape and line will get people talking, while the more restrained Naxos Scatter Cushion will fit seamlessly into most garden designs.

Luxury Outdoor Cushion Buying Guide: Update Your Space

Nautical Outdoor Chair Cushions

If you’re looking to decorate an outdoor space in a marine setting, perhaps the deck of a boat or yacht - nautical stripes are a classic for a reason. The Young & Lovely Scatter Cushion features a jacquard trim, echoing rope accents.

Best Designer Outdoor Cushion Fabrics

Outdoor cushions need to be crafted from durable fabrics designed to withstand the elements.

Look for materials that are:

  • UV proof
  • Water-resistant
  • Chlorinated pool waterproof
  • Water, stain and soil repellent
  • Mildew resistant
  • Machine washable
  • Quick-drying

All the high-quality fabrics we use for our outdoor cushion covers feature technical fibres that offer all of the above advantages.

Waterproof Outdoor Cushions

Opting for water-resistant fabrics is particularly important if the cushions are intended for poolside lounging.

Our Parchment Cushion is made of soft Sunbrella Terry, a luxurious knitted terry towelling fabric designed to provide the ultimate combination of texture, stretch, beauty and performance. Perfect for sunbathing by the pool!

Outdoor Cushion Care

Looking after your cushions helps to keep them good-as-new for longer. Luckily, our cushions are easy to care for. Here’s how...

How to Clean Outdoor Cushions

To clean your outdoor cushion cover, place in the washing machine on a 30-degree cycle. Do not dry clean, tumble dry or iron as this could damage the waterproof characteristics of the materials.

Stains can also be spot cleaned with cool water and a general laundry product.

Outdoor Cushion Storage Box

To keep cushions in tip-top shape we recommend storing them overnight and during the colder winter months.

To do this, an outdoor storage box is the safest option. This will keep them clean and dry all season long in storage that doesn’t compromise on style.

Luxury Outdoor Garden Cushions: What to Look For

Before buying your next garden cushion, make sure it ticks all the boxes;

  • UV protected
  • Weatherproof
  • Suitable for by the pool
  • Stylish
  • Elegant proportions
  • Wide range of colours available
  • Quality fabrics
  • Soft and comfortable
  • Removable, washable cover
  • Premium designers


Indian Ocean Outdoor Cushions and Accessories

Once you’ve decided on the perfect cushions to brighten up your space, why not complete the look with luxury outdoor accessories such as rugs and lanterns?

Browse our full collection of designer outdoor cushions to find your style match.

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