If you live in places that have warmer temperatures, for sure, your house or apartment will have some outdoor space that lets you sit and enjoy the warmer months and bask under the heat of the sun. For instance, there are some families that prefer to stay outdoors such as in their decks and verandas come the summer season to enjoy the cool breeze rather than locking themselves inside of their homes.
Thus, if you are left with no other choice but to make the most out of these hot summer months, your outdoor areas must be something that you pay close attention to. If possible, how you decorate the inside of your home should also reflect how you decorate your outdoor space. Now, one of the best outdoor decorations that you can get for your outdoor space includes some outdoor cushions. The following are some tips to selecting your outdoor cushions wisely.
When you talk about outdoor cushions, the first thing that you have to consider about them is that they must be more durable and firm in comparison to indoor cushions. Despite the fact that you will be securing your outdoor cushions in covered outdoor areas, they will still experience much harsher conditions in comparison to their indoor counterparts. Some of these conditions include moisture and dust from air. That being said, the fabric that you choose for your outdoor cushions must be well thought of.
Though you might feel that getting outdoor cushions made of cotton or linen materials is a good idea and will give a more comfortable and relaxing feel to your outdoor area, you might want to think again. Using these materials need constant care and maintenance unless of course it is fine by you to take them outdoors if you only need them and then take them back indoors if you are done using them. In the same way, choosing outdoor cushions made of leather or silk will again require a lot of care on your part most especially from the outside elements there are.
One of the best materials that you can get for your outdoor cushions will be duck canvas and cotton canvas. Such materials are plain woven fabrics that are both hard-wearing and durable compared with the materials just mentioned above. If you prefer some more comfort in your outdoor cushions, then you should go for duck canvas material since they are more tightly woven and smoother than cotton canvas material. Such materials also dye easily; so, you can choose from a wide variety of patterns and colors to them making your outdoor area an even more interesting place to be in.
By adding some color to your outdoor cushions, you are making your outdoor space more interesting and far from being neutral. There are no rules to your outdoor cushions. It will even be best to not be limited by certain color palettes. Unlike your indoor cushions, with outdoor cushions, there is just no need for you to make sure that all colors blend seamlessly. Outdoor cushions are all about mixing and matching really. Go with the brighter and bolder colors for them.
In addition, do not hesitate to use different shapes and sizes of your outdoor cushions. The look of your outdoor area will be better improved by mixing some rectangle- and square-shaped outdoor cushions to it.