Outdoor Replacement Cushions

By JohnBarnes

Outdoor Replacement Cushions

If you’ve been thinking about purchasing a new outdoor cushion on-line for your furniture on the patio, then you are not alone. It is inevitable that cushions are no longer comfortable or attractive. If you find that your cushions on your furniture fit into the same category, then you too are in line to shop for and buy new cushions for your outdoor space.

This article will explain how to order and buy cushions for your patio that are made to order, high-end, or affordable. It can also make you feel confident and last for a long time.

Checking Your Cushions

Making a list of all your cushions and furniture is a crucial first step to make sure that you have accounted for all the cushions that you’ll need to replace or obtain new if you do not have one yet.

It is important to plan what you will do so that you have the cushions you require. Start with a notebook and a an uncluttered piece of paper to start your plan.

Begin by drawing the furniture pieces you own and leaving plenty of space to write notes. You can utilize a few sheets. You won’t need as many sheets of paper as you think.

The outline will list every piece of furniture you own. Start with your first furniture piece and write down the amount of of furniture similar to that you have. For example, if you have two deep-seating chairs, note the number 2 next to the name Deep Seating Chairs. This will allow you to order the correct number of cushions you need when you have set everything up. As we go through the process, you will be able identify the details of each piece of furniture.

For each piece of furniture you will determine the necessary details to include all the particulars related to the furniture as well as the desired cushions.

Identifying Outdoor Replacement Cushion Shape

Sets of outdoor furniture tend to share the same shape cushions. You can find sets with rectangle-shaped chairs or rectangular back cushions, all with square corners. Some cushions might have squared-off corners in the front, and rounded corners at the back.

Some furniture doesn’t match. A lot of people mix and match styles. Additionally, not all collections have the same style. Surprisingly enough, you can forget everything you’ve learned about your patio cushions when you journey from your patio to your computer.

So, under each type of furniture take note of the shape of the cushions. Draw an outline of the design of your cushion. Snap photos of furniture and cushions using your mobile phone, so you can refer to them easily.

Cushions that can be replaced

Generalizing slightly, cushions are made in two different methods. For filling or cushions that are tufted, the first and most economical method to create them is making them. These cushions are constructed from the outer fabric, which is filled with polyester fibers and other fillers. They’re sometimes referred to as forgiving cushions, as they do not need to match the furniture’s shape precisely. The design of the tufted cushion is unique in that it has unique curves that set them apart from the more formal foam cushions.

Foam-filled cushions are the 2nd most expensive kind. Foam cushions are more durable and hence more rigid in nature as compared to filled cushions. Their distinctive shape gives them a more sophisticated and formal appeal.

Furniture with seating that is thick usually have filled back cushions as well as foam seat cushions. Less formal sets that use only seats will usually allow for the tufted seat cushions. However, those who prefer a firmer and luxurious feel will prefer foam seat cushions instead of tufted cushions.

In this case, you must determine the type of cushions you want to use for each piece of furniture.

Measuring Cushions for Size

Outdoor furniture cushions are the same size that indoor cushions are. As you wouldn’t want the ring on your figure or the footwear that you wear to be too large or too small, neither would you want cushions for your furniture that are too loose or bound up. No one wants lousy looking cushions and you definitely do not want them to feel uncomfortable. Make sure you measure the correct size.

Most cushions are rectangular with some modifications to shape to match the shape you have determined. As such, your cushions will have the same width and depth measurement, unless you have something real special which you’ll need to alter to when you document your cushions.

If you’re certain that the cushions will fit the space, you can measure them. If you don’t have cushions that are in good enough condition to be measured such as if your cushions too damaged from usage or you’re ordering new cushions for the very first time, you’ll be required to measure the furniture to determine the right dimensions.

If you are taking measurements of the cushion, take measurements the width from center to center right to left then depth-wise center to center front to back. Log the dimensions for the dimensions of the width and depth.

For rectangular-shaped cushions with square corners, measure the frame width from right to left, center to center and then the depth from the front to back, from center to center.

If you’ve got rectangular-shaped seat cushions, it’s best to take measurements of the dimensions and width of the frames.

For cushions that have round back corners, when you’re not measuring a cushions and you are measuring the furniture, you will want to measure the width of the seat frames from between the point where the arm rests join the seat and the depth from the center of the seat from forward to back.

The above measurements apply strictly for tufted cushions or single solid foam chair-type cushions. To measure a loveseat , or sofa with foam cushions, it is necessary divide the overall size by two or three in order to find the dimensions of each foam seat cushion. Since foam cushions are designed to be used in pairs the cushion manufacturers don’t suggest making cushions for seats which are too big.

A foam seat cushion with multiple positions can lead to issues with lifting the frame or unwelcome movement.

Special care should be taken when returning cushions. If you’re measuring an old cushion you are probably in good shape providing that the cushion is a good fit with the seat cushion that is already in place. The back cushions sit on the top of the seat cushion. If you’re measuring for a back pillow, make sure you take measurements of the frame, not the cushion. In a different way take a measurement of the back frame of furniture and subtract the width of any seat cushion that it will rest on to determine the height of your back cushion.

Most of the time the majority of back cushions are sized to the size of seat cushions, so you will most likely want the back cushion to be the same with of the seat cushion. It doesn’t matter if it is similar to the size of your seat cushion. You can design it in any size you want.

Document the sizes you have identified for each cushion for each furniture type.

Determine if you require ties

Ties help keep cushions from moving far from where they’re supposed to be utilized. They can prevent back cushions from falling over and the seat cushions from falling off the seat once you sit up, or when it blows slightly too hard outside and you are not sitting on the cushion to keep it the cushion in the position.

It is odd that it is not advisable to rely on ties to hold the seats in place while you are sitting on them. It is important to adjust the way you position yourself on the chair to stop the cushion and yourself from falling off the frame of your chair. The cushion fabric that they attach to the ties isn’t ironed and neither are the tie itself. You can easily cause the ties to be pulled and stretched, causing them to fray.

Many who own chaise lounges prefer to use ties on the seat cushion because gravity causes you to slide down and make the cushion slide down. However, there is a concern: the strain placed on the ties could cause damage.

For chairs with arms such as love seats or sofas, ties are not needed for cushions. However, if you have an unarmless bench or chair like a bench, it’s recommended to use tie-downs if you place your cushions on the furniture while your not using it for long periods of time. If you don’t have tie clips, it is possible that they will be scattered across your property or thrown on the ground.

If you’ve decided to get tie-ups, determine the most appropriate place to put them. If your sofa or love seat is long, there’s typically only two tie points at the back. It’s up to you , so don’t be obligated to adhere to the standard. It is a good idea to arrange tie ties to be put on the cushion as close as possible to the place you want to tie them.

Select the appropriate fabric for your replacement cushions

It is likely to be more difficult than capturing everything in an outline, finding and choosing the final outdoor cushion or set of fabrics is probably the most difficult thing to accomplish throughout the entire process. Use only best outdoor furniture materials replacement cushions for patio furniture. It’s not difficult to figure out why the most durable outdoor furniture materials last longer and look better.

When selecting fabrics, take into consideration the colors of your patio furniture’s finishes and the outdoor decor. It is possible to add a stunning decoration to your space, or create your furniture to be the main focus.

There are a variety of floral designs that can be used in any decor thanks to the many options of all-weather spun polyester fabric. These are great fabrics to consider but they come with one drawback, and in time, they’ll start to fade following long exposure to sunlight. You can prolong their useful lives by keeping them out of direct sunlight. The UV radiations from the sun causes the color to fade over time. They can be extended by covering them by covering them with furniture or by bringing them in when they are not being used for long periods of time.

Acrylic-like Sunbrella(r) which is similar to acrylic, is the ideal choice if you don’t want to cover cushions or bring them inside. Sunbrella fabric is a top of the art solution dyed fabric that is able to hold its strength longer than most fabrics. As with all-weather fabrics, its soft cotton-like feel is a great option for outdoor cushions. While you may not have the floral selection you can in other fabrics for all weather, it’s worthwhile to consider it, especially if you like quality material.