Spending leisure time outdoors is an experience to be savored during pleasant summer days. Outdoor spaces and patios can be spiced up with outdoor furniture. If you want to style your backyard, you should add some outdoor pillows and cushions. An addition of these in your backyard will make a huge difference in the way your backyard looks.

Using outdoor pillows and cushions is an innovative way of accessorizing the patio, or the backyard sofa or even an outside pool. Pillows that are carefully chosen and strategically placed do make a big difference to the overall outdoor ambience. These outdoor pillows and cushions look decorative and are comfortable for you and your guests. The cushions and pillows add to the beauty of your outdoor deck and patio furniture.


The right hues always create a welcoming atmosphere. The available color palette for the pillows and cushions are endless. Choose from a wide variety of bright colors, or you can also opt for pastel colors. While choosing decorative outdoor pillows and cushions, pick colors that will match the outdoor furniture. Keep everything in the same color scheme or your chosen theme.


Before you buy an outdoor pillow for your home, consider the type of cushion you want. There are various patterns available in the market. There are patterns like solids, stripes, bold monograms, paisley print, floral print and more. There are also hand painted cushions available. Select a pattern suited to your taste or even mix and match patterns for an unconventional look.


If you have a pool, then you might want pillows and cushions that don’t soak up too much water. So select outdoor pillows that are water repellent. Outdoor pillows are very durable and are soft to touch and won’t lose color even after years of exposure to sunlight. One should opt for cushions that are easy to clean and washable.

During the process of selection, the aspects of aesthetics as well as physical comfort need to be kept in mind. You can opt for simple styles or something that is decorative and unique. Pillows and cushions are a part of your outdoor furniture and should blend in well with the rest of the décor.

Author's Bio: 

Donald Baker is a certified interior designer and runs his own interior decoration consultancy. Donald especially loves decorating a home in wooden furniture and believes that nothing gives a home as warm and cozy a touch as all-wood furniture and decor. Donald loves reading up on new design ideas, and has a special interest in space saving techniques. Here he writes about how to enhance your outdoor furniture with outdoor pillows and cushions.