The garden cushion has a specific utility: it allows you to make the seat much more comfortable, as well as embellish the armchair itself. The outdoor sofas are made of very resistant materials, such as aluminum and wrought iron, which, however, are also quite uncomfortable. When you buy a garden lounge, it may happen that the cushions are already included in the lounge itself, in other cases it may happen that the cushions have to be purchased separately. The shape of the cushion matches the shape of the armchair or sofa. The pillow has a rather soft and thick padding inside, in order to support the weight of the person well. The garden cushions that are used for the armchair cover both the backrest and the seat, and can be connected to it either by means of laces or by means of tear-off systems. The sofa can also be covered with cushions, and also in this case the padding layer is quite thick. Thinner cushions are used for lawn chairs.
Almost all models are removable, and this allows you to easily wash the cover. The washing must follow the instructions expressly reported on the label, otherwise there is a risk that the fabric may shrink and therefore the lining may no longer be the appropriate size. Since these are fabrics that will cover outdoor seats, they are quite resistant and, in case of stains, these can be easily removed with the use of a brush. Advice can also be requested directly from the retailer. When the fabric of the garden cushion is worn it must be replaced with a new cover. If you have purchased an outdoor lounge, it is also possible that the same company offers the customer the possibility of being able to replace the cover. If this is not the case, either you go to an upholsterer or you can buy fabric and make custom-made covers.
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When buying the garden furniture, the choice of the appropriate cushion is very important. There are those who prefer that the cushion is an integral part of the seat, and those who instead want the cushion to be moved and not tied to the seat itself. The fabric most used for the covering of garden cushions is cotton, too delicate fabrics are avoided and tend to get damaged. The choice of color is often oriented on very light shades, which are easy to combine with any type of material with which the garden lounge was made. It is also true that shades such as sand, white, ivory white, tend to get dirty more easily, especially if placed in an outdoor environment. It is unusual to see garden cushions in very bright shades or with patterned fabrics, the trend of bringing a touch of color through garden cushions, perhaps coordinating them with other accessory elements, has become more frequent, especially in recent years. In a beach house, garden cushions could be chosen in shades of blue, to recall the color of the sea, in a country villa, they could be chosen in very dark shades such as plum or deep blue, to contrast with the surrounding greenery. In the case of sofas, in addition to the cushion that affects both the seat and the backrest, other small rectangular or round cushions can be added. In this case the fantasy and the choice of color could be in contrast to create a lively game that goes to brighten up the environment itself.
There are many outdoor structures that are left in the garden even during the winter. In the case of cushions, however, these must be stored in a dry and clean place. Leaving them outdoors would cause the pillow to get wet due to the rains and therefore to be damaged, thus becoming unusable. It may be helpful to have a bench where you can store them.
The choice of whether or not to use garden cushions is entirely personal, some believe that the cushion covers the structure and therefore the beauty of the armchair itself, and those who think it is essential to make the seat more comfortable. The chaise lounges themselves can be covered with cushions. The more contemporary models present it in its basic version, with the possibility of choice by the customer whether or not to add a cushion. Having replacement covers for the cushions allows you to use them throughout the summer. It is preferable to avoid using them without any cover because the padding, once damaged, must be completely replaced. If the garden cushion is purchased separately from the seat, the cost fluctuates according to the shape, size and upholstery fabric; these are characteristic elements to look out for when going to a store to purchase.
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