Outdoor lounge and chairs with cushions

Should you choose pre-made or Custom made outdoor cushions?

Whilst here in Australia we are coming towards the end of summer, now is a great time to update your patio or backyard furniture. That way you’ll be ready for summer entertaining and not get caught up in the rush that always happens leading into Christmas! And for those who live in warmer climates all year round, it’s always a good time to update your outdoor space. One way to spruce up your outdoor seating area is by adding new cushions to your chairs, benches, or lounges. But should you opt for pre-made cushions or go for custom-made ones? In this blog, we’ll discuss the benefits of choosing custom-made outdoor cushions over pre-made ones.

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Custom Made Cushions ensure a perfect fit

First and foremost, custom-made cushions ensure a perfect fit. No two chairs or benches are identical, so pre-made cushions may not fit your furniture perfectly, leaving gaps or overhangs that can look unsightly and be uncomfortable to sit on. With custom-made cushions, you can choose the exact dimensions and shape you need, ensuring that your cushions fit snugly and comfortably on your furniture.

Choose the fabric design and colours

Another advantage of custom-made cushions is the ability to choose the fabric and design. When buying pre-made cushions, you’re limited to the designs and colors that the manufacturer has chosen. With custom-made cushions, you have an array of options to choose from, including colours, patterns and fabrics. This way, you can personalize your cushions to match your outdoor décor or your personal taste.

Greater durability

Custom-made cushions also offer greater durability. Since they are made to order, you can select high-quality materials that will withstand the elements and frequent use. Pre-made cushions may not be made with the same level of quality, and the fabric may wear out or fade over time. Or, if you don’t want to spend a fortune, but still want the perfect fit of custom made replacement cushion covers, you can opt for a fabric that suits your situation. There are cheaper fabrics that can be used if your furniture is kept undercover, or you can store your cushions away when not in use. (We always recommend storing cushions when not in use, even for the most high end fabrics – that way you will get years and years of enjoyment and good times!)

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Indoor & outdoor use

In addition, custom-made cushions are a great way to add a unique touch to your outdoor or even indoor space. If you have an unusual shape or size of furniture, it may be difficult to find pre-made cushions that fit. By choosing custom-made cushions, you can create a one-of-a-kind look that reflects your personal style.

Finally, custom-made cushions are an investment that will pay off in the long run. While pre-made cushions may be cheaper initially, they may need to be replaced more frequently due to wear and tear or changes in style. Custom-made cushions, on the other hand, are built to last and can be re-covered if necessary.

In conclusion, while pre-made outdoor cushions may be convenient, custom-made cushions offer a perfect fit, greater durability, unique designs, and long-term value. So, if you’re looking to update your outdoor seating area this season, consider investing in custom-made cushions to elevate your space and make it more comfortable and inviting.

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