Whether you enjoy entertaining friends and family, or just relaxing with a cold beer and a good book, the outdoor lifestyle can be enormous fun. But in order to make the most of your outdoor living space, it needs to be a comfortable and pleasant environment. Should you look outdoors and see some scruffy old garden furniture with a few faded outdoor cushions, you won’t have much of an incentive to spend time outdoors. So, instead of making do with a few lack-lustre bits of furniture, give your outdoor area a major design overhaul and inject a bit of fresh colour into your soft furnishings.
There are a million and one colours you can choose from, but when it comes to using colour outdoors, it is better to pick stronger colours as these will stand out more in bright light. If you need inspiration, look around your garden and see if there are any brightly coloured plants or flowers you can use as a starting point. Alternatively, look at nature’s colour palette and go for bright blues, verdant greens and hot, tropical reds, oranges and yellows.
Remember, some colours complement each other better than others. For examples, purples and yellows, blues and oranges all look fantastic in tandem. So, if you have some blue sun beds, spice them up with a few bright orange outdoor cushions.
Outdoor Entertaining in Style
If you want your outdoor parties to be memorable, you need to put a bit of time and effort into creating the right atmosphere. Outdoor furniture is essential, particularly if you are serving up food and drink. When buying new furniture, make sure it is made from durable materials that won’t suffer too much in the sun (although it is always sensible to store garden furniture in a dry place over winter in order to protect it).
Outdoor furniture cushions are the perfect way to add your unique style to your outdoors. Maybe a neutral décor suits or if colour is your plan, choose bright colours that will stand out day and night. Accessorise with coloured candles, lights, glassware and plates. You could also buy an umbrella in a complimentary colour.
As the unofficial ‘cushion experts’, Outdoor Factory would love to help you create a space that you and your guests can’t wait to relax in.
Say goodbye to those old, faded cushions or that bare space, order your new cushions today.