The Perfect Fit – For Your Furniture & Style
Use our guide to help you identify the perfect size & type of patio cushions you need for your outdoor funiture.
Grab some paper, a pencil, calculator and a measuring tape. Don't forget to take your tape measure and your list of measurements to the store.
First, reacquaint yourself with standard measurements. Next, choose an area to measure and place the hook so that it grabs one side of the area being measured. Pull the tape across the full area being measured and then lock it in place. Write down the measurement (Don't forget to round up if necessary!)
For Chair Cushions, make sure you get these measurements: (1)Back Width, (2)Back Height, (3)Seat Depth and (4)Seat Width
Measure all the way across the seat, and then divide by seat-capacity to get the width of the individual seat cushions needed.
For Chaise Cushions, make sure you get these measurements: (1)Back Length, (2)Seat Width and (3)Seat Length
Be sure to choose a "Flange" chaise cushion if yours' has more than one seat break.
Subtract the seat depth from the back cushion height. It will avoid the dreaded non-supported feeling when you sit, and your guests will thank you!
Find the right cushion type for your furniture, and choose from 100s of patterns.
Single Seat Cushions Single seat cushions come in square, iron, round, curved, wicker and deep styles. Most patio chairs can fit a square cushion. Choose a curved cushion for seats that have a curved back. Wicker chairs are unique and usually have a gently curved back.
Hinged Chair Cushions Hinged seat cushions come in regular, flanged, iron, deep seat and double hinged. These can be used in chairs that need padding both on the seat and on the back. Most hinged chairs are square shaped and have tall backs. Like wicker chairs, iron chairs have a specific cushion with a gusset to ensure padding in the right spots.
Bench Cushions Bench cushions come in regular, gusseted, wicker settee, and wicker sofa. They can also be used for sofas and love seats. Note that gusseted bench cushions are wider and thicker than the basic bench cushion.
Hinged Chaise Cushions Chaise lounges have a longer seat and back that can recline. Cushions made espeically for this style of chair include a longer seat area that hinges in the correct space to fit the fold of the chair.
Don't be afraid to mix and match cushion patterns. Pair stripes with bold florals or solids with printed patterns. And, don't forget the outdoor pillows for the perfect pop of accent color.