Whether you want to brighten up an outdated patio set with new cushions, soften hard furniture with throw pillows, or invest in a cushy, couch-like piece, fabric makes everything more comfortable. Cushions can be the most expensive part of a seating set, so choose carefully.
Look for: For cushions and couches, the gold standard is solution-dyed acrylic, which is designed for outdoor use and resists UV rays, moisture, mildew, and staining. Spun polyester with a UV-protective coating dries quickly and is less expensive, but isn’t as resistant to fading.
Expert tip: You’ll get the most life from your cushions if you bring them inside as much as possible. If that doesn’t work for you, Kosin recommends buying the best quality fabric you can afford and choosing cushions with zippers.