Cushion Covers: Alternative Solutions to Outdoor Replacement Cushions

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An outdoor living space is a hot commodity in the real estate industry. In fact, when homeowners invest in their outdoor areas, they can make as much as 500% return on their investment.

Not only does your patio boost your home value, but it also provides an additional room of your house that you can use to relax or entertain guests.

But, because your patio furniture is exposed to the elements such as harsh sunlight, rain, wind, and dirt – patio cushions don’t last as long as indoor ones.

One of the best ways to maximize your savings is by buying patio cushion covers instead of outdoor replacement cushions.

Here are a few reasons why this makes sense. Read on. 

Keeps Cushions Clean

One benefit of using outdoor cushion covers is that you can wash the cushion covers when they get dirty.

Life happens. Your dog’s muddy paws, ketchup from your kids’ hot dogs or a host of other oops moments may soil your clean patio cushions.

It can be tedious to use various stain remover products and try to blot the stain out of permanent cushions. Instead, with removable patio cushions, you can just pre-treat the stain if needed and throw it in the washing machine.

Your patio furniture will look new and elegant all the time if you keep your cushions clean.

Say Goodbye to Faded Cushions

Your backyard is meant to be an outdoor oasis where you and your family can relax and enjoy beautiful weather.

Yet, long sunny days take their toll on patio cushions. The UV rays from the sun act as a bleaching agent. Over time, the sun will dull and fade the vibrant colors of your outdoor fabrics.

Even fabrics that claim to be UV resistant fade. They just last a little longer than some of the other cushions.

When you choose to buy Fig Leaf patio cushion covers, you breathe brand new life into your outdoor furniture.

And unlike some other brands of patio cushion covers, these ones won’t be bunched, too loose or wrinkled. We take your dimensions to send you cushions that will fit like a glove.

No More Mold

One of the worst things about having fabrics outside is that you could get mold on the cushions from exposure to rain and heat.

Mold is a safety hazard for you and your family’s health. When cushions get mold inside the inner material, it is impossible to get the mold out.

The cost of replacing moldy patio cushions can be very expensive. Especially if you replace your cushions again and again.

When you buy mold-resistant patio cushions, you prevent mold from reaching the fiber filling inside your cushions. The mold-resistant fabric doesn’t let water penetrate into the cushion filling.

So instead of throwing out your patio cushions, you can just replace the cover when the mood hits you.

Change Your Style Whenever you Want

One of the benefits of having patio cushion covers is that you can update the look of your outdoor space whenever you want.

Go for trendy, bold patterns, or bright colors. Then, when you want to change the feel of your patio, switch to muted, neutral tones.

With removable patio cushion covers, you can mix and match your covers to suit your taste as the seasons change or as fancy strikes.

Better for the Environment

Many outdoor fabrics that are used on patio furniture use nylon.

Did you know that it takes up to 40 years for nylon to decompose at the landfill? Other synthetic materials found in cushions can take hundreds of years to decompose. 

If you think about the number of patio cushions that end up at the dump each year, the toll on our planet is astronomical.

Buying snug cushion covers instead of outdoor replacement cushions is better for our planet. 

A handful of fabric compared to up to 10 square feet of foam and fabric is a big difference. And by buying fabric covers, you extend the life of your current patio cushions so less go to the landfill.

A Perfect Match For All 

You may add additional seating to your outdoor living space this summer, or the next. Or the one after that.

Then you face the dilemma that your new loungers or chairs don’t match your existing furniture.

It would be wasteful and expensive to get brand new cushions for both your sets.  A better option is to order patio cushion covers that will all match.

Not only will these covers protect your cushions, but they will also make your furniture look unified and cohesive.

This is great if you have a few pieces from various collections. Or if you are a garage sale lover, it’s a great way to tie together the look of odd pieces you salvage.

Less Expensive than Buying Outdoor Replacement Cushions

Your patio furniture is an investment, no doubt about it. And you can get the most bang for your buck by buying patio cushion covers for your outdoor seating.

Not only will it protect your cushions and suit your decor, but they are also a fraction of the cost of buying a new set of cushions.

Final Thoughts

We hope you enjoyed reading about why you should opt for cushion covers instead of outdoor replacement cushions. 

Are you ready to transform your patio?

Check out these 8 stunning color ideas for your exterior chair seat covers. 

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