Patio Cushions : Adding Instant Style to Your Patio

By: Janice Liza White

If you need to inject some new life into a dull old patio or your garden furniture is a bit faded and drab, try some new patio cushions for an instant brightening effect. Not only will your patio look so much better you'll be more comfortable sitting on your outdoor furniture too.
Outdoor cushions come in many different shapes, sizes and designs and you are bound to be able to find some to fit your furniture.
But it helps in making your choice to have some vision for your outdoor space so that you can choose cushions to match.
Would you like something floral in fresh spring-like shades or the rusty shades of falling leaves? Do you want you patio to look like tropical poolside area or to have the classic look of stripes or plaids?
And for the undecided you can choose neutral shades such as cream or beige!
Once you have chosen your cushions, here are a few other ways to get your patio looking good.
1. Add tubs of flowers in pretty pots to brighten the area. You can select whatever is in season and ring the changes every month or two. Once the flowers have passed their best pop them in an out of the way place in your garden if they will bloom again next year or discard and refill your tubs with something new.
2. A few extra pillows and a throw or two will help brighten up your patio furniture even further and add to your comfort. If you chose a patterned fabric for your patio cushions pick out one of the colors from the pattern for your accessories otherwise you can use a matching or contrasting color with plain patio cushions.
3. In the same way that a lounge without a focal point does not make a pleasing room arrangement it's good to have a focus for attention in your patio area too. There are a number of ways to do this. For example, a water feature, statue or group of exotic plants will serve this purpose well.
4. If song birds are not regular visitors to your garden you might like to think about adding the gentle sound of wind chimes to help you relax. You can hang them on a tree nearby or on a shepherd's hook in the ground.

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Patio cushions can be made in many different fabrics. Take a look at the patio cushions fabric guide on information site Patio Cushions For You.

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