Whether you are decorating a new home or looking to add some new design elements to your existing outdoor furniture, purchasing custom-made cushions can transform your outdoor living space. When you have custom cushions made for your outdoor furniture, you are getting a one-of-a-kind look that you won’t find in department stores…or in your friends and neighbors’ homes.
Many people opt for custom cushions because they can make a design statement of their own. They can choose the colors and styles that fit their personality and fit in with the décor of the home.
Here are some other benefits that appeal to homeowners:
- They fit the furniture perfectly: Each cushion is made specifically to fit on a specific piece of furniture. Furniture is measured and made to specs.
- Ability to show your personality: When you have custom cushions, the choices are endless. You can choose the fabric and colors that suit your home. You can choose colors that match your décor or choose cushions that make a statement.
- They are durable: There are numerous fabrics available today that are made to withstand sun, heat, and cold weather climates. Fabrics like Sunbrella are made to withstand a variety of extreme climates while looking great.
- Added comfort: Custom-made cushions are some of the most comfortable cushions you will ever enjoy. They are made for hours of comfort and relaxation.
One of the most important things to consider when purchasing outdoor furniture is how long it will last. This is one reason why so many people choose iron furniture. It can stand up to just about any weather condition and will last virtually forever. But one thing to be aware of when choosing sturdy outdoor furniture is that the cushions will wear out long before the furniture does. So, you will have to replace the cushions from time to time. The better the cushion is made, the longer it will last. Companies that make custom outdoor cushions, like RSH Décor, create durable and long-lasting cushions that fit your furniture perfectly.
Here are some additional tips to consider when considering choosing custom-made outdoor cushions:
- Think about the size and shape of the furniture. Some custom cushion designers will come out to your home to measure the furniture themselves. Others will rely on the measurements you provide. So, you should be careful when measuring your furniture to ensure you get the perfect fit.
- Where you live can help determine the type of fabric you choose for your furniture. Those who live in temperate climates don’t have to worry so much about this, but in areas with extreme heat or cold, they should consider some of the fade- and water-resistant fabrics now on the market. Brands like Sunbrella, Outdura, and Tempotest are known for their durability in a wide range of climates.
- Determine what type of look you are going for, and choose your fabric color and pattern accordingly. If you want a romantic, southern plantation vibe, then you may want to choose a muted floral print. Those that like a more simplistic look, may choose a solid color or a subtle color palette.
- Make a budget. Custom cushions can vary vastly depending on the style, size, shape, and fabric used. Big, overly stuffed cushions will cost more than traditionally styled cushions. Once you have made your budget, stick to it so you don’t later suffer from buyer’s remorse.
If you have never purchased custom cushions before, make sure you do your homework. All manufacturers are not the same. You may want to speak with friends and family members who have custom cushions to find out about their experience and get referrals. Here are some other factors to consider when choosing a source for your new cushions:
- Reputation. When deciding on an outdoor cushion manufacturer, make sure they have a good reputation in the business. Look for online reviews and get referrals for companies that others have had good experiences with.
- Experience in the field. Choose manufacturers that have been in the business for a lengthy period. This shows that they are a good source that will be around for years should something go wrong. It also shows that they have been providing products to happy customers, or else they would no longer be in business.
- Quality products. Make sure that the companies you are considering use top-quality materials that will stand up to your weather. Ask to see what type of foam stuffing and fabric they use before you decide.
- Quality craftsmanship. A custom cushion is no good if it falls apart quickly. Make sure the cushions are made well with long-lasting design elements.
- Make sure the cushions are in your price range. Cushions can vary vastly in price, so make sure you have the budget to replace all the cushions at the same time.
- Warranty. Find out if the manufacturer offers a warranty on their work. If they do, find out what it covers, such as craftsmanship, fabric, etc.
- Timing. Make sure that you get a timeline of how long each procedure will take, from choosing the fabric and design to measuring the furniture to shipping the cushions.
- Customer service. Again, look on the internet to get feedback from previous customers. This is a good way to see how the company resolved issues with customers. This provides good insight into how you will be treated should something go wrong.
- Samples. If you are having a hard time deciding between fabrics and patterns, ask for samples so you can take them home and see how the fabrics work in your home environment.
- Payment and signing of a contract. One of the last things you will do before the cushion manufacturing is started is the paperwork. Before you sign and agree to the purchase price, read all the fine print about warranties, added costs, timelines, etc. If all these details fit with your expectations, you will need to leave a deposit. The deposit is based on the size and difficulty of the pieces you order. Make sure all fees fit within your budget.
Purchasing new outdoor furniture cushions can be a great way to upgrade your outdoor patio area without buying all new furniture. To learn more about custom outdoor cushions, head over RSH Decor’s website.