15 Best Outdoor Pillows to Make Your Patio Feel More Welcoming
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Summer is just around the corner. Adding weather-resistant pillows to your outdoor furniture is a smart and convenient way to add color, texture and comfort to any backyard escape. Opt for outdoor pillows that blend in with outdoor rugs, or pillows that offer bright, exciting contrasts to furniture, like zero-gravity chairs.
During spring cleaning, there are a number of easy ways to clean lawn and patio furniture. Most outdoor pillows use water-resistant materials that can be wiped down with a damp, soapy cloth. Larger cushions often feature removable zip covers for machine washing. Remember to check the care tag on outdoor pillows for proper care instructions. Keep them from blowing away by bringing them inside each evening and stacking pillows in vacuum-sealed bags during the off-season for an organized garage.
Though some outdoor pillows and cushions can withstand tough weather conditions, it’s best to play it safe and double-check the fabric tag for proper care instructions. If you plan to leave your outdoor pillows outside each night, opt for water- and UV-resistant fabrics that are pre-treated to withstand harsh weather conditions. Even then, it’s best to cover outdoor furniture during the off-season and inclement weather.
Greendale Jamboree Paisley Outdoor Lumbar Pillows
The eccentric pattern on these Greendale paisley pillows adds flair to an outdoor space, and the multicolored fabric is a bold accent to your outdoor furniture. This option features UV-protected fabric that resists fading, and it’s easily spot-cleaned with a damp cloth. The dense polyester filling makes it one of the best pillows for lounging.
Gracie Oaks 3D Sunflower Outdoor Pillow
This 3D sunflower pillow beats the typical square and rectangle design of most outdoor pillows, thanks to its circular, textured construct. It adds warmth, dimension and fun to a space, and comes in multiple vibrant colors to create an expensive-looking home. Remove the cover with the zipper closure, and spot clean or throw in the washing machine for hassle-free care.
Pyonic Boho Farmhouse Outdoor Pillow Set
Bohemian and farmhouse decor lovers will love this set of four waterproof throw pillow covers. It’s an affordable, easy-to-care-for collection that instantly adds character and warmth to outdoor furniture sets while protecting pillow inserts from harsh weather (these covers will protect the rest of your outdoor furniture from harsh weather, too). Choose the color and rustic print that speaks to your home decor style. It’s one of the best Amazon products you’ll use every day in the summertime.
Cynthia Rowley Embroidered Medallion Outdoor Pillow
Channel your inner Cynthia Rowley with an embroidered outdoor pillow from her home decor collection. This outdoor pillow is made of mildew- and water-resistant fabric. The bright yellow pattern adds a refreshing touch for your backyard oasis.
LR Home Pom Pom Outdoor Pillow
Talk about boho flair! This pom pom outdoor pillow offers robust visual appeal, thanks to its Indian flat weave cover design. It’s an affordable, yet high quality, pick that can even be used to design your living room. The symmetrical fringe design adds character and luxury for a fraction of the cost of high-end designers.
Monogrammed Pillow Cover
Add a personal touch to your outdoor furniture with a monogrammed pillow cover. This monogram initial design features your letter of choice surrounded by a farmhouse wreath design. Available in blue and charcoal gray, it’s designed as a cover, so you can slip it on an existing pillow, or choose the cover and insert option so it’s ready-to-use right out of the box. Plus, it doubles as a heartfelt Etsy gift.
Kevin Textile Waterproof Outdoor Pillow Covers
Instead of stocking up on new pillows, opt for these colorful Kevin Textile waterproof outdoor pillow covers that pair well with most inserts. This two-pack of covers comes in five sizes and multiple nature-inspired colors that will bring some sunshine to your outdoor space. You can even have it match your house’s exterior.
Arden Selections Throw Pillows
This set of two Arden Selections outdoor throw pillows is a top-rated pick—and it’s clear why. It comes in multiple patterns and colors (our favorite is the green with flowers) that are guaranteed to suit all your patio decor ideas. Plus, they’re suitable for indoor use, too. The exterior fabric is UV-protected to withstand fading, and the interior contains polyester filling for a plush outdoor lounging experience.
Red Barrel Studio Eveque Outdoor Pillow Covers
This pillow cover set will add some groove to your backyard oasis. While you’ll have to buy the pillow inserts separately, each cover features a different design to add dimension to your decor. They’re also weatherproof, so they’ll be durable come rain or shine. And with the cute “home sweet home” message, it works as a housewarming gift.
The Inside by Havenly Tropical Oasis Outdoor Pillow Set
If you’re not sure where to start when creating a beachy backyard aesthetic, this tropical oasis outdoor pillow set from The Inside by Havenly is your ticket to coastal luxury. Curated by interior designers, this collection features three sizes of outdoor pillows, each with its own unique pattern. The colors mesh well with white, cream, gray, green and jewel-toned outdoor furniture pieces, and the covers are machine washable. You’ll feel like you really are on a beach vacation.
West Elm Indo Garden Reversible Outdoor Pillow
This colorful West Elm outdoor pillow makes for a beautiful addition to your patio, porch or sunroom. It comes in two floral designs with leaf accents to complement the outdoor space. The handwoven accent was made at a Fair Trade Certified facility, so it makes for a fun eco-friendly gift for home decor enthusiasts.
Sonoma Goods for Life Outdoor Throw Pillow
This outdoor throw pillow is a budget-friendly find that doesn’t skimp on quality. It features water- and fade-resistant fabric that stands up to just about every type of activity or outdoor weather condition that’s thrown at it. Lounge while the kids play outdoor games and you’ll be comfortable for hours. Choose from eight fun colors and prints, and spot clean it when it needs some TLC.
Personalized Outdoor Throw Pillow
This personalized outdoor throw pillow adds a dose of charm to rocking chairs, front porches and outdoor sectional sofas. Choose from six colors, and personalize the four lines of text displayed with your name, date, location or phrase of choice. The water-resistant polyester construction makes it a durable choice and one of the most thoughtful personalized gifts.
Member’s Mark Sunbrella Chaise Lounge Cushions
While these Sunbrella chaise lounge cushions aren’t exactly throw pillows, they instantly upgrade hard lounge chairs. They come in four neutral colors and feature the high-performance design of Sunbrella fabric, which is fade-, mildew- and stain-resistant. You’ll wonder how you ever relaxed without them!
West Elm Dori Outdoor Pouf
The West Elm Dori Outdoor Pouf is for those who want to elevate their outdoor seating. It doubles as a stool or a makeshift table for those warm summer nights with friends. It’s resilient against the weather and guest use, so you don’t have to break the bank updating all your outdoor furniture. Lounge in the shade (like these shade-loving plants) on a pouf for ultimate relaxation.
With additional reporting by Bryce Gruber.
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