Your outdoor dining set has doubtless had plenty of good use this year, hosting friends and family in the garden after the much-anticipated ‘Freedom Day’ in July.

Having outdoor cushions makes a huge difference to your garden and to your time outside, transforming your outdoor space into a place of comfort and practicality, where you can relax, dine, and host.

Your Outdoor Cushions

Depending on your outdoor furniture, your requirements for cushions will be different. 

Some outdoor sets come with cushions already, and in other cases you might be looking to ramp up the comfort on an existing bench or just add some flare with stylish cushions.

Outdoor cushions are made differently from cushions designed for indoor use. Many, like this Extreme Lounging Orange Outdoor Cushion, are water-resistant, made from UV-resistant polyester, and designed to be lightweight. This particular cushion is filled with polystyrene beads that are designed to absorb heat and move to mould your shape. With double-stitched seams and piped edges, they’re intended to last.

Even though they’re designed for outdoor use, you don’t need to compromise on style and durability! 

Take a look at our range of outdoor cushions to see what’s on offer, from simple, plain colours to zingy patterns.

How to Protect Your Outdoor Cushions

Outdoor cushions are evidently an excellent addition to your garden, but what about those rainy evenings and colder weather? It’s important to protect your outdoor cushions so that they can stay at their best, ready to be used and enjoyed year on year.

While a lot of our outdoor cushions are designed to be weather-resistant, some of them should only be left out in light showers, while others should really only stay out in hot, sunny weather. Our advice is to check the specification when you buy your outdoor cushions, so you know whether they have any weather-resistant properties.

In any case, it’s a good idea to put away your cushions when there are bouts of bad weather, or simply put them away in the evenings as a habit.

This is made much easier if you have a cushion storage box.

Save yourself from trekking to the shed or cluttering the conservatory just to have somewhere to put your cushions - now, you can have a cushion storage box that’s both handy and aesthetically pleasing.

Take this ENJOi Breeze Grey Cushion Box, for example

At 160 x 80 x 80cm, this box provides ample space for your throws, cushions, and other accessories. It’s hand woven to be durable and scratch-resistant, and comes with a 3 year warranty - like many of our other cushion boxes. 

The best part? You can match your cushion box to your outdoor furniture set (like the ENJOi Glacier Lounge Set, in the case of the above)!

An alternative option might be over-furniture covers - wipe-clean, waterproof, UV-resistant covers that protect the entire unit.

A Great Solution

Here at Chessington Garden Centre, we’re proud to stock a wide range of outdoor furniture, cushions, and storage boxes to suit your needs. We know that your outdoor furniture is an investment and an integral part of your garden that you want to protect from damage.

Browse our range of cushion storage boxes here to find one that protects your cushions and matches your aesthetic!