Most of us are in the thick of the glory days of outdoor living. Beautiful weather, more hours of sun, and (hopefully) some time off of work. This also means that many of us are assessing our outdoor decor. And we’re here to tell you about one of the simplest and most cost effective ways to spruce up your pool furniture, porch decor, and patio spaces: new outdoor pillows. Swap out any old, dated, faded, or dingy pillows for one (or more!) of the fresh designer picks in this roundup.
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Neutral and versatile, we love this cozy pillow for modern rustic homes or when paired with outdoor pillows that have a funkier pattern for a boho look. The fabric is textured with knitted details and is both soft and weather-resistant.
For something a bit bolder and more contemporary, try this runway-inspired outdoor pillow option. The fabric is dyed using a Sunbrella solution so that it’s weather- and fade-resistant. Pictured in ‘midnight’ and also available in ‘camel,’ which is more gray-and-tan. Bonuses: The machine-washable performance cover is removable. Plus, the pillow is hand-sewn in the U.S. and is constructed using U.S. materials.
We love this pillow choice for light, bright, and airy outdoor spaces — coastal cottages or bohemian lanais. The chevron stripes on this linen pillow represent a carefree reimagining of a men’s suit fabric. As the product description explains, it was designed “by Kit Kemp, co-owner and creative director for Firmdale Hotels, whose style is defined by a reverence for artisans and a disdain for the rules.” Machine washable, reversible, and available in 9 colorways.
Similar to pillow #2 above, this throw pillow was hand-crafted using Sunbrella solution-dyed yarns for optimal outdoor performance. The denim-look polyester cover has a geometric pattern that’s reminiscent of traditional indigo and/or batik dying practices. Navy is a great neutral, and this pillow goes with all sorts of decor, from nautical to transitional.
If you have a ton of outdoor pillows, having a solid-color among them is a smart move. Sunbrella fabrics are a trend on this list because we love their durability, and this throw comes in 7 different Sunbrella-dyed options. There’s something for just about every color scheme! Available in 20 x 20″ square or 24 x 16″ lumbar sizes.
The next outdoor pillow on our list has a soft and relaxed feel, perfect for casual outdoor lounge spots. It looks perfect on a rattan chair.
This 30 x 30″ pillow is a great fit for a modern farmhouse porch — or for any home with a black-and-white color scheme. Because of its size, it makes a comfortable floor cushion, too!
Another Sunbrella fabric option, this trendy outdoor lumbar pillow would be right at home on the terra cotta patio of a Southwestern backyard.
Casual and stylish, this indigo pillow has a pattern inspired by traditional kuba cloth. We like this piece for used on an outdoor couch among other patterned pillows in navy and beige hues.
This lumbar pillow is a bestseller at Lulu and Georgia! It’s another laid-back option with tons of versatility, and it comes in 5 different neutral shades.
Can you tell our designers are digging navy accents right now? Well, if navy doesn’t go with your current furniture or exterior color palette, this gorgeous embroidered pillow comes in 6 other shades, ranging from a muted gray to a statement-making fuchsia. And, though it’s embroidered, it’s still machine washable!
This durable Sunbrella-fabric pair of pillows would be lovely in a traditional setting, whether on a set of wrought-iron chairs or a wicker love seat.
Our designer picks for outdoor pillows
It’s the little things. Outdoor pillows are a low-cost, easy, fun way to freshen up your outdoor spaces in the warmer weather months. Plus, we’ve made it simple to spruce up your space with these designer-approved pillow choices. After all, our goal is to make it easy for you to be proud of exterior. We hope this list has left you feeling inspired!
Maybe your curb appeal or backyard needs a whole lot more than updated pillows to make it shine. Don’t panic — you found the right folks to get you there. All we need is a picture of where you are now and some ideas of where you’d like to be. From there, we’ll give you both a visualization of your dream exterior design AND a list of resources to make it happen. Get started today.
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