How to determine the patio cushions you need for any style of outdoor patio furniture
Outdoor Furniture Styles
What style of outdoor cushion do I need to my outdoor patio furniture? Won't any old cushion work on my patio chair or chaise lounge?
Well, not really. Outdoor furniture styles have evolved over the last 50 years. Casual furniture manufacturers are creating more and more creative and unique designs to distinguish themselves from each other as well as follow the current interior design trends. During the last 10 years, outdoor furniture manufacturers have tried to emulate interior furniture designs that are during for outdoor living. There are literally hundreds of outdoor furniture manufacturers around the world. No two patio furniture cushions are the exact same size. That's why its impossible to offer a stock or standard cushion. There is no "one size fits all" option for patio furniture cushions. However, there are some basic categories of patio furniture that take similar cushion styles. The following information will give you a general idea of what kind of patio cushion you need for your style of patio furniture.
The following information provides images of most outdoor patio furniture styles - We will guide you on how to order the right cushions for patio furntiure regardless of style.
Lets start with materials. What is your METAL outdoor furniture made of? Steel or Aluminum? How Can I Tell?
Magnets are attracted to steel but not aluminum due to the difference in their magnetic properties. The key factor that determines whether a material is attracted to a magnet is its magnetic susceptibility. Magnetic susceptibility is a measure of how easily a material can be magnetized or attracted by a magnetic field. The difference in magnetic properties between steel and aluminum is the reason why magnets are attracted to steel but not to aluminum. Steel has a high magnetic susceptibility and can become strongly magnetized, while aluminum has a very low magnetic susceptibility and is only weakly attracted to magnetic fields.
Think about steel nails vs aluminum nails. Steel nails will be attracted to the magnet. Aluminum nails will not. If you have a small magnet around the house, give it a try. It's a very simple test.If it easily attaches to your patio chair frame, then your patio chair or chaise is made of steel or wrought iron, not aluminum.
Wrought Iron Outdoor Furniture
Wrought iron patio furniture is a classic and durable choice for outdoor seating and decor. It is known for its distinctive appearance, strength, and ability to withstand various weather conditions. Here are some key characteristics and features of wrought iron patio furniture. Wrought iron is a type of iron that is heated, worked (or "wrought"), and shaped by hand or machine to create various designs. It is known for its strength and malleability, allowing it to be crafted into intricate and ornate designs. Wrought iron patio furniture is highly durable and can last for many years with proper care. It is resistant to rust and corrosion, making it suitable for outdoor use in different climates. Wrought iron furniture is often associated with classic and timeless designs. It is well-known for its decorative and ornate patterns, which can include scrolls, curves, and floral motifs. The intricate details give it a unique and elegant appearance. Wrought iron patio furniture comes in a variety of styles and forms, including chairs, tables, benches, loungers, and more. This versatility allows you to create a cohesive outdoor living space. Wrought iron furniture is relatively heavy, which can be an advantage in windy conditions, as it is less likely to blow away. However, the weight can make it less portable compared to some other outdoor furniture materials. While wrought iron is rust-resistant, it may still require some maintenance. To keep it looking its best, you may need to periodically clean it and apply a protective finish or paint to prevent rust. Wrought iron furniture is often paired with cushions or upholstery to provide comfort. These cushions can be customized to match your desired color scheme and style. Wrought iron patio furniture is suitable for a wide range of outdoor settings, including gardens, patios, porches, and even poolside areas. It's an excellent choice for both formal and informal outdoor spaces. Wrought iron patio furniture is known for its longevity. Many antique wrought iron pieces have been passed down through generations and remain in excellent condition. Wrought iron patio furniture offers a blend of durability, elegance, and timeless design. It can add a touch of sophistication and character to your outdoor living spaces, making it a popular choice for those who appreciate classic aesthetics and long-lasting furniture.
Cushions for Outdoor Wrought Iron Dining Chair Styles
Traditional wrought iron patio furniture can use a variety of patio cushion styles. The wought iron mesh patio chair, first image from the left can be used without a cushion, however the diamond shaped mesh can become uncomfortable to sit on over time and can leave in interesting pattern on the back of your legs! We suggest adding a one piece thin pad style cushion for a wrought iron mesh patio chair. It adds a bit of cush for the tush and can add some color to your patio dining set.
The second and fourth image from the left are traditional wrought iron dining chairs. This style of wrought iron dining chair needs only a simple dining chair seat pad. We offer a vareity of outdoor dining chair seat pad styles and sizes. For added comfort you can always add a small lumbar pillow to the back of the chair. Again and color and interest while sitting in comfort.
Wrought Iron Mesh Barrel Shaped Chairs - Third image from the left have been one of the most popular outdoor patio chairs for over 60 years. The beautiful curved design with a floral motif can be found on many patios around the country. This chair was designed to sit on with or without a cushions. There are several options for cushions for outdoor wrought iron barrel chairs. One simple solution is to add a small seat pad this is on the thin side. Bulky or thick boxed patio dining chair cushions are not the best choice for this style of patio chair. Chair Care Patio also offers a wrought iron barrel chair replacement cushion that fits the back curve of the mesh dining chair. Either option provides added comfort to your wrought iron barrel chairs.
Cushions for Outdoor Wrought Iron Club Chairs
Traditional Wrought Iron Patio Chairs
To refresh you memory, wrought iron patio furniture is made of STEEL that is heated and shaped into various designs. An easy way to tell if you have wrought IRON or alumninum patio furniture is RUST. Steel rusts, aluminum does not.The club chairs featured below are made of wrought iron, not aluminum. Wrought iron patio furniture is also much heavier than aluminum. The most well know manufacturer of better quality outdoor wrought iron patio furniture is Woodard.
Woodard is one of the most trusted and well know brands of wrought iron outdoor furniture. A family owned business started in ______ in _____, Woodard wrought iron patio furniture is the gold standard. Another very well known brand is OW Lee. They have a stunning line of top quality wrought iron patio furniture collections that are meant to last a lifetime. If you own either Woodard or OW LEE outdoor furniture, you have made a wise outdoor furniture investment.
Over the last 15 years, deep seating patio club chairs have become the standard for elegant outdoor spaces. Outdoor furniture with cushions is now all the rage. Wrought Iron club chairs are all unique, depening on the manufacturer. Everyone tries to create a different frame style and look to set them apart from the competion.
Chair Care Patio has both original patterns for various manufacturers as well as standard replacement cushions that can be ordered to fit your patio club chair. Its best to view our replacement cushion by manufacturer page in the outdoor cushion section. We offer replacement cushions by manufacturer which includes, Agio, Mallin, OW LEE, Hanamint, Homecrest, Meadowcraft and more.
If you are not sure of who made your outdoor furniture, then no worries. Our online ordering for patio furniture club chair cushions has so many options. Browse our deep seating patio chair cushion selections and find the perfect style and size to fit you patio club chair.
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Wrought Iron Chaise Lounge Styles
Cushions for Outdoor Wrought Iron Mesh and Welded Steel Chaises
Wrought iron mesh chaise lounges have been a mainstay in the outdoor patio furniture world for years. They longevity and durability says it all. Steel or wrought iron patio furniture can easily be refinishing by sandblasting and powder coating every 8-10 years. Powder coating is a very durable and long lasting finish. All outdoor furniture manufactures using the powder coating process to finish their new frames.
As for cushions, there are several styles you can order for your wrought iron chaises,. The wrought iron mesh chaise, first photo on the left, could use either a thin pad style that is 2" thick or a boxed chaise lounge cushion. No matter what style of replacement cushion you order for your outdoor chaises, it will certainly add a ton more comfort and style. (we must admit, wrought iron and steel furniture is hard as a rock without a nice comfy cushion.
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OOH LA LA! The Chaise Lounge - Peel Me A Grape Beulah!
The term "chaise lounge" has its roots in French. "Chaise" translates to "chair," and "longue" means "long" in French. Together, "chaise lounge" essentially means "long chair." The design of the chaise lounge itself is believed to have originated in ancient civilizations, such as Egypt, where the elite or royals would recline on daybeds or lounging furniture. The style and concept of the chaise lounge evolved over time, becoming popular in European countries during the 16th century. The French took a particular liking to this type of furniture, hence the name "chaise lounge." These pieces were often associated with luxury, elegance, and relaxation, and they became common in aristocratic settings during the 18th century. The design typically features an elongated seat or recliner with a backrest, often upholstered for comfort, offering a relaxing and stylish seating or lounging option.
Wrought Iron Loveseat Styles
Replacement Cushions for Outdoor Wrought Iron or Steel Loveseats
Ahh, the LOVE SEAT or sometimes called a SETTEE! A cozy chair for two so your can be close to your favorite someone (person or pet)and watch the morning sunrise with a nice cup or tea or coffee. Loveseats are a popular outdoor furniture choice for smaller spaces as well. If you don't have the room for a full 3 seat sofa, a loveseat is a perfect choice. Add 2 matching club chairs and you have a cozy area to seat 4 people.Outdoor loveseats often include a glider option giving them the feel of an outdoor swing but stationary. Grand kids usually "LOVE" Loveseat gliders too. Make your outdoor loveseat a cozy and special place with some beautiful and functional outdoor glider cushions.
Wrought iron or steel loveseats need cushions. As mentioned, steel is not that comfortable to sit on without some type of cushioning. The wrought iron mesh loveseat, first image on the left, could use either a simple bench style seat pad or a one piece pad with a hinge. A thicker outdoor cushion does not work as well on the wrought iron mesh loveseat. A thin pad or add a pad style works best.
The wrought iron loveseat on the second row in the center is design to have just a seat cushion. It would be a shame to cover the beautiful & ornate back design with a cushion. A simple boxed bench style cushion with rounded corners would work best on this wrought iron settee or loveseat.
Why do we call it a loveseat a settee?
The word "settee" has its origins in the Old English language. It is derived from the word "seten," which means "a seat." Over time, the term evolved and was influenced by various languages and historical periods. The word "settee" came into use in the 18th century and was often associated with a type of upholstered, backless bench or seat with arms. Settees of this era were typically used in formal or decorative settings, such as drawing rooms and salons. The word "settee" itself is believed to have been influenced by the Old French word "sete," which meant "a seat" or "bench." French was a significant influence on the English language during the Middle Ages, and it contributed many words to English vocabulary. In summary, the word "settee" has its roots in Old English and was later influenced by the French language, ultimately becoming a term used to describe a type of seating, often an upholstered bench or small sofa.
Wrought Iron Sofa Styles
Replacement Cushions for Outdoor Wrought Iron Sofa or Couch
Do you love being a COUCH POTATO on your patio? Outdoor sofa's are the best style of patio furniture to stretch out and relax. Wrought Iron or Steel outdoor sofas come in all shapes and sizes. The frame is obviously Wrought Iron (Steeel) but all of them require cushions. Each manufacturer of wrought iron outoor sofas or couches has their own cushion style or design to compliment the style of the wrought iron sofa frame. Outdoor sofa's in general are 3 seats. Enough for three people to sit on comforatbly. So you will have a set of 3 cushion sets for an outdoor sofa. Three seats and three backs. Some outdoor Sofa's like the the first photo on the left, top row, and the first photo on the left, second row, have added side cushions to create the finished look. These styles are exclusive to the manufacturer of the furniture. Many outdoor sofa's take standard cushions without a special shape. If you order club chair cushions from our website, many outdoor patio sets use the same cushions on the club chairs as they do on the sofa. So in effect, you would be ordering "3 deep seating club chair sets" as new replacement cushions.
Cast Aluminum Club Chair Styles - ORNATE STYLE
Patio Cushions for your Cast Aluminum Club Chair
Club chairs in general are large in scale than a dining chair. They are ment to provide the maximum comfort when lounging on your patio. Club chairs or Lounge chairs require some kind of outdoor cushion. Each manufacturer of Cast Aluminum furniture offers their own styling when it comes to replacement cushions. Sometimes, the more ornate the casting is, the simpler the cushion will be. The focus is on the beauty of the furniture VS the styling of the cushion. Imaging walking out on your patio with a group of cast aluminum club chairs around a coffee table. You will most likely notice the intricate and elegant design of the chair backs before you notice the styling of the cushion. Elegant and ornate cast aluminum patio furniture focuses on the general overall esthestic of your outdoor living space. The Outdoor Cushions enhance the design with their color and texture. Club chairs or lounge chairs are also considered deep seating which means the depth of the seat is greater than a standard dining chair. The depth of a deep seating club chair is usually 24-28" deep. The oversized cushions allow you to sink into the softness and enjoy the relaxing feel in your outdoor living space.
Regardless of what your deep seating club chairs are made of, they all use a similar size cushion. All that changes is the styling of the cushion.
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Cast Aluminum Loveseat Styles - ORNATE STYLE
Cast Aluminum Sofa Styles - ORNATE STYLE
Cast Aluminum Chaise Lounge Styles - ORNATE STYLE
Outdoor Cushions for Cast Aluminum Patio Dining Chairs - Contemporary Style
Cast Aluminum outdoor patio furniture has transitioned to a more contemporary or modern styling. Manufacturers like to make their patio furniture out of aluminum for many reasons. Number one, Aluminum does not rust or corrode over time, unlike steel or wrought iron patio furniuture. Also, in comparison, cast aluminum outdoor furniure is lighter in weight than iron or steel. Aluminum is extremely durable outdoors. Once the aluminum frame has been powder coated, the finish will last for a very long time. Contemporary Cast aluminum furniture will have less ornate designs on the back and seat. Mostly what is seen is the arm or leg styling. Almost all cast aluminum patio furntiure uses a cushion as the main focus. The replacement cushions for cast aluminum patio furniture styles are design to compliment the style of the patio chair or chaise. You'll notice in the photos below that contemporary cast aluminum patio furniture has a much different look and design aesthetic than the ornate cast aluminum pictured above.
Outdoor Cushions for Cast Aluminum Patio Dining Chairs - Contemporary Style
Outdoor Cushions for Contemporary Cast Aluminum Club Chairs or Deep Seating Patio Chairs
Traditional Wicker - Natural Fibers
The word wicker comes from a Scandinavian origin. It is derived from the word vika, which means to fold in Swedish, and vikker, which means willow12 Wicker is a method of weaving used to make products such as furniture and baskets from pliable plant materials or synthetic fibers2 Wicker has a long history that dates back to ancient Egypt, where it was made from reed and swamp grasses. Wicker became popular in Europe, England, and North America in the 19th century, especially during the Victorian Era. Wicker is still widely used today for its lightness, sturdiness, and adaptability. The term "wicker" can also be used more broadly to describe the weaving technique itself rather than a specific material. Wicker furniture is often associated with outdoor or patio settings, but it can also be used indoors for a natural and rustic look. The woven design allows for ventilation, making it suitable for warm weather. Wicker furniture has been popular for centuries and is valued for its aesthetics, durability, and versatility. While traditional wicker furniture is made from natural materials, modern variations may use synthetic materials for added durability and weather resistance. Wicker can also refer to a type of woven furniture or other items made from natural materials such as rattan, willow, reed, or bamboo. The weaving process involves creating a pattern by intertwining these flexible and durable materials. Wicker can be used to make a variety of items, including chairs, tables, baskets, and decorative pieces.
Several natural materials can be used to make wicker furniture and woven items. Here are some common ones: Rattan: Rattan is a type of climbing palm vine that is native to tropical regions. It is a popular choice for making wicker furniture due to its flexibility, strength, and lightweight nature. Willow: Willow is a flexible and fast-growing wood that is often used for making baskets and woven furniture. It has a rustic and natural appearance. Reed: Reed is a tall, slender grass-like plant that is commonly used for weaving wicker. It's known for its smooth surface and uniform thickness, making it suitable for creating intricate patterns. Bamboo: Bamboo is a versatile and sustainable material that can be used for wicker furniture. It is durable, lightweight, and has a unique appearance. Bamboo wicker is often used for both indoor and outdoor furniture. Seagrass: Seagrass is a flowering plant that grows in marine environments. It has a natural, textured appearance and is often used for weaving baskets and chair seats. Cane: Cane is derived from the outer bark of the rattan palm. It is often used in combination with other materials or on its own to create intricate patterns in wicker furniture. Vine: Various types of vines, such as grapevine or honeysuckle, can be used for wicker weaving. These vines are flexible and can create unique and organic designs. The choice of material depends on factors such as the desired appearance, intended use (indoors or outdoors), and the availability of materials in a specific region. Each natural material has its own characteristics, giving wicker furniture a diverse range of textures and styles.
Traditional Wicker Patio Chair Styles
While traditional wicker can be made of both natural and synthetic fibers, the images below are show more for their traditional styling rather than the materials they are made of. Traditional outdoor wicker patio furniture has not changed much over the last 100 years. They styling is classic and elegant and is easily recognizable as outdoor wicker patio furniture at first glance. Replacement cushions for outdoor wicker chairs can vary in their styles as well. Some outdoor wicker chairs only need a seat cushion, while others are more of a larger scale wicker chair that will use both a seat and a back cushion. Today's outdoor wicker chairs come with options like a swivel base or a rocking feature, making classic outdoor wicker a great choice for comfort and style.
What Is Synthetic Wicker?
Synthetic wicker refers to wicker furniture or items that are made using synthetic or man-made materials instead of natural ones like rattan or willow. The synthetic materials commonly used in the construction of synthetic wicker furniture include resins, plastics, and fibers. Some popular materials include polyethylene, polypropylene, and resin compounds. There are several advantages to using synthetic wicker over natural materials: Durability: Synthetic wicker is often more resistant to the elements, making it suitable for outdoor use. It is less prone to damage from sunlight, rain, and temperature variations. Low Maintenance: Synthetic wicker is generally easier to clean and maintain than natural wicker. It is resistant to moisture and doesn't require the same level of care as natural materials. Color Options: Synthetic wicker can be manufactured in a wide range of colors, allowing for more design flexibility. This is in contrast to natural wicker, which is typically available in its natural color or stained variations. Insect Resistance: Unlike natural materials, synthetic wicker is not susceptible to insect damage. Consistency: Synthetic wicker can be manufactured with a consistent appearance, which may be preferred for those who want a uniform look in their furniture.
It's important to note that while synthetic wicker has its advantages, some people prefer the traditional and natural look of wicker made from organic materials. The choice between natural and synthetic wicker often depends on personal preferences, intended use, and the specific characteristics desired for the furniture.
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