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Design outdoor textiles - how to find the right model for your home

Design outdoor textiles
  1. Material and filling - the difference to indoor textiles
  2. Care tips
  3. Outdoor carpets
  4. Special outdoor textiles and their extras
  5. Conclusion

1. Material and filling - that makes the difference to indoor textiles

Color Mix Outdoor cushion from Fermob

Whether it's a terrace, balcony or garden - outdoor cushions, cushion pads and rugs should not be missing next to garden furniture. It is especially important to use special outdoor textiles and not normal seat cushions. Because: indoor cushions consist of textiles and fillings, which are particularly pleasant to the touch, but also draw water or absorb moisture. If you leave an indoor cushion outside overnight, it will draw moisture, even if it doesn't rain, as this always increases in the air at night. Depending on the filling of the pillow, this can lead to mold growth, which is why the pillows and especially the filling would need to be aired out and dried every morning. Since this is very cumbersome, in fact, only outdoor pillows should be left outside overnight.

With these textile categories, you can upgrade your outdoor area in no time and make it even cozier:

At the same time, due to the changing weather conditions or weather, they must not only be robust and weatherproof, but also water-repellent or waterproof, as well as UV-resistant or lightfast, so as not to fade. Since outdoor seat cushions & Co. are also quickly exposed to dirt, it is important that they are easy to clean and quick drying. Outdoor rugs also require a non-slip backing. Therefore, for the outer material are mainly used polyacrylic, coated cotton (eg Teflon), polyesterm polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polypropylene. For the filling of cushions for outdoor use, foam is the common material.

2. The proper care of garden furniture cushions, outdoor carpets & Co.

Fatboy - Picnic Lounge , broom and herring in red

To clean outdoor textiles, lukewarm water and a brush are usually enough. For stains, you can also optionally use a little gentle soap. It is important to regularly vacuum or beat out the garden chair pads and seat cushions of your outdoor area. If they are more heavily soiled, you can also wash them in the washing machine - but only on the gentle cycle at a maximum of 30°C. Do not use the dryer for drying, but hang up the textiles well ventilated.

"Outdoor textiles don't necessarily have to be brought inside every time there's a summer drizzle, but to ensure you enjoy them for longer, I recommend protecting them from rain showers, snow and hail and storing them either indoors or in the garden shed." - Viktoria, interior design expert

Carpet for outside - how to find the right dimensions

Cane-line - Defined outdoor rug, rectangular | Pappelina - Regina reversible rug | ferm Living - Way outdoor rug | Cane-line - Defined outdoor rug, round

The larger the scale of your furniture, the larger the outdoor rug - that's the first rule of thumb for finding the right rug size. So for large seating areas, a large rectangular rug (1) is just right. For deep garden lounges, the rug does not need to be completely under the furniture (2). For smaller seating areas such as chairs, this is again more important for a harmonious overall look (3). For a circular arrangement of seating, round rugs (4) do particularly well.

Special outdoor textiles and their extras

Some design outdoor textiles that you can find at Connox, still have useful extras: So can be Viktoria furnishing expert Tips for advisors

The right dimensions for the outdoor carpet
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Non Flying Carpet from Fatboy
Fatboy rugs , for example, can be connected with buttons, so that there is no restriction on the size and you can also combine the design again and again.

The Terra Nation - Tehe Moe beach mat is particularly practical with elastic straps attached directly to the mat for compact storage. The Fatboy - Picnic Lounge is also very easy to transport thanks to the additional carrying strap plus bag. It also features a parasol hole and a brush broom to sweep away sand and other dirt with ease. So you can use your outdoor textiles not only in your own garden or balcony, but use them everywhere - from the park to the vacation destination.

5. Conclusion - what you should consider when buying outdoor textiles

  • Since outdoor garden chair pads, cushions and rugs are exposed to special requirements such as dirt, moisture, humidity as well as UV radiation, it is important to use special outdoor textiles that are robust, weatherproof and easy to clean. Therefore, their outer material is usually made of polyacrylic, coated cotton, polyester, PVC or similar, while the interior is made of foam.
  • In addition to seat cushions, cushions for garden chairs and rugs, the suitable material is also very important for beanbags, beach mats, picnic blankets, hammocks and beach towels.
  • To keep your outdoor textiles well cared for, you should vacuum or beat them out regularly. They may be put in the washing machine at max. 30° C, while they should always be dried in the air and never in the dryer.
  • The best way to determine the right size and shape of your outdoor rug is based on the seating that will be on it. Pay particular attention to proportionality.
  • Some products that you find at Connox have practical extras, such as integrated straps for compact storage, a parasol hole or the possibility of expansion through buttons.

Design outdoor textiles buy online at Connox - your advantages at a glance

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