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

  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 pillow by Fermob

No matter whether terrace, balcony or garden - outdoor cushions, upholstery and carpets 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 absorb water or moisture. If you leave an indoor cushion outside overnight, it will draw moisture, even if it does not rain, because this moisture always increases in the air at night. Depending on the filling of the pillow, this can lead to mould growth, which is why the pillows and especially the filling would have to be aired out and dried every morning. As this is very cumbersome, only outdoor cushions should actually be left outside overnight.

With these textile categories you can upgrade your outdoor area in no time at all and make it even more comfortable:

Due to changing weather conditions or the weather, they not only have to be robust and weatherproof, but also water-repellent or waterproof as well as UV-resistant or lightfast in order 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 carpets also require a non-slip back. For this reason, mainly polyacrylic, coated cotton (e.g. Teflon), polyesterm polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polypropylene are used for the outer material. When filling cushions for outdoor use, foam is the most 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 sufficient. For stains, you can also optionally use a little gentle soap. It is important to regularly vacuum or tap the garden chair pads and seat cushions of your outdoor area. If they are very dirty, you can also wash them in the washing machine - but only in the gentle wash cycle at a maximum of 30° C. Never use the tumble dryer for drying, but hang the textiles in a well-ventilated place.

Viktoria furnishing expert Tips for advice "Although outdoor textiles do not necessarily have to be brought in every summer drizzle, but to ensure that you can enjoy them for even longer, I recommend that you protect them from rain showers, snow and hail and store them either indoors or in the summer house." - Viktoria, interior design expert

3. Carpet for outside - how to find the right dimensions

The right dimensions for the outdoor carpet

The larger the size of your furniture, the larger the carpet for outdoor use - this is the first rule of thumb to find the right carpet size. A large rectangular carpet (1) is therefore just right for large seating areas. For deep garden lounges the carpet does not have to be completely under the furniture (2). For smaller seating areas such as chairs, this is again more important for a harmonious overall appearance (3). Round carpets (4) are particularly suitable for circular seating arrangements.

4. Special outdoor textiles and their extras

Non Flying Carpet by Fatboy

Some design outdoor textiles, which you can find at Connox, have still useful extras: So you can For example, connect Fatboy rugs with buttons so that there is no size restriction 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 has a parasol hole and a brush broom to easily sweep away sand and other dirt. So you can use your outdoor textiles not only in your own garden or balcony, but use them everywhere - from the park to your holiday destination.

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

  • As outdoor garden chair covers, cushions and carpets are exposed to special requirements such as dirt, moisture, humidity and UV radiation, it is important to use special outdoor textiles that are robust, weatherproof and easy to clean. Their outer material is therefore usually made of polyacrylic, coated cotton, polyester, PVC or similar, while the inside is foam.
  • In addition to seat cushions, supports for garden chairs and carpets, the right material is also very important for beanbags, beach mats, picnic blankets, hammocks and beach towels.
  • In order to keep your outdoor textiles in good condition, you should vacuum or tap them regularly. You may put them in the washing machine at max. 30° C, while they should always be air dried and never tumble dried.
  • The best way to determine the correct size and shape of your outdoor carpet is to look at the seating that is to be placed on it. Pay particular attention to proportionality.
  • Some of the products you will find at Connox have practical extras, such as integrated straps for compact storage, a parasol hole or the possibility of adding buttons.

Buy design outdoor textiles online at Connox - your advantages at a glance

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