• Gerhard van Rooyen

How to Measure for Custom Outdoor Cushions

In this post we share how to take measurements for custom outdoor cushions.



When outfitting your patio, backyard, or lapa with outdoor furniture, comfort is of the utmost importance. Cushions are an easy way to add a cozy element to outdoor seating. Outdoor cushions come in all shapes and sizes, and it’s difficult to know at a glance if the cushions you’re looking at will work on your furniture.

With our Custom Cushions' "seamless" process you have complete control over the size and color, so you'll get the right fit—whether you're updating new or existing furniture. Keep reading to learn how to measure your furniture so your new custom cushions fit perfectly.


Step 1: Determine the Shape


Custom Cushions offers four main shapes of custom cushions. Figuring out which shape(s) you need is the first step to finding out how to get your measurements. Take a look at these illustrations to determine which shape(s) you need.


Step 2: Take Measurements

Measure the width and depth of your current patio furniture in order to make your perfect custom cushion. We offer custom cushions with sizing increments by the millimeter, so you're sure to have a seamless fit.


Width : This is the left-to-right measurement across the seating surface. Measure at the front edge of the seat frame, between the arms, and at the rear (where it meets the back). Use the widest of these three measurements as the width.

Depth : Measure from the front edge of the seat to the rear, where it meets the chair back. Make sure to take this measurement in the center of the seat.

These definitions vary depending on what shape of custom cushion you're in the market for.


Step 3: Pick Your Style

Finally, once you've completed your measurements, you can move on to the fun part: deciding what color and pattern you want for your new cushions. With endless design options, you're sure to create the cushions that fit your space and style.

  • If you're inclined to change up the color scheme, choose solid cushions in a shade that will stand the test of time and trends.

  • Balance your new cushions with any patterns you already have in your space; for example, striped cushions might not be the best idea if your space already features bold floral motifs.

  • Don't be afraid to mix and match colors or patterns when styling cushions. As long as you stick to two coordinating styles to avoid a busy look, mixing it up is fun!

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