When the weather is warm, what do most of South Africans love to do? Yes, you guessed it, to have an awesome braai outside in the beautiful sun. Now after you have done all the hard work of braaing all the delicious meat, you eat, sit back and relax and catch up on all the latest happenings in the country and with your family and friends. But where do you sit? On a plastic chair? Those chair’s legs always seem to break at the most awkward moment.

No. You invite your friends to sit on the most amazing outdoor couches and chairs with cushions that are fit for a king. Although they may look the same, the materials used on outdoor cushions vary drastically. This is important because cheap covers can lead to mould and mildew due to a lack of water resistant properties. They will also fade and lose colour in the sun after one or two summer seasons.

Now the material swatches available range from and not limited to include cotton, linen, silk, wool, leather, vinyl, imitation leather, velvet and suede. We have to keep in mind that our summers can bring the biggest thunderstorms and the last thing you want is for your cushions to get wet, so our team at Tomio Craft furniture upholsterers can suggest weather proof material options for you.

While measuring cushions might seem a bit tedious, you need to make sure that you measure them from seam to seam. Have the cushion stretched out tightly and measure from the beginning to the end of the seam.

The really fantastic part is that these cushions can be fitted to any type of furniture, be it, wooden or steel. Ensuring you have patio cushions on your furniture will leave your guests with a good story to tell their family and friends.