Add softness and a touch of colour or texture with some long-lasting cushions. You’ll find a limited variety in shops but many online outdoor-fabric companies have an extensive range of patterns and plains, and some offer a cushion-making service. The best fabric for outdoor cushions is made from 100 per cent acrylic fibres, dyed in colour solution before they are woven. These fabrics are water-resistant, do not promote mildew growth, and are soft and durable. They are sold as ‘outdoor fabric’ and most take about 2000 hours of direct sun before fading.
You can also use 100 per cent spun polyester, which is more durable than indoor fabric, but it still fades.