If you are in the market for new cushions, learning some basic terminology may help you find exactly what you need and want.
Common Cushion Terms
Indoors or Outdoors?
Once you are familiar with the different types of cushions, you need to focus on where and how they will be used. This will help you determine if you need to purchase an indoor or outdoor one.
While it's best to use indoor cushions only indoors, there are some times when it's appropriate to use outdoor cushions indoors. For example, a bench in a mudroom takes a lot of abuse. You might consider selecting an outdoor cushion that is water-resistant and easily cleaned and maintained.
Custom-made or Standard?
For unique pieces like window seats, you might need to have a cushion custom-made to ensure a perfect fit. However, for more common pieces like dining chairs, rockers, and sofas, there are plenty of ready-to-purchase cushions that offer a near-perfect fit.