Courtesy of Pottery Barn
You may typically associate outdoor furniture with function over fashion, but decorative accessories like pillows and cushions can breathe new life into the most basic patio seating. Thanks to weatherproof materials made from acrylic, polyester, or even 38 recycled water bottles, these must-haves can withstand the summer elements. Resistant to UV rays, mildew, food and drink stains, and even chlorine following a dip in the pool, you can enjoy a backyard picnic or porch happy hour with comfort, practicality, and style all season. Ahead, you’ll find some of our favorite long-lasting outdoor pillows for all your summer gathering or decoration needs.
Available in three different sizes, this sage green pillow is made using 100-percent acrylic material. The durable fabric means you can leave this pillow on outdoor furniture all summer long without having to worry that it will succumb to inclement weather, the hot sun, or spilled beer.
Shop Now: Pottery Barn Sunbrella Solid Indoor/Outdoor Pillows in Oasis, $39.50, potterybarn.com.
All of The Inside’s custom pieces are handmade in the United States, including this stylish orange pillow with an abstract pattern printed on polyester fabric.
Shop Now: The Inside Outdoor 20″ Throw Pillow, $49, theinside.com.
Crate & Barrel
The colorful geometric pattern on this periwinkle pouf brings an eye-catching element to your patio or porch décor while still being muted enough to match any furniture type. Designed with durable polyester, it will withstand summer’s most challenging weather patterns.
Shop Now: Crate & Barrel Garner 20″ Periwinkle Outdoor Pillow, $34.99, crateandbarrel.com.
This deep blue cushion will make all of your outdoor furniture more comfortable and colorful—not to mention it’s available in different hues and patterns so you can mix and match. Constructed with acrylic fabric, each pillow is waterproof and fade-resistant.
Shop Now: Pottery Barn Classic Sunbrella Dining Chair Cushion in Sapphire Blue, $109, potterybarn.com.
Bring nautical flair to your backyard furniture with this weatherproof, striped iteration. The cover is made out of woven acrylic fabric, which increases its sturdiness and durability.
Shop Now: Frontgate Resort Stripe Bolster Indoor/Outdoor Pillow, from $69, frontgate.com.
In addition to its fun neon hue, striped design, and outdoor longevity, this pillow is Fair Trade Certified and made from 38 plastic water bottles. Consider it a win for sustainability and weatherproof fabric.
Shop Now: West Elm Color Pop Indoor/Outdoor Pillow in Misty Rose, $19.99-$39.99, westelm.com.
One Kings Lane
This pillow’s fun citrus print is perfectly appropriate for summer hangs on the porch, no matter the weather. Its acrylic fabric makes for easy washing, plus it’s mold- and soil-resistant.
Shop Now: Celerie Kemble for One Kings Lane Kit Outdoor Pillow in Lemons, from $215, onekingslane.com.
A minimalist, textured design and cream-colored fabric will subtly elevate patio furniture while staying in fabulous condition throughout the seasons.
Shop Now: Threshold Textured Woven Outdoor Throw Pillow in Cream, $25, target.com.
The use of recycled plastic in this option’s fabric contributes to its environmentally-conscious and waterproof design, while its woven texture and earthy color brings major style.
Shop Now: West Elm Woven Arches Indoor/Outdoor Pillow in Natural, from $45 for two, westelm.com.
Enjoy a comfier outdoor seating area courtesy of this tufted, reversible cushion. It maintains its color, texture, and sturdiness come rain or shine.
Shop Now: Red Barrel Studio Imauri Outdoor Seat Cushion, $32.99, wayfair.com.
The White Company
With a beach-ready color scheme that’s just right for summer, this blue-and-white striped pillow made from cotton and polyester is ready for any outdoor activity.
Shop Now: The White Company Wide Blue Stripe Scatter Cushion, $38.50, thewhitecompany.com.