5. Failing to match colors with the foliage.
|Pictured above: Jockey Red Stripe Outdoor Throw Pillow by Designed for Outdoors, 3 Sizes from $19.99 with Free Shipping, and the Deluxe Double Cushioned Swing by Hatteras Hammocks, Two Colors from $299.99 with Free Shipping.|
4. Patterns that clash with the geometry of your furniture.
Novice designers often become preoccupied with color matching their furniture and outdoor pillows, and ignoring other important details! In the chair below, the colors don’t match overly well, but the alignment of vertical stripes in the outdoor pillow pattern and the Adirondack chair’s slats flow together extremely well.
Keep in mind how the patterns on your furniture and outdoor pillows flow together.
|Green Stripe Outdoor Throw Pillow by DFOhome|
3. Not having backup outdoor pillows on hand for emergencies.
Outdoor pillows can stay outside, rain or shine, and we rightfully keep them out there most of the time. But even the best outdoor pillows need time to dry (or a good cleaning) when Mother Nature comes occasionally pays a visit.
But what happens when you’re suddenly faced with wet pillows hour prior to an evening of grilling out and relaxing outside? Have backup pillows on hand, and you’re good to go.
Having an outdoor pillow “bullpen” also gives you the opportunity to experiment with multiple colors and patterns:
|Outdoor Pillows by Jiti, available in Bolsters and Squares.|
2. Failing to balance busy outdoor spaces with solid-colored outdoor pillows.
1. RIPPING OFF ONE OF THESE:
“The law label was born in the early 1900s to prevent these articles from being further manufactured with contents such as horse hair, corn husks and whatever else a manufacturer could find to use that the consumer would never see…” — wikipedia
Consider yourself warned. Oh, and Outdoor Pillows Only, part of Designed for Outdoors’ family of stores, proudly includes law tags on 100% of their products. Stop by and visit us!