Best Cushions for Your Home

When decorating and adding furniture to your home, people rarely think about what type of cushions and seating options are being offered in their home when in reality that is one of the most important things to consider. What better than to come home to your furniture and relax after a hard days work and really be able to sink down and completely be comfortable in your cushions? Would you want to come home to a hard wooden chair or be forced to sit on the hard floor when you come home, or would you rather come home to the comfort of a relaxing piece of furniture that allows you to fully unwind? Of course you would choose the furniture, and the most important part of that piece of relaxing furniture is the cushions, which is why it is important to know and understand the different types of cushions that are used in furniture pieces before deciding on which one is best for you and your home.

Papasan Cushions
The first type of cushion I want to explore is the papasan cushion. Now if you don’t know much about cushions and their official names, you probably are wondering what exactly a papasan cushion is. Well, a papasan cushion is the circular, woven cushions you see in wicker chairs that relax in a round about way but add so much value to a space. Papasan cushions can be made from many different materials but are typically made out of a micro-suede or suede of some sort. This allow for the cushion to be relaxed and still feel comfortable to the skin even while withholding the circular shape it embodies.

Bench Cushion
A bench cushion typically referes to any type of cushioning used to provide comfort on a bench seat. Bench cushions can be used both indoors and outdoors depending on what type of bench it is covering. If you have a bench seat used in your dining room in order to provide a comfortable, yet versatile dining room set you may want to go with a softer plush bench cushion whereas if you are using the bench cushion for an outdoor seating area, you may be able to get by with a slimmer, more outdoor friendly version of the bench cushion.

Chaise Cushion
Chaise cushions are your typical cushioning used in chaise lounges. Chaise lounges are a great addition to any living space, providing your guest’s with a nice place to relax but also a great decoration piece. They are usually very trendy and look great in multiple different living spaces including the outdoors as well. The cushions used on chaise lounges are ideal for the wear and tear of the outdoors as they are mildew resistant, water resistant and the materials used are also very comfortable and flexible. The only draw back to utilizing a chaise lounge outdoors is that the cushions may need to be replaced more often and should be washed and dried on a rather regular basis in order to keep them as clean as possible during usage.

Window Seat Cushions
Window seats are a popular new trend used in many people’s living rooms that have a large on-set window in them. They provide an excellent space for someone to relax and sit down while also having a beautiful view of the outdoors. The popularity of the window seat is growing and continues to grow which is why the window seat cushion is an important type of cushion to look into. You can choose from satin, suede or even just cotton for your window seat cushion, and since window seats are typically indoors you will have a wider selection of cushion materials. Window seat cushions are also very thin in order to allow for the best view of the outdoors while also being enough cushion to support your back side. If you choose to have it more of a comfort place to sit rather than a lookout you can always opt for a thicker cushion though as well.

So if you think furniture is just furniture you are totally wrong, as the cushions used in your seating areas are one of the most important aspects of your furniture and provide comfort to your home. So choose wisely the next time you decide on a piece of furniture that is using cushions.

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