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Beach Style Cushion Covers Fading? Several Easy Tips to Look After Beachy Cushion Covers


QUEENSLAND, Australia May 2014 – Cushion covers need to be able to withstand a lot from daily use. Keeping cushion colours vibrant and bold can be difficult, especially if the cushions are in the garden or used on pool furniture. Whilst Australian online homewares store Beach Abode Living’s beachy cushion covers are designed especially for the harsh Aussie environment and to sustain an extensive amount of wear and tear, they can last even longer and exceed expectations when cared for correctly.

Nicki Richards, co-founder of Beach Abode Living is sharing her tips for looking after cushion covers. Nicki says, “Buying cushion covers to change a decoration style or feeling in a particular space is great because it’s more affordable than buying new cushions each time you want to spruce things up. You can store the covers easily and change your decorating style more often without the hassle of storing a whole lot of filled cushions, but often cushion covers can fade and deteriorate when left outside. We suggest buying high quality covers that are especially treated to avoid fading and mildew, but there are some other things you can do to prolong the life of your covers.”

 Here are some useful tips from Beach Abode Living for looking after cushion covers:

1. Choose covers made form the right outdoor fabric.
Make sure outdoor cushion covers are specifically designed for the outdoors and are also removable, either with a zip or buttons to ensure they can be washed. Avoid outdoor covers with metal zips; they will become rigid with rust and stain the fabric.

2. Always keep your cushion covers clean.
Hand wash beachy cushion covers with cold water and mild detergent to ensure the best results, especially when washing dark-coloured ones. Don’t scrub, rub, soak, or bleach them; these methods weaken the fibres and make them reedy and feathery. Carefully squeeze water out by hand and hang in the shade; inside out is best. Avoid dry cleaning and tumble drying as these will affect the fabric treatments.

3. Follow specific laundry instructions from manufacturers’ labels.
Care labels help to ensure consumers have the proper knowledge to care for their items. Even cushions and covers with UV treatments, anti-mildew, and waterproofing have specific care instructions.

4. Dry cushion covers completely before storing them away.
If a cushion cover is stored away even slightly damp, it will have an off-putting musty smell the next time it’s used.

5. Scented storage.
Store beach style cushion covers in a mesh wash bag with a scented sachet, like ocean mist or kiwi and lime, so they will smell great when they’re used again.

Beach Abode Living launched their specially designed UV-treated cushions and covers in October 2013. They provide customers with a wide range of brightly coloured outdoor cushion covers in a range of striking designs that were designed to withstand the Australian climate. The digitally printed range is more resistant to fading than screen printing. “Our outdoor cushions are made from 100% polyester so colours stay more vibrant yet they feel soft like cotton,” says Nicki. “They are water, mildew, and stain resistant – meaning they’re absolutely perfect for any outdoor room.”

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