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The Best Outdoor Scatter Cushions For Garden Relaxation

multi coloured outdoor scatter cushions sat on a lawn with a hammock in background

Our outdoor space can be used for so many things. Whether we decide to fill it with plants, family toys, sheds, BBQs or to use it as an entertainment space, the chances are that you’ll want to make the most of your outdoor time when you have it. Especially due to our temperamental British weather!

One great way of adding a pop of colour and some decor to your outdoor space is by using scatter cushions. While often we think of them for use on sofas, they can also be used in conservatories, on sun loungers or even on garden furniture to liven it up!

While garden furniture is generally made with comfort and durability in mind, scatter cushions are perfect to cuddle up to on a colder night, to support your back against rattan or to give you a little extra boost to sit on.

Our #1 Top Pick
iBeani Outdoor Scatter 40cm x 40cm (Pack of...
Value Pick
Freeas 4 Pack Tropical Leaves Cotton Linen...
Also Consider...
Gardenista Small Cushions with Covers | 12...
Material
Polyester
Cotton
Polyester
Colours
5 Available
16 Available
2 Available
Cushions In Pack
2
4
12
Dimensions
40 x 40 cm
45 x 45 cm
20 x 20 cm
Waterproof
Price
£39.99
£16.99
£24.97
Our #1 Top Pick
iBeani Outdoor Scatter 40cm x 40cm (Pack of...
Material
Polyester
Colours
5 Available
Cushions In Pack
2
Dimensions
40 x 40 cm
Waterproof
Price
£39.99
Value Pick
Freeas 4 Pack Tropical Leaves Cotton Linen...
Material
Cotton
Colours
16 Available
Cushions In Pack
4
Dimensions
45 x 45 cm
Waterproof
Price
£16.99
Also Consider...
Gardenista Small Cushions with Covers | 12...
Material
Polyester
Colours
2 Available
Cushions In Pack
12
Dimensions
20 x 20 cm
Waterproof
Price
£24.97

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If you’re looking for a simple way to spruce up your garden space, look no further than comfortable outdoor scatter cushions and cushion covers. Below, we’ve assembled some of the best picks for comfort, size, design options and affordability. And, with a range of contemporary colour options and designs, you’re sure to find the perfect scatter cushions for your garden here! 

Best Pick: iBeani 2pc Scatter Cushions

A two-pack of ready-to-go scatter cushions created with the outdoors in mind

Cost: £39.99

If you’re in need of some scatter cushions with a twist of detail, this two-piece option from iBeani are perfect for outdoor use. With washable covers, they’re ideal for outdoor entertaining, hosting BBQs and leisurely evenings outdoors.

One of the most frequent issues with outdoor furniture and outdoor accessories is bringing them in and covering them up when there’s a threat of rain – but the showerproof properties of the iBeani mean they’re safe to leave outdoors, even if there’s a downpour on the horizon. 

At dimensions of 40cm x 40cm, they come in several bright colour options with different pattern choices. Taupe, lime, orange, red and blue bases are all complemented by the white swirling pattern styles. 

Handmade in the UK, these cushions are sure to liven up any space, and can even be used inside, such as on conservatory furniture to brighten up the room. With filling included, there’s no need to cram stuffing into the cases, simply take them out of the box and go! 

Pros

  • A two-piece pack
  • Handmade in the UK with filling included
  • Several colour and pattern options to suit your style
  • Shower-proof and washable covers.

Cons

  • We struggled to find any downsides to this product, making it our top pick!

Value Pick: Freeas 4pc Tropical Leaves

A tropical four-pack perfect for indoor and outdoor use 

Cost: £16.99

Our value pick for outdoor scatter cushions, this tropical four-piece make the ideal decorative cushions. At dimensions of 45cm x 45cm, these pillowcases come in four distinct yet cohesive tropical styles. With the ‘tropical home’ look being so popular nowadays, these are the perfect addition to any room in the house, as well as for use on outdoor furniture. 

Made from 100% cotton linen material, they’re eco-friendly and durable, and contain an invisible zipper which doesn’t ruin the print or feel uncomfortable to sit on.

However, two key drawbacks of the Freeas cushions are that they are just cushion covers with no filling included, so you will need to buy filling for each separately. 

The other drawback is that the pattern is only on the front of the cushion. While not necessarily a game changer, this does mean that they can’t always be flipped to hide any sudden stains!  That means that they may require a little more maintenance and care than with some of the other options on this list. 

Pros

  • Contemporary, fitting modern decor tropical themes
  • Concealed zip
  • Made with 100% eco-friendly materials.

Cons

  • Only suitable for handwashing, not machine washing
  • The print is only on the front of the cushion
  • Doesn’t include cushion fillings.

Gardenista 12pc Small Cushions

A twelve-pack of vibrant scatter cushions to liven up a space

Cost: £24.97

The pinnacle of the term ‘scatter cushions’, this twelve-pack from Gardenista is ideal for adding a big splash of colour to your garden. A mix of colours, the twelve pieces come in a range of bright hues and are small in size at just 20cm x 20cm. 

For versatility, you can choose the mixed bright colour option with oranges, pinks, blues, greens and purples included, or go for a more monochrome look with their base colours set which includes beige, grey and dark green cushions.

Built with outdoor use in mind, the cushions are made from water-resistant polyester and are filled with a ‘foam crumb filling’, making them lightweight, comfortable and squishy! These scatter cushions from Gardenista also come with removable covers for easy cleaning, and they’re machine washable. 

One note we would make is that although the dimensions are clear, do double-check the sizing before purchasing, as many customers were surprised by the dimensions, and have ended up using them elsewhere in the house rather than in the garden. 

We would recommend thinking of these cushions as more decorative, rather than functional due to their size.

Pros

  • Foam-filled, comfortable and squishy
  • Water-resistant cushion covers with a removable zip
  • A range of vibrant and more muted colour options
  • Perfect for decoration and to add colour to a space.

Cons

  • The colours are mixed, so you can’t choose which colours and how many colours you receive in a pack
  • Customers are often surprised by their small size.

Boao 4pc In Various Colours

A four-pack of cushion covers with a range of vibrant colour options

Cost: £15.99

Perfect for creating a cohesive design, this four-pack of cushion covers from Boao come in a plain style without patterns. Available in pink, red, yellow, orange, green and blue, they are perfect for adding a touch of colour to your outdoor garden furniture.

Another option that many customers tend to go for is to mix and match several different colours, due to their vibrancy and simple design, to make a pattern. Their size (45cm x 45cm) also makes this possible and they can be used inside as well as outside – on lounges, in conservatories or even on beds!

As cushion covers only, you’ll need to buy the inserts separately. However, the covers are waterproof with a PU coating, and are made of durable canvas polyester – ideal for outdoor use. Not only this, their material makes them pile-resistant and permanently smooth to the touch, meaning they’ll provide comfort for the long-term. 

With an invisible zipper, the zip doesn’t ruin the design, and the opening is large enough to add and remove pillow filling as needed, at 34cm in length. 

Pros

  • Invisible zipper with large length for easy filling
  • Plain design and bright, vibrant colours
  • Large size at 45cm x 45cm
  • Made with outdoor use in mind
  • Perfect for indoor and outdoor use alike to brighten up an area.

Cons

  • No patterns available 
  • They don’t include cushion fillings.

Miulee 2pc Waterproof Cushions

Two striped waterproof outdoor cushion covers with a pop of colour

Cost: Price not available

A two-pack from cushion cover experts Miulee, these waterproof cushion covers are ideal for garden furniture, outdoor benches and sun loungers alike.

They’re available in three sizes – 30cm x 50cm, 45cm x 50cm and 50cm x 50cm – as well as eight colour options: grey-black, cream-black, green-black, blue-black, pink-black, red-black, teal-black and yellow-black. Their striped design makes them ideal for all seasons, and their vibrancy adds a pop of colour to your outdoor furniture, however you can’t mix and match multiple colours in the set of two. 

Made from 100% polyester, this two-pack is waterproof and suitable for use both inside and outside the home. Bear in mind though that this twin set is for cushion covers only, but the attached invisible zipper makes it easy to add your filling of choice; whether that’s foam, foam crumb, memory foam or hollowfibre. 

However, the cushion covers are double-sided with the pattern on both sides, and can be washed at low temperatures – making them the ideal low-maintenance scatter cushion solution.

Pros

  • Striped design with a pop of colour
  • A good size for scatter cushions and using as a chair cushion
  • Waterproof and suitable for storing outside year-round
  • Invisible zipper to make filling and unfilling easy.

Cons

  • Some discrepancies with colour tones from images in real-life
  • Unable to mix and match colours
  • Cushion cover only – no filling included.

Vigvog Waterproof Cushion Covers

Four cohesive cushion covers with beautiful, detailed and modern design options

Cost: £13.99

With a range of beautiful festive and seasonal designs, these waterproof cushion covers from vivog are ideal for prepping up your space. They come in a variety of options from beautiful Christmas scenes to exotic sunrises, ocean waves and nature-filled Buddha designs – perfect for an outdoor zen garden or meditative space.

Easy to wash and dry, these decorative cushions are handmade with linen. They also have a waterproof and ‘anti-fouling’ coating to keep them safe for use outdoors. As cushion covers, they come at a size of 45cm x 45cm, and have a large zip ready for inserting your choice of cushion filler.

The perks of cushion covers made from linen include a light massaging effect due to its texture, natural anti-bacterial properties and being a breathable fabric – making it warm in the winter and cool in the hotter months.

The viavog options come in a pack of four for their price, with the print on one side of the cushion cover, rather than both. A nice perk of this choice is that all four covers in each set are themed and use the same colour palettes, but all have unique designs – ideal for creating cohesion without matching entirely. 

Pros

  • Anti-bacterial and breathable due to their material
  • Waterproof with a water-repellent coating 
  • A large size – ideal for large outdoor furniture
  • Large size: 45cm x 45cm
  • A modern range of designs options.

Cons

  • Only cushion covers, no filling included
  • Some customers may prefer four matching designs.

Gardenista Throw Pillows

Pre-filled scatter cushions with water-resistance and colourful designs

Cost: £14.97

Another option for someone looking to add a pop of colour to their garden, the Gardenista outdoor scatter cushions are the ideal accessory to make your garden feel like it’s summer all year round.

This option comes fully-filled, and has a range of good properties to it such as water-resistance, hypoallergenic and hollowfibre filled. Hollowfibre is often used for padding and provides supportive cushioning – with many people using hollowfibre pillows in bed too for a comfy night’s sleep.

The whole cushion size is 30cm x 51cm, perfect for sitting on or resting your back on on a harder surface such as an outdoor bench. The covers are machine-washable, and you can even remove the inner filling through the zip. 

The outside of the Gardenista scatter cushions are made from PU-coated polyester, and come in a great range of colours and designs from charcoal stripes and lime-green designs to cushions covered in cacti or Delhi patterns inspired by southern Asia.

Pros

  • A wide range of designs, suitable for all garden styles and colours
  • Hypoallergenic and water-resistant cushions
  • Large design ideal for sitting on or supporting backs
  • Machine-washable covers made from polyester. 

Cons

  • All designs are patterned, so not an ideal option for those who want something plain and more muted for the garden.

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