With summer around the corner, and the world warming up, your thoughts will naturally turn to softening and refreshing your outdoor space. Of course, outdoor fabric needs to be a little tougher. But that doesn’t mean it can’t still be dainty, stylish and the perfect partner for a garden blooming into life. From prettifying seating areas to crafting custom parasols, here’s our guide to using outdoor fabric effectively.
What are the benefits of outdoor fabric?
Of course, there’s nothing to stop you weaving everyday fabrics into your garden decor. But by using outdoor waterproof fabric that can take the rough and tumble of an al fresco lifestyle, you can enjoy complete peace of mind – and stop looking out of the window for black clouds. A good outdoor fabric will not only be water-repellent, but also stain-resistant and colour fast – very handy in case of spilages, or when the kids stage an impromptu water fight. Even better, by using specialist water resistant fabric for outdoor cushions, you won’t have to pack your furnishings away at the end of a late-night garden party.
Where can I use outdoor fabric?
A great jump-off is using outdoor fabric to make your own cushions, softening the edges of a boxy bench or metal patio furniture. But don’t stop there. Picture yourself relaxing in the shade of a custom-made awning with a cool drink and magazine, or sending the kids out onto the lawn with personalised beanbags – safe in the knowledge that your outdoor water resistant fabric, won’t be damaged by the morning dew. From there, why not get creative, smartening up tired conservatory seating with outdoor furniture fabric, giving mildewed deckchairs a fresh dose of mojo, or creating a custom parasol unlike anything you’ll find in the shops.