Adding colourful outdoor cushions to your garden can help you achieve a homely and welcoming outdoor space. Whether you've got a patio that lacks character, or garden furniture in need of softening, outdoor cushions are a quick and affordable way to transform your garden into an inviting social spot perfect for alfresco gatherings.


They can also help to make wooden garden furniture a lot more comfortable, which is ideal for when you're hosting BBQs, huddling around a firepit, or simply chilling in the garden with a book and a glass of wine!

In our roundup of the best outdoor cushions, you'll find a range of hardy, waterproof designs in a variety of colours and patterns, so there's something for every style of garden.

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Best outdoor cushions for 2023

Green BeanLazy Outdoor Cushion

Green outdoor cushion

Opting for a solid block colour is an easy route, as you're not overly restricted when it comes to finding matching accessories. We love the sophisticated nature of this dark green, and it would look especially effective paired with gold or brass décor, such as outdoor ornaments, or large plant pots.

The cover is waterproof and machine washable, so it should be able to handle a few wine spills or splashes of ketchup! It also features a concealed zip for added comfort.

If you're not a fan of the green colour, it's also available in yellow, red, orange, black, pink, purple and blue, so you're bound to find a suitable match for your outdoor setup.

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Papaya Aqua Outdoor Cushion

Papaya cushion

We love this vibrant outdoor cushion with a summery and upbeat vibe that's sure to liven up your garden. The papaya pattern would look gorgeous against dark garden furniture that's in need of a bright touch. It's a pretty busy design, so you could balance it out with a plain throw, or a natural rattan outdoor rug.

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Anthropologie Ellen Merchant Indoor/Outdoor Cushion

Pink cushion with tiger print

This extra large tiger outdoor cushion has a bright and bohemian feel, making it a lovely choice for an exotic and cheerful garden. The pink, orange, and turquoise are a sweet combination, and it's made from polyester for protection from the elements. You could pop it on a garden bench, or use it as a sunbathing pillow during the summer.

For an elegant look - and a perfect afternoon tea set up - you could pair it with a white Victorian table and chair set.

Gardenista Arabesque Cushion

Blue and white patterned cushion

If you're looking for something understated, this chic design could do the trick. The white colour helps to create a bright and open feel which works well in smaller, shady gardens. The print design gives it a contemporary look if you want to go for a sleek and classy vibe.

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It would make a lovely addition to your garden table morning coffee setup, or why not place it on your favourite hanging egg chair for a soft seat whilst you hang? If you're worried about the colour becoming grubby over time, it's machine washable so you can keep it looking fresh!

Outdoor Grey Square Floor Cushion

Large Square Floor Cushion

This is a more solid alternative to a decorative outdoor cushion, as you can also use this floor cushion as a seat. It comes with a convenient carry handle so you can easily transport it to your preferred spot.

It's ideal for creating a relaxed hang out area, and it's handy if you're struggling to seat all of your guests, particularly younger ones. You can also have fun choosing your matching décor due to the straightforward grey design. A boho rug and cute lights would look fabulous.

It's water resistant, but if it's pouring outside, you can easily take it indoors and use it as an alternative to a bean bag.

Izabela Peters Outdoor Cushion

Blue and white striped cushion

You can't go wrong with stripes! If you're keen to smarten up your garden with a bold design, this waterproof Izabela Peters number is a lovely choice. It would look great on a corner sofa, and you could buy a few to create your own matching set.

In terms of accessories, you could pair this design with nautical themed items - such as a chunky knit, rope-like blanket or perhaps a ship wheel inspired garden mirror - to go with the blue and white design.

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Chevron Woven Cushion

Pink indoor and outdoor cushion

If you prefer more muted, and gentle colours, this dusty pink option is sure go down a treat. Despite its cosy nature, it's made from recycled plastic bottles, so it's a comfy and eco-friendly choice.

It's well-suited for outdoor use as it's mould, mildew and moth resistant, so it's a hardy pick. The open weave design gives it a unique texture and look, and thanks to its soft feel, it's a nice option for indoors too. It would look gorgeous on a deck chair, hammock, or even your bed!

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Plain Indoor/Outdoor Cushion, Haze Blue

Pale blue cushion

John Lewis's indoor/outdoor cushions provide great quality at a fair price. Available in a range of bright, cheery colours, there's something to suit every garden. These are perfect for scattering on the garden bench to brighten up a garden party, and you could also decorate your patio with a couple of outdoor lanterns for a warm and cosy feel when it's chilly outside.


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Rachel HowatsonDigital Writer

Rachel Howatson is a digital writer who works across Our Media’s home and craft brands. With a love of eclectic furniture and bold, statement decor, and an ability to scour out the best deals online, she’s got your interior and crafting needs covered.