Imagine waking up to sunshine, stepping out into the warm garden and sitting down to enjoy a coffee, oh wait, hang on, you forgot to put the seat cushions away again and they’re soaked! Familiar problem?
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Modern garden furniture is more functional, great-looking and comfortable than ever but it often comes with bulky cushions and where to store garden cushions can be a big problem.
Many garden furniture sets come with waterproof cushions, they’ll be fine left out for the odd shower but it’s not recommended to let them regularly soak through in a downpour or leave them out all year round. Cheaper furniture may not include weatherproof cushions so they’ll need to be regularly stored away.
Fortunately, there are a number of outdoor seating cushion storage solutions available. From handy storage benches to garden sofa storage sets, we’ve rounded up eight of the best items of garden furniture with storage for cushions to make life that little bit easier:
1. Allegro Reclining Sofa Chair, Moda Furnishings
This multi-purpose garden set includes 2 sofa recliners and a centre table with inset ice bucket and parasol hole. The table doubles up as handy storage for the footstool cushions and you can adjust the recliners to multiple positions from upright to flat. The set is constructed from all-weather wicker to withstand even the harshest of winters.
2. Large rustic reclaimed storage bench seat, The Wooden Storage Bench Company
For something more rustic, look no further than this reclaimed storage bench seat from the Wooden Storage Bench Company.
Made from reclaimed scaffold boards, the base opens to reveal a large storage space that can be left open or split into 2 or 3 sections. Perfect for storing cushions, and available in a range of sizes, you can also choose the fabric of the seat cushion, what’s not to love?
3. Florenity Galaxy storage bench and screen, Norfolk Leisure
A more compact option if you don’t need to store so many cushions is this storage bench and screen from Norfolk Leisure.
The seat lifts to reveal a roomy storage space whilst the screen can be used to hang plants or tools, even as a trellis for plants to clamber up.
4. Glendale Amiens twin seat sunlounger, Longacres
This comfy double garden sofa from Longacres can convert to a flat daybed. With 5 reclining positions it’s probably one of the most relaxing garden seats you will find.
Although this outdoor sofa doesn’t come with storage for all the cushions in the chair, two of the large square cushions slot neatly inside the base.
5. Heart Storage Bench, Garden Furniture Centre
If wood is more your thing than plastic, this beautifully made storage bench will be a practical addition to your garden. Constructed from grade A teak, the bench is assembled for you on delivery. The bench has rubber feet to protect it from moisture and the full-length storage box is roomy enough to store a seat pad and several cushions.
6. Alderley Rattan Storage Bench, Original Organics
Another handy seat/storage combo, this tough, wood and poly rattan garden bench can hold up to 150 litres. Completely weatherproof and maintenance-free, it’s an ideal solution for storing smaller cushions.
7. Keter Rattan 4 Person Seating Group with Cushions, Wayfair
This lightweight and compact sofa set is made from tough poly rattan. It comes with a 2 seater sofa, a loveseat and one storage table, perfect for storing cushions and other garden paraphernalia.
8. IKEA SOLLERÖN modular sofa set
For great looks and practicality, the versatile SOLLERÖN sofa set is really hard to beat in the outdoor furniture with storage category. With modular sections, you can choose the configuration of your sofa set to fit your space. It’s made from tough, plastic rattan and includes deep-filled, water-resistant cushions.
Best of all, the seats lift off completely, revealing a cavernous storage area below.
With a surprisingly large choice of practical, quirky and stylish storage furniture to choose from, storing cushions has never been easier. Just make sure that your cushions are completely dry before packing them away.