Outdoor benches offer a versatile seat, whether you’re eating dinner or relaxing in the sun. Choose one with a backrest for added support, or go for a space-saving backless bench that tucks away under the table. Add some outdoor cushions for extra comfort and a decorative touch.
Most garden sofas are best cleaned with sponge or cloth that has been dipped into soapy water. Simply wipe down the surface covers with the soap and water, and then wipe dry with a clean cloth. This method should work just fine whether you’re wanting to remove a stain or wipe away dust. It’s advisable to clean your sofa a few times during the sunny season to prevent the build-up of mould or mildew.
If your garden sofa has already been infected with algae or mould, it should suffice to wash it with water and vinegar. Don’t forget to wash off the vinegar. There’s usually no need to use toxic chemicals to clean your outdoor sofa.
Cushions and textiles need to be stored somewhere dry to protect against moisture. Don’t leave them out in the rain. Outdoor sofa cushions should also be stored off the ground to prevent pests getting to them. If possible, store them in an airtight container or a fabric bag. Avoid storing them in direct sunlight when not in use, since the sunlight will make the fabric colour fade over time.
Most of the outdoor sofa cushions from IKEA have removable covers. This means that you can just throw them in the washing machine when they get dirty!
The garden sofa cushions without removable covers are easy to handwash. Just follow these simple steps:
It’s important that you give the cushions the time they need to air dry. If not, they could get infected with mould or mildew. It's a good idea to refrain from using the cushions until at least a day after they’ve been washed and dried.
Check the product description of your specific garden sofa cushions if you want to know whether they are machine washable.
It can be annoying to feel the outdoor cushions slip out from underneath you. On a glossy surface, big cushions have a tendency of moving around. Fortunately, there’s any easy fix. To keep your outdoor sofa cushions in place, put an anti-slip underlay beneath them. This should stop them from sliding from one side to another on your garden sofa.