You can’t control the weather, but with garden furniture covers you can keep dirt and damp away, whatever the elements throw at you. At IKEA you’ll find a waterproof cover to fit anything from an umbrella to a full dining set, leaving you ready to roll the second the sun breaks through the clouds.
Why should I protect my outdoor furniture?
Outdoor furniture is resistant to wear and tear, and they are made to handle different kinds of weather. But they're not indestructible. Over time, rain and wind will break down your furniture. That’s why it’s important to protect them, in order to increase their lifespan and keep them looking good.
By using a waterproof outdoor furniture protection, you can keep your dinner set or outdoor sofa fresh for longer. Our outdoor furniture covers protect again damage from rain, sun, dirt, dust and pollen.
How do I ensure great outdoor wood furniture protection?
The best way to protect your wood furniture is to store them inside, somewhere dry. However, since that’s not always an option, you can protect against weather by using a waterproof cover.
Another thing to remember is to take care of the wood surface. Clean and brush your furniture from time to time prevent mold or mildew infestations. Also, make sure to re-stain the wood once or twice a year, since this provides additional protection against the wood drying out and cracking.
What outdoor furniture protection do I need?
To protect your furniture, you need to keep it dry and keep it covered when not in use. The cover needs to completely envelop your furniture to be effective. At IKEA we have different kinds of covers made to perfectly shield different kinds of furniture.
Protection for dining sets
For your dining area, you'll find outdoor furniture protection that can cover both tables and chairs at the same time. Choose between small covers that quickly envelopes a two-seater, or larger ones made to fit sets with up to eight seats.
Protection for sun loungers and sofas
Relaxing in a sun lounger is nice, but the sun is not always shining. You can always store your sun lounger inside and carry it out when it’s time to work on your tan. But a more comfortable option is to use furniture covers to protect it outside. The same thing goes for your outdoor sofa.
At IKEA, you’ll find outdoor furniture covers that’s specially made for these types of furniture. They are easy to take out and place on your furniture whenever you’re expecting rain.
Protection for cushions and other textiles
To create a cozy outdoor space, try adding soft cushions, pillows and blankets. With a storage box or bag, you can easily organize the textile accessories when they're not in use. During the off-season, store the box inside in a cool and dry place.
How to keep the furniture cover in place?
Gone with the wind! Furniture covers don’t weigh much and can easily be caught by a strong wind. Some of our covers are equipped with hook-and-loop straps to ensure they stay in place. If the cover doesn't have this, a recommendation is to tuck in the lower edges of the covers underneath the corners of the furniture during windy days.
Can I clean my outdoor furniture cover?
You can wash all your patio furniture protection covers from IKEA. Remember to wash them by hand and let them air dry. Read more in the section for care instructions for each product.