Summer for many means BBQs, poolside lounging, and afternoons spent curled up in your favourite sunny spot, getting horizontal in the great outdoors. How's your day bed looking? Not good? It's time to come see us!
Either way, let’s walk through some of the details you need to consider when planning for your new day bed or outdoor seating area.
You’ll need to choose the thickness you want for your mattress or cushion - somewhere within the range of 75mm - 150mm is most commonly requested.
Our product offers the option of a Premium 35-140 seating foam for use under your patio, or reticulated foam created specifically for rain exposure and outdoor use. While most foams do not stand up to frequent water exposure (they tend to retain water and to rot if not kept dry), our outdoor cushion inserts are crafted to allow water to drain through the cushion, preventing moisture retention and fungal growth.
Once you’ve selected your foam, you can choose your cover. If you’re into fabric and design, then this is the fun bit! We offer a customised sewing service alongside our cut-to-size foam, which means that you get a personalised finished product.
Covers can be sewn in standard upholstery fabrics, canvas, vinyls, and PVCs. Our sun-hardy, acrylic canvases with optional water resistance are particularly popular, and we always carry large amounts of stock on hand. We are also agents for Warwick Fabrics, so you’ll have plenty of choice when it comes to choosing your fabric.
Of course, you’re welcome to add features from our extras options, including: piping, chair ties, velcro straps, binding and marine grade zippers.
Dacron wrapping improves the fit of the cover over the foam, creating a more rounded and finished look. It also limits wear and stretching of the fabric, prolonging the life of your cushion and cover.
Lastly, add the finishing touch with a few scatter cushions. Choose your cushion size from our range of premium inserts, then pick your fabric fromfive sizes in our range. Sew your own covers, or take advantage of our sewing service and we’ll do it for you.
Now you know we can make whatever you want - but what if you don’t know what you want..?
Don’t worry, we thought of that too. Browse ourday bed Pinterest board for inspiration. Then leave the rest to us.
We’ve been doing this for 30 years, after all!
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