The Best Outdoor Furniture Covers of 2022, According to Experts

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The amount of work involved in investing in furniture to enhance your outdoor space takes a major commitment. If your plans for this summer included creating a dream patio, we’re here with you, but you can’t forget to buy outdoor furniture covers. These are necessary essentials to protect your oasis from harmful UV rays and precipitation.

“Storing outdoor furniture is like parking your car in a garage,” Maggie Gienger, Director of Interior Design at Arhausshare with Beautiful house. “Your car will be fine parked outside, but it will look shiny and new longer if stored properly when not in use.”

From resort-worthy pool loungers to clever ideas for keeping cool on your patio, the secret to enjoying your outdoor furniture for as long as possible is to protect it. We spoke to industry experts for tips on storing your patio set and the best waterproof, highly durable outdoor furniture covers.

What to consider before buying:

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Measure your furniture before purchasing an outdoor furniture cover. A custom fit prevents dirt, debris and water from touching the cushions or frame. A large cover can protect your sofa or above-ground pool, while a smaller cover can cover your chairs, side tables and cushions. If you have a patio set, stacking the pieces will allow you to use a large blanket to secure it.

Material

“Outdoor furniture covers will extend the life of your outdoor furniture by keeping the elements at bay so you can enjoy your set year after year,” Terry Lin, co-founder and chief design officer of Outside Explain. “Most outdoor furniture materials including teak, aluminum, wicker would benefit from covers, especially in the colder winter months.”

Protect your furniture from fading and mildew with furniture covers that can withstand any storm. Covers made of polypropylene, a thermoplastic polymer, are ideal. Overall, outdoor performance fabrics feature UV-resistant and water-repellent qualities that maximize durability.

Function

Storing your furniture should be simple! Lin suggests choosing furniture covers that incorporate:

  • Straps and Buckles: Ensures your cover stays in place
  • Zippers: A user-friendly feature to help you cover correctly every time
  • Dry vents: Prevents moisture build-up

    Lin shares an additional pro tip: “Go a step further and look for furniture covers with angled angles to effectively shed water (instead of allowing water to pool and seep).” For an added bonus: all options below are under $200! Now is the time to plan ways to maintain the quality of your outdoor renovation – shop around and don’t delay!

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    Best Luxury

    Cover for Armchair

    Dimensions Custom
    Materials Polypropylene polyurethane
    Care Use a cleaning solution of 1 part mild detergent and 3 parts water

    Best overall

    600D heavy duty canvas outdoor dining table and chairs

    Material Polyester
    Care Handwash only
    Lenght 88

    Best Waterproof

    Extra Large Patio Furniture Covers

    Dimensions 124″ L x 63″ W x 29″ H
    Material Polyester
    Care Rinse with water and dry with a cloth

    Ideal for umbrellas

    Taupe polyester garden furniture cover

    Dimensions 100″H x 30″W
    Materials Polyester
    Care Rinse with water and dry with a cloth

    Best budget

    garden furniture cover

    Dimensions 126″L x 126″WX 32″H
    Materials Polyester
    Care Raise furniture on supports to allow water and debris to fall off the cover

    Perfect for the couch

    Ultimate Waterproof Patio Couch Cover

    Dimensions 79″L x 37″W x 35″H
    Material Polyester and vinyl
    Care Use a dome under the lid to protect furniture

    Ideal for cushions

    Classic Accessories Veranda Cushion and Cover Storage Bag

    Dimensions 62″L x 22″W x 30″H
    Material Polyester and vinyl
    Care Clean stains

    Better UV protection

    F&J Outdoors Patio Cover

    Dimensions 39″L x 62″W x 36″H
    Material yarn dyed fabric
    Care Machine washable

    How to store your outdoor furniture:

    Outdoor furniture covers are the most effective way to extend the life of your furniture. “Outdoor furniture should be kept in a dry, covered place during the fall and winter months and, if possible, stored indoors,” says Kinga Wojciechowska of Moe’s house. “Constant exposure to elements such as rain and snow can cause furniture, even outdoor pieces, to rust and soft seats to mildew.”

    If you don’t have a shed or garage reserved for off-season furniture storage, don’t worry! “When investing in outdoor furniture, check to see if the retailer offers custom covers to fit the pieces for maximum protection,” Gienger continues. “Store small decorative accessories and throw pillows in an outdoor storage box or indoors during cooler seasons when you’re not enjoying your outdoor space.

    This will protect them from sun, rain, wind and the occasional bird droppings, to keep them in pristine condition.

    When should outdoor furniture be put away?

    The weather can be unpredictable, so it’s always best to take preventive measures as soon as possible.We strongly recommend that you put the covers on as soon as the weather starts to cool down, usually at the end of September; these will protect against rain and snow and keep the patio furniture looking good for next season,” says Wojciechowska.

    Why trust us ?

    Beautiful houseAssociate Editor of Shopping Medgina Saint-Elien reached out to several experts, including people from Outer, Arhaus, etc., to provide a top-notch list of outdoor furniture covers.

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