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Get Ready for Comfy Outdoor Living with Pillow Perfect (Review & $50.00 GC Giveaway)

Part of the MBP Mother's Day Gift Guide 
& Outdoor Living Feature

As the weather begins to warm up, I am wanting to spend as much time as possible outside. One of the best things about our little craftsman bungalow, is that it has a fantastic, wide front porch. The front porch is one of my favorite elements of a home- it's a perfect place to welcome guests, entertain, and spend time alone, or as a family. We've been wanting to spruce up our porch this spring with a little makeover, and thought that a good place to start, would be by adding some colorful, functional accessories.

I spend a lot of time out on the front porch with my son. He loves to be outside as much as I do, and we enjoy everything from sitting on the wooden bench and reading to blowing bubbles and having a picnic lunch together. Our teak wooden storage bench has been wonderful, both as a storage piece and a seating area, however, its hard surface isn't the most comfortable to sit on for long periods of time. I thought that adding a cushion would be a great idea, not just for comfort, but for safety and an added decor element, as well.

I stumbled upon Pillow Perfect, a Georgia based company which offers beautiful collections of pillows and cushions for indoor/outdoor use. Pillow Perfect opened its doors in 1989 by brothers Paul and David Ratner. Pillow Perfect has seen tremendous growth and has been through quite a few expansions in the past twenty-five years. In 2011, Pillow Perfect launched an online store, offering their customers the option of convenient shopping and friendly customer service from the comfort of their own homes!

Boxin Design in Green...

I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to try a couple of products from Pillow Perfect, and I enthusiastically poured over their website, selecting favorite designs. I selected both a bench cushion and set of pillows in the Boxin design, in green.

Outdoor Boxin Bench Cushion- look at how big this cushion is!

I was so excited when my packages arrived from Pillow Perfect. The bench cushion and the pillows were packaged in two separate boxes, and I was warned not to cut through the packing tape with a sharp object, so I wouldn't slice through the products. 

Outdoor Boxin Bench Cushion, on my dining room floor...

The Outdoor Boxin Bench Cushion in green is stunning! I chose the green color in this pattern for three reasons- we love green, we tend to plant a lot of yellow and purple flowers, and thought the green would be a nice accent, and I knew my husband would love the Boxin design, as it looks sort of Celtic, which he likes.

Features of the Outdoor Boxin Bench Cushion

Attaches with Ties, Sewn Seam Closure
45 in. L X 18 in. W X 2.5 in. D
100% Polyester, Polyester fill
Fade Resistant, Mildew Resistant, UV Protection, Weather Resistant
Spot Clean Only
Indoor/Outdoor Use

I couldn't wait to get the cushion on our bench to see what it would look like, but I wanted to take a look at the matching pillows that were sent to me, as well!

Outdoor Boxin Rectangular Throw Pillow in Green, Set of two

The outdoor throw pillows are actually much larger and even more plush than I imagined them to be, which is wonderful! I love that they are rectangular in shape, and that they are plush, yet firm, and offer a good amount of support to the back. The cording around  the pillows is also a nice extra touch!

Features of the Outdoor Boxin Corded Oversized Rectangular Throw Pillows

Indoor / Outdoor
24.5 in. L X 16.5 in. W X 5 in. D
Self-Corded, Sewn Seam Closure
100% Polyester
Fade Resistant, Mildew Resistant, UV Protection, Weather Resistant
Spot Clean only

Take a look at the pillows and the bench cushion, side by side. A lovely combination!

I knew that I would have no problem tying the bench cushion onto the bench. Each end of the cushion has sewn-on ties, which just tie right onto the corner posts of the bench. The size of the bench cushion was a perfect fit, as well. I did measure the top of my bench beforehand, though- just to make sure that the bench wouldn't hang over the sides or end up being too deep or wide for the piece of furniture. After I added the cushion, I added both of the pillows, and then stepped by to admire the bench.

Here's what the bench looked like before, without the Pillow Perfect additions...

Our teak bench has been given a face lift, thanks to Pillow Perfect!

Of course, we had to try these new pieces out to really get a sense of how wonderful they really are. B and I took to the porch, and as soon as B saw the cushion, he asked if he could sit on it. Once he was on the bench, he commented on how nice the cushion was, told me that it was very soft on his bottom, and asked, 'Shall you sit here, mommy?'

Loving the new look and feel of our bench- it's so pretty and so comfy!

Balian loves the new cushion and pillows, too! Now he can sit here comfortably, and I don't have to worry about him banging his knees into the wood.

It's amazing how something as simple as adding a cushion and a couple of pillows to a piece of outdoor furniture can change not only the look of the furniture, but the look of your entire outdoor living space. The great thing about these pieces is that they are protected from fading, they are weather and water resistant, they are mildew resistant, and I can spot clean them, if needed.

Pillow Perfect offers so many contemporary and traditional designs of indoor/outdoor pillows and cushions, which are truly beautiful! I have been looking for cushions and pillows for a couple of years now, with no luck, because everything I have come across has been too tacky for my personal taste, and I refused to settle for something that would make me feel like I was hanging out in the living room set of The Golden Girls.

Check out some of these other beautiful designs from Pillow Perfect...

Outdoor Carmody Corded Oversized Rectangular Throw Pillow in Navy (Set of 2)

Outdoor Essence Wicker Seat Cushion in Black (Set of 2)

Outdoor Fairington Squared Chair Cushion in Aqua

Outdoor Montifleuri/Monserrat Chaise Lounge Cushion in Red

Our family members have been enjoying our new cushion and pillows which are now decorating our bench. It's a favorite spot to sit and visit, or to enjoy a glass of wine in the evenings or a cup of morning coffee. It's even the perfect spot to sit and enjoy some ice cream from one of our favorite local dairy bars! We're so glad to have a comfy, cozy place to enjoy the outdoors as a family. Now we'll have to purchase some new furniture for the left side of our porch, to make an entire seating area... and we'll have to get some more pillows and cushions from Pillow Perfect!

Want It? Buy It!

If you have been searching for just the right pillows or cushions for your indoor/outdoor furniture, Pillow Perfect has beautifully designed accents waiting for you! Pillow Perfect is social and would love to connect with you on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and would love for you to check out their blog, too!

Want It? Win It!

Ready to outfit your porch or patio furniture with some beautiful pillows, a new cushion, etc? Here's your chance! One lucky MBP reader will win a $50.00 Gift Code from Pillow Perfect! Just use the Rafflecopter entry form below to enter for your chance to win! Giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older.

Special thanks to Brad and the rest of the team at Pillow Perfect for allowing us to transform our outdoor furniture into a comfy, attractive seating area, and for offering this wonderful giveaway for our readers!

Good luck!

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  1. I love these fish pillows

  2. I would love to use my GC on fabric to redo an outdoor bench. So I would buy some fabric. Indoor Floral Splash Multi Fabric.

    If I picked a cushion I would pick, Outdoor Fairington Bench Cushion in Aqua

  3. My favorite outdoor space around my home is my back patio and fire pit.. I can watch deer and turkey play out in the field from there.. AMAZING view

  4. the Decorative Brown/White Flocked Scroll 16.5 in. Square Toss Pillow would look great in my living room.

  5. I really like the Fairington Squared pillow!

  6. I would get the Outdoor Maya Wicker Seat Cushion in Multi (Set of 2)

  7. Outdoor Calypso|Tropez Reversible Corded 18.5-Inch Throw Pillow in Blue (Set of 2)

  8. i like the carmody covered blue pillow

  9. I love the Azzure Rectangular Throw Pillow in Marigold

  10. I like the Red/White Flocked Scroll 18-inch Throw Pillow

  11. I like the green and white checked one for a bench.

  12. i love the bench cushions i need one of them so bad


  13. our favorite place is in the pool


  14. I like the green and white checked.

  15. I love the Outdoor Paisley Bench Cushion in Tidepool

  16. I like these Outdoor Palma Tufted Seat Cushions : http://www.pillowperfect.com/cushions/outdoor-palma-tufted-seat-cushion-in-black-set-of-2.html

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