With the warm weather we've been having lately, we've been spending quite a lot of time outside. I love being outside, and so does my son. I enjoy gardening, landscaping, and making our outdoor spaces functional for play and relaxation. When we moved into our house, there was very little in the way of landscaping, so it was up to me to begin making this house our home. I have spent a lot of time working on our flower beds and front porch, but the back yard has needed a bit of attention for quite a while.
After our back yard was fenced in two summers ago, we had to re-think what we wanted it to look like. It's a small yard, and my main wish for it is to be a play space for my son. I do want it to look nice, as well, so last summer, I decided on adding a few things that would spruce it up a bit, one being a bench for my to relax on, while B plays in the sandbox. This year, I wanted to dress the space up even more, so I added pavers underneath the bench (to keep the grass from growing there), added flowers to the area, and I thought that some nice outdoor pillows would really dress the area up as well.
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One of the quickest, and easiest ways to add color, comfort, and style to any outdoor space, is to decorate with beautiful outdoor throw pillows or outdoor cushions. Last summer, I had the pleasure of connecting with Brad at Pillow Perfect, who sent me a beautiful bench cushion and throw pillows for my front porch. You can read my previous review, here. My family has enjoyed and has been so impressed with the beauty, comfort and functionality of these pillows and cushions (not to mention the amazing quality), that I knew their pillows would be able to add a pop of color and style to an otherwise bland space in my yard.
Pillow Perfect was founded in 1989, by brothers Paul, and David. For nearly 25 years, the brothers have owned and operated this business, with a mission to bring quality products to the consumer, without sacrificing utmost comfort and style. Pillow Perfect's facility is located in Woodstock, GA, just north of Atlanta, and they are committed to staying on top of the latest color and design trends. Just one look at their collections will tell you this is most definitely true!
I was so excited to team up with Pillow Perfect again this year, for a special review of one of their new designs!
All Pillow Perfect shipping boxes include big, bold print, warning the customer not to open the box with sharp objects, so that they don't cut or puncture their new pillows or cushions!
I spent a long time pouring over the choices for outdoor throw pillows, on the Pillow Perfect website. There are so many gorgeous new designs for the 2014 season, that I really just needed to narrow it down to a color pallet that I wanted to work with in my back yard, and then go from there. Once I decided on red (with a little help from my hubby), the choice was easy!
Here's a little peek at what we chose, still wrapped and in the shipping box.
Our new throw pillows from Pillow Perfect came to us wrapped in plastic for protection during shipping.
I selected the Keene Cherry 18.5 Inch Throw Pillows, which come in a set of two. After I decided on a red color, I was able to shop by color on the Pillow Perfect site. I was shown a bevy of red designs in outdoor pillows, but this contemporary design really stood out. I loved the bright cherry red color, and the bold, mixed pattern, dancing across the pillow.
Pillow Perfect products are proudly made in the U.S.A.
I had style and comfort in mind when I selected the Keene Cherry Throw Pillows, but I knew that I also needed to select a style that would be practical. Truth is, I have a little boy, who loves to get dirty when we play outside. He also loves to take little breaks from play time, to have some water, or a snack, on the outdoor bench in the yard. Though the pillows are brand spanking new right now, and super clean and beautiful, I know that over time, they'll become dirty. Pillow Perfect pillows and throws can be spot cleaned, with a mild soap, or can be wiped down. I know from experience with the set on my front porch, that they wipe clean really well!
B loves the new throw pillows for the back yard! He couldn't wait to test them out!
Aren't they gorgeous? Such a beautiful design, and quality craftsmanship!
Features of the Keene Cherry 18.5 Inch Throw Pillows by Pillow Perfect
Relax in style and comfort against this set of weather and UV-resistant outdoor square corded throw pillows. Infused with a red contemporary pattern, this set of outdoor square throw pillows will be a charming and functional extension to your outdoor patio or sunroom. Made in the U.S.A. $78.99/set of 2.
This is a picture of my little sitting area in the back yard, which is still a work in progress...
The square pillows are a great size for this little two-seater bench.
The pillows add instant beauty, style and comfort, to an otherwise boring space.
It would have been easy just to stick the bench in this area, and leave it like that. My idea was to have a cool place to sit in the shade (this is under our big shade tree), while B plays in his sandbox, which I am way too big to play in. I like to be near him, so I can keep an eye on him while he plays. Adding pavers to the area was my idea, for keeping grass out, and saving my hubby from having to move the bench to mow. I added a little side table, a candle, a lantern, and planted some marigolds to one side of the bench. I also planted pansies around the entire base of the tree, and mulched it. The simple addition of these pieces, and a little landscaping, has made it an enjoyable little area for me. Sometimes I steal an hour on the weekends and sit out there and read... it's so peaceful. I'd like to extend the little paved area just a little bit, to make it larger.
These lovely pillows from Pillow Perfect are the icing on the cupcake!
We have really been enjoying these lovely outdoor throw pillows. I am hugely picky when it comes to accents, and have a hard time putting 'just anything' in my outdoor living spaces. I want what goes into any of our family's living spaces to reflect our personality and style. I know that Pillow Perfect offers quality pieces that are not only on trend with color and design, but well made, and extremely durable. I know that if properly cared for, we'll be enjoying our beautiful new throw pillows for many seasons to come!
Pillow Perfect has added some truly gorgeous designs to their outdoor pillow/cushion collections this year!
Take a look at some of the other designs I am loving...
Geo Orange Oversized Rectangular Throw Pillows
Zulu Blue/Green Rectangular Throw Pillows
Carmody Peacock Seat Cushions
Sea Life Marine Chair Cushion
Gaya Multi Wicker Loveseat Cushion
Pillow Perfect offers so many beautifully designed options for outdoor comfort. From throw pillows to bench and chair cushions, as well as pillow inserts, and fabric by the yard, Pillow Perfect is ready to help you design or dress up the ultimate outdoor retreat for your family and friends to enjoy! Now that our family knows the amazing quality of Pillow Perfect products, and we've been so pleased (not once, but twice) with our pillow and cushion selections from their collections, I doubt that I will ever want to go with any other type of outdoor pillow. These are simply the best- comfortable, and stunning, and I can't wait to enjoy these new pillows all summer long!
Want It? Buy It!
Head on over to Pillow Perfect to see what's new! Shop their incredible selection of outdoor cushions and pillows by category- style, color, etc. You'll be so pleased with their selection, and commitment to quality! You can shop directly from the Pillow Perfect site, and you can also find Pillow Perfect brand products at Target.com. Pillow Perfect is social, and would love to connect with you through Facebook, and Twitter! You're also encouraged to check out the Pillow Perfect blog, for great tips, tricks, and updates!
Want It? Win It!
Thanks to our awesome friends at Pillow Perfect, one lucky MBP reader will win a $50.00 Pillow Perfect Gift Card! The winner may use this card to purchase some new outdoor pillows from Pillow Perfect! How wonderful is that? Your outdoor space will be looking snazzy in no time! Just use the easy peasy Rafflecopter entry form below to enter for your chance to win this awesome prize! Giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older.
Special thanks to Brad, and the Pillow Perfect family for allowing us to experience the beauty, comfort and style of one of their new pillow designs, and for offering this special giveaway for our readers!
Good luck, all!