Monthly Archives: February 2016

Outdoor Living – Beach Style

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Welcome to Beach Abode Living where we help you “Colour In Your Outdoors!”

You’ll find a vast range of UV, Water and Mildew Resistant Outdoor Cushions (and coming soon – Recycled Plastic Outdoor Mats) to coordinate your outdoor living area.

Most people like to retreat outdoors to relax and entertain when the weather is good.

Colour usually plays an important role in creating a fun, inviting outdoor room where you want to spend time. That’s why at Beach Abode Living we use a lot of colour!

Choose from a range of vibrant, beachy, fun patterns and coastal pastels that instantly transform any outdoor area into a tropical paradise or sophisticated coastal hideaway.

If you L O V E the beach but can’t be there 24/7, the next best thing is to create a beach feel in your own outdoor living area by decorating with beach inspired, coastal style homewares.

Starting with your outdoor furniture:

Create ultimate comfort in your outdoor living room with outdoor furniture that is a generous blend of quality and functionality.

The pieces you select for your outdoor space should suit your needs so if you have a large family or regularly entertain, you’ll probably want to go for a large outdoor dining table (10 seater) and perhaps an L-shaped outdoor lounge with chaise and extra pouffes or chairs for everyone.

Checkout the exquisite range of high quality outdoor furniture options at The Outdoor Furniture Specialists – They have over 50 stores around Australia so there’s sure to be a store near you.

TOFS The Outdoor Furniture Specialists

The most important thing to remember when selecting furniture is will it last outdoors? Ask about the features and any warranties when buying furniture and ensure you know how to look after it whether it needs oiling or regular cleaning or covering when not in use.

While you’re there, ask about the Exclusive Range of Outdoor Cushions for TOFS by Beach Abode Living – coming mid 2016

Got your furniture sorted?

Then its time to add some C O L O U R with some Outdoor Cushions.

This is the fun part.

Before you even ask the question, the answer is no, you don’t need an interior decorator or a home stylist to choose your soft furnishings for you. You can create a stunning looking outdoor living space your friends would envy. At Beach Abode Living, we have taken the headache out of coordinating designs, by creating a  comprehansive range that will automatically include at least 6 otehrs cushions to match any choice you make. With each of these being reversible (this means they have a different design on the back), there is literally double the amount of styling options so you can’t go wrong.

Just follow a few basic guidelines (which I’ll share in a moment) but most importantly, follow your instinct. Usually if you go with what you like, and stick with a theme, you’ll love the result. Remember its about creating the feeling that you want. The colours you like will make you feel good.

Ok so here we go.

Choosing cushions for your outdoor living area:

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1. Think about whether this outdoor living space is going to have an upbeat, fun, vibrant, energetic, colourful kind of vibe, or if you want it to be more subtle, soothing and relaxing kind of vibe.

Determining this may help you choose a colour pallette.

Generally lots of colours can ignite the senses, creating stunning visual appeal and giving energy and fun to the space, whereas pastels and coastal taupes, mint and greys can have (the opposite), a calming effect.

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2. Decide on how many cushions you will require: 2, 3, 5, 7, 9?

Visually, an odd number tends to be more interesting. Design-wise, creating the perfect room is not about symmetry but balance. For example, you can offset the extra cushion on one side with a small table and vase on the other side or mix up the sizes of cushions to create interest. ie Put a large cushion behind a smaller one to create a layered look.

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3. With your colours and numbers you need in mind, scan the options available to you (either on a website or in the shop) and put them on a “short list”

4. Take notice of what pops out to you initially. (9 times out of 10 people ultimately choose what they liked first)

5. Have you got enough on your short list to fill your number requirements?

6. Try putting the selected cushions together and see how they look. Do they have a consistent colour or design in them that links them all together? (Go with your gut on this) Cull or add til you’re happy.

Lets say you’ve decided on 5 cushions in the “Hamptons” pastel colours. With the Beach Abode Living range, you could choose 5 different cushions (in this colour range) or you could choose 3 of your favourites and take 1, 2 and 2 of each. Because they are reversible, you actually have 6 different designs so there’s plenty of styling versititlity without making it too complicated.

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If you prefer a lot of colour, consider choose a design you love ie Fishscales and take them in 5 different colours. This decision is popular as it creates unity in design but adds a surprising POP of colour.

That’s it, designing done.

Enjoy your uniquely styled outdoor living space.

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Outdoor Cushions AUSTRALIA



Thanks for visiting our blog by the way. We are proud Aussies, designing outdoor scatter cushions for other Aussies (and many other countries around the world too).

You’ll notice a distinct Australian beachy feel in the designs we create. Our country is ‘girt by sea’ (surrounded by water), so naturally the beach is a part of many Aussie’s way of life. Our Summers are hot and SUNNY and our Winter’s mild so its preferable to be outside a lot of the time.

Here at Beach Abode Living we love bright colours and anything beachy and our products have to stand up to the weather particularly the rain, sun, wind, dirt, salt and the occasional bird dropping. It  is all part and parcel of entertaining in the backyard, out by the pool, outdoor room, deck, verandah or boat.

What’s even better is that all our designs are created by us in AUSTRALIA! In fact we’re hard at work (in our bikinis) right now!

They have all the necessary features ALL outdoor cushions MUST HAVE – They are UV Resistant, Water Resistant and Mildew Resistant and have reversible designs on front and back, giving you DOUBLE the styling versatility. Its kinda our signature move. Oh, don’t forget the contrast piping around the edges. Adding just that little bit more sophisticatedness. (Its a made up ord… go with it!)

Shop online or visit one of our stockists. We’re all over AUSTRALIA and in some countries overseas.

Checkout our range of outdoor cushion covers and cushion inserts.

If you have any suggestions of what you’d like to see us design on our outdoor cushions next, please send us an email or drop us a line.

We’re always expanding our range of products so join the mailing list to be the first to know!

Have a great day.

The Beach Abode Living Team

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Outdoor Scatter Cushions For Your Outdoor Room

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If you’re looking for outdoor scatter cushions, you’ve found Australia’s No.1 Favourite outdoor cushion supplier!

Here you’ll find unique, high quality Outdoor Scatter Cushions for your outdoor room.

Our outdoor scatter cushions are specially designed to withstand the elements such as rain, sun, wind, salt, humidity, mould and mildew. This is not to say they are Fade proof, water proof or mildew proof (They would have to be made of kryptonite) but they do have a higher than normal resistance to these elements which makes them a better choice for outdoor soft furnishings. In the long run, they’ll save you money.

We design and make our own outdoor fabrics so we can supply the retail, design and commercial markets with outstanding, on trend, designer outdoor cushions and coordinating products.

Decorate your outdoors with a range of designer outdoor cushions to create an instant WOW factor!

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Feel free to browse our website and learn more about our products or go straight to one of our most popular categories:

- 45x45cm outdoor cushion covers 

- 60x60cm outdoor cushion covers

- Hampton Style

- Palmapples

You’ll notice we don’t offer filled scatter cushions as such, instead you’ll find scatter cushion covers listed separately to cushion inserts. This is because we understand some of the time you already have scatter cushions and are just looking to brighten up your outdoor area, sunroom, backyard, deck, verandah or boat with some NEW Outdoor Cushion Covers.

We are here to help so if there’s anything you’re particularly after, please contact us.

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Buy Your Outdoor Cushions Online in Australia

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Hands up who loves shopping?

Ok. Who loves online shopping?

Me too.

Its just so easy but beware the pitfalls of online shopping.

Here are a few tips or things to think about just before you give out your credit card details online …


1. Is this a reputable company? Check out their About Us Page

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2. Are they overseas or in Australia? – check their contact us page to find out where your item is coming from. It may take days, weeks or months.


3. Do they have a terms and conditions page? All shopping websites must have a legitimate terms and conditions page and these should be reasonable. see our Terms and Conditions

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4. Do they have a returns policy? Customers have a right to be able to return an item if it is broken, damaged or unsuitable for purpose. Make sure they have a reasonable returns policy. This should also be an easy process. see our Returns and Exchanges Policy

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5. Do they have any other online presence? Like a Facebook page, Instagram or Blog where you can get a better feel that they actually exist and are reputable? Search for feedback, testimonials or reviews for a particular company if you want to check what other people’s experiences have been like.

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6. Do they take PayPal as a payment option? – This is vital if you’re not 100% sure. If there is a problem and you don’t receive your item, PayPal’s policy is to refund the customer in full, so there’s much less risk in paying via PayPal.

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7. Do they offer any member discounts or Free Shipping?

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Tick all those boxes when you shop for outdoor cushions online with Beach Abode Living.

UV Treated Outdoor CushionsTo Buy Outdoor Cushions ONLINE

Visit our retail website now:

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Colour in your outdoors