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 …

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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.

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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: www.beachabodeliving.com.au

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Colour in your outdoors

Summer Styling – Your Outdoor Room

Its Summertime again and without a doubt, there will be plenty of outdoor entertaining and end of year festivities coming up.

For most Aussies, Summer brings with it school holidays, Christmas parties, loads of family and friends popping in and spending time just relaxing and ‘hanging out’.

Perhaps your place is the nominated destination for Christmas lunch or perhaps you’ve got a couple of weeks off and planning a to relax at home. Whatever you have in stall, I’m sure you’ve started thinking about where you’ll be spending most of your time. IMG_6212#InTheGarden

If its your outdoor room, garden, the deck, poolside, backyard, verandah, cabana, boat, or caravan where you’ll be spending a lot of your time, retreating for relaxation or sharing a meal with loved ones, you’ll want it to be inviting and to feel nice.

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Is your outdoor room ready?

Thinking of updating or re-styling?

If you love the beach, you may want this space to have a holiday vibe, inspired by coastal living and be a reflection of your personality.

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The easiest and most cost effective way to create a fresh and visually stunning difference in your outdoor space is to add decorative accessories such as cushions!

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If you find the choices overwhelming, just remember, if YOU like it, it is RIGHT.

There are no rules when it comes to outdoor styling. Its all about colour and fun.

Free your inner child and have some fun with different patterns and colourful designs.

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Already got cushions but need new outdoor cushion covers?

Shop for NEW outdoor cushion covers online now at www.beachabodeliving.com.au

or checkout our stockists for a store near you.

For your chance to WIN 3 of these awesome outdoor cushion covers, checkout our Facebook Giveaways (Click on the link below) and answer this question:
“What do you love about the end of the year?”

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Good Luck & Have a brilliant Summer!

Cheers,
Nicki

 

Beach Abode Living Joins TOFS

Exciting news for all you Spring loving, outdoor entertainers!

Beach Abode Living has now joined TOFS (The Outdoor Furniture Specialists), nationwide as one of their preferred outdoor cushion suppliers.

We’re even featured in this season’s new in-store magazine! Check out their beautiful new outdoor furniture pieces (they’re seriously to die for).

This is enjoying outdoor living at its best.

Screen Shot 2015-09-14 at 1.54.03 pmThe front cover above features our most popular Mykonos Blue and Yellow collection including Yellow Palmapple, Mykonos Blue Fishscale, Mykonos Blue / Yellow Chevron, Mykonos Blue Yellow Stripe and Yellow Fishscale.

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The Outdoor Furniture Specialists – Find a TOFS store near you : www.TOFS.com.au
Checkout our full range of outdoor cushions online : www.beachabodeliving.com.au

Stress Free Outdoor Living!

 

Meet The Man Behind The Orange Hibiscus

Screen Shot 2015-05-06 at 3.01.10 PMMeet Matt Jeanes, (self portrait above)
UK Professional Artist and creator of the Orange Hibiscus
This beautiful water colour painting (below) is the inspiration for our new print ‘Hibiscus’ print.Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 11.56.56 AMMatt knew he wanted to be an artist from an early age and started his career working on children’s product illustration most well known titles including My Little Pony, Care Bears, Postman Pat, Roland Rat, Thomas the Tank Engine.

Later, he became the lead artist and brand champion for Hallmark (Forever Friends) worked as a Disney artist drawing Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, and developed the style for the popular ‘Eeyore’s Little Scribbles’.

We are thrilled with our new limited Edition “Hibiscus” Design Cushions. They are sure to be a real sensation this season. I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of Matt’s work in our future collections.

Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 11.35.07 AM ‘Hibiscus Mint’ (above with ‘Groove’)
‘Hibiscus White’ (below with ‘Trio Yellow’ and ‘Beach’)
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Available from 10th July 2015 – Shop NEW products now >

 

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“House Rules” Features Beach Abode Living Outdoor Cushions

ANY new deck comes alive with BRIGHT, OUTDOOR CUSHIONS

On House Rules Channel Seven June 7, 2015 Whole House reveal, Ryan & Marlee decorated their custom built timber seating with Beach Abode Living outdoor CHEVRONS and FISHSCALES.

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What properties does an OUTDOOR CUSHION have?

Ask anyone, they’ll say an outdoor cushion can be left outdoors and it will survive….

Hmmm, are we talking Bear Grylls type survival skills of a simple home decor item?

Apparently yes.

(Not to mention they should be good looking as well!)

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Most of us want any item we buy to do what it says on the packet, but many so called ‘outdoor cushions’ are either WATER RESISTANT or UV RESISTANT. The majority are not both.

But a 3rd property that is essential to any good quality outdoor cushion is MILDEW RESISTANCE.

Otherwise, they may actually start to develop black spots and stains after a few weeks exposed to heavy overnight condensation.

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I’m not saying an outdoor cushion should deflect bullets, but it should give the user suitable value for money considering the weather conditions the items will be exposed to.

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Insist on an outdoor cushion that suits your lifestyle and the environment in which you live.

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Buy outdoor cushions with at least these 3 properties:

  • UV Treated
  • Water Repellent
  • Mildew Resistant

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Even though Bear Grills is an “Outdoors Man”, he does venture indoors from time to time too, I’ve heard. “Outdoor Cushions” are no different. If you’re not using them for long periods, bring them in. They’ll last even longer.

Looking for outdoor cushions with all 3 properties?

View our range online now: www.beachabodeliving.com.au

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Giving Mum A Gift She’ll Remember

Family sitting in hammockMother’s Day is on the 10th of May. (Yep, 10 days from now!) It creeps up so fast! and you want to give Mum something she’ll love but the joy of giving can sometime be preceded temporarily by feelings of anxiety and confusion – What should I get her?

Relax and go with your heart. You know she loved that clay ash tray you made her in grade 3 and she doesn’t even smoke, so you can’t fail!

Checkout a couple of our top picks for this Mother’s Day.

We’ll even throw in a 10% discount if you choose these suggestions (No pressure) :)

1. The All encompassing, Extra Large Tote:

from $44.99 (10% off – now $40)

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2. Does she love pink? This is a no brainer. This is what my Mum’s getting :) Pink Flamingo cushion. from $39.99 (10% off – now just $36)

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3. Out of ideas – The Ultimate Gift Card (10% off to a max of $100)

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Simply enter the code: JUST4MUM at the checkout to receive your discount.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mum’s, Grand Mum’s and Great Grand Mums. Mum’s to be and Mum’s of fury kids. You do a great job. Thanks so much. We love you. xx

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The Versatile Choice – Indoor / Outdoor Cushions

Let me tell you a story.

It was the first day of my holidays (back a few years ago when I was single and free) and my friend had offered me their holiday house down the coast for 2 whole weeks where I could come and go as I please, relax and enjoy some peace and quiet.

I was so excited to just spend some time out by the pool on the sun lounge, reading my new book and catching up on some gossip from some trashy magazines when I decided to increase my comfort level and take a few cushions outside too.

I had a lovely day and as I mixed a few cocktails, then that afternoon it suddenly started pouring with rain! Oh no! I’d left the cushions outside! Oh well. I’ll just hang them out to dry tomorrow, no problem…

Tomorrow it rained. The next day it rained. The day after that it also rained. Great Holiday! I hadn’t bothered to get the cushions in for a few days. What am I supposed to do with wet cushions anyway…. Put them on the line… Yep, so I did that. ‘Round the back in the sun. They’ll dry in no time, if the sun ever comes out again!

So almost 2 weeks went by. I forgot about the cushions on the line. it rained nearly every night, but the sun did come out every day of my last week at the holiday house. On the last day, as I packed up ready to leave, I remembered the cushions I had left out on the line out the back.

Good, they were dry, lucky hey! But as I un-pegged the first one, I could see fade marks from underneath the peg. Oh dear – Major fading had occurred!

I took the second one down, I noticed mildew starting to spot in the corners – GROSS! They were ruined. My friend is going to kill me!

What should I do now? There were only 2 options – Buy her some beautiful new cushions that she’ll love! or go into witness protection.

I chose to buy her some new indoor/outdoor cushions. Soft enough to use indoors but triple treated to resist sun, rain and mildew.

Problem solved and friendship saved.

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When trying to teach me value for money, my Dad always said:

“If you pay a little more now, you may lose a little, but pay too little now and you may lose the lot”

This can be said for spending a bit more money on buying good quality outdoor cushions now, so you don’t risk losing the lot by having to throw out ruined indoor cushions that have gone mildewy and faded in 2 weeks time.

It just makes good sense.

Thanks Dad xx

Swatch This Space…

Ever bought an item online only to be disappointed when it arrives on your doorstep because the colour is wrong?

Problem:
COLOUR-MORPH-ONLINE-A-PHOBIA – The fear of buying something online in case the colour of the actual item is different to what it appears on your computer screen.

Solution:
We now offer free SWATCHES!
(no, not the watches!) … FABRIC COLOUR SWATCHES, so you can see the colour of the fabric for yourself before you buy. Eliminating the disappointment if it’s not quite right.

Problem solved!

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Colours1. Choose a colour.

2. Ask us for a fabric colour swatch – info@beachabodeliving.com.au
    (Include your name, colour choice and address.)

3. Be 100% confident in your online purchase.

Just another reason to shop with Beach Abode Living.

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Trending Colours For Spring Outdoor Homewares

THE IN COLOURS FOR SPRING!

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THE TREND IN HOME WARES THIS SPRING 2014 / SUMMER 2015

  • Brightly coloured cushions and accessories
  • Block colours – Yellows, Oranges and Lime Green predominantly
  • Geometric, simple, uncomplicated patterns
  • A two-colour palette and reversible designs
  • Tropical prints such as Flamingos and Pineapples are also popular

Limited Edition Designer Pineapple Cushions will be available early December 2014…Facebook icon

Like us on Facebook to be the first to know!

New Palmapple design

‘Palmapple’ (Palm trees on the front / Pineapples on the back) 45x45cm and 60x60cm look great in a range of colours – Orange and yellow are our HOT PICK

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Pink Flamingo – 45x45cm & 60x60cm are ALL THE RAGE

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(As seen in Lilyonlinemagazine – Christmas issue Gift Guide).

For a FRESH LOOK: Orange and Limegreen orange

For a COASTAL LOOK: Mykonos Blue and Yellowblue yellowFor a SOPHISTICATED LOOK: Pink and Aquapink aquaFor a CLASSIC LOOK: Red & Blue

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Checkout the range of ‘Yellow’ products available online now

Checkout the range of ‘Orange’ products available online now