I bought these Target outdoor pillows, and they seriously sprang my set-up into style

These Target outdoor pillows completely elevated my apartment's outdoor space

Target outdoor pillows to buy
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I'll tell it to you straight: the worst part about living in New York City is the lack of space during the warmer months. The second the temperature dips above 60-degrees, the things I would do to be soaking up the sun in some of the best garden furniture? Just about anything. 

My moderately-sized fire escape — or balcony — falls short of my expectations. On a whim, and in a desperate attempt to bring my Connecticut roots (and backyard) to my apartment this summer, I invested in a set of Target outdoor pillows, and if you're wondering whether or not my purchase was worth it? 

Say it with me: game-changer. 

While I found dozens of pillows that came available in a set of two, I decided that this black-and-white pillow and this cushioned choice were best suited for me. 

Target outdoor pillows to buy

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Opalhouse Outdoor Decorative Throw Pillow Black/White for $25, at Target

Made with DuraSeason Fabric that helps keep this pillow looking great, this printed piece features a crosshatch pattern in black and white, and it's generously filled with 100% polyester fiber that's comfy to lean against or rest your head-on. 

Target outdoor pillows to buy

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Project 62 Geo Weave Deep Seat Pillow Back Cushion DuraSeason Fabric for $35, at Target

This pillow-back cushion makes a great addition to your patio, deck, or backyard seating. Designed to fit most deep seat chairs, it features a gray and white woven pattern for texture and contemporary style, along with neat piping on the edging to complete the look. 

I loved not only that both were dark enough to withstand my steel balcony, and the fiber-fill inside on both provided enough comfort and support that me (and my scoliosis) needed. 

More importantly, I loved that the material wasn't too hot or thick where I sweated when in use. (I can't be the only one who worries about sweating on things when the temperatures rise, can I?!) 

Oh, and, above all: both options were just flat-out fabulous. I could sprawl out and use both as back cushions, change it up: sitting on one and using the other one on my back. Either way, it was a win-win! 

Now, don't get me wrong: nothing beats a well-padded sun lounger by the pool or an egg-shaped chair back home in Connecticut, but for right now? 

These Target outdoor pillows are springing my tiny New Your apartment into style, so you'll hear no complaints from me. 

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Brittany Romano

Brittany Romano is a Shopping Editor, based in New York City. From her start as a fashion market assistant at Marie Claire to building a highly profitable commerce vertical at Us Weekly and AMI brands, Brittany has produced award-winning content covering everything from celebrity beauty hacks to must-have items from online sales. She is a graduate of New England College. When she isn’t writing, you can find Brittany indulging in yet another DIY project or cheering on her beloved Boston Bruins.