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 (opens in new tab) and this cushioned (opens in new tab) choice were best suited for me.
Opalhouse Outdoor Decorative Throw Pillow Black/White (opens in new tab) for $25, at Target
Made with DuraSeason Fabric that helps keep this pillow (opens in new tab) 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.
Project 62 Geo Weave Deep Seat Pillow Back Cushion DuraSeason Fabric (opens in new tab)for $35, at Target
This pillow-back cushion (opens in new tab) 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.
Still, want more? Check out more Target outdoor pillows below:
- 2pk Aurora Damask Square Outdoor Throw Pillows Sapphire (opens in new tab)
- Skyline Furniture Outdoor Throw Pillow Flock Midnight MFG (opens in new tab)
- Pillow Perfect Outdoor/Indoor Herringbone Throw Pillow Set of 2 (opens in new tab)