Cushions are usually a decorative touch to your décor but many times they are used to improve the comfort of chairs that may be extremely firm or even too soft. There are many different styles and types of chairs as well as many different ways to resolve the problem of cushions sliding off them.
If the chairs that you have purchased for your dining room table have padded seat cushions, chances are they are going to slide off after being used over and over again. The more the cushion is broken in and just comfy enough to sit on comfortably for any length of time, the more this cushion is going to slide all over the place.
Besides providing a disheveled look, cushions that keep sliding around on the seat of a chair are even more uncomfortable than the hard surface they are there to correct. Here are some types of seating that could benefit from a comfy cushion:
- Dining Room Chairs
- Kitchen Benches
- Rocking Chairs
- Patio Furniture
- Folding Chairs
- Desk Chairs
- Window Seats
- Kids Table and Chairs Set
- High-top Bar Stools with Arms
- Seating on a Boat
If you have any of the above, or your own seating area that needs help, there are a number of options that are available that can easily resolve the ongoing saga of sliding seat cushions. Some of these items include:
- Non-stick grippers
- Non-stick material
- Textured shelf liner
When choosing a product for your seat cushions make sure it is sturdy enough to keep the cushion in place at all times. If the material is too flimsy it may do the trick for a short period of time and before you know it you are right back where you started from.
Take into account if this seat gets a lot of usage on a regular basis or if it is just used when company comes over. You should also keep in mind if you have small children and/or pets that frequent these spots and help add to the cushions sliding around.
Here are some products you should check out:
1 – Velcro
This is one of the easiest ways to fix sliding cushions. Take strips of self-adhesive Velcro tape and attach one strip to the back of the chair cushion and then press the cushion in place on the surface of the chair. You may want to add Velcro along all the edges and even criss-cross some tape to make an X in the middle to provide extra enforcement.
This product works well for upholstered chairs and is easy to apply. The underlay is made of rubber and has edges that are reinforced so it will keep your cushion in place at all times.
3 – Shelf-Liner
Some people have found that regular shelf-liner paper that you can find at a dollar store works just as well as some of the more specific products. Look for vinyl or rubber liner and cut out a square that is just a little smaller than the base of the cushion.
Place the liner firmly in place and place the seat cushion right on top. This is a quick, inexpensive, and easy way to keep your cushions from sliding around but you may need something a little more durable.
This mat is made from a PVC foam that makes it extra durable. The package comes with three pieces so you can do more than one chair for less than $20. Each piece measures 24” x 24” so it is easy to adjust the size to fit your chair. Just cut it to size, place it on the surface, then place the cushion firmly on top.
5 – Ribbons
If you are trying to keep cushion on your dining table chairs from moving around you may want to try using strips of ribbon. You can find some ribbon that will be a nice accent to your table and chairs.
Measure a strip that is long enough to be folded in half so you can sew the middle part to a back corner of the chair, then bring the ribbon to a place where you can tie the ribbon to secure the cushion. Your chairs may have even come with ribbons holding them in place but they may have worn out and need to be replaced.
This product comes in packages of 2, 4, or 6 cushions in solids as well as three different patterns. They are already in rounded shapes measuring 16”x 16” each. The cushions are available in 43 different colors and three of them come in a honeycomb pattern.
Made of memory foam it is the perfect material to keep sliding cushions from roaming around. The backing consists of a skid-proof material that is meant to hold your cushions in place as if they were glued down.
Even though sliding cushions are annoying they are relatively easy to fix. In most cases the cost is nominal and the time it takes to install the product is just a few minutes. Before you fix your cushions make sure to look over all of them if they are being used in a set, like at a kitchen or dining room table. Some products come in packages that can remedy up to six cushions.
While you could easily get away with simple shelf paper for some cushions that are generally stable most of the time, if you have seats in your RV that are constantly shifting, you may want to spend a few extra dollars to get a more sturdy product.
While you may love the chairs that you are using cushions on, the next time you go furniture shopping you may want to test the cushions out in the store before you bring them home. If they don’t hold up in the furniture showroom, chances are you may want to invest in a different set.