Size Guide

How to select the right size cushions for your chairs

Seat Cushions

Dining Chair Cushions (Indoor)

Fits many dining chairs, kitchen chairs, desk chairs and bar-height chairs.

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Industrial Tolix Chair Cushions

See our Tolix-Style Bar Stool Cushions for counter-height Tolix-style chairs.

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Patio Cushions / Wicker Cushions

Fits many patio arm chairs, wicker & rattan chairs, wrought & Adirondack chairs.

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Round Bistro Cushions

See our bar stool cushions for round backless stools.

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Extra-Thick Welted Cushions

Our thickest dining chair cushion for those who need additional height or comfort.

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Flat Pads

Available exclusively from Vermont Country Store. Not Machine Washable.

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Rocking Chair Cushions

Rocking Chair Cushions

Try a rocker back extender if your rocker is between sizes.

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XXL Rocker Cushions

Rocker seat cushion only. Back rest cushion NOT Included.

XXL Rocker Seat Cushions
Child Rocker Cushions

Includes seat cushion with 2 ties and back rest cushion with 2 ties.

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Bar Stool Cushions

Round Bar Stool Cushions

Not intended to fit Shop or Diner style stools with a wide metal band around seat.

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Square Tolix Bar Stool Cushions

Fits many tolix-style barstools and tolix bar height chairs.

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Saddle Stool Cushions

Fits many saddle stools including flat and curved top.

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Bench Cushions

Deacons Bench Cushions

We're sorry, we are unable to make bar stool cushions in custom sizes.

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Storage Bench Cushions

Available exclusively from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.

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Picnic Bench Cushions

Picnic Bench Cushions are intended to be taken indoors when not in use. 

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Decorative Pillows

Toss Pillows & Lumbar Pillows

Lumbar Pillows are 12"H, square throw pillows are 17"H.

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Pet Beds

Our Small Pet Bed is the perfect size for small dogs, toy breeds and cats!

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Travel Pillows & Supports

One size fits most. Not just for necks, try for lumbar or between the knees!

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More Product Styles

Tie-Up Valances

Convertible window treatment can be hung as a valance or a tier curtain!

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Table Runners

Table runners are available in 72" or 42" lengths in select fabrics.

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Cafe Valances

Cafe Valances are available by special order to coordinate with most cushions!

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Size Labels Vary By Brand

Cushions may not fit all styles of furniture, and furniture size labels vary by brand. Please don't assume that your seat is "standard" or "extra-large", you might be surprised!

Measure your furniture before you order, or get a sample cushion or paper template for the cost of shipping and handling.

What Are "Tolerances"?

Our items are made by skilled sewers, not mass-produced by machine!

In the textiles industry, a "tolerance" is the degree of slight variation which is acceptable in a finished product.

Tolerances may include slight differences from featured size, weight, shape, construction or fabric characteristics.

We trust that if you're shopping with us, you share our belief that the unique characteristics of hand-crafted goods are part of their beauty.

Try It Before You Buy It

Still not sure which size to buy? Get a sample cushion or paper fitting template for the cost of shipping & handling with the Try It Before You Buy It program.

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FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions

Cushions made with indoor/outdoor fabrics are sized according to outdoor furniture standards; outdoor furniture is typically larger.

Size Standard indoor cushions are the same dimensions as Size Small outdoor cushions.

Size XL indoor cushions are the same dimensions as size Medium outdoor cushions.

Most customers find that the cushion is comfortable as long as the approximate dimensions of the chair pad are within 1"-2" of the seat size (plus or minus).

The mail order catalogs that carry our products typically show a bit of seat around the cushion, but some of our customers prefer a cushion that covers the seat edge to edge.

Rocking chair cushions are typically comfortable as long as the back rest cushion covers the spindle portion of the chair back, covering the spanners or the entire back is a matter of aesthetic preference.

If you'd like to see examples of both, take a look at our Customer Submitted Photo Gallery.

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Our dining chair cushions and rocking chair cushions are curved (U-shaped) and tapered at the back.

The back of the cushion is approximately 5" smaller between the ties than across the front of the cushion.

All dimensions are approximate.

If your chair is between sizes it would be a good idea to purchase a sample cushion or paper fitting template so you can see how it would look.

This comes down to personal preference, but we prefer the cushion size that would come closest to the depth measurement of the chair, without hanging too far over the front or the sides (about half an inch is fine). This may mean purchasing a cushion that is smaller than the chair seat.

> Order a sample cushion or paper fitting template

Because it is hard to find skilled cutters, pattern makers, and sewers, we are already at or over full capacity filling our regular orders.

We're sorry, we are not able to take custom orders for items to be made in different dimensions than the sizes we currently carry.

If you previously purchased cushions from us and would like to purchase matching fabric to have someone make an item or size we don't carry, you can contact customer service about purchasing fabric by the yard.

Your local dry cleaner most likely has an alternations seamstress that can be commissioned to make simple styles such as valances or placemats.  You may have to hire a local upholsterer for custom cushion sizes.

Learn how to measure your chair for new cushions by Barnett Home Decor.  Our Size Guide includes dimensions of each product style with diagrams and videos of how to measure. Plus information about tolerances and how to select a size.