Pull Together a Polished Patio Look With the Right Outdoor Furniture
Once summer knocks at the door, it is the ideal time to go out in the front yard and enjoy the flamboyant colours nature treats us with. And there’s probably no better place to take an afternoon nap, than in your garden, while listening to the sound of birds chirping and feeling the occasional warm breezes. Now all you need to make this happen, is get some outdoor furniture and make your garden your favourite spot to spend the warm days of summer.
Nevertheless, this project requires a significant reallocation of resources. So for this reason, the next time you are looking to buy outdoor couches, chairs, or any type of outdoor furniture in general, there are multiple things to take into consideration. Starting from frame construction, leading to cushions and other accessories to enhance and provide the most enjoyable outdoor experience possible. The available space and as well as the number of people that will usually use the outdoor couches and the rest of the furniture elements are also things to think about as you want the best experience not just for yourself, but for your family and friends included!
There are many frame constructions to choose from, and depending on the material, you can decide which one is right for you.
- Aluminum is highly recommended due to being rust-resistant, very durable and being able to withstand harsh weather conditions.
- Iron and steel are much heavier and won’t be blown away easily, however, their downside (for many a chance to show their decorative skills) is that they need additional cushions for comfort, and maintenance in the form of occasional painting to preserve their beauty.
- Wood is also an option but it typically requires more care in order to be preserved. The main reason why it is hard to maintain is because the natural elements that surround it may affect it. Rain, bugs and strong winds are wood’s worst enemies. Nevertheless, there are some types that are quite resistant, the most notable ones being cedar and teak.
Provide additional comfort and style to your patio by getting chairs. Two most common styles are cushion and sling-style chairs – these can also serve as dining chairs. If you want extra comfort, add cushions for an improved back support. Other accessories you can consider to spice up the look of your patio include benches, swings, lanterns, umbrellas to protect you from the sun, etc.
Patio furniture can be costly, thus, look for on-sale furniture in the off-seasons and plan in advance to save. Often, buying entire sets can prove to be much cheaper, so consider getting multiple pieces of furniture from the same retailer for potential discounts.