As the weather warms, it's time to uncover the patio furniture, take the cushions out from storage, and ready the grill for burgers. Sometimes, though, once last season’s furniture makes its debut, it no longer looks to be in guest-ready shape and requires would-be entertainers to explore new outdoor seating options. They quickly discover, there are a lot of choices! So, too, do first time outdoor Garden Lounge Set shoppers, who often get overwhelmed by the materials, styles, and selections available. If you are in the market for new seating and eating options for your outdoor living space, read on for tips to help navigate through the sea of considerations.
Before You Begin: 3 Considerations
When it comes to a well-designed and livable outdoor space, the choice and placement of patio furniture is just as important as the landscaping. Properly arranged outdoor furniture creates “islands” of living space, with smooth flow between them that beckons you to come over and fully enjoy the fresh air and nature around you. Before you begin your search for the right outdoor furniture, consider these three things:
How will you use your outdoor space? Dining, lounging, hanging poolside? Knowing this will help you decide between the long teak dining table and chairs, a plushy upholstered outdoor sofa or a chaise lounge.
How much space do you have? Do you have enough room for a dining and lounging space, or do you need to choose one or the other? Also, consider proportion. If you only have a small patio space, it probably wouldn't do to choose an oversized sectional sofa. Conversely, if you have a large outdoor space, use it to go larger scale with your chosen pieces, and even to create full separate lounging and dining spaces with plenty of elbow room in between.
How much maintenance can you handle? Think about how much your furniture will be exposed to the elements or how often you expect to change it. That will help determine what material will work best for you.
When you’re shopping for furniture, choose easy-care materials and pieces that compliment that look of feel of your landscape and home. There are many options.
Natural wood is sturdy and comfortable, but it will require regular maintenance and preservative treatments for weather and UV protection. Choose weather-resistant woods like redwood, teak, cedar and cypress that require less maintenance.
Rattan and Wicker. Natural materials like rattan and wicker provide a casual, comfortable look for your deck, but they will require weatherproofing every few years. Synthetic rattan and wicker has a resin finish that will last a lot longer.
Steel and Wrought Iron. Both materials are extremely sturdy, but will need cushions for comfort. They're great for the outdoors, but will need to be painted or treated periodically with a weatherproof finish to prevent rust.
Aluminum, Plastic and PVC. These materials are rustproof, lightweight, inexpensive and easy to maintain with a little soap and water. However, because of their lightweight construction, they may need to be secured in high winds and storms.
If you have the space and a decent budget, then why not buy a dining set and a lounge set to really enjoy the space. You can then wine and dine guests and laze on the lounge set for a post dinner critique. Our Garden Lounge Set will become the focal point of your garden or patio. It is ideal for al fresco dining or for simply relaxing and enjoying the weather. Click https://www.insharefurniture.com/product/garden-set/ to learn more information