Choosing the right patio furniture can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! Here are some expert tips for selecting the best outdoor furniture for your home.
3 golden rules
-First, consider what type of material you want your furniture to be made from. Do you want something that’s easy to clean and maintain? Then go with plastic or metal. Do you want something that’s long-lasting? Then go with wood or wicker.
-Second, think about what size pieces will look best in your space. Will large sofas and chairs fit comfortably? Or is your patio more suited to bistro sets and smaller tables? Don’t crowd your space with oversized furniture—but also don’t let a small patio intimidate you into getting pieces that are too small.
-Finally, consider how many people will be using the patio regularly, and buy accordingly. If your patio is a place where you relax by yourself or with one other person, then go for a lounge chair or a bistro set. But if your patio is where you host large gatherings of friends, then get larger dining sets and tables that can accommodate lots of people!
Try outdoor seating before you decide
Remember that furniture is meant to be sat on, so don’t hesitate to take a seat when you’re browsing. While some materials and styles may look appealing from the outside, your comfort is an important factor in your choice. Some stores have outdoor spaces where you can test out pieces in real-life conditions, but if not you can always visit these steps:
· Sit in the chair (or on the sofa) for several minutes
· Ensure that it’s comfortable and supportive enough for how long you plan to spend on it. If you’re going to be lounging all day, your ideal chair will feel different than one that’s only used occasionally
· To check durability of cushions and fabrics, sit down firmly or even bounce a little bit
· If the piece is part of a set, try it with other components
Easy-Care outdoor furniture
You don’t want to buy outdoor furniture that you have to clean after every use. Look for cushions that are resistant to moisture, stains and fading. To keep cushions looking fresh, store them in a covered area when not in use.
Outdoor furniture should be easy to move around, so look for lightweight materials like aluminum or resin wicker. The furniture should also be durable and able to withstand the elements year-round without deteriorating or rusting. You also want patio furniture that is easy to store when not in use.
Storage for your patio furniture
For those who are limited on storage space, remember these tips to ensure your patio furniture is properly stored.
Consider how much space you have. If you’re tight on storage room, consider which pieces of furniture you use most often and store the other items not in use year-round.
How much space do you have to store the furniture? Some furniture can be disassembled and stored in smaller spaces, while other pieces will require a larger area for storage.
Do you want to cover the furniture? Make sure that if you purchase covers for your outdoor patio furniture, they are designed specifically for outdoor use and will provide adequate protection from the elements.
If you have aluminum louvres then you don’t have to worry about what will happen to your furniture when it starts to rain or when there is a storm outside, everything will be preserved and protected from external influences!
Choosing the right furniture is a great first step to creating a beautiful outdoor living space. Once you’ve selected your furniture, adding color and texture to your patio room will give it personality and make it inviting. When deciding on which colors and patterns to select, think about what kind of mood you want to create in your space.
One option is to stick with one color palette or considering matching colors and textures that complement each other. For instance, if you have light-colored wood furniture, go with sunbeam yellow or pale blue cushions so that the overall look is soothing not jarring.
· Use an outdoor rug to define areas.
· Use an outdoor rug for a splash of color.
· An outdoor rug can make your patio feel cozier and more welcoming, especially if your patio is just concrete or tile.
Enjoy and spend your nights and days in your exclusive piece of paradise!