5 Tips for Choosing Outdoor Furniture
Materials, materials, materials
The number one thing to look for when choosing your outdoor furniture is deciding what material will weather your outdoor environment best. While we know how important aesthetic is, choosing the right material for your climate will help keep your furniture looking pristine for longer. Looking for a sleek, modern touch? We love metal outdoor furniture. Looking for a more natural look? Teakwood is a naturally resilient material, perfect for a humble coffee table or stunning picnic bench.
Style is key
What is your personal style? Cozy country chic? Modern with an emphasis on straight lines? Traditional and elegant? Whatever your personal style is, go for it. We suggest playing into the pre-existing environment to elevate your outdoor space. For example, if you have a bold oak tree in your space, use it as a central focal point and place a contemporary picnic table under its natural shade.
The undercover touch: all-weather rugs
Rugs may not be the first thing that comes to mind when looking at outdoor furniture. But trust us when we say all-weather rugs will help complete the look that you are going for. Placing an all-weather rug under your new furniture adds boundaries and a sense of size to the open space. For example, pairing an eye-catching rug with simple, straight-forward furniture will center the visual space. On the other side, a rug that has a few colors a rug with less color can add to the aesthetic of bolder furniture.
Focus on storage
The most vital part of outdoor furniture – making sure there is a place to store it in the off-season. Even the highest quality furniture will start to show wear-and-tear if it is not covered safely in the winter season. When looking at furniture, make sure that you purchase furniture covers for your new pieces or have a place to store them indoors while its rain/snow during the rainy or snowy season.
Test it out
Many times, you will find that outdoor furniture does not have the comfort level that indoor furniture provides. While this may be the case in many some situations, it does not have to be the case for your backyard. We suggest always testing out the furniture prior to buying – while some pieces may look appealing, their comfort status may not be up to par. Take a seat, lay down and make yourself comfortable.
New outdoor furniture can completely flip the aesthetic of your space. Make sure to do your research and follow our tips when searching for the piece(s) that will complete your backyard or patio. Happy hunting!