As any homeowner knows all too well, high quality furniture does not come cheap, so it’s important to get it right the first time. Since we are discussing furniture for your garden, porch, lawn and the yard in general, this fact holds even more importance. Not that outdoor furniture is more expensive than their indoor counterparts, but caution is needed more because they are naturally subjected to harsher conditions. With that in mind, here are three tips to help homeowners get their outdoor furniture right from the get-go.
Choose Furniture Based on the Purpose It will Serve
Outdoor furniture is a broad category and yet, people tend to forget that part. For example, outdoor chairs like the ones we use on our patioscan be foldable, fixed, or rocking, or even dining chairs, depending on what you will be using those chairs for and the design and the size of the patio.If you have the need for different patio chairs at different times, then prioritise your shopping list in accordance with the frequency of each activity.In case you or someone in your family spends a lot of time on the patio, reclining rocking chairs should be on the top of your priority list. Similarly, dining chairs are a must when you are fond of having people over for outdoor barbecues.
Avoid Excessively Heavy Furniture
Unlike indoor furniture, outdoor furniture requires frequent shifting, so buying heavy stuff is just a bad decision that you will come to regret soon. Thanks to how far we have come in furniture design over the years, it is possible to buy lightweight, flexible, and comfortable outdoor furniture that does not sacrifice on quality and durability either.
Not only will you need to arrange and rearrange the chairs, lounges, and tables quite frequently for accommodating the day’s occasion, but you will also need to pack them up inside somewhere during extreme weather conditions. While outdoor furniture pieces should be able to withstand weather conditions better than any indoor furniture, you cannot leave them out overnight for days, especially when it’s raining, snowing, or if there is a storm outside.
Water Proofing is a Universal Requirement for All Outdoor Furniture
Whether the pieces in a garden furniture set are made of teak or steel, you must pay close attention to the waterproofing standards on them. If they have no mention of waterproofing standards beyond a vague suggestion that they might be water-resistant, you should keep your money reserved for something else.Irrespective of whether it’s winter, autumn, summer, or spring, moisture damage is a constant threat for all outdoor furniture pieces that have not been properly sealed against moisture damage.
As far as matching the décor is concerned, it should not be too hard at all. In fact, that’s the easy part because outdoor furniture pieces are manufactured and designed in almost every possible way that you might need them. Prioritise the aspects discussed here and then make sure that whatever you do decide to put on the patioor garden does not look completely out of sync with the rest of your exterior décor.