5 Tips For Choosing Garden Furniture

February 1, 2022 by

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Introducing new furniture can be a great way to revamp your garden space. In both small spaces or large ones, with either a big statement item or just a simple wooden bench, adding a good piece of furniture can help transform your outdoor living space.

Reorganizing the garden can be fun and an opportunity to express your individuality and creativity. You’ve got lots of choices–whether creating a low-key relaxing haven or a spectacular outdoor space with various outdoor rooms.

More than an outdoor amenity of your house, gardens are an extension of your home, allowing you to extend your living space and spend quality time outdoors.

To help you start, here are some tips for choosing and buying furniture for your garden.

1. Make a List

For a smooth and stress-free process, start by visualizing your garden space, then make a list that includes everything you’d love to have in your outdoor areas. This effort will help you organize and prioritize your next steps to decide what you may want to purchase.

Think about how you’ll be using your garden. Might you be hosting events such as family dinners or parties? Or perhaps, you simply want a pocket of space in which to unwind after a long day. Having a concrete idea of what you want will serve as a helpful guide when making furniture choices.

2. Invest In Quality Furniture

Since your garden furniture will be outdoors, consider investing in high-quality, waterproof furniture that is highly resistant to water, wind, and fading. To explore options, you can check out various garden furniture stores such as Furniture Maxi or others within your local area. Pinterest and Instagram are also good places to browse for ideas.

Here’s a list of materials commonly used for garden furniture:

Aluminum

Lightweight, rustproof, and easy to clean, aluminum does not require any treatment or painting. Furniture made out of aluminum frequently folds flat for storage. For comfort, add some colorful, stylish cushions.

Rattan

Rattan is one of the prominent outdoor furniture options. But what is rattan made from? 

Popular and trendy, rattan offers a classic and relaxed outdoor vibe. Its natural appearance and texture have made it a long-time favorite garden furniture choice. 

Rattan furniture comes in a variety of styles and colors. Its natural look can effortlessly add refinement to any garden or outdoor space. In addition, some furniture sets include cushions and allow for customizing.

Resin Or Plastic

Resin weave is the newest and most current material used for garden furniture. These materials offer gentle lines, supreme comfort, and enticing warmth.

A modern twist on conventional wicker, resin weave furniture is weather-resistant, tear-resistant, and elastic rather than rigid. Moreover, this material can be left outdoors year-round. 

Steel

It’s hard to beat the timeless look and feel of steel or wrought iron furniture. They are durable but may require painting. This furniture is also heavy, so moving it around the yard can be challenging. And like other metal garden furniture, you’ll need cushions for comfort.

3. Consider the Size 

When buying garden furniture, it’s important first to consider the available space in your garden and where you plan to place the pieces. A little terrace will not accommodate the same furniture as a large patio or deck. To optimize limited spaces, consider modular, stackable, or folding options and designs that double as storage. Don’t forget to carefully measure your space’s width, length, and depth.

4. Think About Protective Shade

When shopping for outdoor furniture, remember that sitting in the scorching sun during the summer might be unbearable. Consider investing in furniture that offers shade.

Whether you choose a basic motorized awning, a crank-up umbrella, or intend to place your furnishings beneath a huge tree in your garden, arrange your furniture to offer protection from the sun.

5. Be Creative

Curating your garden design plan gives you a chance to express your creativity and flair. You may opt for bright, bold, soft, neutral, traditional, classic, or highly contemporary style. Think about neutral furniture complemented by vibrantly-hued pillows and cushions, or go the other way with brightly colored furniture accented with neutral accessories. Some garden spaces look great with a monochrome palette. You are only limited by your imagination.

It’s not necessary to go over the top or spend a lot to spruce up the look of your garden. Introducing a few pieces of garden furniture within your budget can make a big difference in the look of your desired space.

 

 

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