A beautifully arranged outdoor area is one of the best things about owning a house. To be able to enjoy warm summer nights outdoor and to turn your patio into the most inviting palace for gatherings with your family and friends, a quality and comfortable outdoor furniture is a must. With the wide range of outdoor settings available, it can be challenging to decide which one to buy. To help you narrow down your choices, here are some of the best outdoor setting options.
Timber furniture outdoor setting is always a good choice as it is sturdy, solid, non-heat-absorbing and if well maintained, it can last for many years. Because of their high quality, wooden outdoor settings are usually expensive, but worth every penny. The most common types of wood used in outdoor furniture are cedar, teak, eucalyptus and pine. Some outdoor settings like those made of jarrah for example, often become more appealing with age, if refinished and maintained regularly.
Wrought iron has been used for centuries for making outdoor furniture. You can choose between a more traditional designs or contemporary styles. Wrought iron furniture is sturdy and durable and can withstand different outdoor elements. If iron is your choice, keep in mind tthat it needs to be powder coated in order to protect it from rusting. Use cushions to add comfort, style and a pop of colour.
Wicker furniture is one of the more popular outdoor settings because it is comfortable, lightweight and available in a wide range of designs perfect for any patio décor. For added comfort use cushions but make sure they are made of the weather-resistant material. Besides looking great, wicker is also easy to maintain – all you need is a mild detergent and water.
Beside getting the right furniture set (material wise) for your patio, deck or backyard, decide if temporary or permanent option suits you more. For example, do you plan to shelter the set during colder months? If so, get furniture that is either stackable or foldable, such as aluminium or wicker. Wicker furniture, although easy to maintain, can’t really stand up to weather elements and can quickly deteriorate. If you’re looking for a permanent solution, timber is probably your best option. It is rot resistant and can withstand different weather conditions, of course if regularly cleaned and treated with a sealant for added protection.
Thanks to the wide range of outdoor furniture available, you can easily find something that will perfectly match the design and style of your patio. The right outdoor setting can make or break the whole appearance of your patio, so it pays off to spend a bit more time on finding the right choice.