Living on the patio this summer? You can, if you make the most of your outdoor space. A patio or porch can become like a second living room if you have the right Outdoor Lounge Set and rugs and other accessories. In our June issue, we looked at lamps and lighting, paints, pottery, pillows, cushions, and rugs for bringing your outdoor room to life.
Consider Your Weather
Is your weather hot and dry, or do you live near the coast? Does it rain often? All these are important questions to answer before selecting outdoor furniture.
Here's why. Hot, dry conditions can make some wood splinter and crack. Strong winds can send aluminum furniture flying, and wicker will not withstand constant exposure to moisture.
Measure Your Space
Consider how much space you have, and how it is shaped. Is it a long and narrow balcony or a broad and wide deck? Use the area and shape of your balcony, patio or porch to determine the size of your outdoor furniture. Make sure to leave enough space around your furniture to be able to walk comfortably.
Determine What You Need
What’s your vision for your outdoor space? Will you use it for regular family meals, to entertain in the great outdoors, or just for lounging by the pool? The way you intend to use the space will determine what pieces you’ll need to acquire.
For instance, if you plan on eating outside, a traditional dining set might be the perfect option. If you plan on hosting a few outdoor gatherings, modular furniture might be your best bet: the sectionals can be rearranged to provide extra seating space, extra surface space to rest food, or extra lounging space. If your time outside will mostly be devoted to relaxing, drinking and enjoying a few appetizers, you can prioritize big, comfortable seating over the need for a big table.
Pick the Right Material
Those hard, plastic chairs that leave indentations in your legs are –thankfully– a thing of the past. Modern patio seating is aesthetically pleasing and more comfortable than ever before. Once you sit down, you’ll never want to leave!
When you’re looking into seating options, keep your eye open for cushioning made with polyester fibers: this lets water run off the cushion instead of absorbing the moisture. You’ll also want to flip the cushion over: if it’s patterned, does the pattern extend to the other side? Being able to use both sides of a cushion will extend its life.
Pay Attention to Comfort
You will be using your outdoor furniture to relax, so make it comfortable. Even if your chairs don’t come with cushions, you can buy or make your own cushions and pillows. Just make sure to use good quality outdoor fabric that is fade and mildew resistant. Your pillows will stay looking their best if you store them when you no longer use them outdoors in cooler months.
Chaise lounges, rockers, and recliners are also great for relaxing outdoors. Make sure to try out your furniture before you buy it. For stretching out you may also want to look at hammocks and daybeds.
Have Storage Space
Make sure that you can provide storage for your outdoor furniture for winter. Sometimes even covers will not provide enough protection, especially for materials like wicker. Either have storage space for your furniture or buy something that you will be able to use indoors during the winter months. Another option to cut down on storage space is to buy outdoor furniture that folds flat for storage.
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