Last Updated on August 13, 2023 by asifa
Choosing your outdoor furniture is equally as important when choosing pieces for inside your home. The more time and attention you allocate to selecting new furniture, the more time you will want to spend outside in the sunshine with friends and family. When searching for your new pieces, here are factors you should consider.
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1. Add Blooms And Greenery
Start by adding some greenery and lush plants to your patio area. You can place your new plants in planters or pots around the edges to frame this section of your outdoor area. To create a cohesive outdoor space, purchase flowers that tie in with your new outdoor colour palette. When selecting your flowers choose ones that bloom in different seasons, this way you’ll have flowers all year round.
- Make Sure Your Outdoor Space Is Functional
Your outdoor furniture needs to be both functional as well as visually appealing.
When purchasing your furniture, you should think about how the outdoor living space is going to be used and what furniture you will need for it.
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Combine Your Interior And Exterior
Although the inside and outside of the house are separate areas, the two are unusually connected through a deck or patio. If the inside and outside furniture are not properly blended with the same or similar style of the interior, then it can look messy. When buying your outdoor pieces look at the style of your inside living room and purchase outdoor furniture that complements the style and colours found inside for a cohesive look.
Size and proportions are extremely important when choosing your outdoor furniture pieces. Each piece needs to be large enough to fit you and your guests comfortably while still not overpowering the space and making it feel small. Important factors that people forget include pieces that are designed to be so low to the ground that people can find them difficult to get out of. Outdoor chairs and couches need to be able to be close enough to the ground so it’s not difficult to stand up. Outdoor tables need to be able to fit your guests and their meals comfortably. If you have a smaller space, you will need to choose pieces that fit within the space. It’s important the size of your pieces is in proportion to the size of your outdoor area.
Invest in Multi-Functional Pieces
Multi-functional pieces are great for any backyard, particularly if you have limited space. When you purchase these pieces that are multi-purpose you not only save space, but also gain storage space. This extra room can be used to accessorise the space with extra plants or just keeping it free for more space to be able to move around.
When looking after your outdoor furniture it’s important to make sure it is well-maintained to get the most out of each piece. Outdoor furniture gets regular use in the warmer months, however, isn’t used sometimes for months at a time when the cooler seasons arrive. During this time, it’s important to protect your outdoor pieces. Consider storing these items away if you have the storage space. If you know you don’t have the storage space, then make sure you’re investing in furniture that is easy to maintain and clean.
Consider The Weather Conditions
The climate and weather conditions are one of the most important factors you need to consider before buying your new outdoor pieces. Is the weather hot and dry? Or is it more tropical with warm weather with rain? How far away do you live from the beach where the salt can travel through the air? All of these questions are incredibly important to ask yourself. If you live in a dry area, outdoor wood pieces are more likely to crack. If you live in a windy area, materials such as aluminum and wicker will not be the best investment. It’s important to do your research