Great patio furniture can really bring comfort and function to your outdoor spaces. By adding a spacious table here, and easy-to-use comfortable chairs there, a basic brick patio can be transformed into a sensory-rich dining destination! Or, if you have a pocket garden or balcony, the right patio furniture can give these small spaces outdoor-living opportunities you always dreamed of. Check out the following tips to help you choose patio furniture this summer.
Make a List
Begin by imagining how you would like your outdoor space to function. Are you looking for a dining area for your family, a spot to host outdoor parties, or maybe you’re looking to have a peaceful reading nook? By making a list of the many things you’d like to do with this space, you’ll save a lot of time, effort, and money avoiding unnecessary purchases. If you’re looking to host casual evening cocktails, you probably won’t have much need for an expansive dining table.
Even the toughest furniture will last longer if it is placed in storage when not in use. Sometimes even covers will not provide enough protection, especially for materials like wicker. You can add years to the life of your patio furniture by storing it in a protected location (like a garage or basement) during the off season! If your space is limited, be sure to look for furniture that folds or is easily taken apart for compact storage.
Look for Easy Care and Quality
We highly recommend buying patio furniture made of forgiving materials like metal, teak, cedar, and all-weather wicker. Plastic resin chairs or side tables look great when they’re first placed out but will become brittle and lose their vibrant colouring within a year or two. Pieces like this also allow you to enjoy your time outdoors instead of focusing on constant upkeep. Most patio furniture made from the materials mentioned above are unfazed by whatever nature throws their way and will look wonderful for years.
Have fun while decorating! You don’t have to limit yourself to the natural tones of wood; the black, white, and beige of wicker; or metal patio furniture pieces. Colourful finishes stand out exceptionally well in the outdoors. However, we do recommend reserving bold splashes of colour for pillows and accent pieces in order to give your outdoor oasis stylish longevity.
Outdoor spaces and patios beckon when the weather gets warmer! With the promise of relaxation, entertaining, and overall enjoyment it makes sense to outfit these spaces with patio furniture that will fit the bill. Be sure to keep these tips in mind when considering your next summer patio purchase. From all of us at Marina Homes, we hope you enjoy all the warmth and excitement this season can bring while lounging on your new patio furniture.