Your patio can become your sanctuary if you have the right furniture. When you have comfortable furniture and lots of cushions, your patio will become your second family room in the warm months. With the right furniture, it can also be a wonderful place to eat as a family or for a romantic date night. Regardless of what you want from your patio, the furniture will make the difference.
Use these tips to help you choose the right furniture for your patio:
Decide what you want from your patio
Make a list of the things that you would like to do on the patio. Family time, romantic dinners, games, dining, etc. Once you know what you want to use the patio for, you know what furniture you will need.
Go shopping for your new furniture
Before you buy any furniture, sit on the chairs or couches. You need to feel whether it is comfortable and will add to the functions of your patio. If you want to relax there with the family, an uncomfortable chair will not work.
Consider the cleaning and weather factors
Choose furniture that will not take a lot of your time to clean and will not be damaged by the first sight of rain. Furniture that is made of wicker, metal, teak and cedar are easy-care patio furniture.
Be bold with color
Patio furniture will be living outside. There isn’t necessarily a specific color code to stick to, so be bold and get furniture with color and personality. This will add to the atmosphere and feeling of excitement, relaxation, etc.
Choose quality furniture
Plastic patio furniture sets look good on the shelve and their price tends to make them more inviting. However, they will only last a year or two before they start showing damage due to weather changes. Be sure to choose furniture that will last for many years. Poor quality furniture will have to be replaced often and will cost you more in the long run.
Keep these things in mind when shopping for patio furniture.