Warmer weather is just around the corner, and you know what that means—time to eat, entertain and relax outdoors.
Here are our handy tips for buying outdoor furniture:
Decide how you want to use your outdoor living space
Do you want to host lots of get-togethers, or would you prefer a quiet reading nook? Do you plan on having plenty of family dinners outdoors during the summer months? How you use the space will determine what kind of furniture to buy.
Choose weather-appropriate materials
If you live in a hot, dry area, beware of wood, which can splinter and crack. Lots of rain and moisture can damage wicker. Choose materials that will withstand climate conditions in your area.
Consider the size of your space
If you’re working with a smaller outdoor area, skip the large sectional and pick a café-style table and chairs that will offer seating with plenty of room. Always make sure you have plenty of space to walk around your outdoor furniture.
Go for easy maintenance
Choose fabrics and materials that are easy to clean and require minimal maintenance. Wouldn’t you rather spend the majority of your outdoor time relaxing or cooking something tasty on the grill?
Pick your palette
One suggestion we like is to use the same color palette you use indoors to establish continuity and flow.