Warm weather is undoubtedly here, and we are ready for more days outdoors. But, with all the expansive options out there for outdoor furniture, it can be hard to know where to start. So here’s what our designers advise you to consider before picking the perfect pieces for your outdoor space.
How do you envision nights on your back patio? First, you’ll need to make a wishlist of activities you plan on enjoying outside. For example, you may choose a long dining table and chairs to host friends for a barbecue, or you may decide on a lounge space for intimate conversation and a nightcap.
2. Explore the different material options.
There is a wide range of durable material options for your outdoor furniture. Some options remain impervious to weather conditions, while others are meant to age with time. Selecting anything with wood means you’ll need to ensure your pieces come sealed before they are left outside. If you’re opting for something with outdoor upholstery, you’ll need to learn about the upkeep and washing instructions. It’s important to note that no matter where you buy upholstered outdoor furniture, you will need to cover or clean it. We often recommend having your furniture pressure washed once or twice a year.
3. Consider your storage options.
Are you planning on keeping your furniture outdoors all year round? While the frame of your pieces may withstand changing temperatures and conditions, your cushions are another story. We advise your cushions to be stored away when they aren’t used. Doing this will guarantee you won’t be replacing the fabric prematurely.
Do you feel ready to show for the perfect outdoor space? Shop our designers’ picks below!