Outdoor Furniture

Outdoor Furniture

Outdoors are the place to relax and have fun with family and friends. Choosing the right type of outdoor furniture will enhance the enjoyment of nature besides adding elegance to the outer space or garden. Care should also be taken to choose the right material for outdoor furniture which suits the weather of the particular area. more

Outdoor Furniture

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Outdoors are the place to relax and have fun with family and friends. Choosing the right type of outdoor furniture for garden, patio and porch will enhance the enjoyment of nature besides adding elegance to the outer space Care should also be taken to choose the right material for Outdoor furniture suits the weather of the particular area.
 

Furniture for outdoor patio-

Some of the essentials for outdoor patio furniture are:

• Dining sets/benches
• 4-6 chairs
• Parasol
• Picnic table
• Couches
• Pool lounge chairs
• Accessories for outdoor patio can be: plant stands, bird baths and planter boxes.

 

Properties of materials according to climate for outdoor furniture-

Plastic: Least expensive, easily portable, can be recycled, stackable but may fade with time and can be soap washed.
Wood: Depends on looks and life of wood. Advantage is that it does not hold sun’s heat. 
Aluminium: Powder-coated does not rust, soap washable, light weight but it’s an expensive material.
Wrought iron: Made for formal setting, sturdy build for windy environment, paint coated for corrosion resistance and durability. Main disadvantage is, it heats up in direct sunlight and cools up in cooler days but placing cushions can solve the issue.
Wicker: Synthetic or All weather(outdoor) wicker furniture is light, sturdy and woven into aluminium frames though not suitable for windy places.

 

Outdoor sofa-

Rattan and wicker are the most popular materials for making outdoor sofa these days. Less popular ones are plastic, steel, aluminium and iron which are heavier and comparatively expensive.


Some of the styles of outdoor sofa are:

• Loveseats
• Sectionals
• Lounges
• Daybeds

 

Garden Chair and benches-

Most popular materials for garden furniture are outdoor chair and benches and their qualities are:

  • Wood: This is good for summer days but needs to be treated or polished annually to maintain quality.
  • Rattan: This is weather resistant, light weight and easy to clean material.
  • Metal: This is durable and a good option for foldable furniture type.
  • Plastic: This is light weight and stackable but it can lose colour if exposed to sunlight for a longer duration.

 

Outdoor swings-

Porch swings are becoming necessity for outdoor furniture as not only kids but grown-ups also like to enjoy on swings. Some of the common types for outdoors are:

• Hanging swings
• Free standing swings
• Gliders
• Hammocks
• Swing beds
• Accessories for swings are: canopies, nets, cushions and ottomans

Materials for swings: Wood, wrought iron, wicker and plastic.

 

Latest trends in luxury outdoor furniture –Types and materials-

• Fire pit tables are being preferred over coffee tables. These tables have portable, propane fueled fire pits especially designed for bringing people together on cold evenings.
• Table lines are expanding day by day as people want to entertain more and more guests in the same space. Now the dimensions range from 42 X 84 inches to 42x 116 inches, allowing almost 10 people to sit together.
• Outdoor kitchens are becoming popular which are seen as extensions of outdoor patio furniture.
• Combining two different elements is common these days. For example; wrought iron chairs with wooden table, fire pits with all-weather wicker furniture etc.
• Other popular trends are deep seating, lounges and wall art.
• New synthetic material known as Batyline is being used which is weather proof, fade resistant, easy to maintain, 100% recyclable and provides a comfortable seating.

 

Points to note before purchasing outdoor furniture-

  • Available in variety of natural and man-made material. Look in for pros and cons of the material to check durability and capability to withstand weather exposure.
  • Consider storage space, maintenance for the material required.
  • Check for maneuverability, size and weight of the product.
  • Treat furniture with wax, oil, sealant or corrosion-resistant finish to increase its lifespan.

 

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