Tips on Buying Furniture That Fits Your Outdoor Living

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Great patio furniture brings comfort and function to your barrette outdoor living. The basic stone patio can be transformed into an alfresco dining area with a spacious table and comfortable patio seating. Complement the porch with a rattan sofa and classic rocking chair, both topped with fluffy pillows, and can quickly become a second barrette outdoor living during the warm weather months. A small space like a balcony will draw you out when furnished with the right patio furniture. Careful planning will help make your backyard your new favorite place to relax. Here are some tips on buying furniture that fits your barrette outdoor living:

Try Patio Seating Before You Purchase

When shopping for patio chairs and sofas, sit before you buy. Patio furniture will likely be used on a regular basis. You and your guests are less likely to enjoy your patio if it’s furnished with unappealing furniture. Look for pieces with plush backs and cushions in metal and wood chairs or comfortable furniture with soft cushions for maximum comfort. Make sure all fabrics are weather-resistant to prevent discoloration or mold growth.

Use Easy-Maintenance Outdoor Furniture

Choose patio furniture that is easy to maintain to minimize maintenance needs. Most metal pieces and matting are weather resistant. With a little regular cleaning, furniture made using these friendly materials will look beautiful for years to come. You can also access patio furniture with outdoor cushions and cushions with removable covers that can easily be tossed in the washing machine.

Consider Storage for your Patio furniture

Add years to your patio furniture by storing it in a protected location during the off season. The garage, basement, or shed will protect the piece from the elements to prevent additional wear and tear. Even the toughest patio furniture, will last longer if stored in storage when not in use. If your storage space is limited, look for patio furniture that folds up or can be easily disassembled for neat storage. Stackable chairs can also help maximize storage space when patio season is over.

Match the Color to Your Outdoor Decoration

When buying patio furniture, you are not limited to neutral colors or natural wood tones. Wicker, wood, and metal pieces now come in a wide variety of colors. Look for furnishings that play off the colors found in your landscaping, your home’s exterior, or other outdoor decor. These items are likely to be used less frequently, produce less wear and tear, and are less expensive to replace.

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