Now that it’s warm outside, it’s time to start thinking about how you can take advantage of the beautiful weather. One way you can spend more time outdoors is to get great quality outdoor furniture for your backyard. We love the way outdoor furniture has been adopting a lot of the interior design trends we’re seeing, and once you start noticing it, you’ll love it too.
However, outdoor furniture has to be more than just good looking to provide good value for your dollar. You have to find the best option for your space and budget to really make your purchase worth it. If you’re in the market to outfit an outdoor space, finding comfy, long-lasting furniture will be the difference between spending ample time soaking up the sun and heading indoors after ten minutes of discomfort. Let’s explore five of our favorite tips on how to select outdoor furniture.
Consider the Weather and Climate of Your Area
One thing to keep at the very top of your mind is the weather you’re bringing your outdoor decor into. Is it hot and dry? Does it rain often? All these are important questions to consider before selecting your outdoor furniture. Hot, dry conditions can ruin some woods, strong winds can send aluminum furniture flying, and wicker can’t handle constant moisture. Do a little research on your area’s weather patterns and go from there.
Make Sure They Fit Into Your Space
We mean that literally. To begin, measure your outdoor space to consider how much space you have to play with. Use the area and shape of your outdoor area to determine the size and layout of your outdoor floorplan. Make sure to leave enough space around your furniture so you and your guests can flow around it comfortably.
Find the Perfect Pieces for Your Style
Just like your indoor furniture, you have to find good quality pieces that will fit into your overall style aesthetic. Affordable outdoor furniture is relatively easy to find, but instead of settling for the first thing you see (unless it’s fabulous and perfect in every way), shop around a little and find outdoor furniture that will check all of your style boxes. This may take a while, but once you do find it, you’ll love it forever.
Invest in Outdoor Furniture That Will Last
It’s easy to buy into the idea that outdoor furniture isn’t as important as your indoor furniture, so you don’t have to spend as much time and money on considering it. In fact, the opposite is often true. What you buy to use outside has to stand up to exposure to the elements and exposure to wear and tear in general. So, again, take the time to look for good quality outdoor furniture and make an investment into your backyard.
Match Style with Comfort
You’ll, of course, be using your outdoor furniture to relax, so recommend that you make it comfortable as possible. Don’t be fooled into getting something that looks nice but is as hard as a rock. You won’t use it and you’ll end up regretting your purchase. Spring for the chaise lounge, extra love seat, or lush cushions – you deserve it!