posted on: 04/12/2016
Whether it’s a space for kids to run-around, or your own comfort zone to relax under the soft rays of the sun while reading a book, an outdoor patio is a must for every house. The furniture you choose is equally important for enhancing the ambience of the place too, with a well-chosen set of fixtures adding to the functionality and overall experience. The right outdoor furniture has to be strong, durable and comfy, so while you’re lounging in the summer sun with a book in one hand and a cup of tea in the other, you will know you are in bliss.
The beauty of having outdoor furniture is that there is so much to choose from, whether you want a comfortable lounger or a dining table to sit and eat with your family, then there are endless opportunities you could choose from. If you want a nice, quiet place to relax then you could consider a hideaway gazebo and stockpile it with pillows and cushions, or if you wanted a place to eat then a chiminea would be perfect to warm you up on those cold nights and add to the style of your garden. There’s a whole host of designs to suit your individuality too, whether it’s a wicker chair to suit the naturalistic feel of the garden, or an elegant steel fixture for the modern designer.
With so much choice available, it can be often overwhelming deciding what furniture to choose in your garden, but there are some tips to take into consideration when buying:
· Purpose – ask yourself a few questions like: will the outdoor space be used primarily for lounging? Or will it be used for dining? Or will the space serve multiple functions, such as for games, get-togethers and family functions? If you can decide on one of them then you will know exactly how to furnish your patio
· Style – we all have our own styles, it’s just about finding one that suits you and your garden – the key is consistency, although you shouldn’t let it determine the whole feel of the garden. Subtle little details can make all the difference, whether it’s a rustic iron look you’re going for, or the naturalistic wicker look, make sure you do it in moderation. Also, consider the styling of your house, as it can give you an idea of which patio furniture would best suit your house and enhance the overall look and appeal
· Accessories – as well as enhancing the face value of the outdoor patio, they also add to the comfort of the space, giving it a more homely feel to it. Introducing a small table lamp or a couple of cushions and a throw will make you feel all the more relaxed when you’re sat outside enjoying the fresh air