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10 Tips for Choosing the Right Outdoor Furniture

10 Tips for Choosing the Right Outdoor Furniture

Our outdoor space is the place we love to hang out during the warmer months, which is why we shouldn’t overlook the style of our patio, backyard, or balcony regardless of its size. If you’re on the hunt for new furniture, here are 10 outdoor living ideas:  

1. Make a checklist

Before going to the store to buy furniture, you want to bring a checklist with you. This way you know exactly what you need for your outdoor furniture. Do you need a table, a bench, a sofa, or string lights? You can save time and money when you already know what you need and how many pieces of furniture you need to buy.

2. Set a budget

Your budget will dictate the quantity of the furniture you can afford to buy. You can also research outdoor furniture online or through a store. This can help you set a more realistic budget since you can see the type and price of the furniture you want.

3. Keep an eye on sale items                                

End of season sales are the best time to buy outdoor furniture, so watch out for seasonal sales from popular chain stores. You can also check out online stores, or yard sales for second-hand furniture. However, make sure that furniture is in tip-top condition before buying.

4. Find inspiration

Having an inspiration in mind can help you decide what kind of style and materials you need for your outdoor living space. Inspiration can come from magazines, shows, and websites. Search for a style that goes well with the interior design of your home.

5. Know where to place the furniture

It’s essential that you know where to place your furniture because certain materials can have a negative effect on the furniture. For instance, soft wood furniture that is made from pine, if placed on a grassy surface, will rot. So choose a material that will be suitable to your outdoor space.  

6. Measure your outdoor space

The size of your outdoor space is another factor that will determine the size of your furniture. Take into account the shape and size of your patio or balcony. You would want to leave enough space so you can comfortably walk around.

7. Look for quality

Buying furniture should be considered as an investment. You want to get outdoor furniture that is good quality, so it will last longer. Look for pieces that use good quality materials like metal, wicker, rattan, solid timber, and other hardwoods. Check out reviews before making the big purchase.

8. Invest in dual-function furniture

Dual-function furniture will be useful if your outdoor space is small. There is plenty of furniture that serves more than one purpose, for instance a bench that can also be a storage, or a table that can turn into a fire pit. There are plenty of other options for dual-function furniture that will suit your patio or backyard.

9. Consider comfort

The outdoor living space is often regarded as the second family room, so this part of the house should offer comfort and relaxation to you, your family, and friends. Invest in furniture pieces that are comfortable to sit in or even to sleep!

10. Have a colour scheme

Don’t be afraid to try out other colours when buying outdoor furniture. Don’t feel limited to the regular white or beige colours, try to be artistic and go for a colour scheme that can bring out the personality of your outdoor space, like yellow, bright blue, or red.

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