A handful of warm summers and a slowdown in the merry-g […]
A handful of warm summers and a slowdown in the merry-go-round of the property market, while possibly signalling the planet’s ruination and impending economic doom, have, on the bright side, led homeowners to invest in their outdoor areas. This renewed interest in furnishing and decorating outdoors has energised both high-street and high-end retailers and prompted a host of outstanding designs, all tuned to our current demand for comfort.
Buying furniture should be thought of as an investment so spending on quality over quantity is ideal. When it comes to patio furniture, the old saying “you get what you pay for” can safely apply here. Most homeowners want comfort and looks that last the distance, not a temporary solution.
Is your patio or outdoor space exposed to the elements or do you have any overhead covering? Will your furniture rest on soft ground and grass or on a hard surface such as a wooden deck or a paved patio? This helps you choose materials that are a good match for your environment and surroundings.You will be using your outdoor furniture to relax, so make it comfortable.
Even if your chairs don’t come with cushions, you can buy or make your own cushions and pillows. Just make sure to use good quality outdoor fabric that is fade and mildew resistant. Your pillows will stay looking their best if you store them when you no longer use them outdoors in cooler months.