Whether you are entertaining friends or having a quiet dinner, it’s better to do it in style and comfort with the right patio furniture.
Outdoor living areas increase your quality of life and will transform your yard into functional space, so treat your patio as you would any other room in your home when decorating.
Charleston Way 5-Piece Outdoor Wicker Patio Sofa Set With Table
Spot to Gather
Create a space in the backyard or patio that has plenty of space for family and friends to sit and relax.
A focal point for the space can include anything from a Kamado Grill, fire pit, a shady tree or a water fountain but most importantly, arrange the seating to attract attention and make a welcoming spot to hangout.
The patio can quickly become a second living room during warm weather.
Make A List
Make a list of the types of entertaining you would like to do in the space and use it as a guide to determine what type of furniture is necessary.
If the main function of your patio is to host casual evening cocktails, there is no need to buy a dining table.
Shop for comfortable seating, side tables, and a fire pit.
Outdoor Fabric Cushions Included for Comfort and Convenience
Easy Care Material
Metal, acacia, teak, cedar, and all-weather wicker pieces are easy to maintain and built to withstand a little inclement weather.
Furniture made using these all-weather materials will look great for years to come.
Charleston Way Outdoor Wicker Patio Sofa Set All-Weather Resin Wicker for Withstanding the Outdoor Elements
Go for Quality
Plastic resin chairs or side tables are cheap and plentiful but after a few months in the sun, they turn brittle and lose their color
The old saying is true "you get what you pay for".
Many have the misconception that outdoor furnishings are less important than indoor furniture but in fact, the reverse is true.
What you buy to for outside use has to stand up to sun exposure, wind, rain and probably some well lubricated party guests.
This is one area where a higher price is a good indicator of better quality.
Aluminum, plastic and PVC
These construction materials are rustproof, lightweight, relatively inexpensive. They need very little weather proofing and you can wash them easily with the hose.
Steel and wrought iron
Heavy duty and sturdy but will rust if not maintained by painting or weather proofing.
Rattan, wicker and natural grasses
Natural materials last outdoors, especially when they are treated with a resin finish but need additional weatherproofing every couple of years.
Grand Haven 4-Piece Acacia Wood Outdoor Patio Sofa Set is made from Beautiful Solid Acacia Wood
Natural wood is the most attractive in outdoor furnishings. Wood makes sturdy furniture that can be as comfortable as anything you have in the living room.
Wood does require regular treatment with a preservative and may also require UV protection so choose weather-resistant woods like acacia, teak, redwood, cypress and cedar.