Choosing New Patio Furniture
Depending on where you live the summer season may be the shortest one of them all, even though it’s the best time of year for entertaining and soaking up all the vitamin D the sun has to offer. Since you won’t have a lot of time to enjoy the gorgeous whether you want to make the absolute most of the summer season by upgrading your patio furniture and transporting your backyard into a land of luxury.
Signs You Should Replace Your Patio Furniture
If your backyard furniture is damaged or broken it is no longer safe and functional and should be replaced. When your patio furniture has chips, scratches, or ripped and stained cushions, an upgrade is necessary. If you plan to have a dinner party outdoors or want to do a lot of outdoors entertaining, you should invest in new patio furniture. You don’t want your guests snubbing your invites because of how drab and dingy your outdoor patio furniture has become.
How to Choose the Perfect Patio Furniture
The first element of choosing new patio furniture is function. Is your patio a garden oasis that you love to read and drink coffee on first thing in the morning or does your patio become a lively place at night with dancing and your favorite playlist streaming from your outdoor surround sound? Before you choose the furniture, you need to decide what you will use your patio the most for after it’s newly styled.
Types of Patio Furniture
There are two basic types of patio furniture—tables and seating, and both of these have dozens of variations depending on your needs and preference of style.
Adirondack Chairs are a classic and traditional choice that looks upscale and classy on any patio. You can purchase single chairs, swings, and benches all in the Adirondack style which is known for its curved top and laid-back design.
Barstools and Bar Style Tables are excellent choices for homeowners who like casual entertainment in the backyard or when space is limited on the patio or deck. These style tables and stools are also taller which allows people to sit and stand around the table together without weird height differences.
Dining Tables and Chairs are perfect for an entertaining family style where everyone can sit and eat together. These larger style outdoor tables are elegant and modern.
Picnic Tables can fit on large patios but are usually reserved for backyards under the shade trees.
Rocking Chairs, Gliders, and Swivel Chairs are all very relaxing and perfect for patios that are intimate and cozy. You can curl up with a good book by the outdoor fireplace or lounge in the sun on hot afternoons.
Swings are another great option for new patio furniture. Even adults like to swing, and elegant patio swings are the perfect opportunity. You can also get Swing Beds and Day Beds If you really want to turn your patio in a respite from the chaos that can be indoors.
Outdoor Structures for Your Patio
One thing you may not think of when choosing new patio furniture is including structures such as pergolas, arbors, or trellises. Pergolas have a variety of uses from large ones that can go over your entire patio to smaller ones that encase swings or benches. Pergolas add a decorative architectural element to your patio, and you can add a canopy or pergola curtains for privacy and shade. Arbors are similar to pergolas but have a different structural design and only come in smaller sizes for benches, gliders, or swings.
Designing a new patio and upgrading your new patio furniture is fun, exciting, and the perfect time to start thinking about upgrading your entire backyard.
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