Patio and Garden Furniture
When it comes to outdoor decor for your patio, porch, garden, or deck, you want some furniture pieces to offer you and your guests seating and dining options. There are many types of patio furniture available to suit your needs. Patio furniture should be durable, stylish, and easy to clean to make your outdoor spaces perfect for relaxing and entertaining.
What should you consider when selecting patio furniture?
When choosing patio furniture, you will want to take several things into consideration. Think of how you plan to use the furniture. Do you need an outdoor place to dine or lounge chairs to sit and relax? Also, think of how many people you plan to be entertaining on your patio. You want to make sure to have enough seating and table space for everyone. When choosing material, you will want to think about what will be the most durable for your use and your climate. You will also want to think about what will be the easiest to clean. Metal can be washed with a power washer, but wood and wicker will require more gentle methods.
What types of patio furniture are available?
- Chairs: There are a wide array of chairs from which to choose for your patio. For a classic style, you may want to choose wooden Adirondack chairs that can be painted to complement your outdoor decor. There are also wicker chairs with fabric cushions that you may prefer on your patio or garden. You may want a reclining chair if you'd like to get some sun or relax. It might be important to have several folding lawn chairs on hand to have furniture for when you have more guests than you anticipated.
- Tables: You can get dining tables in a variety of sizes to accommodate your family whether you plan to seat just 2 or up to 10 people. If you want to put the table in an uncovered garden, you may want to consider a table with an umbrella to block the sun. You might also want some end tables to use with your other furniture to hold beverages, books, and more.
- Swings: If outdoor relaxation is your goal, consider a swing. You can buy a wooden swing to hang from your porch. You can also find swings that come with their own stands if you prefer to put the swing in your garden.
- Hammock: Another great way to relax outdoors is with a hammock. There are many varieties of hammock available. Some are designed to hang over the patio or between trees. Others have a stand so that you can put them wherever you like in your garden.
- Sofas, love seats, and sectionals: For even more outdoor seating space, you may want to get a sofa, love seat, or sectional. This patio furniture is usually made of wicker, wood, rattan, or metal. You will want to get some cushions as well. To protect the fabric of your cushions, you may want to keep them indoors when they're not in use.