Spring may still seem like a long way off, but eventually the weather will give way to warmer days. When it does we’ll be looking to the garden as an extra room to enjoy in the months to come.
To this end it’s a good time to think about furnishing your outdoor space for maximum benefit and enjoyment. Garden furniture comes in many types and styles so you must consider your likes, dislikes, budget and requirements.
A patio looks bare without garden furniture to perk it up. Since this is the main seating area in the garden, you should consider the type of furniture you would like and what materials there are to choose from.
Plastic is the cheapest option although not usually the most attractive. However if time is a problem it benefits from a quick wipe down and little else. If you have the time to devote to keeping it looking its best, wood is hard to beat for that rustic look.
Alternatively if you have a hankering for modern garden furniture sets, a mixture of metal and glass might work. It may not be suitable when there are children about, but it can suit some more up market gardens.
One of the more popular modern choices is that of rattan. Happily this is waterproof and requires no upkeep either, other than a wipe down every now and then with a clean cloth.
Garden Furniture Sets
A set of table and chairs can look anything from light and airy to heavy and solid, depending on the materials chosen. Rattan has a nice light feel to it, for example. If budget is an issue look for a Rattan Garden Furniture Sale to cut the cost of buying a complete set.
It’s worth spending a little more to get better quality no matter what material you choose. People often opt for plastic furniture just as a stop gap until they get what they really want. Materials such as wrought iron, metal and rattan are designed for a longer life and will often look even better with a little light weathering.
Of course it’s not just the standard patio table and chairs that can take pride of place in your garden. If you have more space to fill – perhaps a tree providing a luscious canopy elsewhere in your garden – you can position a bistro table and two chairs there to enjoy a morning coffee.
If you really have a lot of space to enjoy in different ways, it’s hard to say no to a day bed. Day beds are perfect for enjoying a lazy morning off work, benefiting from the early warmth of the day or perhaps watching the sun go down in the evening.
The materials you choose for your garden furniture sets have just as much weight as the style you eventually decide upon. Your garden could look very different this year and much more inviting too, if you know how to do it.