Whether you have a beautiful yard and garden or you have visions of one in the future, one of your biggest considerations is going to be Garden Furniture.
How will you use your garden furniture? Do you plan to do a lot of entertaining? Will kids use the furniture often? Will it be placed in sun or shade? Will it simply be used in a small nook or get away spot? Is there a specific decorating look, theme, or style you’d like to have? These questions – and their answers – will help you choose the right garden furniture.
Below are some of the most popular materials used for garden furniture, and how they fit into the above scenarios mentioned:
Wood Furniture: Natural and rustic-looking, wood furniture is a long-time favorite. Styles vary from solid, heavy wood to sticks and limbs placed together artistically. The more solid the wood of course, the more durable and long lasting the furniture will be. You’ll need to treat it regularly with wood oil and touch it up every few years with sealant or finish.
Wicker Furniture: Wicker is quite popular because it creates a relaxed but refined feel, it’s light and easy to move, and it’s easy to care for. You might not want to choose wicker outdoor Garden Furniture if you have young children though, because it’s easier to break and wear with rough usage.
Wrought Iron Furniture: Durable and long lasting, wrought iron is elegant and sturdy. With the right cushions, it can be as comfortable as the living room sofa. It’s durable enough to last for generations too, so your investment will be returned many times over. It can get very hot in the sun though, so if you plan to put your Garden Furniture in an area that has no shade, you may want to pass on wrought iron options.