When choosing garden furniture, there are mistakes not to make and questions to ask yourself. What material? What are my needs? Which style do I prefer? A short guide for those who want a garden furniture that looks like them for the coming summer.
Choosing a garden furniture that will last over time and follow our decorative desires is sometimes difficult. What questions should we ask ourselves so as not to make a mistake and create a cozy and functional garden furniture? Find out 5 essential rules to buy the right garden furniture.
Step 1: Before you start, ask yourself what your garden needs are …
We all dream of having the full range of beautiful outdoor furniture. However, there is no point in investing in a large garden table for dining if you are more of a lemonade and a snack with your friends in the afternoon, a simple garden furniture set with coffee table will suffice. If on the other hand, summer barbecues with all the neighbours are usual, a large table is necessary. Conversely, you may want to sunbathe but, without a pool around which to sit, maybe a fireside chair, a sofa or a garden bench is enough to install a reading corner, the shade of a shade veil to protect you from the sun. Before buying a garden furniture and other outdoor furniture, ask yourself what your real needs are.
Step 2: Choose the best material for your garden furniture
The question of the material is essential when choosing your garden furniture. We are tempted to give in to trends, but it is better to think in the long run and opt for a solid material, which will withstand both the passing of time and the weather. If you live in the south of France or Spain, avoid garden furniture made of colored plastic, which would not pass the sunny summer. Also think about the time you want to devote to garden furniture maintenance. Wood requires more attention than steelor aluminium, which is more durable — and found in pop colors if you want to have color. The maintenance of a teak garden furniture will not be the same as that of a plastic garden furniture. In the same way, choose materials that you will never get tired of and that will hardly be damaged. The synthetic rattan is quite resistant and gives a cozy side, perfect for a garden furniture. When mixing materials, also try to keep the overall consistency.
Step 3: Consider investing in a quality garden set
To choose the right garden furniture, you have to think sustainable. Choose your garden furniture as your interior furniture: bet on its longevity. For this, two important criteria: the choice of a solid material and a style that will not tire you. Prefer investing a little more to buy furniture that will last longer than choosing the first price. You will see, the summers passing at high speed, you will be delighted to have opted for a natural color rather than a bright red that you will not like next summer. In addition, you will always have the opportunity to refresh your outdoor decoration by changing the outdoor rugs, the cushions or the candles. For furniture, on the other hand, think durable because its cost is higher. A rattan garden furniture more expensive to buy will be, for example, longevity foolproof unlike a plastic outdoor furniture.
Step 4: Create a real outdoor relaxation area
You may have the impression that it is not essential and yet … The relaxation area is a must-have in the garden, so that you can enjoy the beautiful days outside, without being satisfied with the snack or meal. Depending on your garden and the possibilities available to you, create the relaxation area that suits you. If you have a swimming pool, install some deckchairs and some coffee tables, why not floor cushions. If you like to sit in the grass, put up a pergola to shelter from the sun and create a cozy corner with a garden sofa, a few cushions, a few lounge chairs. The garden is also a very comfortable place to rest. If you are lucky enough to have one, always invest it keeping in mind that this relaxation corner requires a real budget.
Step 5: Listen to your decorative desires for your outdoor corner
Finally, to create the outdoor living room of your dreams, you must listen to your desires and follow your decorating inspirations. Do you want retro, pop, classic? If you want a wooden table to share your breakfasts and barbecues, listen to yourself, even if it will require more maintenance than its metal neighbour. If you want to opt for mismatched chairs, do not deprive yourself. Always keep in mind the first elements to take into account: think sustainable, solid, useful … but also think according to your tastes. You don’t change your mood every day, if you are sure not to get tired of this style of outdoor furniture, go for it! The advantage of outdoor furniture is that even if it is neutral, it is as easy to decorate as indoor furniture: a few cushions, a plaid, a tray, a pretty plant … and the outside is transformed according to trends.