Patio furniture isn't just chairs and tables. You can spend a lavish amount of time deciding on whether you want tables, chairs, ottomans, settees, daybeds, side tables, side boards, rockers or loungers. With all the pieces of patio furniture to choose from you will have a blast decorating to your style. When deciding on the type of fabric you would like to envelope your patio furniture with, you will want to keep in mind the amount of wear, from use and outdoor exposure, your furniture will endure. Your outdoor patio furniture should be sheathed with fade resistant all weather fabric.
Most retirees nowadays no longer have small children around, save for the occasional visit by some grandchildren. But retirees may have the family dog or cat to think about. Having easy-to-maintain, pet-proof patio furniture is a must for senior citizens. The beauty of having wicker, rattan or bamboo furniture is having separate plump cushions that are usually covered with washable cotton fabric.
The best thing to do is start looking at naturally made patio furniture, if you find a patio furniture that is made of a natural material it is almost surely going to blend in to your outdoor perfectly, and provide a continuing line of style and design to your house outdoor patio. The natural material you might consider can be cedar wood or teak wood, both very popular as outdoor furniture pieces these days, cypress is also becoming very popular, this is because these materials are known as very durable to different kinds of weather, and can be placed in almost any patio, so you will be relatively protected from the elements. Cedar wood and cypress have another good quality of repelling insects which might come in handy at certain times of the year.
If you have an enclosed patio, it will be perfectly safe to purchase patio furniture that isn't made of water proof material. In that case, you can rest assured that regular household furnishings can become the perfect patio furniture. If your patio is open to the elements, you will want patio furniture that is waterproof. Your patio furniture can be made of plastic, wrought iron, aluminum, wicker or wood. Plastic patio furniture can be a bit flimsy, but it is light and easy to move. The heavier materials add durability and expense.
Another thing to consider for your modern patio furniture is the available space that you have. A small patio space would not need an entire 7-piece furniture set. Some would just put a table with 2 chairs and a bench. Instead of a dining or round table, others would put a bar table with high chairs or stools. This would really save space and at the same time have an area for the barbecue grill or fire pit table.
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