7 Things to Consider when Choosing Outdoor Furniture

Author: Sarah Shevy   Date Posted:22 March 2018 

Whether you have your sights set on hosting the summer BBQ of all BBQs with your mates or you just want to have a stylish and comfortable outdoor space where you can relax with your family, choosing the right furniture is key to creating an outdoor space that’s practical for you.

Whatever kind of space you’ve got to work with – whether it’s a small apartment balcony in the city or a large garden in the suburbs – there are a few things that you’ll need to consider. 

On that note; we’re about to cover 7 of the most important elements to consider when choosing outdoor seating and furniture items so listen up!

1) Size Matters

You might envision creating your own backyard bliss in your garden with lines of sun loungers for friends and family to sit around and soak up the sun. It sounds amazing but how many loungers can actually fit comfortably in your space? 

Be practical because if your garden doesn’t have room for a hammock, a long patio table or a row of sun loungers, they are out as options.

Rule number one is you need to measure the space that you’ve got to work with and design accordingly. 

2) Buy From A Reputable Supplier

To be sure that you’re getting a product that will last, it’s important to buy your outdoor furniture from a supplier that’s known for selling quality pieces whilst also providing top class customer care.

And, when choosing a reputable supplier, you also need to look out for shipping options, payment options and customer reviews. Inside Outside Furnshing & Lifestyle sell quality outdoor settings and furniture, complete with 12 month warranty, free delivery to  most of Australia, multiple secure payment options and we pride ourselves on customer care and support.  It is always a great idea to check reviews from other customers before you buy, Inside Outside has a number of reviews on our Facebook page as well as reviews for individual products on our website.

Our multiple secure payment options gives you peace of mind that your transaction will be closely monitored and securely encrypted by trusted financial service providers.  PayPal, Credit Card Payments, Bank Transfers, Afterpay & zipPay are all offered at Inside Outside Furnishing & Lifestyle.  The convenience of buy now, pay later transactions means that Inside Outside is a popular choice for Afterpay furniture stores, offering not just great furniture online, but great customer service.

3) Easy Maintenance

You must be practical and consider how is your choice of garden furniture going to withstand the elements? Because no matter how much you convince yourself, you won’t commit to tracking garden furniture indoors after use. 

Consider hardwearing materials like wicker, metal, teak and cedar, as they are more susceptible to withstanding variable weather conditions.

4) Think Quality

You don’t want to be purchasing new garden furniture every single year so it’s worth your while to invest in quality pieces, especially if you intend on frequently entertaining throughout the year.

If something isn’t fit to last a year or two in the sun and make multiple outings when the weather is good, it isn’t a worthwhile investment.

5) Consider Storage

If you need to store some items of garden furniture to protect them from animals and elements, consider how easy it would be to store each item that you’re interested in buying.

Do you have space in your shed or garage? Would you have to store your new furniture in a rented space? These are all questions you need to ask yourself. 

6) Don’t Be Afraid of Colour

Neutral tones such as white, grey, timber and cream are always bang on trend with it comes to outdoor furniture.

And whilst we love all of the neutral tones, don’t be afraid to add a pop of colour to your outdoor space as it will totally lift the vibe and give it some character.

7) Opt for All-Weather Textiles

Introducing textiles into the garden space isn’t as simple as taking a throw from the sitting room sofa and putting it outside. Indoor textiles aren’t cut out for the outdoors so investing in cushions, throws, matting and accessories that are specifically designed for outdoor use and made from all-weather materials is always a good idea.

And that completes our quick guide of things to consider when choosing outdoor furniture! We hope that you can take some of what we’ve said and use it to help you find the most perfect furniture for your outdoor space. 

Do you have ideas about the best outdoor furniture styling for your backyard? We’d love to hear from you, comment below or shop online at www.insideoutside.store

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