C&G’s Guide to Outdoor Furniture

Create your very own backyard oasis with C&G’s Guide to Outdoor Furniture

The decision between wicker and wood has never been so easy with our latest guide to outdoor furniture. Selecting durable and long-standing furniture, you can achieve patio perfection with these alfresco furniture ideas for your outdoor space. For a fabulous and functional outdoor area, C&G’s tips to choosing practical furniture will save you time and money.

  1. Comfort

Usually built for durability and weather conditions, make sure your outdoor furniture is comfortable to relax on. Try cushions or detachable furniture padding – removable materials are usually machine washable and can be stored indoors during the cooler months. With chaise lounges, rockers and recliners great options, don’t forget hammocks or daybeds depending on your outdoor space.

  1. Area

Does your outdoor area feature grass, soft ground or tile flooring? Thinking about outdoor surfaces will help you choose materials and furniture to match your environment. If your outdoor area has little or no shade, consider patio umbrellas around pools or secured into grass areas. When it comes to pool or spa areas, metal furniture corrodes quickly with moisture so consider wicker or wood materials.

  1. Space

How is your outdoor space shaped? Do you have a wide patio area, narrow balcony or floating deck? The size of your outdoor space will determine what type of furniture to buy. Best to measure the space before buying. For small spaces, a bar table with stools will take up less space than an outdoor table seating. Bistro-style tables with umbrella holders are also great to provide shade in little spaces.

  1. Weather

Does your patio or outdoor area offer roofing or shade? Do you live in a hot or cool climate? Weather conditions are important when choosing outdoor furniture. Wood is likely to splinter, crack and fade in dry conditions while wicker and aluminium are very light and will move in windy conditions.

  1. Multi-purpose

With most alfresco furniture long-lasting, choosing multi-purpose furniture will save you from storing chairs and tables inside during the cooler months. Ottomans, chaise lounges or simple benches are useful for extra indoor seating or standalone feature furniture. If you’re smart about your patio furniture, you’ll be able to repurpose it for years to come.

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