With summer on the horizon, there’s no better way to enjoy time in your backyard than by having the best outdoor furniture, whether you’ll be getting a tan, hosting a summer pool party or taking a break in the shade with some food and maybe a drink or two. It’s why we have outdoor furniture tips to share with you so you can achieve patio goals you have always dreamed of. Each of our tips will start with a question that you may be thinking about for outdoor spaces, whether you have a patio or balcony.
How big is your space?
This is the most important question to ask yourself. Take down measurements of the general area and make a list of what you think you’ll need. If you have a balcony, side tables, outdoor rugs, and outdoor chairs will be what you have space for. If you have a patio, you have flexibility with space for more patio furniture, so you can create your own outdoor living area and dining set with a number of pieces.
How many people do you plan on having over?
This will also help you determine how pieces you need. If you’re just looking to set up a quiet place to spend time with yourself or your significant other, a couple of chairs and a side chair are all you need. On the other hand, if your backyard can be a high traffic area with other families and children and maybe more pets, then yeah, you will need at least a sofa, loveseat, and chairs.
What outdoor furniture is the most durable?
If you answered the previous question with a lot of people coming over, this means more people will come into contact with your outdoor furniture. You’re going to want to look for patio furniture that may have aluminum frames or wrought iron construction. Weather wicker and solid teak wood are also outdoor friendly materials that you can look for too. It’s even better if they’re finished with rust-proof treatment or a UV coating in case you plan to use your outdoor furniture year round so it will need to be able to withstand the elements.
What climate are you in?
If you live somewhere where it’s cold and you won’t be using your outdoor furniture often, put these pieces under cover or in a storage space in your garage when not in use. On those cold winter nights, a fire pit can come in handy. For someone who lives in a hot climate like you know, South Florida, outdoor furniture is exposed to a lot of rain and direct sunlight so durability is more of a concern. Check out our next question to see what materials to focus on when shopping for your patio.
What fabric for outdoor furniture?
Once you have gotten the construction down, the fabric is the next material to consider for your patio furniture. Because this fabric will be outside, you do have to make sure to choose one that is strong and. Some things to keep in mind for outdoor fabrics are if they’re water and weather resistant, mold and mildew resistant, and so on so, you aren’t buying something that won’t last for a long time. Examples of these fabrics are Sunbrella fabric, olefin, and outdoor polyester, all designed to be water resistant.
What style are you looking for?
While this may be on the back burner for you because you are more concerned about durability, style is something to consider when you begin your outdoor furniture search. If you want your outdoor furniture to be a reflection of your home’s interior design, simply think about what style dominates your indoor space and apply it to the backyard or balcony. It’s always fun to bring a touch of your personality home, whether you want something more modern with neutral fabrics and frames or rustic/coastal look with teak wood and resin wicker, so you can love being in the outdoors even more. If you really do just want strong outdoor furniture without a style in mind, looking for matched sets makes the shopping process easy.
Which outdoor furniture is best?
This question is of course, subjective, but we wanted to share a few of our own collections with you that have durability and style in mind.
Check out the Fortuna Collection with a stylish combination of beige and brown. The water resistant Sunbrella fabric and aluminum frames are finished with rust proof treatment and wicker with a UV coating, built to last in your outdoor space.
The Trenton Collection answers all your questions. Hand woven wicker and rust-free aluminum are UV resistant with polyester cushions to finish the set. We think you should consider this durable collection today.
You won’t regret getting the Luxor Collection. It’s UV resistant so it’s perfect for someone who lives somewhere with a lot of sunny days, especially during summer. If you have any concerns about the fabric, it’s MarinaPLUS synthetic leather which is commonly used on seating in boats so it’s designed to withstand different conditions.
Where to buy outdoor furniture?
If you feel comfortable ordering your outdoor furniture online, our website ElDoradoFurniture.com, where you can find a large selection, so it’s easy to find pieces that will fit your needs. If you would like to take a seat on patio furniture before you buy it, you can also visit our showrooms in Lee, Miami-Dade, Broward, Collier, and Palm Beach counties! Either option is fine, it’s just whatever your preference is.
Now that you have reviewed our outdoor furniture tips, we can’t wait for you to get your patio ready for summertime vibes! Once you have your new pieces in your backyard, we would love to see how it turns out. Share your photos with us on Instagram with the hashtag #MyEDFHome !