Now the spring has officially arrived and our days are filled with sunshine, it’s time to think about the garden décor. We Brits love to throw a good BBQ, and practical outdoor furniture is a must when hosting a garden party. While you should always opt for a furniture that suits your everyday needs, you don’t have to forego the stylish items completely. There is number of factors you should consider when choosing your outdoor tables and chairs. Here are some great tips to follow when creating that perfect social space in your garden.
Decide where you would like to place your furniture first
It’s a good idea to determine where the hub of entertaining will be before you start looking for the individual pieces. Do you have a patio that is covered? Will the furniture be exposed to rain? This will help you choose the right material to match the environment and surroundings.
Consider the weather conditions
Unless your courtyard is fully roofed, it might be a good idea to consider a durable cover.
If you prefer to avoid building a permanent fixture, there are some great options for a free-standing shelter. You can’t beat a good, old-fashioned umbrella – choose between large parasols or smaller brollies. These can also add a pop of glamour so don’t be afraid to be creative when it comes to materials and colours.
Opt for comfort
It’s important you feel comfortable when using your outdoor furniture, and there are some great ways to add a little coziness. Chair cushions are an easy and affordable option, plus they can really help jazz up even the most ordinary of fittings. For a more lavish touch, daybeds are the ultimate luxury when it comes to outdoor comfort.
Accessorise your garden
If the budget allows, there are some useful pieces you could add to your outdoor space. Swings and swing seats are ideal for couples or families with small children. Sun loungers will create a nice holiday atmosphere and outdoor benches work wonders teamed up with picket fencing – you can add some bunting decoration for that stylish vintage touch.
Think about storage options
It’s important that you have sufficient space to store your furniture during winter. Sometimes, simply storing the furniture under cover isn’t enough, especially for materials like wicker. If you struggle to find space for storage, it’s a good idea to buy furniture that folds flat. Alternatively, you can opt for fittings that could be used indoors as well.
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