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Summer Living - How to choose Outdoor Furniture

Bring comfort and functionality to your outdoor living with beautiful furniture.

Transform a simple stone patio with a generous sized table and comfortable chairs into an outdoor oasis that pleases all of your senses.

Decorate a corner of your garden or patio with a stylish couch and inviting lounge chair loaded with cushions and before you know it you will have an irresistible outdoor family room for those gorgeous summer days and evenings.

Think outside of the box and consider all of the outdoor-living opportunities including those on balconies and those nestled in large gardens. When complemented with the right patio furniture, these sweet garden living spaces with become your favourite space in your home.

Check out the following tips for choosing the best patio furniture for your space.

Careful planning will guarantee that your outdoor living space will be perfect for many seasons.

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1. Choose Comfort

When shopping for furniture make sure to test the comfort just like you would for any piece for your home. If it’s not comfortable you won’t enjoy your space!

2. Invest in Quality

Shop with care and remember you get what you pay for. Working with an interior designer is great way to knowing what the best options are however if you choose to go on your own remember to research consumer reviews and remember that quality often dictates comfort. The two go hand in a hand.

3. Easy Care

You don’t want to have to invest hours each year reviving your outdoor furniture. Be mindful and consider finishes that are more resistant to mother nature such as metal, teak, cedar, and some quality resins pieces and not the inexpensive plastic furniture that will look dirty and old after just one season.

4. Storage is a Plus

Add years to the life of your patio furniture by storing it in a protected location. Even the most resistant finishes such as teak or a wrought-iron, will last longer if it is placed in storage in the off season. If you have limited storage space look for patio furniture that stores easily or consider the investment in all season coverings.

5. Colour Trends

Today there is an endless amount of textures and finishes for outdoor furniture, you're not limited to just natural wood or wicker or basic the black, white and beige metal finishes. For stylish longevity I do suggest sticking to natural tones for the overall and accenting only with bold colours with cushions or smaller coordinating pieces.

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