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Buying Guide for Garden Furniture

Gardens are meant to be enjoyed. The time and the landscaping it takes to have one well-manicured is enough to warrant some relaxation in the finished product. They’re a point of pride for many and a reflection of your personal style and predilections. The finishing touches to any garden may be an accent or a centerpiece, but what about the furniture? Garden furniture can tie a yard together like no other. They provide the comfort you deserve while you relax among the flowers and ferns. There are hundreds, if not, thousands of options for you to choose from. But before you go out and search for that perfect piece, there are a few things one should consider. 


How often, realistically, will you be spending out there? Taking your schedule into consideration is a key thought point to whether or not you have the time to maintain the chairs and plushes outside. If you have help or some hours on your hand, you can go for larger, intricate pieces with beautiful details and that “wow” effect. Larger setup options are seen in and big design magazines can be a one-stop-shop to keep maintenance materials uniform and direct. If you’re looking to just have a few pieces out there and not be particularly burdened with the upkeep, resin-based woven furniture really is the way to go. You can hose it down, dust off the pillows, let them dry with relative ease and don’t forget to get your trees trimmed by .

The Weather 

Weather is the primary driving force behind what kind of pieces you fill your garden with. If it rains often, it may be a bit of a pain to have to quickly gather the cushions and cloth. Water damage to certain types of wood is often an issue homeowners face as well. If it’s dry and hot, hardwood tends to splinter and crack during the peak summer months. And if you live in a particularly windy city, hollow aluminum fixtures–especially umbrellas, often go flying, taking the table with it. 

Small Woodland Creatures 

If you’re in a rural area, chances are you have little woodland creatures nearby. Remember that if a spot is comfortable for you, it’s definitely comfortable for a raccoon or a skunk. Be wary of the wildlife you have around your home, or even certain pets. New, factory-fresh furniture is a favorite for alpha dogs claiming their territory. And in parts of the world where ticks are endemic, little crevices are a favorite breeding ground. These must be considered, especially in this day and age where bugs can transmit some pretty awful contagions. 

Make it Yours 

Last, but not least, make sure the furniture fits the overall style and theme of your home. Check out some wall fountain ideas. Choose color palettes that complement the exterior. This provides a seamless transition for the eye and prevents anyone piece from looking out of place. Local showcases, and personal style guides can help guide through the possibilities. You can also accessorize based on the decor of the interior. The options, with your eye for style, are limitless.

A good set of garden furniture, with all these basic items considered, will be sure to add that extra bit of oomph to your home. You can rest easy knowing you’ve got all your bases covered. So all that is left is to sit back, relax, and enjoy your signature drink beside the beautiful flowers, or the radiant blue moon.