BY Eloisee Provost On Dec 15, 2017 Outdoor
One can add a lot of accessories to make one’s furniture and the outdoor space look more beautiful. Again, these are also available in a large variety. These are designed in such a way so as to complement the outdoor furniture. For example, the simple electric lights and awnings just add up several notches to the beauty of the garden. Simple things like cushions and outdoor candle holders also make a lot of difference.
Besides these, one has the option of benches for the outdoors. These can be two-seat benches or three-seat benches, and with backs or without backs. Some people do not use the benches for seating but just as a show piece in the garden. These show piece benches are metallic. One can, however, even use it for placing plants in the garden.
Materials used in outdoor furniture. The most common materials that are used in the making of furniture are wood, aluminum, plastic and also wrought iron. As the wooden outdoor furniture can easily suffer because of the exposure to various elements, it essentially has to be treated. Teak is also a very commonly used material for garden or outdoor furniture. It contains natural silica and this makes it highly resistant to any type of fungal decay. Most of the effects of water and also chemicals are put away because of silica.
These outdoor furniture are generally available in three forms. All of them consist of tables and chairs in different numbers and designs. Patio dining sets are apt for the large outdoor area like a huge porch area or a large patio. There are dining sets also available for these large areas. The Bistro sets are apt for small areas like the balcony of an apartment or a small 6 by 6 garden. The third kind is known as the conversation set. They mostly include a sofa and few chairs with a coffee table. These are also apt for larger areas as they include many pieces and are good for large group gatherings.
One can also use chairs instead of full sets. Lounge chairs are just perfect for the outdoors. These are made up of metal, wrought iron and synthetic material. These are in vogue nowadays as they are available at lower prices and offer the same sophisticated look like metal or iron furniture. These are also available in teak or hardwood but those are a bit on the expensive side.
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Eloisee is the Lifestyle Editor at Hearst Digital Media. Previously she was a digital editor at Martha Stewart Weddings and Travel + Leisure.
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