When choosing patios furniture, you want to be careful not to buy furniture that is too big for the space. This can make your patio seem small and uninviting. Oversized furniture doesn’t leave much room for adding accent pieces and accessories, either. Measuring the space before you buy furniture will save you a lot of time and reduce stress.
In addition to choosing the right size furniture, you will also have to consider the weather, how you want to use the space, and how much time you want to put into maintaining it.
Taking the Right Measurements
Knowing the square footage of your patio is all you really need when buying furniture. If you have an oddly shaped patio, then measure each section. In addition to learning the square footage, measure each side as this will give you a better idea of which size furniture you should purchase.
Bring these measurements with you when shopping. Measure all the pieces you want to purchase so you can make the best decision.
Patio Furniture Styles
Patio furniture includes lounge chairs, chaise lounges, swings, tables, and benches. The type of furniture you purchase will depend on the size of your patio. A good rule is to buy two or three pieces that can be used in different ways.
If you want to add a table, make sure it has a beveled edge so rainwater will run off it easily. Benches can be placed in different areas and also serve as extra seating. You may want to buy benches that also double as storage.
Easy to maintain patios furniture is usually made of plastic or treated wood so you won’t have to spend a lot of time cleaning it. You will also not have to worry as much when it rains. Covering your patio furniture or removing it during the winter months will help preserve it for many years.
Creating a Cozy Retreat
Now that you have patio furniture, you will need to purchase cushions, add some plants or decorations, and create some shade with an umbrella. Cushions should be comfortable and easy to care for. You can choose from a wide variety of fabrics, but make sure they are treated to protect them from water and spills. An oversized umbrella will complete your patio and add shade when eating, reading, or talking with friends.