The height of outdoor comfort is having a great place to sit or recline. To decide on furniture for your yard or garden, think first about locations offering pleasing views. The garden furniture or patio furniture that you choose should blend with the established garden theme. It should offer a place for solitude, a place for an intimate conversation for two, or it can just be an area large enough for dining and other group activities.
Your life-style will determine the most appealing patio furniture pieces, as well as their style and placement. Don't neglect considering little tables or stacked decorative collectibles that can serve as surfaces within easy reach of a comfortable chair.
Garden furniture should accent or bring out the colors of your house or other garden structures that you might have, such as a canvas gazebo, arbor, park bench, or bridge. Colors should flow freely and not stand out as a big blob of color that is totally unrelated to its surroundings.
Dining outdoors is a sensory pleasure for homeowners and their guests. Food tastes better outdoors, especially when you use nicer dishes.
Tables should be large enough for comfort and must rest securely on the ground without rocking and tipping over drinks.
It is best to position tables where they are protected from the wind and at the same time afford an open view of the garden.
Look for durable furniture. If indoor storage is limited, choose pieces that can be covered in the rain or ones that will be able to withstand year-round weather conditions. Wrought iron, treated wood, and painted wicker are charming outdoor furniture materials and style choices.
Each piece of your patio furniture should express your family's life style. For entertaining purposes, small occasional tables, arranged bistro style, can be placed in various areas around the garden. They invite a board game, a hobby, or a light meal at any time of the day. Folding furniture is ideal for its ease and portability.
These pieces can be carried easily around the yard or garden to an area that has beautiful blooming flowers. Perhaps a party may require grouping of tables. In this case, you would want to have garden furniture that is light weight but durable.
Instant decorative embellishments such as baskets of ripe fruit and flats of blooming plants can add color and fragrance to a chosen area. Remember, children love to drag out cots, pillows and chairs to play and enjoy outdoors. Don't hesitate to grab that book you have put off reading. Reading is better when the birds are chirping and the sun dabbles your pages.