The right kind of furniture can make the garden one of the best places to spend time in. With so many different types of furniture around, choosing the best one that also has that high quality feel that fits with your outdoor decor/theme can be very challenging. However, with the right set of tips you can easily find furniture that can transform your garden to another living area where you spend quality time with family and even have meals in if you are lucky enough to live in a temperate country. This can be a great functionality to the garden area. Some tips to help you choose the best garden furniture include:
Create a list
Start by picturing what you want your garden to look like and the kind of activities you want to carry out there kind of like a mood board used by designers (this site olioboard.com can help you put together a mood board). Put all your ideas in list to avoid forgetting anything including the type of furniture you think will be most suitable for your ideas. List down good furniture stores and contact them before settling on the one that has the best offers for you.
Make comfort a priority
After you decide the type of furniture you want, the next thing to look for should be comfort. This is because the outdoors is one of the best places one can relax in while enjoying the greatness and splendor of nature. Choosing chairs that can easily fit around the garden and are easy to snuggle in should be a priority but often the best looking designs can be the least comfortable so I guess that decision is down to the individual, do you want comfort or glamour!
Durability is important
Being outside most of the time can wear out any household item including furniture. Even though it’s better to create some sort of protection for the furniture to shield them from harsh weather like rain and direct sunlight, they should be of high quality capable of lasting for long periods in great shape. Depending on the amount of money you have and your own preference you can choose furniture that is made specifically for the garden but it’s often better to buy furniture that is designed for different purposes as long as its fit for purpose material wise or treated if not (waterproof sprays for material, protective paint for wood and metal). This can be of great help when you have guests especially during the holidays when family and friends visit or when you throw a party and space/seating is limited. The garden furniture can provide additional seats inside the house and still be transformed for use outside as needed.
Have an open mind
Sometimes you may have a great vision for your garden but implementing it can be a challenge. To avoid this, be open to changes as long as they enhance your already beautiful garden. This includes the type of furniture you may come across. Some people dont like Rattan furniture because of the many crevices in between the weaves that attract dust and insects and can be hard to clean but these types of furniture are very hard wearing being that they were once outdoor plants and have since been treated and hardened.
Shabby chic furniture suppliers have a great variety for customers to choose from and can offer some great ideas on garden furniture. There is also a big community of hobbyists and small businesses that believe in the value of old items, they can give us some amazing ideas that can transform an old piece of furniture into one of the most valuable items that add beauty to the decor of a garden. Although you can hire someone to decorate your garden for you, you can also do it yourself by seeing it as an extension of the interior décor of your home and giving it a more personal touch. Get your furniture from a local shabby chic enthusiast to help boost the small business economy or if you prefer to use big brands because of warranty and piece 0f mind etc then be sure to have a look at some of these suppliers below from all over Europe.
- http://www.theorchardhomeandgifts.com (shabby chic garden decor & furniture)
- https://www.homesdirect365.co.uk (shabby chic furniture & decor)
- http://www.thepaintedcottagestudio.com (shabby chic furniture & Decor)
- https://www.lapetitebrocante.net (vintage decor)
- https://www.justlovelyproducts.com (a few items of shabby chic furniture & decor)