Indeed, if you live in an area of the country where you can spend a lot of time outdoors enjoying your patio and garden all year round, you are very lucky. Even if the winter months are cold and rainy, it is a wonderful thing to have a barbecue in October and lawn games until late February.
What may not be so wonderful – at least not yet – is the look of your garden furniture. If your picnic table has seen better days and your chaise longues are faded and drab, it’s time for some new year-round items that look just as good in May as they do in November.
Keep the following tips and ideas in mind to find the best indoor and outdoor furniture that is built to last and withstand any weather:
You can’t go wrong with teak
If you are looking for a new outdoor dining table in the market, as well as some simple chairs and maybe a coffee table or two, teak is your best bet. Teak is a Excellent all-weather wood It looks good and can withstand any weather. It is also high in natural oils, which helps keep it resistant to insects and water.
When brand new, teak furniture is a warm honey color; Of course, if you don’t treat it, it will turn a nice shade of gray. This aging does not affect the durability. So if you’re okay with a classic gray patio set that you can use all year round, teak is your best bet.
As a bonus, the neutral gray wood can be easily decorated for an Easter brunch with a brightly colored pastel colored tablecloth, plates and cups, or for a Halloween lunch with pumpkins, ghost cutouts and bowls of vampire punch.
Pick some versatile parts you can use
Suppose you’re hosting a fall-themed barbecue for your closest friends and you need extra seating for your patio and yard. Well, you might not want to use your grandmother’s French provincial chairs that normally live in your formal living room. Fortunately, it is possible to find sofas and other furniture that will work equally well both indoors and outdoors.
For example the Samuel brown sofa by Jerome is covered with a durable polyester / polyurethane mixture that makes cleaning easier – should someone drop their chili dog on it.
In addition to an indoor-outdoor sofa, you can put other types of furniture outside if needed, including metal stools from your breakfast bar, small side tables for snacks and drinks, and card tables for your garage. Just dress them up with a colorful tablecloth and they’re ready for the party.
Add in a colorful all-weather rug
To add a good dose of color to your outdoor area and make it feel like an extension of your home, consider adding a rug in a light shade or pattern. Try to find one that made from synthetic fiberslike polypropylene, which is mold and mildew resistant and can absorb stains or liquids.
There is no problem hosing down a polypropylene rug all year round, and you should also be able to clean it with diluted bleach without affecting the color. You can also choose a more natural rug made from bamboo or jute. This is the best choice if you prefer a more neutral color that you can combine with other outdoor accessories depending on the season and occasion.
Enjoy the outdoors all year round
As the saying goes, money doesn’t grow on trees. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a lot of money every year to replace your patio furniture. Knowing what materials are durable for all weather and choosing indoor and outdoor items that you can enjoy both at home and outdoors can be a wonderful time at this September stargazing party and brunch in March – all of it without having to buy new furniture every time.