Your Outdoor Space
Finally, the warm weather has arrived and it’s time to get outside and enjoy your garden. Many of us will be holidaying at home this summer and enjoying visits from family and friends so if ever there was a time to invest in a new set of outdoor furniture, now is it!
Mirielle, our furniture expert, has put together some hints and tips to help you get the right set for you and your garden, read on to find out more…
During the summer, your garden becomes an extra room where you can relax, dine and entertain. And, just like your home, your garden has a character of its own, so it is important to pick the right garden furniture to suit the size and space you have available. Seating is arguably the most important factor to think about when designing your outdoor space.
Good quality garden furniture doesn’t come cheap, so it is important to consider the following questions before making your investment:
- How much space will the furniture take up? Don’t forget to measure the floor space you want to fill, and also the overhead height if you’re looking to buy a parasol or pergola.
- What will you mainly be using the space for – dining, entertaining, or something else?
- What look are you going for – modern, traditional, contemporary?
- How much maintenance are you prepared to carry out?
If you have a small courtyard garden, then stackable or foldable garden furniture is a clever solution for you. But if you have a little more space a mini corner sofa paired with an adjustable table creates a welcoming outdoor sitting and eating area.
Larger homes with bigger garden spaces may need a couple of sets from the same range to fill the space. Why not have a formal dining table set in one area and a comfortable lounging corner sofa set in another?
I’d recommend investing in a quality storage box if you have the space for one, this will save you all those trips back and forth to the house to store your cushions or throws. If you have cushions, always take the cushions off through winter (even if they are weather-proof) if they get wet, they are likely to stay wet and get mildew, especially if you have a cover over your furniture set as there won’t be much air circulation.
If you would like to know more about the great ranges of garden furniture we have in store and get some expert advice pop into see us.
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