Decorating Your Outdoor With Wooden Furniture

May 5, 2011 at 4:49 am

If you are planning on purchasing some outdoor tables and chairs to facilitate relaxing in the sun, I very much recommend sticking with the wooden variety. Like almost all categories of consumer products these days, when choosing outdoor furniture, you are spoiled with a wealth of shapes, sizes and materials to choose from. The reason that I personally prefer wooden outdoor furniture however is that I simply believe it blends far better with the outdoor landscape.

After all for many people, their garden is their small sanctuary of nature within a hectic world. I don’t think that that sanctuary should be spoiled by something that will look out of place. And what material can possibly blend in better with nature and trees than wood itself. If you think that you are interested in purchasing outdoor wooden furniture, I will now outline all that you need to know.

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Key Considerations:

Aesthetics

This can be the most difficult aspect of choosing garden furniture, be it the wooden variety or any other. For a start you need to consider not just what looks nice in the store but what will suit your garden. Always to remember how the colour will go with existing garden fixtures. It is of course possible to paint wooden garden furniture after you make your purchase however it is very difficult to do so in such a way that looks professional. Therefore only choose to do so as a last resort.

Storage

If you have a small garden or you live in a place where rain is more likely than sun, you may wish to be able to store your wooden garden furniture out of the way when not in use. If you choose wooden garden furniture that can be folded up when not in use, this will make storage ten times easier. Deciding that you want your furniture to be foldable does not limit your options very much as many varieties of outdoor furniture come in a foldable version.

Comfort

The most comfortable wooden garden furniture will of course have cushions. Such cushions can either come with the garden furniture or can be purchased separately. Ideally however, you should purchase furniture that is also relatively comfortable without cushions simply due to its shape and design.

Water Proofing

Wood in its original condition can not be left out in the rain. Once coated with veneer however, this is no longer a problem. While the majority of wooden outdoor furniture comes with this coating already added, it does not always. Therefore always make sure that what you have purchased is indeed waterproof before leaving it out overnight.

When to Buy

While there are many products that generally cost the same no matter the time of year that you buy them, any type of outdoor equipment often comes down in price significantly around the autumn period. Though I am not advising that you spend a summer without garden furniture, if you are considering purchasing such furniture around autumn or winter, don’t put off the decision until spring as you will end up paying more.

Perfect Choices

Though as I’ve outlined above, your choice of wooden outdoor furniture depends largely upon your individual garden, inspiration can always be found from examples. Here are my favourite wooden garden furniture sets that can currently be purchased from Amazon.

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The Standard Choice:

Balthazar Dining Set I

If you are looking for straight forward garden furniture that is both stylish and functional, then you could do a lot worse than this garden set. They are perfect for both outdoor dinner parties and barbeques and when not in use, they will add an element of class to any garden.

The Natural Choice:

3pcs Outdoor Patio Western Red Cedar Wood Dining Table & Benches Set

This is the perfect choice if you really want to keep the natural atmosphere of your garden. The traditional picnic table cannot be matched in terms of its relaxed and informal nature; it is also a great choice for family barbeques.

The Lazy Choice:

Strathwood Hardwood Chaise Lounge

Of course no article about outdoor garden furniture would be complete without a mention of a chaise lounge. This version is both stylish and comfortable and is the perfect accompaniment to a summer’s day spent in any back garden.

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