Choosing outdoor furniture can be a potential minefield of decisions on how to furnish your garden given the variety and ranges available. But buying furniture for your outdoor areas need not be stressful however, and can actually turn out to an enjoyable experience when done right. Find out how in our outdoor furniture buying guide for Brisbane below:
Selecting your Outdoor Furniture Pieces
Modern garden furniture now offers as much style and flexibility as interior decor and this allows you to choose and customise pieces to suit both your taste and outdoor space. Homeowners living in Brisbane may know that the city averages around 5 – 10 days of rainfall monthly so that has to be taken into consideration when selecting furniture. In general the weather is usually quite good with temperature ranging between lows of around 10 degrees and highs of 30 degrees and so there is room to experiment, particularly if you have storage space.
In addition to the weather, other factors to consider when selecting outdoor furniture include space and storage for days when we have inclement weather. As an extension of your home furniture, your outdoor pieces can include tables and benches or chairs for entertaining or outdoor family meals. Space permitting, you can also set up a place for relaxing by hanging up a hammock or swing as a way to keep the outdoor space appealing.
Outdoor Furniture Materials
Once your furniture choices are settled the next consideration is the materials that your outdoor furniture will be made of. While the most important concern is obviously how the furniture is able to withstand the weather, materials also play a part in influencing style and aesthetics. Thankfully there are a number of materials that perform well against all the elements while still enhancing outdoor spaces.
Some great materials to buy your outdoor furniture in include teak, rattan, and metal. Teak is a richly coloured hardwood that contains natural oils that enhance its durability while metal can be powder coated to prevent rust and minor scratches. Rattan furniture is one of the best options for garden furniture as it can withstand the harshest of weather while still giving your spaces a chic, laid back style all year round.
Another great option to consider is woven resin or poly-rattan outdoor furniture as it also withstands the weather well. Whether you’re looking for the elegant and rustic look of teak, or the practicality and chic attributes of rattan or woven garden furniture these materials are also ideal if you’re short of storage space as they can be left out.
By following the guide above, as well as aiming to get the best value for your hard earned money, you will be well on your way to finding the perfect furniture for your garden. As outdoor furniture specialists we at FurnitureOkay are always on hand to help you make those all important decisions for your outdoor spaces.