Every spring, people emerge from their homes and begin to shake off the “winter blues” as they start various outdoor projects. Once the yard is clean and everything is starting to look green, you’re going to want to enjoy it. That’s where outdoor furniture comes in. But how can you choose the perfect furniture?
1) Know Your Yard
Look around your yard. Note where the flat spaces are and where the ground is uneven. If you have a garden or are planning on planting one, take a look at that space too. Map out what the yard is going to look like once everything is growing and blooming. This will give you a basic idea of the best places to put new outdoor furniture pieces.
2) Coordinate Your Colors
Whether you plant a flower garden, put in a vegetable patch or let the existing foliage in your yard grow, there’s going to be a predominant color scheme. Take this into account when choosing lawn and patio furniture. The colors of the tables, chairs and other pieces that you settle on should coordinate with the natural colors around the yard.
3) Rustic or Modern?
Whatever style you’re using inside your home, consider extending it to the outside. Remember, visitors are going to see your outdoor area first. The furniture you choose for your patio or lawn is going to serve as their first impression of your home and its style. If the interior of your home is modern, you may wish to incorporate sleek outdoor furniture made from metal and glass. But if your preferred style leans toward cottage or cabin decor, rustic furniture is the best choice. Rustic pieces come in many styles ranging from bright pine log pieces to deep teak and hickory that look right at home in any country setting.
4) Combine Comfort and Style
Though style is important, comfort is paramount when it comes to outdoor decorating.