When planning to design your outdoor living space, there is a lot to consider and as far as buying outdoor furniture goes, it needs to be very durable to withstand the harsh Australian climate. The furniture is very much the icing on the cake with your outdoor terrace or patio and with that in mind, here are a few tips when looking to acquire outdoor furniture.
View Furniture In An Outdoor Environment
Rather than looking at an image on a website, you really should locate a large garden centre, where they have their outdoor furniture suites in a real-life outdoor environment. This allows you to check for comfort and you can closely inspect the finish on all furniture items and a large store would have numerous outdoor settings to show off their furniture. Don’t forget though that it is not a good idea to leave garden furniture in direct sunlight, as this can cause colour to fade, which is why the furniture should be under cover if possible.
Dining Table & Chairs Suite
Most people would choose a dining table & chair set, with 4 chairs and one table, and make sure that the material is suitable for outdoor use. If you want the comfort of cushions, they need to be washable and removable, unless, of course, they are under cover. Aluminium, steel and wicker-resin are durable and with powder coating, you can choose from many colours, with matt and gloss finishes.
Hanging egg chairs are not only very comfortable, they also take up zero floor space and look attractive in any setting. They are perfect for a terrace with limited space. If you locate a nearby outdoor furniture supplier, you can try out a hanging chair or two.
Use The Internet
There are so many styles and designs out there and the best way to browse is via the Internet; simply type ‘outdoor furniture near me’ into the Google search box and you will receive a list of local suppliers who sell outdoor furniture.
Check The Product Returns Policy
If you are buying outdoor furniture from an online supplier, do take a look at their returns policy, which should protect you, the consumer. If a supplier is confident of their products, they will offer a no-quibbles warranty and would happily replace any item, should you be unhappy for any reason. Of course, the manufacturer would offer a 12-month warranty on all of their products.
Make Quality A Priority
Outdoor tables and chairs must be able to stand the harsh climate such as what Australia has, which is why Australian outdoor furniture are built with great durability. So, rather than being price focused, you should be looking for quality materials and workmanship. Check out your location for an outdoor supplier who has a huge facility where you can view furniture in an outdoor environment.
The new 2021 summer collection will be out soon and wicker-resin seems to be a very popular choice, with a wide range of attractive colours and if wicker or rattan is treated correctly, it is very durable and will stand the test of time. You will want to start looking into your nearby stores for the chicest pieces.
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