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How to Choose the Right Outdoor Patio Furniture for You

How to Choose the Right Outdoor Patio Furniture for You

When buying patio furniture you should always first take into consideration the quality. Cheaper is not better when it comes to furniture that is left outside regularly with the constantly changing weather. If you go cheap you will be buying new furniture more frequently than just getting the higher end and higher quality furniture the first time around and it will be more comfortable too. Think of it as investment and it just may be well worth it.

First you should make sure whatever you choose should fit in the space you have for it nicely. Second find a material you like and something that will be durable such as wicker, teak, or die cast aluminum. You want to have something that allows you to be comfortable and also something that will last a long time. Of course it should be UV protected and weather resistant too. Remember, this is the place that will be your sanctuary to sit and relax, read a book, listen to the birds, watch sunsets, and enjoy socializing with family and friends.

Wicker Rattan

Patio wicker dining and seating sets with colorful cushions and multiple different colors of wicker such as white, dark brown and beige offer a great way to decorate your outdoor area. Good quality wicker rattan will last much longer and look better than going on the cheaper end. The cushions won’t fade as fast either. I also recommend covering your furniture too when you are not using it as this will extend the life of your nice furniture. Wicker also comes in many different styles like classic, contemporary, or even have a very tropical feel if you like to feel like you are at the beach in your back yard. If you choose a contemporary design then it will have a more sleek and modern look to it. Some people prefer the classic look as it can have more of a country feel to it. Wicker furniture is also lightweight so pretty much anyone can move it around.


Teak is also a great selection as it looks natural, has a beautiful appearance and is incredibly tough! Teak can also come in many different styles as well as different colors. Teak also has dense, hard grain and repels insects because it has a natural resin in it. These are nice advantages for outdoor use. It is high in natural oils to so it reduces how often you would have to varnish, finish, and seal over other woods.

Die Cast Aluminum

Die cast aluminum is a casting method that makes it easier to create more detailed surface textures of many different shapes and styles. This makes it easy to find a dining or seating set in the style that you love. Aluminum is also lightweight and it does not rust which is important when considering anything metal that is left outside especially in areas along the coast where there is a lot of salt in the air. It is low maintenance, weather resistant, and sturdy so you will love your furniture for years to come.