Outdoor furniture provides you with comfort, weather protection, relaxation, entertainment, excitement, and extraordinary experience of being close to natural elements. You may use them in your garden, patio, or the poolside. Selection of garden furniture and outdoor furniture has to consider the following basic elements.
- Size and shape
You may require the furniture for seating, reclining, sleeping, keeping foods and beverages, weather protection, temperature control, etc. You can choose the material based on the purpose and durability of the furniture.
You may consider steel, iron, wood, plastic, glass, bamboo, plywood, or the combination of any of them. Hardwood, teak, gum-tree wood, and Cedrus tree are some of the common types of materials used in the Australian garden furniture. Regardless of the material you choose, it should work for
- Long durability
- Resistance to elements
- Resistance to stress, breakdown, warping, etc
- Retention of colors and designs for years
- Resistance to heat, humidity, water, and moisture
Size and Shape
The size depends on your physique elements like height, hip size, and body weight. The shape can be according to your body contour. The seating furniture like the chairs, couches, sofas, seating sets, hammocks, folding chairs, rocking chairs, camp chair, meditation chair, garden swing chair, and so many others. Similarly, you may find sleeping and reclining chairs for your garden and patio.
The garden furniture upholstery can be pillows, cushions, covers, foam pads, inserts, mats, and accessories. You can consider the upholstery fabric based on the size, shape, type, and material of the base furniture. For example, you can use
- Chiffon etc
You have to measure, cut, and size the upholstery according to the furniture size and shape. You can stitch them using a sewing machine. You can embroider them. You can knit them. You can even assemble them. The upholstery is ready for application after going through all the preparation and finishing procedures.
Accessories are meant to enhance the level of your comfort, protection, and convenience of using the outdoor furniture and garden furniture. Some of them are
- Beverage table
- Spa stool
- Beach stool
- Cocktail table with umbrella
- catering trolley for foods and beverages
Any outdoor furniture you buy for your home and family should be easy to maintain. Most of the wooden and metal furniture are washable and cleanable. You can use the cloth washer machine to maintain the upholstery fabrics. You should clean glass, and other types of furniture using liquids and soaps. Maintenance enhances the durability and structural integrity of the garden furniture and outdoor furniture to a significant extent.
Outdoor furniture may often have structural and design problems. It could be broken components, torn upholstery, warped sides, etc. You may fix them by DIY procedures or using help from the professional outdoor furniture repairers.