Get Ready for Summer with the Best Outdoor Furniture
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American spends 93% of their life indoors, and even though many people can’t to go for a hike in the woods, having a comfortable outdoor area where you can spend some time is immensely beneficial for your physical and mental health.
Besides that, summer is a couple of months away and for all you people with a patio or an outdoor area, it’s time to start looking at ways to better improve your sunbathing time. Even though the amount of space available will always be the main aspect to consider, don’t you think that just by having a small patio you can’t find beautiful, comfortable and stylish furniture for it!
You’re probably wondering why can’t you just bring some old sofa and tables you have inside and save some money? Indoor furniture isn’t built to endure things like rain, strong winds, hot sun rays and other situations you might encounter outside so, while you’re economizing at the moment, you’ll definitely regret it in a couple of months. That’s why you shouldn’t look at outdoor furniture as a one-off purchase, but as a life-lasting investment, instead! Now, there’s budgets and tastes for everyone, but this article will give you the best options on the market, right now, so you can design a stylish, comfortable and inviting outdoor area.
Sitting on the Floor Is No Option!
Let’s start with the basic furniture every patio needs - sitting furniture!
If you have a small space, filling it with large sectionals or benches isn't the best idea, but going for a couple of simple, comfortable, but extremely durable chairs might be the perfect solution for you!
Matching perfectly with a dining table, there’s the Atlantic Liberty Stackable Chairs. This set has the best of both worlds, as on one side you’ve got amazingly elegant and comfortable chairs, with off the charts durability, and on the other side, there’s the space-saving and practicality they offer by being stackable. Rustproof aluminum and quick-drying fabric are also great features to endure the weather.
Now, if you’re looking for something a bit more economical, take a look at the Flash Furniture Metal Outdoor Stackable Chair. Cheaper doesn’t mean fewer options, as this set gives you the choice between 15 vibrant colors, all in a unique retro style. Made of steel, they can endure up to 500 lbs of weight, safely, as well as resist to some nasty storms. Lastly, they are very lightweight, meaning you can effortlessly stack them up to 8 chairs high.
Spending a whole afternoon sitting in chairs can be tough on your back, so getting yourself a sectional sofa might be a great idea. Not only can you sit more guests, but you can also choose the different pieces according with the available space.
Firstly, there’s the amazing Ohana 7-Piece Outdoor Patio Furniture Sectional Conversation Set. It includes 2 corner sofas, 4 middle sofas and 1 coffee table with a tempered glass top – all exceptionally elegant and durable. Not only does the black on beige works with every patio, but you can still choose between 15 different colored cushions. Because elegance isn’t everything, you can be assured this is a set that lasts, mainly due to its rustproof aluminum frame, black resin wicker body and easy to wash cushions.
If the latter is a bit out of your budget, then the Suncrown Outdoor Furniture Sectional Sofa Set (7 Pieces Set) might be the answer to your problem! Also including 2 corner sofas, 4 middle sofas and 1 coffee table with a tempered glass top, this set is the best of the Suncrown’s collection. Even though it’s surprisingly lightweight, you can expect remarkable durability, including features like rustproof, weather resistance and machine washable cushions. Coming in neutral colors like brown and gray, there isn’t a deck that won’t look amazing with this set!
Food Does Taste Better Outside
Now that we covered the sitting issue, no outdoor area is completed without a table for eating and leisure activities.
Also, we’re pretty sure that there isn’t a better way of starting your day than reading a newspaper while having your morning coffee, at dawn, outside, at a beautiful table.
One way of doing that is with the elegant Home Styles Biscayne Oval Outdoor Dining Table. With an oval top that measures 42’’ x 72’’ (1m x 1,82m) in width and length, this beautiful black (also available in white and rust bronze) table can turn a monotonous outdoor area into a stylish and practical one. Made of sturdy metal, it has an umbrella hole in the middle and it stands at 30’’ (76cm) in height, making it perfect for dining. Lastly, take a look at its exquisite curved legs and tell us you don’t imagine it in your patio.
Also high-quality, but more economical, there’s the Crosley Furniture Sedona Solid-Cast Aluminum Outdoor Dining Table. Top of the cream, regarding Crosley Furniture, this table has a circular design, with the large top measuring 48’’ (1,21m) in diameter (can sit 4 to 6 people) and an umbrella hole in the middle - looking for umbrellas to fit in it, as well? Take a look at these choices, considered to be the best on the market, right now. Lastly, it combines a detailed and elegant pattern with a strong and robust structure, all for an affordable price.
Warm Nights Ahead
Even in the summer, some areas get really chilly in the night and instead of having to cover yourself with blankets over blankets, you should consider getting a heat source in your patio. You can go one of two ways:
A fire pit is just aesthetically stunning, and the Crawford Outdoor Square Propane Fire Pit With Lava Rocks is no exception. Of course, you can also go for a wood-burning fire pit, but a propane one is so much easier to control. This one holds a 20b propane tank, hidden inside a beautiful lava rock body, capable of emanating 40,000 BTUs of heat.
If you want to go a little more secure, why don’t you check out the Fire Sense Commercial Patio Heater? It holds a 20lb propane tank and heats a bit more, with 46,000 BTUs. It’s paintless, meaning there’s no need to worry about burning paint, and it comes in a simple and modern design. The only setback is the weight of the base – be sure to strap it better to the floor whenever there are strong winds.
Somewhere to sit, something to place things on and a way of keeping warm are the three main aspects that make or break an outdoor area. We’re sure if you invest a bit in getting one or more of our suggestions, the hard thing will be convincing your guests that the night is over! Thanks for reading and remember: let your family and yourself enjoy the outdoor air and everything that comes with it!