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Find Comfort and Function in Your Outdoor Space

We’ve had customers stop by lately to look for 3-piece sets (two chairs and a table) for their new patio home! This got us thinking not only about outdoor comfort but also about function.

At Ultra Modern, you’ll find large and small sets, so you can find the perfect patio furniture for your needs!

Whether you’re looking for outdoor furniture for a smaller space or a larger one, check out this article to learn how to find comfort and function in your outdoor space.

Comfort and Function Meet

The best patio furniture provides both (and hint: you’ll also find it at Ultra Modern!). First, consider the style of your home’s interior. Decide if you want continuity to match that style or if you want to go a different way with your outdoor seating.

Whichever way you choose, you want both comfort and function for alfresco dining, comfort while gazing at your pool or hot tub, and a place to curl up with a good book or movie. You may prefer plush cushions on your chairs and sofas, or perhaps you like a harder surface.

Take some time to plan and sketch out what you’re looking for. And we can always help you, too. Now, let’s look at some tips for picking the perfect patio furniture.

#1: Create a List for Your Outdoor Space

Consider your needs. How does your space need to function?

  • Do you need lots of plush furniture for friends and family to congregate on your patio or inside your outdoor room?
  • Will you need a dining table? Or perhaps you need two?
  • Do you want a reading nook?
  • Is your outdoor space like an outdoor living room, complete with a television?
  • Would you prefer bar tables?
  • Do you need side tables?
  • Will you serve food or just cocktails?
  • Thinking about a fire pit?

With this list in hand, you can come see us!

#2: Try It Out First

The best way to know if your chosen furniture meets your needs for comfort and function is to try it out. With two showrooms in Wichita and one in Derby, we invite you to come and try our furniture before you buy!

#3: Consider the Level of Care

When choosing your outdoor living furniture, do consider the level of care you’re willing to take on.

Most furniture stands up well to anything Kansas throws at it (minus tornadoes, of course). All-weather wicker, metal, teak, cedar, poly, and more will do just fine.

Regular cleaning, like what you do inside your home, is always a good idea, and we often recommend furniture covers in the winter. Or, consider if you will store it over the winter? This isn’t usually necessary in our more mild winters.

#4: Consider the Aesthetic

We touched on this earlier, but you also want to consider your style and your color scheme.

Will you match the colors and textures inside your home or go with something completely different?

In addition, while we love total matching sets, feel free to mix it up a bit. Mixing wood, metal, poly, and wicker is a great way to go. You do want to keep to the same color tones for a more cohesive look.

Don’t forget the throw pillows. You can really get bold with these or stay more neutral if you wish. Outdoor rugs can also add to your overall design aesthetic.

#5: Invest in Quality Furniture for Your Outdoor Space

Like us, your mother probably told you, “You get what you pay for.” This is generally a great adage to live by.

When purchasing patio furniture, it’s an investment. We encourage you to purchase quality furniture that lasts for decades. It will hold up better to the sun and the elements, and stay in better shape for the long haul.

Shop carefully, talk to our team, and we can help you make the best choices for your style, your budget, and your needs!

Come see us today and let us help you create the perfect outdoor space!