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March 7, 2018

Tips for Choosing Patio Furniture

It’s time to start thinking about heading outside. Great friends, good company and a relaxing area can provide years of enjoyment.

The function and comfort of your backyard space is dependent on your patio furniture. To help you create the most wonderful spot for yourself, family and friends, check out these tips for choosing patio furniture.

Make a List

First, begin by making a list. It should include how you’d like your outdoor space to function. Here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • Do I want an outdoor dining area?
  • Am I after a peaceful reading nook?
  • Do I want a place for many people to relax after soaking in the hot tub or taking a dip in the pool?
  • Will I have outdoor entertainment such as televisions?
  • Do I need patio heaters or sunshade?
  • Will I throw kid parties as well as adult parties?
  • Do I want to use it for morning and evening meals?

Your list might include a few of these items or all of them. You also want to include your dimensions, so you know how much furniture you’ll need such as an outdoor dining table, side tables, comfy sofas and chairs and a fire pit.

Take a Seat

When shopping, you want to sit in every chair and relax on every sofa. There’s nothing worse than buying patio furniture that you don’t enjoy sitting in.

To maximize your usage, it should be comfortable for your tastes and needs.

Look for Easy Care

Your patio furniture will require some care to keep it looking great, but the key is to find furniture that doesn’t require too much are.

You want to spend your time outside enjoying the outdoors, not constantly taking care of your furniture.

You’ll find that most furniture is easy care, but you’ll want to ask to be sure.

Think About Storage

Do you need to store your patio furniture during the cold season?

If so, you want to make sure you have a protected location such as a garage, basement or awning.

You’ll find that most patio furniture lasts longer if it’s protected.

A great idea for protecting your furniture is with a furniture cover!

Know Your Color

You’ll find patio furniture in natural neutral tones and vibrant colorful tones. What’s more, you can add color through your upholstery and throw pillows.

Decide if you want a more natural look or bold color. You can also go neutral with the frames and colorful with your cushions and accent pieces.

A throw rug is also a great way to bring in color or ground a neutral space.

It’s also a good idea to consider the colors inside your home, especially if there’s a natural flow from inside to out.

Invest in Quality

You do get what you pay for. The better quality, the more life you’ll get out of your patio furniture. Whether it’s resin, wood, metal or wicker, shop with care, check reviews and talk to your dealer.

At Ultra Modern, you can trust you’ll find the highest quality patio furniture that suits your needs, your tastes and your lifestyle. Stop by today or shop now!

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