Outdoor furniture has come a long way from the flimsy plastic seating and chunky timber furniture with a couple of bench seats. With the rise of indoor/outdoor living, outdoor furniture has become an extension of the interior leading to more styles and choice for you.
The Complete Package
So your space isn’t a mismatch of different looks and styles, some brands have a range of furniture options all with the same design. This means you can coordinate your dining with your lounge setting that both go with the sun lounge out by the pool.
Mixing and matching materials add different elements and colours to your décor. Aluminium and timber are common pairings, giving you the sleek look of aluminium with the warmth and natural beauty of timber. These two can also be combined with weather and water resistant polyester. Woven webbing or strands done in a wicker pattern suit a classical style, while padded polyester can be found on sunlounges, chairs and as cushions on an outdoor lounge.
Raise the bar
The latest addition to the outdoor furniture family is the bar setting. This raised bench and stools is more informal than a dining table yet can still be used for a sit-down meal. It’s a perfect setting for small area as it doesn’t take up too much space and can be easily moved to one side if required.
Low impact furniture
Moving even further away from the chunky styles of the past are wire settings. They’re great for small spaces as the low profile of the wires has less visual impact than other styles. Just add a few cushions and enjoy! The addition of colour to the setting is also an emerging trend. They can add a bit of zing to your entertaining area all on their own.
This article originally appeared on Better Homes and Gardens.