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Which is the best outdoor furniture for you?

By Luke Sillett

Published: June 9th, 2018

Relax and enjoy your garden with the right furniture for your outdoor space.

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Summer is right around the corner, and what better way to enjoy your garden than with some new outdoor furniture? You have an abundance of options with garden furniture, including size, materials, heights and functionality. To help you choose, we’ve broken down the different outdoor furniture types and some additional tips to think about.

Lounge sets vs. dining sets

Are you the more formal or informal hosts? Will you still eat inside or have a full sit down dinner outside? These are some of the questions to ask yourself because while it’s nice to have an outdoor dining set, it might be better to just have a lounge set.

This way you can use it when you relax with the Sunday paper and a cuppa, and also for informal pre-dinner drinks before you head inside to sit for mains during a dinner party.

These sets will normally be delivered as flatpacks, but you can help the time fly by, by getting an Airtasker to help with the furniture assembly.

Outdoor daybeds

Daybeds are great for limited space in pool areas or chill-out zones in smaller backyards. There are a few types that you can get depending on your styling e.g. cabana style, pod sofas or canopy daybeds.

Source: Hayneedle

Coordinated furniture sets

If you have a large backyard with various areas to furnish, it’s really important that your garden flows. By getting a matching outdoor garden set, you can achieve this very easily.

What about the material?

By now you have a pretty good idea about which type of furniture is going to work for you, but what about the style and material? Here’s a little bit of inspiration below:

Wicker

Source: Zerintrading

Timber

Source: Jim Bean Racing

Wrought iron

Source: Pinterest

Stainless steel

Source: Lavita Furniture

Can you DIY?

Source: Pinterest

Absolutely! There is lots of outdoor furniture inspiration around and it’s amazing what you can do with a few pallets and a sewing machine. To turn your outdoor furniture dream into a reality, find a skilled handyman to help you out.

Got any more outdoor furniture tips? Let us know in the comments below!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Luke Sillett

I like long walks on the beach, penguins and fried chicken.

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