The trend today is to have outdoor living spaces that has more than one function. Here, I will give you some ideas for outdoor living, so you can create your own outdoor living space in style.
Make a list of how you want your outdoor living space to work for your needs. If you want a place for lazy afternoons than a cushion chaise would work for your needs. What about creating sleeping quarters with a daybed that doubles as a sofa. Think about storage for cushions, blankets for cool evenings, or burbling fountains for that calming sound of water.
Outdoor furniture can be as big an investment as the furniture inside the house. So let’s look at some of the choices available for outdoor living spaces.
- Iron furniture from wrought steel or cast steel is a good choice for windy areas but it rust and may need more upkeep if not under cover. Unfortunately, my furniture is iron and I battle rust every year.
- Aluminum furniture is moderately lightweight and the plus is it is rust proof. Cast aluminum pieces are more expensive but they will out perform the iron furniture.
- Wood furniture will need to be painted or vanished every year, when exposed to the weather.
- Wicker furniture would need to be under a roof to protect it from rainy weather. There are a lot of synthetic all-weather wicker on the market that can take the weather.
Cushions can be very expensive, if you do not take care, in selecting waterproof and mildew-resistant fabric covers; covers and fillings must allow water to drain.
Whether you are thinking about a get-away to the garden room, deck or creating an outdoor room for relaxing, let your creative unique personality shine through.
Don’t forget to check those flea markets and salvage yards to add style to your room! See ya in 2 weeks.
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