When it comes to choosing patio furniture, there’s a lot to consider. And as we approach summer, we’re so close to enjoying warm evenings spent lounging outside on the perfect patio furniture. The spring, summer and fall months are great for hanging outside with friends, having barbecues, and doing outdoor family activities.
If you’re excited about the warm weather, you’re probably already planning how to spruce up your backyard this season. While looking over your outdoor furniture, you realize it’s a good time to upgrade or maybe even to get some outdoor furniture for the first time.
Choosing Patio Furniture Material
Patio furniture comes in all kinds of different materials, including wood, metal, rattan, plastic, and resin. There are benefits to each kind of material, so what’s right for you will really depend on how you use it and your particular preferences.
Even if it is a little heavier, metal is an ultra-durable, reliable choice. It’s great for families and those who are less likely to bring outdoor furniture inside for the winter.
Plastic and resin furniture is more lightweight and comes in a variety of colors and styles. For those who really love a pop of color on their patio, consider some outdoor furniture made of this material.
Wood is a classic material and offers so many different options. It all depends on the kind of wood you choose. There are plenty of durable options that are great for all kinds of weather, as well as more lightweight options.
Rattan is the original wicker furniture. Of course, you can always find synthetic wicker. But if you like the look and prefer natural material, you should definitely opt for the real deal and get rattan furniture. It’s lightweight and comfy.
Choosing Patio Furniture Size
A lot of different factors can fit into the size aspect of outdoor furniture. There’s the actual size measurement in length, height, and width. That will really depend on the size of the area you want to put your furniture, whether it be a deck, patio, or yard area.
This also entails shape. Round, square, rectangle, oval, and ellipse are the popular shapes you’ll find in different size options. Try matching the shapes with some other outdoor furniture or even the shape of your deck or patio.
The main consideration with furniture size is usually how many people it sits. With traditional table and chair sets, you can usually seat two to eight people. These sizes are great if it’s mostly only family who uses the patio. There is also larger, modular furniture that is a good choice for those who entertain outdoors a lot in the summer.
Outdoor Living Style
There are so many different styles of outdoor furniture that it can sometimes be overwhelming. But when you’re thinking of style, stick to what will already match in your backyard. Think about if you have any other furniture, if you want the new pieces to complement your current patio style, and anything else in your backyard that could be great design inspiration.
After you decide exactly what patio furniture is right for you, stop by The Pool People. We offer several different options of incredible outdoor furniture brands and accessories including Lloyd Flanders®, Homecrest™, SunVilla Portica, Pawleys Island, MeadowCraft® and more.
The Pool People has stores in Schofield, Stevens Point, Rhinelander, and our Juniper location in Appleton, so you can visit us from just about anywhere in Wisconsin. Whether you already know exactly what you want or you just have some ideas and questions, our experts can help you find exactly what you’re looking for.