What to do With Outdoor Spaces Part 4

What to do With Outdoor Spaces Part 4

Want to make the most of your outdoor spaces? Here’s how to furnish and decorate the right way:

  • Go traditional — If you want to stick with the more traditional method of decorating your deck or patio, opt for bamboo or wicker furniture. This lightweight furniture is very resistant to the elements, meaning it can be exposed to sun, wind, and rain without fear of being damaged. However, the furniture isn’t the classiest option, and it may not be terribly comfortable.
  • Go for hardwood –– If you have a covered, open air deck, you will find that cedar and redwood are two brilliant types of lumber to use for outdoor furniture. They’re both very hardy, and they can take a lot of exposure without being damaged. Thanks to the roof over your head, the furniture will be safe from direct rain and sunlight.
  • Go full metal –– For those who live in parts of the country with a lot of heat, humidity, rain, snow, and wind, you need to realize that all of these elements can warp wooden furniture. You know what doesn’t warp? Iron! Wrought iron furniture can look beautifully classy, and it’s completely resistant to all weather–and even bug and termite-resistant. Just make sure the iron is finished with a coat of rust-resistant paint, and your furniture will be good for years to come.
  • Go teak –– Teak is a beautifully water-resistant material, making it perfect for outdoor spaces that will encounter a lot of water (either from rain or a pool). Teak furniture is definitely pricey, but it will class up the place wonderfully.
  • Use acrylic fabrics –– Your furniture won’t be complete without cushions and pillows, but you’ll want to be certain to use ONLY acrylic fabrics. These fabrics can handle exposure to the sun, rain, and wind, and will not fade easily.
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