Turn Your Backyard into the Space of Your Dreams
For many, choosing a good outdoor furniture set is often an afterthought. They think “I spend most of my time inside, so why should I care so much about outdoor furniture ?” But perhaps the reason they spend so much time inside instead of outside is because they didn’t choose a good outdoor furniture set. After all, you’re more likely to use something if you like it, right?
Scenario 1: You’re sitting outside on your cheap plastic chairs, resting your drinks on your wobbly side table, and wishing you had some shade from the glaring sun.
Scenario 2: You’re sitting outside on your comfortable outdoor furniture set, resting your drinks on your spacious table, and staying sunburn-free under the sweet shade of your parasol.
Which would you prefer? I hope you choose scenario 2! It’s exactly why choosing a comfortable outdoor furniture set matters: you wouldn’t want to find yourself in scenario 1.
Read on to see how to get your patio ready for spring.
Pick the right furniture for your needs and space
The outdoor furniture you get for your patio should fit both your needs and your space. Are you looking to host parties every other weekend, with your neighbors joining in for a BBQ? Do you want a special place to unwind with your significant other?
For smaller spaces meant for just you and another, Acapulco chairs may be the way to go. They’re comfortable pieces of furniture that don’t take up too much space. If you take a look at the one shown in the picture, you can even get a matching table for your drinks. They are perfect for smaller decks and apartment balconies.
If you’re going big, then the world is your oyster in terms of what you can do furniture-wise. It’s great to mix and match furniture depending on what you’re looking to do. Grab some lounge chairs, a table, bench, and a sun parasol and then you’re good to go for a family party in the backyard.
Find outdoor furniture on sale
With spring right around the corner, it’s important to get ready for spending time outside now before all the good stuff flies off the shelves. That way, you don’t risk not getting the nice outdoor furniture set you have your eyes on and you can spend more time relaxing outside!
Don’t forget the outdoor furniture covers
Whether you buy your furniture now or in the fall, this is something that really should be non-negotiable: good covers for outdoor furniture.
The last thing you want to do is spend all that money on the patio furniture of your dreams only to not be able to use it next season because the seat covers are moldy or the metal has rusted. A good cover for outdoor furniture sets can keep your furniture looking good season after season, that way you don’t find yourself back online waiting for those outdoor furniture sales again.
They sell outdoor furniture covers in all shapes and sizes, but it’s important to find ones that fit the specific furniture you have. You don’t want to get ones that are too small and don’t cover the legs of your chairs, or are too large and don’t properly secure around your furniture, leading them to blow away!
Remember to have fun
While choosing the right outdoor furniture set for your home is an important piece to enjoying your backyard, it’s important to remember to have fun! That’s what the backyard is all about. Leave some room for a trampoline, a badminton net, or even a garden.
(If you do go with a garden, do your knees a favor and pick up a garden kneeler. Your knees will be thankful and your back will be happy.)
Grill with friends, sunbathe on a lounger chair, sip on some springtime drinks with your loved one, or go for a backyard picnic with the family. With a good outdoor furniture set, you’ll be all the more likely to head outside and turn your backyard into a second living room.