Important Factors to Consider When Buying Garden Furniture
by Alison Hedgecoe
August 12, 2018




Every Australian Homeowner would make the very best use of their outdoor living space and when it comes to outdoor furniture, there are many things to take into account. Durability should be high on the list of expectations, along with comfort and of course, the furniture should be stylish and elegant and in line with your design concept. If you are in the market for a garden transformation, here are some points you might want to consider.

  • Durability – The very fact that your garden tables and chairs will be exposed to the elements demands a high level of durability. Aluminium, stainless steel, or a composite timber effects are ideal for garden furniture, while there is also resin wicker, which is handwoven onto aluminium for a stunning country look that is maintenance free and can handle all weathers.
  • Comfort – It goes without saying that outdoor furniture must be comfortable, and with so many design options, it really comes down to personal preference. Some like soft cushions, while others prefer stone or timber, and with a combination of soft and hard, one can create the perfect rest and relaxation platform. Sun loungers offer exceptional value and some can be folded into chairs – perfect when entertaining – and if you really want to see and experience a range of different styles, source a local outdoor furniture supplier, who would have a large venue where you can see quality garden furniture in an outdoor setting.
  • Quality – When thinking about garden furniture, quality is paramount, as the furniture will be exposed to the harsh elements and with regular wear and tear to consider, only quality items should be considered. There are suppliers of outdoor furniture in Melbourne who have their own designs manufactured to precise specifications, which ensures the very best quality.
  • Aesthetics – Your outdoor furniture very much determines the overall ambience and depending on the style concept, you should be looking for something that blends well and adds both colour and depth to the terrace. Many people opt for resin wicker, which is handwoven to aluminium frame that is both light and very durable, as this is perfect for a rustic setting. Add some dried grass here and there with some rattan pendant lights and you have the perfect relaxation area that looks and feels natural.
  • Affordability – While you do want the very best quality, that doesn’t mean it has to have the highest price tag. One must always remember when viewing any product in a retail outlet, as some of their huge overheads are included in their prices. Look for an established outdoor furniture supplier who also designs their products, which allows them to sell at lower than retail prices, passing the benefit onto the customer.

With all of the above in mind, take your time when looking at garden furniture and while it is a good idea to browse online for design inspiration, you really should visit the seller’s premises, where you can see and experience the furniture in the right setting.


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