We love our summers in Australia, and this is most definitely the time for organising summer parties and get-togethers, and if you are planning to entertain this summer, here are a few great outdoor furniture ideas to help make this summer one to remember for all the right reasons.
ü Temporary Seating - Summer BBQ parties have a habit of turning into busy affairs, and without some temporary outdoor seating, you could find yourself in an embarrassing situation. Some fold-up chairs that could be kept in a storage area would suffice, and should you wish to include dancing in the evening, you will need to clear a space for that. Stools are also a great garden accessory, as they can easily be stored when not in use and your local garden centre would likely have a selection of stools to choose from.
Fire Safe Fabrics - You will have either a BBQ or a fire pit on your terrace, and to prevent any nasty accidents, make sure that your furniture fabric is fire-resistant. It is oh so easy for hot embers to become airborne and with fire-resistant fabric on the furniture, you can rest assured that your parties will not be cut short due to a fire. You may want to check out the vast range of outdoor bar chairs, which is the best way to view examples, and when you find what you are looking for, visit the garden centre where you can experience the furniture in a real-life garden environment. As an additional safety measure, you should have a small fire extinguisher near your BBQ, just in case.
Prioritise Comfort - While you do want outdoor furniture that is appealing to the eye, comfort is of paramount importance, and if you visit a large garden centre, you can actually try out their seating. It is of little use to purchase attractive looking furniture if it isn’t comfortable, so make comfort your first priority when looking at outdoor seating. Cushions should be removable and washable, preferably with detachable covers that can easily be replaced when they become faded and worn.
Resin-Wicker Furniture - If you are going to replace your garden furniture, consider choosing resin-wicker, which is fire-resistant, waterproof and also very durable. If you search for online suppliers of quality outdoor furniture, you can view many fine examples, and with a secure online payment, the furniture will be despatched to your home address. A few great tips when buying garden furniture can be found online, which are well worth the read.
Look For Lightweight Furniture - It is important to have the ability to effortlessly move furniture around when entertaining, and by purchasing lightweight furniture, you can quickly and easily rearrange things as the evening progresses. This is one reason that homeowners choose aluminium framed furniture, as it is strong and non-corrosive, plus it is very light and easy to move.
There are many great garden centres that offer a wide range of attractive garden furniture, and by taking all of the above into account, you should make the right choices that will enhance your patio when you entertain this coming summer.