Outdoor Living / October 5, 2018 / Lena Tomlin.
it’s a large wooden deck or a small balcony off your apartment; there are so many ways to turn it into a beautiful outdoor retreat to entertain friends and family or relax with a refreshing drink on a hot afternoon.
Think of this outdoor space as an extended room off your home, which means decorate as you would indoors, and the first place to start is with furniture.
This could mean a large cedar table with seating for eight, a comfortable wicker rocker for relaxing and enjoying a refreshing drink or a small bistro table and chairs made just for two.
The table size and number of chairs will depend on the amount of space available and the number of people. Tables can be round, oblong, rectangle or square. Choose between wood and metal. The more common wood types are Cedar, Redwood, Pine, and Teak. Minerals consist of Iron, Aluminum, and Steel.
As this style of table and chairs is small and compact they are perfect for space with the limited room; apartment balconies come to mind. They also make a beautiful spot for an intimate candlelight dinner for two. As with the larger dining tables and chairs, Bistro sets are available in a variety of woods or metals.
A sofa and chairs with comfortable summer print cushions. What could be more perfect for sitting on the porch or patio relaxing with a refreshing drink? Two common materials used for making this type of furniture are Bamboo and Rattan.
Adirondack Chairs are crafted with time-honored tradition in the Adirondacks Mountains of New York. Strong and durable, their timeless style will endure for generations. Cedar and Pine are the most common woods used in constructing these beautiful chairs. Choose from a natural finish or painted a color to blend with your outdoor decor.
Who can resist sitting on the front porch in a beautiful rocker and just relaxing while you watch the world go by? Full spaced slat high backs are probably what come to mind when you visualize a porch rocker. Rockers can be found made of the same materials as other wood furniture, with either slat or cane seats.
Last but not least, let us not forget the good old American standby, something most of us grew up using - The Picnic Table. Before choosing one, you will again need to determine the amount of space you have and the number of people who usually will be using it. Picnic tables can be used either out in the yard or on your deck or patio.
When you choose the right furniture for your space and lifestyle, you’re one step closer to turning an unused outdoor space into a comfortable outdoor living area.