Choosing the Right Furniture for Your Backyard

Are you looking for backyard furniture? We'll fill you in on some interesting pointers that could help you decorate your space.
Choosing the Right Furniture for Your Backyard

Last update: 22 October, 2018

If you’re in the process of decorating your backyard we have some pointers for you on choosing furniture for it.

It’s extremely important to think about relevant factors like resistance to high or low temperatures, weather conditions, the sun. Plus you should consider what your backyard space looks like, color, materials, etc.

If you really want to make your backyard beautiful you have to keep your plants and lawn healthy, and you also have to choose the right furniture. 

Choose the type of backyard that you want

You can set up backyards in different ways. They can serve multiple purposes. Only you will really know how many options there are for yours.

  • Relaxation space: a backyard can be a great space for relaxing, which will be a determining factor for choosing furniture.
  • Party area: you could use it for celebrations, meals, parties, etc. A backyard is a wonderful place for all of these activities. You’ll definitely use it frequently in the summer.
  • Garden: use soil for sowing and growing plants, lawn grass or trees. Why not use your backyard as a space to keep active? It’ll also bring a little nature to your home at the same time?
Backyard furniture types

Choosing furniture

Don’t choose your furniture randomly. Remember to be conscious of which decor goals you want to meet. Consider the overall look of your home and the backyard itself, what you want to do with it and the purpose you want it to serve. Once you have all of these ideas clear, you can go ahead and buy your furniture.

  • If you want your backyard to be a place for having company, choose a long, glass table with an iron structure along with some sturdy chairs. You could also use low tables and a sofa to relax on.
  • If you’re thinking about an intimate backyard space, for reading or resting, it’ll be simple to create: armchairs with extendable footrests or comfortable sofas with a coffee table to place your books, cups or other decorative pieces on.
  • If you’re leaning towards a backyard for gardening, your best best bet is seasonal furniture. Functional pieces such as chairs and a table are ideal.
  • Backyard with a pool: look for furniture that’ll help you enjoy the summer and water at the same time. Consider shade, armchairs, hammocks, chairs and a changing room.

– The backyard is an extension of the home; it should flow accordingly with the interior. –

Choosing the materials

You have to remember that backyards aren’t covered and are exposed to weather conditions in both winter and summer. So choosing the right material for your furniture is important.

  • Wood. This material isn’t recommended if you’re planning on leaving your furniture outside. This is because it really suffers from the elements and will deteriorate as over time. And you have to put it away whenever there’s bad weather.
  • Metal. Metal’s a great material because of its sturdiness and aesthetic appearance. Unlike wood, you can leave metal outside in bad weather conditions. On top of that, ironwork is a wonderful decor resource for backyards.
  • Fabric. Sofas, armchairs, chairs, pillows, etc. are all elements that have a fabric layer. They can offer us comfort and a beautifully delicate feeling for our decor, but they can wear out. Remember to take care of them and cover them when not in use.
  • Plastic. These kinds of chairs, armchairs, tables, etc. are great for backyards that have a pool. They withstand sun and water pretty well, which makes them a solid choice for the backyard.
Backyard furniture material

Choose your backyard furniture with a purpose

When you go to a store to buy your furniture  you have to choose something that you like. It has to be something that you can envision well in your home. Your backyard is another part of your home.

We recommend looking around different shops, browsing online catalogs, magazines, etc. Compare what you find to get an idea of what you really want to do.

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