Fall into Autumn with New Outdoor Furniture
Summer may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to staying inside. With the brisk air and the leaves changing colors on the trees, autumn is one of the most beautiful times of the year, and it’s the perfect time to host an outdoor gathering. Enhance your fall get-togethers this yearby adding some new outdoor furniture to your backyard. When it comes to choosing materials for outdoor furniture, you have plenty of options, and each type of material comes with its own advantages and disadvantages. Although all outdoor furniture is specifically designed to hold up well outside, hearty materials like aluminum, wrought iron and poly-wood are especially durable and require little maintenance. However, materials such as wood and wicker have a warm, inviting appeal that some customers prefer. Although these materials may require more care, they can still withstand most types of weather.
Choosing a Style
With so many varieties of outdoor furniture available, it’s easy to find a set that complements your existing decor and the style of your home. In fact, you may have trouble choosing from among the sets you like the best. When choosing a set for your backyard, keep the following factors in mind:
- Color – Aluminum and wrought iron furniture sets typically come with frames that are available in only a few shades. Wicker, poly-wood and wood furniture, on the other hand, are often available with frames in a variety of colors. Regardless of the material you choose for your furniture, different colored cushions will undoubtedly be available. When choosing your outdoor furniture set, try to select colors that not only works well with your current outdoor aesthetic, but also complement the color of your home.
- Size – Some furniture sets are much larger than others. When selecting your set, consider how much space you have outside. Make sure that there will be plenty of room for guests or family members to walk in between pieces of furniture, and don’t choose a set that makes your yard feel cluttered or cramped. Remember to leave extra space for furniture that spins, rocks or glides.
- Number of seats – Choose a furniture set that can easily accommodate the number of guests you typically entertain at one time.
- Accessories – Don’t forget to include accessories that will make your guests feel more comfortable during fall get-togethers, such as tables, fire pit tables and umbrellas.
Preparing Your Furniture for Fall
After you’ve found the perfect furniture set for your yard, arrange it in a way that encourages conversation, such as in a half or full circle. Adorn the area surrounding your furniture with fall accents, such as autumn flowers and outdoor fall decor. If appropriate, include some throw pillows on larger pieces of furniture for added flair. Above all, make the space your own and have fun!
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