Pick the Perfect Patio Furniture and Keep it Looking Nice!
Whether you live in the type of neighborhood that (even though no one will admit it), everyone is in competition to have the nicest looking yard, or whether you are just into it for self-satisfaction, chances are you are always looking for ways to make your yard and patio and your pool side look nicer. You can build a beautiful patio that the neighbors will “oooh” and “ahhh” over but once the furniture is place on it, that’s all that people notice. Catching the drift here yet? It’s time to make your patio and pool side the envy of all of your neighbors; and it’s going to happen by the furniture you choose.
The first thing you need to play around with is color schemes. There are many different combinations that can accent your house, shutters and other lawn ornaments. If your house is white with crisp clean blue shutters, chances are purple colored patio furniture is going to stick out like a sore thumb. Try going for something that either blends with your current color scheme or that is going to accent it nicely. Red furniture always looks classy against a clean white house.
Once you’ve picked out your color scheme you’ve got to decide on the type of furniture you’re going to need. If you’re pool side is huge (because of course you had to build it a few square feet bigger than your neighbors), look around for nice big comfortable furniture to accommodate it. Red-neck jokes about couches on the porch are being silenced as modern pool furniture is being sold today in all kinds of couch-like forms. If you’re going to be doing a lot of barbequing and partying on that patio, your guests are going to want something comfortable to spend their time on. If your patio is smaller or you are on a tight budget, stick to something smaller and simpler for now. And don’t worry about what they neighbors will think.
While it may be tempting to opt for something inexpensive make sure it is not cheaply made. Investing in some good, durable patio and pool furniture is a smart move to make. Get something that has a good weather proof material as well as metal that is made to withstand damp weather.
Once you’ve decided on your patio furniture in the perfect color, size and style, you’re going to need to need to take special care that they don’t get ruined. While patio furniture is made to be outside, there are some precautions you should take to help it last longer.
- Always bring patio cushions or other soft material parts indoors at night even if harsh weather is not expected. An uncalled for rain may just be what ruins your patio furniture once and for all.
- If you don’t want to bother with bringing our cushions in every night, there are covers that can be used which should protect from adverse weather.
- Keep your furniture clean. If something spills make sure to spot clean it right away. It can be easy for stains to build up making your furniture look old too soon.
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