It's that time of year people! The weather is getting warmer, the flowers are blooming, and the barbecue parties are being planned already! It's time to start thinking about your outdoor space. Your outdoor furniture set up should almost feel like a second family room. Somewhere that everyone can hangout, relax, and enjoy each others company. Follow these three tips ensure you're choosing the right outdoor furniture for your family.
When it comes to outdoor furnishings, think comfort and function! You need something that's durable, something that's easy to keep clean, and, of course, something that's aesthetically pleasing and comfortable to sit on.
One of my favorite outdoor brands that checks all those boxes off is Sunbrella. Not only do they have a wide variety of fabrics to choose from, but when the kids wipe ketchup and mustard from their hot dog on the sofa thinking its a napkin... it's super easy to clean! Not only that, but it also provides resistance to fading and degradation from sunlight and chemical exposure so your furniture will always look brand new!
Maybe you want to spend your time on your patio with a book in your hand rather than being the host serving up steaks and hamburgers. Choose a pair of chaises for by the pool or even a hammock to go under that perfect shaded area. This will give your outdoor space a more laid-back, relaxed feel and provide the perfect set up to sip your happy hour cocktail in.
Invest in pieces with more than just one purpose! Get all the use out of buying an ottoman that not only fills the space making it complete, but also adds another chair for a guest or even one that provides storage space for those extra pool towels. Or, snag that bench that can stand alone or be light and easy enough to pull up to the dining set to add extra seating when dinner is being served.
Memorial Day weekend is around the corner and you want your outdoor space to include the latest trends and at the same time be practical. Follow these tips and I can assure you that your outdoor living space will be inviting and stylish for years to come!