It’s Friday, the weather is feeling like spring, and we just want to be outside. Today, we have pulled together a list of tips for buying patio furniture that will help kickstart your spring to do list and help you create that backyard escape that you will be craving all summer long!
1. Determine the Function
What you choose to do in your backyard will determine what type of furniture you may want to purchase. When going for a relaxation getaway, you will need more lounging furniture. If you are looking to host nighttime garden parties, chic lanterns and tall furniture that people can use to mingle around will be more important.
2. Make a List
Make a shopping list. Think about your main functions of your yard and put together a list of your needs and wants. Will you need lighting? What about bug prevention? Do you want a whole dining table outside, or will a picnic table do? How many chairs should you buy? All of these are considerations you should make when planning your shopping trip.
3. Test It Out
You want to make sure that your furniture is comfortable and inviting. Looks are important, of course, but in the end, you won’t consistently sit on something that isn’t comfortable. Try out the furniture setups in the store, or read recommendations if you are purchasing online.
4. Go For Quality
It’s easy and cheap to buy plastic chairs, and they are pretty comfortable, but you will find yourself with chairs dulled by the sun and brittle from being exposed to the elements. Instead, invest in lasting pieces that will elevate your outdoor patio and keep the luxurious feel for years.
5. Add Some Color
As always, here at The Mix, we love adding color to any and every room. That extends to our patio! You are not limited to wicker, wood, and metal colors when choosing patio furniture. Instead, add colorful pillows, paint the wood (like the picture above!), or use decor to add a splash of color to your outside oasis.
It’s not hard to create an outside space that is personal and functional with a bit of flair! For more outdoor inspirations, check out The Mix’s Outdoor Furniture collection and our Pinterest boards!