Aug 24, 2017

Sofamania’s Guide to Buying Outdoor Furniture

Outdoor furniture allows us to extend our living space and customize it according to our taste, needs and imagination. You can quickly transform a drab space into your very own backyard oasis, where quality time is spent with friends and family al fresco. Nowadays, we can choose from a huge variety of outdoor furniture styles, textures and colors.  Choosing the right outdoor sectional sofas or rattan set may seem like an overwhelming task, but there are few factors to consider that will simplify the search.

Read Sofamania’s guide to buying outdoor furniture for insider tips that will lead the way to outdoor living.

The first thing you should do is analyze your outside space and determine which style will best fit. We are talking about measuring and sectioning off areas that will serve different purposes whether for lounging or dining. Make sure to design paths that will allow people to move around freely. Keep in mind how big or small your patio or backyard is when considering between chairs or sofas. Pay attention to areas where the sun shines the most, and locations of trees that produce pollen and shed a lot. Setting sofas and couches near those areas is not a good idea, especially if you have friends or relatives with allergies.

After all measurements have been done and the layout analyzed, you can then purchase furniture sets that will fit the space. Depending on the purpose of each area, you can buy a small bistro set like the Mauna 4PC Modern Rattan Outdoor Set, outdoor bar furniture, or patio sets with sofas and lounges. Check the Honolulu Modern Outdoor Sectional with Coffee Table, a beautiful outdoor patio sectional set with a comfy chaise and matching table with a glass top. Perfect for a large backyard setting, the sofa comes with high density foam seat cushions, that are water resistant, removable and easy to clean.


Selecting the right material is another crucial step. Depending on where you live, consider the weather when buying outdoor furniture. You want to look for pieces that are durable and can withstand different temperatures. Teak wood is one of the most appreciated materials for outdoor furniture. It is an exotic tropical hardwood that is packed with natural oils and rich in color. Rattan is another sound solution for outdoor furniture. Rattan is durable and all-weather resistant. It is crafted from synthetic materials and comes in a huge variety of colors. Like our adjustable modern chaise lounge chair for pool side or patio, Koloa Modern Outdoor Rattan Lounge Chaise. This lounge chaise is light and easy to move around, has adjustable positions and comes with extra comfortable cushions filled with long lasting memory foam – perfect to enjoy outdoor under the sun on hot summer nights or cool autumn mornings.

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