Chic Outdoor Furniture for Patios and Backyards

Outdoor furniture is an essential part of your home furniture if you live in areas such as Atlanta, Miami, San Francisco, Scottsdale and other towns and cities that enjoy warm climates most of the year. This type of furniture can be used in backyards or patios, and is useful when you have people round for barbecues or just for a chat.
Not just that, but it’s great to be able to spend time just relaxing on a warm summer evening, perhaps by your pool or just lying out on a lounger reading a book. There is a large selection of outdoor furniture available online to enable you to make most of times such as theses, including loveseats, rockers, gliders, wicker chairs and a whole host of cocktail tables and chairs to go with them.
Many people wait until winter to purchase their outdoor furniture as well as their new gas and charcoal barbecues, bullet smokers and patio lights and heaters. That’s when such summer items are cheapest, but you have no need to wait until then if you have a need for them now. Even if you are on a tight budget for outdoor furniture, there are furniture stores online that can offer you discounts on garden furniture right now.
Here are some ideas on the type of furniture you might be thinking about, and perhaps some that will be new to you:
All-Weather Veranda Furniture
If you have a veranda there are alternatives to the ubiquitous wooden rocking chair. An example is a wicker sofa or a loveseat glider – a double-seater sofa with a smooth gliding function. These are available with cushions in a variety of materials, such as leather, faux leather and various fabrics that are either weather resistant or can be taken indoors in the event of a storm.
The wicker furniture itself is all-weather and resistant to both rain and hot sun. Once it dries out, you can replace the cushions and get comfortable again. You can also get a variety of wicker chairs, cocktail tables and end tables, and also a wicker ottoman. Wicker sofas are available with a set of three seat cushions and back cushions, and you can also get a glass-topped wicker table to sit in front of it.
Aluminum Outdoor Furniture
Much of the outdoor furniture available today is made of aluminum, which itself is rust-proof, but can also be powder coated to a black or antique finish. Bar stools are common, as are chairs, either with fixed legs or on a swivel 12X12 Bedroom Furniture Layout mechanism allowing easy 360 degree movement. Powder coated cast aluminum is resistant to all weather conditions, and also to chipping, scratching and flaking, so they last a very long time even in the worst of conditions outdoors.
Along with the stools and chairs, you can get tables in the same finishes. These are available in a number of sizes, although 42 inch square and 48 inch round tables are popular. Not too large for a patio, but large enough to seat four or more people round them.
Fire Pits for Heat and Fun
Fire pits bring warmth and a feeling of ambience to your patio, or even to a garden or poolside. An aluminum frame tiled over the top with a fire pit in the center can be used as a table, with chairs set around it and a fire burning in the middle. It’s great for late evenings when the temperature starts dropping.
Under the table-top and fire pit is a lava rock storage area for LPG, and most also have a natural gas conversion kit installed there. The gas is lit under the coals that offer a welcome warmth on the cool fall evenings as it slowly fades into winter. A few beers or glasses of wine around the fire pit with friends is a great way to spend an evening.
Outdoor Living Rooms
Many people use their backyard or patio area as an outdoor living room during the spring and summer. Why live indoors with the air conditioning on when you can have natural air conditioning outdoors and healthy fresh air besides. This is where the wicker sofas, tables and chairs become very handy, and you can even use the fire pit to warm up some fondue if you have friends round.
You could set up a barbecue island on your patio or decking, with all-weather tables and chairs set round it and get your TV or sound system set up as well. Then you have no need to Simple Modern House Design live indoors at all except to sleep! Perhaps that’s overcooking the concept a little, but such chic outdoor furniture for patios and backyards is going to get you thinking that way.
Where do you find it? You should be able to find outdoor furniture at your local furniture store, or failing that, just go online and carry out a search using the search terms ‘outdoor furniture’ or ‘veranda furniture.’ You are sure to find what you want.

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