Choosing The Perfect Outdoor Furniture

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Creating a liveable outdoor space is all about finding the right pieces and details to make it feel cosy and comfortable – a personal oasis. Cleverly designed outdoor furniture can bring comfort and function to your backyard patio, balcony, veranda, poolside, or garden. With a spacious table setting, your favourite flowers or pot plants, textiles and homewares to match, a simple brick patio is quickly transformed into a delightful garden hideaway.


When thinking about outdoor furniture, you shouldn’t limit yourself to only thinking about family sized table settings – there is such a wide variety of furniture available to fit any sized space, functionality needs, and comfort criteria. If you have a small apartment with a balcony, introducing the right furnishings can easily take the space from concrete jungle to rooftop bar in a matter of minutes!


We have put together our top tips for choosing the perfect furnishings for your outdoor space. Thoughtful planning (and a touch of interior design know-how) will ensure that your outdoor living space is homely and inviting for years to come.


  1. Make A List

First thing’s first – start planning how you want to use, furnish and decorate your outdoor space by building a list. What kind of furniture do you like? What will the layout be? What materials do you prefer? How will you most likely use the space? How will you decorate the space? Will the ambience be a peaceful escape or an entertainment area? Once you have the answers to these questions and more, you can start curating furniture to match.


  1. Take A Seat

Take a seat and put your feet up before you buy. Comfortable patio furniture, just like interior furniture, will be used regularly. So ensure that it’s comfortable and doesn’t just ‘fit the look’. You will get more use out of the space if your furnishings are comfortable and inviting, rather than just a room focal point.


  1. Choose Easy Care Outdoor Furniture

Use your time relaxing or keeping busy in the garden, not maintaining furniture. Purchase easy-care patio furniture. Aluminium, teak, kwila, polypropylene and all-weather wicker pieces are durable no matter the weather conditions all year long. Furniture made using these materials will look near new for years to come.


  1. Consider Storage Needs

How protected is your outdoor space? Choosing furniture that is made from durable materials will certainly improve the longevity of the piece, but making sure it is protected from the elements will also make a big difference! Storing your setting in the garage, shed, or basement during the off-season when the furniture isn’t in use will keep it protected. If your storage space is limited, look for patio furniture that folds or is easily taken apart for compact storage.


  1. Smart Colour Palette Play

Now when purchasing patio furniture, you are no longer limited to the natural tones. Colourful finishes abound in the world of outdoor furniture. Thanks to the introduction of different materials and finishing types, compounds like resin and polypropylene are now more widely available. For stylish longevity, reserve bold splashes of colour for cushions and accent pieces.


  1. Invest In Quality Furniture

You certainly get what you pay for when you purchase cheap, low-quality outdoor furniture. If you do not invest in your furniture, they can quickly deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Be wise when choosing outdoor furniture –ask lots of questions in store to make sure you are purchasing quality, hardwearing furniture that won’t snap, break, or become brittle.

  1. Versatility Is Key

Get the most out of your space (and your money) by choosing hardworking furniture that is versatile. For example, an ottoman can double as extra seating and bench seats can easily become day beds with soft textiles.


Make your outside space just as beautiful as inside. At Daydream Leisure Furniture we cater to both domestic and commercial furniture needs. No matter what kind of space you have, the purpose of the furniture, or the style you seek, we can help you find the perfect pieces. Contact our friendly team on the Sunshine Coast today, for all your outdoor furniture needs. We would love to help you create your perfect outdoor oasis.