With spring right around the corner, preparing your backyard for days on the lawn means investing in new outdoor furniture. While there are many different factors to consider when choosing outdoor furniture, the first major thing to decide on is what material you want.
While there are many different types of frames to choose from for your lounge chairs, outdoor dining sets, or outdoor bar and barbecue accessories, they tend to break down into the following three categories:
Plastics, Resins, and Polymers: Plastic furniture is generally seen as cheap and tacky. This isn't always the case, though! Many high-quality polymers can be formed into sleek, modern shapes with a clean, minimalist design that's particularly striking in poolside lounge chairs. A few bright accent cushions can really bring out the modern look and complement a space-age grill. For a more natural look, almost all wicker furniture is made from resins now - saving you plenty of hassle when it comes to cleaning and rain-proofing your outdoor furniture.
Aluminum and Other Metals: Metal frames are timeless, and can be used with or without cushions, depending on your tastes and preferences. The neutral color blends well and can last a lifetime - even as trends come and go. Just replace the cushions with this season's in-colors and you're good to go! Best of all, there are few other materials that can match the durability of metal-framed outdoor furniture. Nothing else can stand up to sun, rain, and wind quite the same way.
Teak, Pine, and other Woods: For a more rustic feel, wooden furniture can be the way to go. Furniture made from woods tend to be much more expensive than other outdoor pieces, and require much more care, but when maintained properly, can last for generations. Besides, there's a certain level of class and sophistication that you can only get going au naturale.
No matter what your home or garden decor, Lawn and Leisure has a set of outdoor furniture that's just right for you. Better yet, we're currently offering half off furniture delivery on purchases of $500 or more!