More and more furniture designers are giving focus on producing wonderful outdoor furniture, from traditional items to a more modern and fresh version; and the best thing is, more newbies in this designing field are also joining in the bandwagon.
Brand names may not be everything, but it is a central point in knowing where to start when you’re starting to pick and choose the furniture you want for your patio, garden or front and backyard. One brand, 100 Essentials, is a modern brand which has a highly raved hanging chair made to look like its rattan or wicker but is actually stainless steel. A perfectly modern yet delicate take for your patio! Adirondack chairs are a must for any outdoor living space, and the Kannoa brand has its own roomy variation constructed from high-grade vinyl wicker which lends a streamlined look to any area you deem it fit to place.
For accessorizing your outdoor space, there’s Elaine Smith and Trans Ocean brands which feature their fun and snazzy throw pillows and eye-catching rugs, respectively. Another brand, Oriental Weavers are well known because of their rugs with beautiful lines, design, tailoring, as well as for the amazing array of imported fabrics. These brands may fetch a steeper price, but they are well worth it in terms of added pomp and glamour for your outdoor space.
Your garden is wonderfully and carefully tended, with lovely varieties of blooms, shrubs and well-trimmed hedges. But doesn’t it look a little lonely sometimes, that even the popping colors of your flowers can’t mask? Maybe all it needs is a little romantic chutzpah in the form of Gazebos.
One of the best outdoor furniture that adds romance and sweetness to a patio or garden are gazebos. Anyone who looks at a gazebo in the middle of a clean, green field of grass among the lovely circles of flowers and not feel a touch of lightness in the heart with a smile on the face have no soul!
Traditionally, gazebos are made from strong wood like cedar or pine, woods that are resilient with different weather, including rain and snow. But a more modern twist with heavy duty vinyl gazebos are now making rounds in different homes all over the country. These types of vinyl gazebos are painted with long-lasting paint or are varnished just to prettify the material. The vinyl are equally as pretty as the traditional wooden ones, and are more preventative of fungus and termite growth.
Gazebos embody elegance; it’s a vision of loveliness that can’t help but heighten the overall impression of your lot.
Designing for a big backyard is a monumental task, especially when there’s more than enough space to cram all your enough ideas in one area! Larger spaces means more emphasis on outdoor design, division of space, more outdoor furniture, gardening or landscaping and a lot of time needed to complete the whole thing!
Several brilliant ideas can be put together as long as they have a cohesive design going on, not a chaotic and misplaced general feel. When the outdoor space is more of a wide garden, then shrubbery is an important aspect of space division, as well as a gate or columns and statues if you’re making a statement in design. A group of chairs around a whimsical table, placed at an area in your backyard with a good view is already a perfect way to utilize it. For a more informal, yet more welcoming design, working an outdoor grill with a picnic table can help make it more homey.
Keep in mind the most basic rules when dealing with possible designs for your outdoor space. When selecting what kind of material for your furniture, the kinds of decors you’re going to have, aesthetics must be top priority to ensure that your large area will not look like a tornado has swept a lot of things on it.
Sprucing up your garden doesn’t always have to mean continuous back-breaking work of pruning, weeding and planting seeds for spring. A lot of times it has a lot to do with just placing sprightly outdoor furniture that goes well with whatever garden type you have.
There’s a big trend nowadays for whimsical-rustic outdoor furniture that brings a lot of character to a garden, patio or backyard. A lot of times there’s only generic looking wooden chairs and tables that dot the outdoor space, but where’s the fun in that?
Buying a piece of outdoor furniture is a challenge, as there’s a lot of things to balance: price, durability, and style. Especially when buying one-of-a-kind or special-made ones. One of the popular brands for outdoor furniture is Maffam Freeform, where you can find cutting-edge, modern designs that breaks the barrier of ordinary furniture, but offers elegantly well-designed pieces that are pretty much unforgettable.
For more classical sensibilities, there’s also Horchow with their ornate outdoor furniture. Their most eye-catching offering is the Garden Table And Bench that even Marie Antoinette and her court of ladies-in-waiting wouldn’t mind having garden tea on!
Imagine a most tranquil home environment… I’m sure it involves some form of a beautiful garden with a swing in it, right? Well if not, you haven’t experienced one of the most relaxing activities you can do in your own backyard. The swing is a good old favorite, one of the most popular outdoor furniture and décor in the United States alone. Wooden swings are commonly hanged from a favorite tree, and it enables the family to have that afternoon peace and tranquility that is always associated with porch swings.
The usual and more traditional approach to a swing is to hang it from a tree using a rope held tightly over a branch, but a lot of environmentalists know that there is a tendency that the tree will not be able to sustain the weight of the porch. What’s important is the tree doesn’t get damaged in the process of you putting a swing on it.
If you only have bushes where you are, or if you want to put the swing on the porch itself, there are several porch swing sets now that have their own foundation or the base, and the A-frame comes with it already. Other porch swings also have a canopy that goes with it, which is a perfect accessory if you want to put it on the garden where there’s no shade from the sun or rain.
Thinking of Building a Pool House?
Building a pool house on a residential property is a big project for any homeowner. It’s quite a big thing to undertake and quite costly, too. Commonly, pool houses are seen in large residential lands, or seen at the outskirts of a huge ranch, or beside a mansion. If you think that your house, no matter what its size is would look and function better with a pool house, then get started on pool house planning by all means, it is always a welcome addition as will be another place for relaxing and entertaining.
What About Design and Functionality
It’s easy to get a builder and assign the team to create a structure, but after that there is design and functionality to worry about. What should be the primary function and raison d’etre for your pool house? The function will determine the types of outdoor furniture you will need. Because of space issue for the outdoor pool house, furniture that will serve as both function and decor hits the nail on the head. You should also think about if is it more of a party, entertainment center of your whole compound? Or will it be a more leisurely, relaxing environment where you can spend your hours in quiet? All these things should serve as a guide or a map on how you will plan out your ideal poolside house.