Is your outdoor living space everything you want it to be? When you’re perusing your local outdoor furniture store, think beyond the traditional concept of patio furniture in favor of focusing on extending your living space outside. How can you make your outdoor area a comfortable, aesthetically pleasing space that’s an extension of your indoor style? Bel Furniture has suggestions that can help you turn your patio into the perfect space for relaxing, entertaining, and anything else you want to do there.
- Decide how you want to use the space. Will you be throwing parties and entertaining guests? Eating dinner with the family? Relaxing on warm summer nights with a good book? The way you utilize the space will inform your furniture buying choices. If relaxation is your priority, wicker and rattan sofas can be beautiful and comfortable. If you’ll be throwing parties and hosting a lot of guests, an outdoor sectional can be a good fit, and side tables are a must. You can also add some fun and interest with a fire pit or a swing or hammock on your patio.
- Sit on some furniture. When you’re at the outdoor furniture store, remember that furniture is not just something you look at but something that needs to be comfortable. Look for high-quality furniture, and test out different pieces by sitting on them to make sure they’re as comfortable as you need them to be. You also want your furniture to be aesthetically inviting, with comfortable backs and seats.
- Look for furniture that’s easy to maintain. Outdoor furniture must be weather-proof and fade-resistant, and it also needs to be easy to clean. Find furniture that’s durable and sturdy, and if you’re going to accessorize with pillows and cushions, make sure they’re machine washable.
- Consider storage when you’re choosing your patio furniture. You’ll need a place to put the furniture and keep it safe during the off season, when you’re not using your furniture much and the weather is harsh. A basement or garage is typically a good storage space, and proper storage can increase your furniture’s lifespan.
- Mix colors and textures to punch up the style. You can choose outdoor furniture in neutral tones, then add interest by layering textures and adding colorful accessories. Always consider the aesthetic feel of the rest of your house and rely on your own sense of style to make the look cohesive yet interesting.
- Invest in quality pieces. You won’t want to replace your patio furniture very often, and in fact will probably only buy outdoor furniture once or twice. Don’t go for the lowest price you can find, but take your time and find good quality pieces that will serve you well for many years.
- Finish the space by adding a rug. You might not think of a rug when you’re designing outdoor space, but an outdoor rug can add comfort and color as well as giving your space a finished look.
- Try to find furniture that serves more than one purpose. Especially if your budget is tight, multipurpose furniture options are a great idea. Prioritize functionality above all else, and find pieces that will work for you and make your patio or outdoor space a comfortable, interesting, attractive, welcoming place.
Bel Furniture is the largest family owned factory direct furniture company in Texas. We have 19 showrooms and 3 distribution centers across Texas. We pride ourselves with offering the largest selection of furniture and mattresses in Texas. We source furniture directly from factories to cut out the middleman so we can offer the LOWEST PRICE PERIOD, and we also offer financing and lease to own options. Our inventory includes furnishings made of Solid wood, American made and our own Texas Home Collection made right here in Texas. Our corporate office is located in Houston in the heart of Texas. We are so confident we have the LOWEST PRICE PERIOD that we back it up with our 180 day price guarantee. This price protection guarantee not only covers any competitors advertised products, but it also covers any promotions or sales that we advertise, so you can rest assured no matter when you purchase from Bel Furniture you will always get the LOWEST PRICE PERIOD. For a quality furniture store with outstanding furniture at “unbeataBEL” prices, head to a location near you or contact us through our website today.