All you need to know about outdoor furniture!
Posted by : Desmond Goh /
Its everyone’s dream to have a nicely designed balcony or outdoor garden where they can hang around, feel the gentle wind caressing the hair while holding a glass of wine and reading a book, relaxing after a whole day of hustle or somewhere to have a nice alfresco morning brunch with your loved ones on a nice weekend morning. The outdoor space of a home is somewhere you will find yourself relaxing from the hustle and bustle of your life just for a little moment. Which is why it is important to choose your outdoor furniture with great considerations.
Choosing your outdoor furniture can be tricky, especially in countries like Singapore where there is rainfall all year round. This handy guide will share with your our four top tips on navigating the best outdoor furniture for your space.
Analyse your space
Before you start flipping through the catalogue and get excited over which outdoor furniture to bring home you should always analyse your space carefully. Some of the key things to take note of include the direction of the sun where you might want to position your outdoor furniture in a way to avoid directly facing the sun, the area you are working with, whether your space is covered and how you are going to make use of the space. This will give you a good idea of the main furniture you should look out for when you are doing your outdoor furniture shopping.
It is no secret that the material of your outdoor furniture one of the most important considerations when purchasing an outdoor furniture. Since they are prone to erosion caused by the humid and dense weather conditions in Singapore. If you are looking for wood furniture, teak or eucalyptus is ideal due to their sturdiness, immunity to weather, and very few care requirements. However, outdoor furniture made using these materials can be rather expensive.
If you are looking into metal furniture, we recommend investing in a durable powder coated aluminium or electro-polished stainless steel as normal stainless steel will oxidise quickly in Singapore’s humid, tropical climate and typically needs a lot of maintenance in the long run.
Another affordable outdoor furniture option would be a synthetic all-weather wicker set as it is easy to clean and reasonably durable while lends a traditional, homey feel to your outdoor area.
It is undeniable that a lot of buyers strolling around a furniture store look first for an appealing aesthetic. However, functionality is also one of the most important factors when choosing your outdoor furniture. Especially if you are working with a small space, you want your outdoor furniture to be flexible and mobile. This also opens options for future re-designing and revamping. One of our top tips to making revamps easy is by keeping your accent pieces to things like cushions that make it easy to switch around in the future while keeping the big furniture relatively the same. Little things like this can change the overall vibe of your outdoor space greatly.
Outdoor furniture is particularly prone to wear and tear and requires frequent maintenance and cleaning. Which is why choosing the material of your outdoor furniture is one of the top considerations you should have when choosing outdoor furniture as discussed earlier. Some of the maintenance that can be done include a yearly coating of protective oil or water-based sealant that will enhance the longevity of your outdoor furniture.
After you’ve considered the factors required for your outdoor furniture, you can start choosing your furnitures!