How to Choose the Right Outdoor Patio Furniture?

By July 12th, 2018

Outdoor Patio Furniture

An outdoor living area is a perfect place to spend your summer nights reading a good book or visiting with some of your dearest friends. The right outdoor patio furniture can make all the difference in creating an area that is comfortable, functional, stylish, and stunning. Here are several things you should consider as you choose the right patio furniture for your Ontario home.


There are many furniture options aside from your standard patio table and chairs. You can choose hybrid sets that convert from one function to another without the need for additional furniture. Or, you may want a more comfortable environment with large seats and plush cushions. Bistro sets also provide much versatility as they come in a variety of sizes and styles, and quickly add a lot of charm to a small outdoor area.


Not just any piece of furniture will work for your patio. You need to find products that will withstand the harsh outdoor elements. For example, if you live in areas that encounter high winds, you may want heavier furniture items. To battle the rain, you want furniture such as powder coated aluminum frames where mold and mildew have a difficult time growing.

Lifestyle Needs

Not only should you think about the harsh outdoor elements, but also your family and your lifestyle needs. If you live in a home with young children or pets, you need to ensure all materials are stain and water resistant. These types of features are also beneficial if you love hosting large summer barbecues or parties. Accidents happen and you want your favorite patio furniture protected.


You shouldn’t spend all summer cleaning your patio furniture or not use the items for fear of tearing or damaging them. As you look for the perfect products, consider items that require very little maintenance. Cushions should be easy to scrub clean or can be tossed in a washing machine, frames should easily be sprayed off, and patio décor should simply need to be wiped down.


Once the season comes to an end, where do you plan to keep your beautiful outdoor furniture? You want to ensure you have enough storage space to keep the items looking fresh and like new for the next year. If your home lacks storage options, you can still find exquisite and comfortable furniture options for your patio including loungers, hanging chairs, poufs, and small furniture sets. These items are also excellent for adding lots of colour and patterns to your outdoor livings space.

If you want ideas to create a stunning outdoor living space, browse a large inventory of outdoor patio furniture, and find expert advice on choosing the right furniture for your needs, visit your local TERRA Greenhouse location today.


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