When warm weather rolls around, there’s nothing better than utilizing your outside space to its fullest potential. And whether you’re lucky enough to have a full deck and pool or you’re working with a smaller space, the right furniture and styling will transform your outdoor space into one you’ll never want to leave.
To get you on your way, we put together a guide to styling your outdoor patio furniture for summer. Read on for our team’s best tips and tricks.
Location, Location, Location
While one corner of your outdoor space might seem ideal for creating a seating area, take into account the sun’s movement throughout the day to make sure it’s a place you’ll want to sit at all hours. After all, that spot you might think is perfect in the morning has the potential to become an oven by the afternoon.
Additionally, if you’ll be hosting outdoor meals often, make sure that your dining area is easily accessible from places like the kitchen or grill.
Consider Your Use Case
Before furnishing your patio, consider what you’ll be using the space for. Do you tend to lounge outside during the summer heat, or use the space to dry off after a dip in the pool? If so, chaise loungers near a sunny spot might be best for you.
On the other hand, if you’re planning to use your space to dine outside or read in a quiet nook, you’ll want to consider comfortable seating and a table.
Invest in Comfortable Seating
There’s no barrier to entry quite like uncomfortable seating. Your outdoor space might be perfectly arranged, but you’re not going to want to spend time in it if uncomfortable seating is the only option.
Therefore, comfortable seating is a must– whether it’s an Adirondack Chair or outdoor dining chair– if you want family and friends to stay awhile. The addition of a cushion to your seat is always a good place to start.
For those seeking extra-comfortable seating, be sure to check out our Deep Seating Outdoor Patio Furniture– entirely built with comfort in mind. And if you’re going to be regularly hosting a group, you might want to check out our Outdoor Sets.
Outdoor furniture, unlike its indoor counterpart, is constantly exposed to the elements. Sure, there are weather resistant woods like teak and cedar that will last a bit longer, but mother nature always wins when up against outdoor wood furniture. Thus, it’s important to choose outdoor furniture constructed from weatherproof materials engineered to stand up to both rain and shine. At Vermont Woods Studios, our outdoor collection is constructed from POLYWOOD, an eco-friendly composite plastic lumber that has both the look and feel of real wood.
POLYWOOD can be left outside all year round without worry that it will rust or deteriorate with time. Additionally, the material is made from high-quality HDPE recycled plastic– keeping bottles out of landfills and reducing demand for the less sustainable woods often used to create outdoor furniture.
Worried about customizing your outdoor collection to your style? Never fear. POLYWOOD is available in a variety of colors, from white and black to vibrant shades.
Inspired to get shopping? Check out our variety of outdoor furniture online and in-store.