How can you transform the look and feel of your outdoor area? With the right patio furniture, you can give your yard a major upgrade, so you and your family can enjoy it to the fullest. Before you decide which patio furniture is right for your home, there are a few factors to consider.
Number of people
Consider the number of people you’ll be entertaining most of the time. Is it just the immediate family, or would you like to have enough seating to invite friends, extended family and neighbors over for backyard barbeques? If you are interested in having seating for a larger number of people, you might consider various seating types and areas. For example, you could have an outdoor dining area, some loungers and a patio set for more casual get-togethers. Looking for a smaller set-up for a couple of people? Consider a bistro set, which generally includes a table and two chairs.
What types of activities do you and your family like to enjoy outside? If you love to cook meals and eat al fresco, you’ll want to consider one of the many dining sets at Sam’s Club®. If you prefer gathering for casual conversation and a pitcher of iced tea or lemonade, you may prefer a bistro set or a seating area that offers a couple of chairs and a love seat. Love to kick your feet up? Make sure there are ottomans included in your patio furniture! Sam’s Club also offers a variety of daybeds and hammocks for your outdoor area, which are perfect for reading a great book or taking naps on a beautiful day.
One of the major distinguishing features of patio furniture is the material it’s made from. Some of the most common materials are wicker, wood and metal. You’ll also find that some sets have a combination of materials. When you’re choosing the materials you like, you’ll want to consider your own personal style as well as other factors, such as how you’ll care for your furniture. For example, while all-weather wicker doesn’t need to be treated, you may choose to treat wood furniture to extend its life and keep it looking good. Also, you may want to consider how often you’ll move the furniture. Wood and metal are generally the heaviest of the materials, with wicker being more lightweight. While the wood and metal furniture will be harder to move, they’ll also be sturdier when it comes to windy conditions. Also, consider the materials for the cushions on your outdoor furniture and look for ones made of sturdy materials that will be resistant to fading from sun exposure.
Once you’ve chosen your patio furniture, complete the look with some accessories such as umbrellas, rugs, additional pillows and outdoor lighting.