Contemporary Outdoor Furniture

modern architecture, beautiful terrace
modern architecture, beautiful lake view from the terrace of a penthouse

Great contemporary furniture brings much function and comforts your patio or deck. It allows your interior rooms to move outdoors. A weather resistant chairs and tables, for example, bring the dining room in the outdoor and Adirondack chairs or relaxing rockers create a living room having cover of blue sky as its ceiling. The first thing to do in identifying the right furniture is to think of how you would like to see your outdoor. Do you want your deck for eating meals or you want to relax by a warm fire on your patio. Are you likely to entertain many people or going to host smaller gatherings? Once you find the answers to these questions, you will go in the right direction for buying right contemporary outdoor furniture.

Selection of material is the most major concern. When you are buying furniture, go for easy care pieces and materials that fully complement an overall look and feel of your home and landscape. There are many alternatives as follows:

Natural wood

Natural wood is comfortable and strong, but it would need timely maintenance and preservative treatments for UV and weather protection. Go for the weather resistant woods such as teak, cedar, redwood and cypress that need less maintenance.

Wicker and Rattan

Natural substances such as wicker and rattan give a comfortable and casual look for outdoors, yet they need weather proofing almost after every two or three years. Synthetic wicker and rattan is given a resin finish that would last longer.

Wrought Iron and steel

These materials are very sturdy; however they need cushions to be fixed within for a comfort. They are quite popular for outdoors but you need to paint or treat them periodically with special weather proof finish to prevent these from rusting or corrosion.

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