Garden furniture might be more appropriate for the summer months, but the January sales are coming up and there is very little wrong with planning ahead to save yourself some money! However, it is important that you don’t rush ahead with buying garden furniture- it can be expensive, even in the sales, and you want to be happy with your purchase. There are a number of things that you must consider in order that your garden furniture looks great and will stand the test of time in your garden. Here are some tips regarding what you need to consider when shopping for your garden furniture.
Use Space Wisely
If you have unlimited garden space, this may be less important. However, many people have a limited area in which they can place garden furniture, meaning it is important to choose pieces that will fit into more difficult areas and avoid buying unnecessary or oversized items.
Choose Timeless Pieces
Whilst it may be exciting to have a new, modern furniture set in your garden for one summer, you do risk going off of it by the next year. In order to avoid this situation, try to avoid the more eccentric furniture in the sales, even if they are a bargain, in favour of more plain and safe furniture sets that are sure to stay in style for years to come.
The material of which your garden furniture is made is also an important factor to consider. Plastic sets do tend to be less expensive, but they are likely to fade and become damaged by weather. Stainless steel, cast iron and other metal materials are good, sturdy options and are often on middle-ground when it comes to price, but you should take measures to prevent rust that could damage the furniture. Wooden furniture tends to be the sturdiest options, but you must be prepared to treat the furniture with stains and protectors to help to prevent any weather damage.
Consider Who Will Use It
Logically, garden furniture sets that accommodate more people tend to be more expensive. As a result of this, you should consider how many people will be needing to sit down on a regular basis. Obviously you don’t wish to make guests stand, but only people who regularly host garden parties should really worry about this when purchasing their garden set. Considering numbers properly means that you can avoid spending unnecessary money to accommodate people who won’t even use the seats.
Consider More Than The Price
Of course, price is going to determine whether or not you can buy a garden set. However, it is important that you consider it after you have explored all other avenues. The cheapest furniture set may look good for one year, but will probably need replacing the next, meaning you haven’t really saved yourself any money.
Do you have any tips on how to choose the right garden furniture set? Share your ideas in the comments!