Garden Furniture – How to Enhance Your Outdoor Living

Garden furniture is making a big comeback as more and more people are choosing to do their entertaining at home nowadays. For a while there everyone lost the joy of having friends or family (or both) over for a Sunday afternoon in the garden it was just so convenient to all meet at the local pub or restaurant. With everyone more aware of money issues nowadays it makes a lot of sense to hold these get-togethers in the comfort of your own garden. With this in mind manufacturers have risen to the task by making furniture that is not only affordable but in many different styles and designs that enhance every setting from the formal garden to the more functional type of garden.

Teak garden furniture has always been a favorite with those who don’t have to worry too much about their budget. This top quality outdoor furniture is very tough and hard wearing, and with a little care can last a lifetime. For garden furniture that is not only very hardy but very stylish you can make no better choice than teak and modern technologies are making it even more affordable. The choice range is endless, there are complete dining sets, occasional chairs and recliners all offering excellent comfort for every occasion should you be hosting a get-together or simply want a really top quality set of garden furniture to relax in and enjoy reading a book or indulging in a chilled glass of wine with your wife/husband.

Still want wood for your garden but can’t quite reach the level of teak? Then there are various hardwoods on the market today, they can last just as long as teak if they are cared for properly which normally means a simple oil treatment once a year to keep them protected and looking like new. Hardwood garden furniture is available in the same plentiful range as teak – benches, side tables and chairs in hardwood add to the feeling of any garden.

Wicker garden furniture is still as popular today as it’s always been and for a very good reason. Garden furniture made from wicker is extremely tough and is now available in a synthetic finish as well making it a lot easier to look after. Whether you choose the natural Wicker or the synthetic type be sure that the weave is tight, a loose weave will very quickly lose its shape and sag this can make it quite uncomfortable. Wicker furniture can add that touch of the Mediterranean to any garden or patio.

For those that are on a budget then plastic is the obvious choice, although this material may not have the same eye-pleasing qualities that wood furniture affords its still possible to choose plastic garden furniture that looks good and will last a very long time. Plastic garden furniture has come a long way since its early conception with pleasing designs and styles to choose from. The materials used in today’s furniture are a lot more durable than they ever used to be making them last longer and more resistant to UV fading. A trip to any garden furniture center will show that this type of furniture has moved on from the days of looking cheap and nasty. A big plus is that because this type of furniture is less expensive it’s not such a terrible thing should it get damaged and need replacing.

Garden furniture is within everyone’s reach nowadays and with so many different types of materials and designs to choose from that will make even the smallest of spaces a lot more welcoming.