Imagine sitting on your outdoor patio and enjoying the ambience of the moment...the soft blowing breeze caressing your arms, the beautiful scenery in front of you, the bright sun and the perfect companion, and with your favorite beverage or drink!
Yes, you can enjoy your outdoor patio!
In spring and summer and also to some extent in winter, you can enjoy the outdoor patio.
All you need is some patio space and the most comfortable patio seats.
These seats can be patio wooden chairs and benches, wicker chairs, glider chairs and vintage metal chairs. Professionals say you can select from 5 main medium: aluminum (including cast aluminum), iron, wood, wicker or rattan, and resin. A hot trend is "mixed media"- this is wood partnered with aluminum, a great combination.
But how do you select what type of chairs are best for your outdoor patio? How are you going to enjoy sun drenched days soaking up the goodness of the sun in the private backyard or patio of your own house with the perfect and most comfortable chair?
First, consider the locality where you stay, where you live and how you live..in short, your lifestyle. If you reside near the ocean, wrought iron, which tends to rust easily from the saline breezes, is probably not for you. If you want wood, there is more work to be done as wood will get a "weathered" look after some time and you will need to take care of the dullness by using a sealer such as lacquer or a paint applied periodically to restore its original shade and retard the effects from the weathering process.
One very important point is to consider what you're using your furniture for, what look you want or feeling you'd like to evoke, and how much time and effort you're willing to put into maintaining your chairs and benches. This is because some patio chairs will need a lot of attention as they are outdoor furniture. Suppose you have poolside chairs, they they are exposed to water splash and also the elements of the weather. If you are not prepared for changing of the cushions often which involves work and cost, you may prefer just a wooden bench, or perhaps an adirondack chair or a metal aluminium chair.
If you want to share the joys of outdoor patio living with your children, get some durable chairs such as metal or aluminium chairs and benches. They don't tilt over easily and are stable for little children.
If you like style, then you might prefer any restored vintage metal slider or the lafuma reclining chairs, and provide years of enjoyment on your patio. These restored chairs and benches bring back the nostalgia of the past 40's and 50's era, and when maintained well are a delight to own!
You can really enjoy the outdoor patio with just a little planning and the proper patio chair or bench.