Tips For The Final Touch On Your Outdoor Living Space: Furnishings

Tips For The Final Touch On Your Outdoor Living Space: Furnishings

Designing for Fireside Warmth: Tips for Outdoor Furnishings

From Garden Design

Once one has been through a landscape construction or outdoor living construction project, the first reaction is usually to want to utilize the space.  After all, the reason that the homeowner undertook the project in the first place was to have friends and family around in a comfortable, warm environment.  The final touch, and one that sometimes gets overlooked is providing proper furnishings to outfit the space.  This seemingly innocuous detail can make the difference between just having a space and making the space useful and spectacular.  This post from Garden Design gives some great tips to wrap up the final stage of design and construction correctly for the homeowner, and to outfit the space for maximum enjoyment.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

Now that it is past the autumnal equinox we begin to think of coziness and warmth as the days begin to get shorter and cooler. What better way to do that than to sit around the fire with friends with hot cider and S’mores outside around a beautiful fire pit or fireplace in furnishings that perform well despite fickle fall weather.

The first thing that comes to mind when sitting outside on a cool fall day is having something cozy to sink into. Open wire chairs made of metal will be cold and will allow air to pass through, so consider furniture with comfortable seat and back cushions and/or pillows. Wood and synthetic wicker are better choices because they don’t get cold the way metal does if you have to sit directly on it. Make sure you select a wood that performs well outdoors. There are many that will last 25 years or more, if not in contact with soil! High backed chairs, too, offer a surface that will help contain heat, which is why fabricators created them hundreds of years ago.

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