How to Create an Outdoor Entertaining Space with Garden
Make your garden look welcoming with
As devoted homeowners we all want to have beautiful backyards. The outside space
of our homes should be comfortable, engaging, and soothing for the entire family. To create an entertaining space
and make our gardens look welcoming, we need suitable garden furniture.
Some of the most common material types are: wicker, rattan, cast iron, synthetics, ipe wood, teak, or wrought iron. As far as
design is concerned, it’s up to the homeowner to choose the type of furniture that best compliments his lively
|Make your guests feel welcome in the garden with stylish furniture
and appropriate entertainment set up.
Resin wicker aka all-weather garden
Garden furniture made of natural wicker is obtained from rattan or bamboo, while
all-weather wicker is made of resin, and can be easily turned into pieces similar to vine so that they can look
like natural materials. All-weather wicker is usually wrapped around aluminum or steel frames that are very
durable, don’t warp, and are unlikely to come unglued.
Wicker is perfect for country-style,
rustic, or cozy gardens. It’s lightweight, versatile, and it comes in a
variety of shades and models. Apart from the conventional black colors, you can always go for beige or white. The
popularity of wicker will never go away, especially now that manufacturers have started to come up with such
innovative design ideas for the furniture pieces.
|An outdoor furniture set made from wicker is durable and unlikely to get
Cast Iron Furniture
Cast iron furniture is very heavy, and that’s why it appears in several formal garden settings, including
the White House. Cast iron is a very old metal used in outdoor ornaments and construction for centuries. It
cannot be worked, stretched, bent, or wrought, so people love it for its durability. Besides, it’s affordable
and it’s a perfect material for your garden furniture.
|Cast iron furniture can be ideal for your garden setting, giving it an ornamental
Wrought Iron Furniture
Unlike cast iron, wrought iron furniture is lighter and easier to manipulate, weld and bend. The production of wrought iron
furniture started in the 19th century, when people’s demand for porch and patio furniture increased
significantly. This type of furniture goes perfectly well in your patio, as long as it’s painted or provided
with a coat of zinc to prevent it from rusting.
Ipe Wood Furniture
You may not know, but ipe (pronounced eee-pay) is a type of hardwood found in
several Brazilian rainforests. People’s interest in ipe wood has risen as soon as scientists proved that it’s
harder than nails. Actually, ipe wood pieces cannot be connected unless the wood is predrilled first: that’s how dense it
Most people have turned to ipe wood because it is said to last at least 25 years
outdoors. Besides, it contains 100% natural wood and it is eco-friendly, as well as pest, weather, fire, and
mold-resistant. If you’re looking fond of the minimalist style and you want your garden to look chic, ipe furniture
is an excellent solution.
|A little less expensive, but equally appealing garden set with aluminum
Aluminum – give a vintage appeal to your
Aluminum is one of the most popular materials used for garden furniture. Unlike
the above mentioned types, it is considered a lot cheaper yet equally interesting and resistant to harsh weather
conditions. The market is packed with garden furniture made of aluminum, so it’s up to you to perform a thorough
analysis and decide on the models that best suit your requirements.
Some homeowners simply can’t decide on a material for their garden furniture
design. Hence, the solution is to opt for mixed materials. The end result will probably be a contemporary garden
design with a twist. Combine wrought iron chairs with a teak table in the middle, or invest in wicker furniture
with glass tables. To add a bit of more flair to your design, you can always opt for furniture that uses different
types of materials such as metal and wood for example.
There are so many ways to add flair to your garden, and it’s extremely important
to be original. Opt for quality furniture pieces, think of unusual combinations, and make your space look
innovative and interesting. A lot of homeowners want gardens with practical furniture, so if your space is limited
you can always invest in multi-purpose furniture.
As far as the colors are concerned, the variety you have available is endless.
Whether you want to opt for classic wicker shades or you’d rather invest in wrought iron pieces to make your garden
vintage-like, don’t forget to think big as the goal is to make your space both comfortable and stylish.