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Styles of Outdoor Garden Furniture

All of us have our own preference when it comes to pieces of furniture. Choosing outdoor garden furniture is even trickier since it is exposed to different elements. When it comes to style, there are plenty of options to choose from. Although you can always mix and match styles, it is still advisable to stick to one style. Not only does this provide harmony. It also gives you a more relaxing environment as compared to a combination of different styles that may not even work with each other.

The question you should then be asking is what style do you have? To know this, you will need to think about the location and what you feel looks good in it. You will also need to think about the functionality of the furniture and how much your budget is.

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There are five different categories for the styles of different garden owners. You may fit in one of these categories then you can start from there.


This kind of owner has a styled interior. The exterior has to look good as well. Everything must be exquisitely decorated for it to have the right look.

If you are this type of owner, then the best outdoor garden furniture style for you is teak. It is both classic and modern. It fits perfectly in most kinds of houses. If the plain wood is not to your aesthetic taste then they can be topped off with stylishly designed patio cushions.

Laid Back or Easy Going

If you are not really the stylish kind but you want something to help you relax, you must look for furniture pieces that are durable. It should be simple in design. The style should also be easy to maintain. People who want a laid back atmosphere in their homes do not want furniture pieces that are high end. Anything that is easy on the eyes and relaxing should do just fine.

Trendy and Entertaining

Trentertainer is the slang word for people who are both trendy and entertaining. These type of owners prefer the outside setting than the inside. If you are this type, you should buy teak outdoor garden furniture pieces with seating that is aluminum-framed. This type of furniture will add an interesting and expected twist to the whole set.

Save Money on Outdoor Patio Cushions

If you have a whole set of garden furniture it can be very expensive to replace the patio cushions on every chair. Unfortunately there is not much else you can do if you need to buy some new cushions, as it would look very strange to have different designs on some chairs and not on others. Even if you find the same design, you will see that the colors of the original cushions have changed in the sun, no matter how “fade-resistant” the fabric was meant to be.

When trying to save money, it is important not to look only at the price of each set of outdoor patio cushions but also at the quality, as you do not want to pay for replacement every summer. It is better to pay a little more and have the cushions give you good service year after year. Of course, quality costs but there is always a balance with these things, where you can get decent quality without paying the earth.

To save money, shop online where you will have a wide choice of suppliers competing with each other for your custom (and also a wider choice of patio cushions too). On the web, it is easy to look at all the options you have for your particular patio furniture, in the colors you are looking for and to compare prices between different offers. You will find some great discounts on many sites. Always buy from a seller you trust, although this does not necessarily have to be a big company. Some of the smaller sellers on sites like eBay, offer great deals and you can get an idea of who to trust from their feedback.

When comparing prices on various patio cushions, remember to include shipping costs as these can add considerably to the purchase price with some companies whereas others offer good deals on this too.

How To Choose The Perfect Garden Bench

Garden_bench_001There isn’t a gardener in the world who doesn’t know the feeling – you go to your garden and there’s something that’s missing. You pinch a few dead leaves here, trim some hedge there. Maybe you give that little garden gnome statue a quick polish. But it doesn’t help – your garden is missing something.

If that sounds like you and your garden, have no fear. It’s simply the indication of a genuine gardener, one who simply can’t leave her garden alone. The truth is, the moment you believe you have created the perfect garden then you might as well retire your green thumb.

Instead, the next time you stand next to the rose bush idly wondering what else you add here, ask yourself this: are your feet a little tired? Is your back complaining just a little? Do you wish you could just rest for a few minutes without having to leave your garden?

Answer yes to any of those questions and you know it’s time for a good garden bench!

Garden benches are too often overlooked when it comes to garden statuary. Aren’t they really just outdoor furniture? Don’t they belong next to the pool or up on the deck?

Don’t limit your thinking on this subject. Garden furniture is a good idea. Think for a minute how sweet it would be to just sit down in the midst of all the lovely blossoms and heavenly bouquets of your own garden?

And if that isn’t enough to persuade you, then try this. A garden bench is a great way to spice up your garden’s look and feel. It doesn’t matter if you go with a simple wooden bench or a fancy marble one – whatever your budget and aesthetic sensibilities allow for, really. The sky is the limit.

Between the size and shape of the bench – and of course its color and tone – and the placement of it in your garden, you have plenty of options. And another bonus is that you can always move the bench to catch the light or focus on a particularly pleasing flower.