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Wicker Chairs for Outdoor Living

Wicker chairs have been a popular addition to patios and outdoor settings for many years. They’ve maintained this allure due to their classic looks and styling. Recently, their popularity has soared due to the desire to be ‘green’ in and around the home.

Can you just buy any old wicker chair? No…you’ll need to put in a little more effort to get a chair to match your backyard decor. Let’s take a look at what to look for in a good outdoor wicker chair.

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The first thing to notice is the material used to make the chair. While many sellers carry wicker furniture, much of it is imitation and made from plastic or resin. These non-wood chairs can often lose their color when exposed to the sun for long periods. They also don’t give the right sound when sitting on them.

You’ll want to find the chairs made from wood to get the best looks and style wicker has to offer. While the real wood wicker chairs can be expensive, they will last many years with proper maintenance.

You should insure the wood is weather treated to prevent rot and damage from the sun. Even so, it’s best to bring them in during bad weather or over the winter.

You should also consider what kind of wicker chair to buy. Some of the weaker varieties cannot take the weight of larger people. Rattan is the best material for your chairs. It is a strong and durable material made from the palms of tropical trees and widely available in furniture both indoors and out.

Most wicker chairs come with cushions to soften the seat. This gives you the opportunity to color coordinate them with garden canopies, gazebo canopies or other furniture or designs in your backyard.

Wicker chairs are a smart, stylish and practical furniture for your patio or deck. With careful selection and proper maintenance, they will give you years of relaxation and enjoyment.

Why Get a Gazebo Canopy?

gazebo canopyWhat is better than spending some time outside in the warm sun on a hot summer day? The sound of kids playing in the pool, the cool breeze from the wind, and the view of beautiful plants and birds flying in the sky can make it hard to stay indoors. Although spending time outside if fun and healthy for you on some level, you will need to make sure you realize the dangers of exposing your skin for too long of a period to the sun’s UV rays. This is one reason why you should get a gazebo canopy. There are actually a couple of benefits to getting one of these shading devices. Let’s take a look at some of them to help convince you that getting one will be a good decision.

Many people believe that all they need to do is put on a layer of sun lotion and they will be immune to the dangers of the sun. This isn’t true at all. If anything, applying the lotion can cause people to be overly careless. Sunscreen is great, don’t get me wrong, but if you’re going to put on one layer and expect to be protected for the rest of the day, then you’re wrong. Even with the protective lotion on, after some time, it will start to wear off. This is why you will want to reapply every couple of hours. Even then, you will want to limit your exposure to the sun. Shading in the yard can be limited depending the surroundings. Even if you have a couple of trees, the amount of shade that you will get will depend on the time of day.  This can limit to where you can sit back and relax.

A gazebo canopy can allow you to create shading anywhere you want. Not only will you be able to have more shading, you will also be able to relax more as well since you can add some chairs and a table, a fan, and anything else that you might need. Getting an outdoor gazebo canopy can make your yard more inviting and allow your family to spend more time outside instead of sitting in front of the TV all summer long. There are different sizes that you can buy as well as different levels of quality. For the most part, you will want to get one that is of high quality so that it will last longer.