Outdoor leisure furniture selection guide
1. Consider the weather and climate Consider the weather in the place where you live.
Is it raining often? Is it tropical? It is hot and hot. Direct sunlight will crack wooden furniture, and the metal material will rise in temperature and will not be comfortable to use. If you live in a place with tropical storms, strong convective weather, or near the sea, the momentary winds may knock over very light furniture, such as aluminum or plastic.
2. Leave space around the furniture
Unlike indoor furniture, outdoor furniture does not have special functional requirements, so you don't have to have a table and chair bench, or you need to match the size of the furniture according to the size of the space. Whether it's an open outdoor pool or a limited atrium garden, remember to leave more area for activity. A tall bar table is better than a formal table, because the bar stool is more space-saving. Or you can consider the smaller side table and the seat pier to match, you can move the position at any time, more flexible.
3. Determine the style and material according to the placement position
Is there any awning in your outdoor activity area? Is the furniture placed on a soft lawn or on a hard floor? Remember, if you are on a lawn floor, don't use a cork-framed furniture, the cork will absorb moisture and then cause the frame Damaged, try to choose plastic, steel frame instead. If there is direct sunlight, it is best to use a parasol. Direct sunlight can be harmful to furniture and human skin.
4. Material is more important than appearance
The material of outdoor furniture is very important, it determines the future maintenance, so don't just look at the appearance when buying. Aluminum and resin are the easiest to care for, and wicker or wooden furniture requires regular maintenance.
5. Don't forget the comfort
Outdoor furniture is generally used to relax, so the comfort must be good. Even if some outdoor chairs don't use cushions, you can customize them yourself, paying attention to waterproof fabrics. The angle of the recliner must be adjustable to suit the different comfort needs of the whole family.
6. Pay attention to the storage space
In general, outdoor furniture is only used for four or five months, so if you buy it, make sure you have some storage space for them. The folding style is the most space-saving, and you can also pay attention to some styles that can be used indoors and outdoors at the same time, so that the furniture can double use and save a large budget.
7. The most suitable sofa for the sofa is the most practical
What do you usually do on a balcony or terrace? Are you entertaining with your family like a living room, or leave it to your guests? If you have family gatherings, try to unify the layout here. A large chair or sofa with a coffee table is more practical than a table setting. If you have a large courtyard, you need a traditional dining area that requires more cushions and cushions on the dining chair for added comfort.
8. Partial use of carpet
Part of the carpet, the decorative effect is good, especially in the case that the function partition of the room is not so clear, the carpet can easily solve the problem. Try to find carpets that are suitable for outdoor use. They look like natural fibers, but they are made of synthetic fibers that resist UV rays and are resistant to moisture.
9. Create an independent and secluded space
Whether it's a private courtyard or a terrace on the top floor of the city, don't forget to do your own privacy work outside, otherwise you will inevitably become a focus in the Weibo world in your lazy posture or charming figure. You can use curtains or removable fabric dividers to not only instantly reach the space, but also ensure the privacy of your actions.
10. Add some comfortable accessories
Although outdoors, natural beauty and sunshine are the focus of enjoyment, but carpets, cushions, lighting, these decorative elements similar to the home can bring more comfortable and enjoyable. If you only want to update a few outdoor gears this summer, then choose a bold suit. Choose a waterproof and UV resistant fabric that will not fade easily. This information will be displayed on the fabric label.
11. Function is the trend
There are several bar stools on the small terrace. It can be used as a seat, and can also temporarily put food and drink. It can also be used as a flower stand when not in use. The role of the bench is the same, when the guest comes, it is most suitable. When not in use, it is very space-saving. Some benches have storage space underneath, and after the summer, they can be moved back indoors.
12. Bright colors are the focus
The trend of earth color is gradually receding, candy colors are beginning to pop, yellow and red eye-catching eyes. Color combinations can be determined according to the outdoor environment. If the surrounding is dominated by green plants, fabrics with stripes and flower patterns are good choices. If there are many flowers, then you can choose some neutral colors, such as beige and light. Blue, gray, etc.
13. Woven material
Whether it is synthetic or natural fiber, it is usually chemically treated before it leaves the factory to make it stronger and more resistant to moisture. Wicker-woven furniture is most afraid of the sun. If it is not used for two or three weeks, it is best to put a protective cover on it. Wicker-woven furniture can't be polished. To minimize the accumulation of bacteria, wipe it with a damp cloth. After using it for a period of time, you can use a vacuum cleaner to suck the dust in the gap, or use a brush, then scrub it with a neutral soap and wipe it dry. Be careful not to use too much water, which may cause the fiber to become Fragile.
14. Wood furniture
Most of the wood used for outdoor furniture is resistant to corrosion from nature. When changing seasons, you can mix the washing powder with hot water to remove the mildew on the surface and rinse it off. To remove rust or bird droppings, or to restore the original color, you can use a fine sandpaper to polish. If the area is too large, you can use a sandpaper mixed with a brightener to polish together. Do not use chlorine-containing bleach, which can damage wood fiber.
15. Metal furniture
Aluminum, cast iron, steel and other metals are deformed by heating to create a rich shape. In addition to aluminum, other metal furniture is shipped with a protective coating. After daily cleaning, gently wipe with a lint-free cloth and a liquid or cream car protection wax. Regularly check for rusting, especially in concealed corners, even stainless steel coatings may be corroded in the environment by the sea. For deep cleaning, scrub with a neutral soap, rinse, and dry. To remove rust stains, gently sand with fine sandpaper, then wipe clean, and apply protective paint. In order to ensure the effect, it is best to apply a few layers of thinner, pay attention to the middle of the brush to ensure that the upper layer of paint is completely dry. Humidity can affect the paint, so it is best to work in dry weather.
16. Be careful of discoloration
Fabrics for outdoor use, often referred to as permanent fabrics, are designed to withstand exposure, stains, moisture and mildew. The original liquid dyed cloth, the pigment is injected into the non-woven fabric, it is not easy to fade, and it can resist the high-strength detergent, which is better than the dyeing. Clean dust and leaves and other debris in a timely manner on weekdays, and wash them as needed. The stains should be wiped off with a damp cloth in time. Some liquids such as sunscreen can cause discoloration of the fabric. The detachable outer cover can generally be washed in a cold water using a washing machine, using a neutral detergent, a chlorine-free bleach, and then air dried.
17. Plastic furniture
Resin furniture is generally made of plastic, which may be PVC or PE, which can be mimicked into the appearance of wood, wicker and other materials. Plastic furniture is the easiest to clean. Wipe it with a damp cloth or scrub with a neutral soap. For stubborn stains, scrub with chlorine bleach.