The weather appears to have taken a turn for the better over the last week or so with spring and summer finally on the horizon! It is now of the year that we begin to pull our garden furniture from storage, baffled by how it has managed to fall to ruin in just a year! Now that the sun is shining and temperatures are rising, it’s the best time to start thinking about upgrading our garden furniture.
However big or small your outdoor space is, it’s inevitable that you will be searching for someplace to sit comfortably this summer. Benches are the perfect way to create a focal point in your garden, adding a particularly dramatic look when put under a tree or facing your beautiful flower bed. There are a range of different styles available, with romantic metalwork and traditional wooden structures all possible choices. The ensuing months are about enjoying the outdoors and taking advantage of nature, so what better way to enjoy the sun than by catching a fantastic book and reclining in your perfectly positioned bench!
Garden furniture is not commonly associated with being the most comfy chairs in the world, due to the need for durability, however there are several ways to design your garden bench so as to improve this. Outdoor cushions and blankets can help add to the aesthetics but also result in a more relaxing and pleasant experience altogether!
The development of waterproof textile designs has caused a great gain in the amount of different styles and shapes available on the market. It is common to adhere to safer options when accessorising bits of furniture, with solid and neutral colours proving to be popular picks! However I need to assure you that being creative and quirky is not at all a bad thing. In fact, it’s a celebrated trend to try and incorporate a variety of different patterns and colors to make an eye-catching and alternative appearance. Additionally it is a great way to bring a little bit of your personality to the fore. Another valuable tip, if you’re uncertain of what route to take, is to use a mixture of neutral and solid coloured cushions along with a few patterned scatter cushions of your choice. This is a more conventional approach and will also make any chair/bench/swing look like it’s straight from an interior design magazine.
Most garden pieces are built to last but with the British weather often proving unpredictable it might also be a smart move to invest in a tarpaulin cover, or something similar, to help protect your furniture throughout the harsher months of the year. This will get rid of the necessity to store your outdoor chairs, benches, tables etc. indoors during fall and winter.