Is your outdoor living room due for an upgrade? Thoughtful planning to acquire new patio furniture can make all the difference in the looks and comfort of your luxury backyard oasis. If you are ready to get out and look for new outdoor furnishings, this guide will help you make the most of your patio furniture shopping trip – whether that’s in-person or virtually.
Start With a List
When you begin patio furniture shopping, all the choices and styles and colors can be overwhelming. Just like you would prepare for a grocery store trip, it is best to start your journey to find the perfect outdoor furnishings with a list.
Take some time to head out into your backyard, patio, porch, or deck and look around. What items would make the space more functional? Sit in the existing chairs and sofas. Have they lost their deep cushioning? How about the ways you would like to use the space if only it had everything you needed to entertain, carve out a private and peaceful nook, or dine al fresco? What pieces could make that easier?
When you have thoroughly examined what you already have and what items you are lacking, make a list and be very specific about sizes, colors, patterns, styles and the like. You may even want to start a board on Pinterest or create a physical idea board to help you envision the way your space will look with new outdoor furnishings.
Take a Seat
Perhaps the most important patio furniture shopping you will do will be to find new outdoor seating. Whether that’s barstools, dining chairs, sofas, or lounge chairs, try before you buy. You are striving for maximum comfort and until you actually sit in it, it is difficult to tell how your body will fit. Once you have tried a few seating pieces on for size, you will have a better idea of those features most important to you. Remember that nearly all our outdoor seating is available with your choice of high-quality outdoor upholstery fabric so that is not something to stress about – unless you need your patio furniture right away and can’t wait to custom order it.
Make It Easy Care
If the last thing you want to do is spend a lot of time caring for your outdoor furniture, opt for pieces that are made from sturdy, durable materials and upholstered with fabric specifically made to withstand the weather and climate found here in Southern California, such as Sunbrella. Don’t select wood or painted pieces if the thought of periodically refinishing them fills you with dread. Synthetic, all-weather materials are always a good bet as are aluminum and wicker, which only require seasonal cleaning to keep them looking good. When patio furniture shopping you may also want to look for upholstery with removable cushions which you can simply toss in the washing machine for the ultimate in easy care.
When you are ready to get started patio furniture shopping, we welcome you into our expansive showroom or simply scroll through the options online. Either way our staff of sales professionals is standing by to help you find the high-quality outdoor furnishings that will transform your space from blah to rah!