You have discovered the benefits of outdoor living, and you have decided to embrace it in your home.
You have hit the market, bought what you believe is the best outdoor furniture in the modern market, and went home feeling excited.
But you are now a disappointed person!
The furniture you invested your time and money is a disappointment. It doesn’t complement the existing aesthetics of your well-taken-care-of garden; neither does it augur well with your sense of style.
Well, maybe you were lucky. You bought something that adds value to your outdoor space, but after a week or two, you start noticing signs of wear and tear. You start asking yourself many questions, and the feeling of regret start occupying a bigger part of your brain.
The furniture is not the problem – you are!
There are some things you did, which you should not do the next time you go shopping for outdoor furniture. They include;
You did not think about your outdoor space
You saw an outdoor dining set in your favorite property show or in a glossy magazine which was set in a huge compound surrounded by a 50ft swimming pool. You made up your mind that this was the kind of lifestyle you wanted to live, and you went to the market to actualize your dream. But did you have a look at your outdoor space?
You need to know that not all outdoor furniture will work for your garden or patio. You might have seen the best furniture in the program, but did you consider whether you have enough space to accommodate it? Before you start your search, consider your garden area, and determine which kind of furniture will best fit its setting. If you find this undertaking difficult, you can engage a designer to help you out.
You did not measure before buying
Measuring before you buy is a rule of the thumb of everyone buying outdoor furniture. If you don’t do it, rest assured that you will get disappointed at the end of the day, regardless of the amount of money you spend buying the best quality you can find.
Look at this – what will happen if your furniture doesn’t fit? Where will you take it? Will it be worth your money?
Before you go to the market, make sure you measure the space using a bedsheet or cardboard cutout and make sure you are buying the best fit. Although you are not restricted for space outdoors, taking a few minutes to take measurements won’t hurt!
You compromised function for aesthetics
When you went to the local furniture shop, you were drawn by the colors and finishes you saw on the chairs, and you could not look away from the frosted glass table tops. This is what made you buy what you have now. You forgot one important bit – the function.
What do you want to use your outdoor furniture for? This is the question you need to ask yourself before you buy any outdoor furniture.
If you don’t consider functionality, then there are high chances that your furniture will not fulfill your needs. Also, it will not stand the test of time, and you might be forced to go back to the market in no time, which will require more money!
You forgot to research materials and qualities
There are materials which will look elegant outdoors but will not complement your needs. There are others which will serve their purpose for a long time, but they look bulky and unsightly. Therefore, before you buy any piece of furniture for your outdoor space, research on the materials, and choose one that offers a blend of practicality and elegance!
Never buy furniture that will compromise the overall integrity of your outdoor space. Avoid the mistakes mentioned above, look for the best dealers in the market, and buy the best that you can afford. Good luck!