Types of Patio Furniture Sets
Enjoy the great outdoors from your own backyard with the right patio set
By Sabah Karimi
When you are furnishing an outdoor living space such as a deck, sunroom or patio, choosing the right type of patio furniture set can help you create a stylish and aesthetically pleasing area for relaxation or dining. Patio furniture sets allow you to entertain and relax outside in a casual and comfortable setting, and you can choose from several different styles to suit your taste, seating needs and budget.
Patio furniture sets are designed to provide comfortable seating options on a deck or patio. Furniture designed for an outdoor setting is weather-resistant and may be treated with certain paints and finishes so that it maintains its shape and color regardless of the season. Patio furniture sets can be placed in a garden, sunroom, pool enclosure and other outdoor settings for relaxation or dining purposes.
Types of patio furniture sets include: pub-style bistro sets, wicker sectional sofa sets, wood dining sets, redwood furniture sets, cedar wood furniture sets, wrought-iron dining or seating sets, and aluminum sets. Some patio furniture sets are made entirely out of PVC material, while others are made with a combination of metal, wood and plastic.
Patio furniture sets may be comprised of the following pieces of furniture: chaise loungers, side tables, footrests, high-back chairs, daybeds, rocking chairs, stools, side chairs, sectional sofas, benches and tables with an umbrella. Some patio furniture sets are accessorized with woven fabric cushions, slipcovers and plush pillows for a decorative effect.
Choosing a certain style or design of patio furniture can complement the style of your home and decor, as well as any garden accessories and fixtures in the outdoor setting. Popular styles of patio furniture sets include: contemporary or modern, antique, traditional American, Adirondack and teak. Some of these styles are complemented with a tempered glass table, while others are made with a simple hardwood or synthetic wood table. Wooden patio furniture can be decorated with engraved designs or carved wood designs.
When you are considering purchasing a patio furniture set, it's important to look at the maintenance and care instructions so that you know what is required to keep your furniture clean and looking new. Some types of patio furniture require special cleaning solutions and regular cleaning and buffing to keep the metal or wood looking new. Others may require cleaning with soap or a gentle cleaning solution and water. Cushions, pillows and slipcovers on some patio furniture sets may require dry-cleaning or have special hand-washing instructions. Teak and wrought-iron patio furniture sets are typically the most expensive types of outdoor furniture. PVC and aluminum are typically priced for smaller budgets.
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Sabah Karimi is a regular contributor to DexKnows.
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