5 Steps That Make Finding Outdoor Furniture Easier
Decorating your home can be a whole of fun. From creating a gorgeous bedroom to your dream kitchen, the process can be extremely rewarding.
Well, if you happen to have an outdoor area at your home, you can pour just as much love and attention into this space – especially when you have the right outdoor furniture.
Today, our friends at SLH – experts in designer furniture Sydney – are going to give you the inside scoop to make finding the perfect outdoor furniture easier for your home.
So, grab a notepad and start reading.
Step One: Find Your Inspiration
You can start the process of creating your outdoor oasis by doing some research about what you want it to look like. You might have a vision already, you might be completely stumped for ideas, or you might have a few ideas here and there but you are not really sure if they will all work together.
Well, use this step to see what other people have done. You can use Instagram, TikTok or the classic home interior fave, Pinterest, to search for themes and ideas. There are no limits in this stage, just gather the looks and styles that you like!
Step Two: Figure Out Your Colours
This step and the first step definitely go hand in hand. In fact, your inspiration may even be a colour palette. Through your research you might see some trends start to emerge which might provide you naturally with a colour palette.
When it comes to colour, there aren’t really any rules you have to live by – it’s your home and you want to like it. It is important to note though – colour can be a strong influence and totally change the way a room or space feels. So, if you want a calm sanctuary where you can retreat at the end of the day, try not to choose a colour palette with lots of different colours.
Step Three: Understand the Space You Are Working With
Before you can even consider buying any furniture for your outdoor area, you need to have a true understanding of the space you have to work with.
You don’t want to accidentally buy a huge 8 seater modular outdoor lounge set when you won’t have any floor space left once it’s in place.
So, to understand the space, measure it from all angles and areas. Measure the floor space, measure the height of any walls (especially if you have a balcony that may have another balcony above it.
You want to capture everything in your measurements because the last thing you want is to fall in love with a beautiful piece of outdoor living furniture only to find out it can’t fit.
Once you know your measurements, you could consider drawing a mockup of the space, and drawing the layout of your ideal space – this is particularly helpful when you do it from an aerial perspective.
Step Four: Learn About the Materials
Outdoor furniture should be durable, not something that breaks after one season. This usually requires making a bit of an investment in the furniture you choose, which usually means it might cost more than you will find at any old department store.
To figure out the right materials for you, you need to think about the weather and climate of your region – does it rain a lot? Is it super sunny? Is there any shade in your space?
This will help you narrow down the suitable materials for your backyard. Some of the best and most durable materials for outdoor furniture include aluminium, stainless steel, HPL and solid timbers.
Step Five: Go Shopping
Now the real fun begins – you can head out into the real world and check out furniture in the flesh. While you are probably dying to buy your furniture now, just remember, you don’t need to buy anything on your first trip – this can just be a great time to see what is out there and available.
If you are in Sydney, you could even come to SLH showroom – we have a huge collection of outdoor designer furniture that has been made to stand the test of time. And if you are not in Sydney, that’s ok, we also offer Australia-wide shipping for our entire range.
It’s time to create your ideal outdoor space today!