Has Wicker Garden Furniture Found A Way Into Your Home?

Many of us are extremely house proud; investing a great deal of time and money into helping each room in our home look comfortable, inviting and an enjoyable place in which to spend our time in. However, often we may overlook the importance of looking after our gardens and making it an inviting place in which to relax and spend our time in at home. Gardens can be easily ‘lifted’ through planting new flowers, giving fences a fresh lick of paint; or simply ridding our garden of fallen leaves. Yet, one of the easiest ways in which we can instantly change the appearance of our garden is through outdoor furniture, such as wicker garden furniture. When we take the time to select high quality, well crafted wicker furniture pieces, we will be helping to create an attractive and inviting area which can help add extra charm to our house as a whole. However, in order to achieve this desired effect, it is important that we take a few things into account when purchasing wicker garden furniture sets.

Size is very important when purchasing wicker furniture-not just in terms of the size of the actual furniture, but also the floor space in which you can accommodate the pieces. Large wicker furniture pieces on a small amount of floor space will make the area look cramped and uncomfortable. However, opting for small pieces to be placed within large areas may make the furniture look lost or a little out of place. Look to match the overall size of your wicker furniture with the dimensions of the garden space you have in order to create an inviting and great look. Along with size, you next need to carefully consider the design of furniture you wish to buy. Wicker furniture can be easily found in traditional designs which are perfect if this is the look you desire. However, new, more modern designs allow for different styles, finishes and colors. If you strive to create an atmosphere that is relaxing and “family friendly” look to purchase pieces which are traditional. However, if your taste is a little more electric, invest in bright pieces which match your taste and personality. If you are looking for an area which is perfect for garden parties and BBQs, etc; eclectic pieces will be best in order to create a wow factor.

Although wicker furniture can be purchased in an array of sizes and styles, the way in which it has been constructed will be the true indication of how much quality it holds. Steer away from pieces which are made from reconstituted paper fiber as these will not be as sturdy or durable as other pieces, making them a lost investment. Bamboo wicker furniture is a good choice if you are looking for pieces which are mainly for decorative use as although they are sturdier than paper fiber pieces, they are not ideal to be used frequently. Natural wicker furniture pieces will provide you with the desired look and durability but ensure that you check the quality of the product and how closely each weave has been placed. The closer the weaves are placed together, the more weight the piece will be able to hold. If opting for natural wicker furniture, investigate as to whether the piece has been coated with some form of sealant. Sealants protect the wicker, helping to extend their lifespan meaning you get more for your money. There are a number of synthetic wicker garden furniture pieces which can be purchased which are not only lightweight, but can also withstand all weather conditions.

As with any other piece of furniture you may purchase for your home; purchasing wicker furniture is an investment and so the utmost must be given to ensure that you are not only provided with a quality piece made with quality materials, but that you have wicker garden furniture you are more than happy with.