If you are looking to get the garden up together ready for next summer, then furniture will likely be high on your list of priorities. With the right garden furniture, you can create an outdoor area that both provides you with a good place to relax and also entertain guests.
You need to consider that not all garden furniture is created equally, and there are plenty of options out there that will be less than suitable for what you are going for. In today’s blog, we have a look at 4 of the main mistakes to avoid when buying garden furniture as well as the best types of garden furniture to invest in.
- Buying furniture online without looking at pictures or reviews
This is one of the cardinal sins when it comes to buying stuff online. Do not take flashy offers and sales copy as an indicator of quality. Make sure when you are buying furniture online that you are taking the time to check the reviews and pictures of the furniture. This will help you work out the type of furniture that you ended up buying and the right-sized option that will fit in with your garden.
When buying furniture online, try to go for the highest quality that you can, and make sure they know how to deliver it. This will minimise the chances of the garden furniture becoming damaged in transit.
- Buying cheap furniture that does not fit in with the garden
Garden furniture comes in all sorts of varieties, and many suppliers cater to a variety of different budgets. One of the big mistakes that people make when buying garden furniture is not going for the right type that fits in with the aesthetic of the garden. If you are blessed with a lot of space outside and plush patios, do not buy cheap garden furniture. Not only will it ruin the look of the outdoor space, but it will also deteriorate heavily over time and will eventually need replacing.
If you buy good quality timber furniture you will have a product that matches the look of many different styles and will stand the test of time, resisting both weathering and wear and tear.
- Buying furniture with legs too thin for the decking
One mistake that many make when buying new garden furniture is ordering chairs with legs too thin for patio flooring and decking. Thin legs will get trapped in between the decking gaps more easily which can lead to accidents and general lack of mobility. To avoid this make sure you have a look at the decking beforehand when making your purchase. This means you can make an informed decision on the garden furniture that you want to buy.
- Buying garden furniture that gets ruined in the rain
If you live in the UK you will be well-acquainted with the wet weather. This wet weather is harmless for the most part, but it can play havoc with your outdoor furniture. If you buy garden furniture that can be damaged by water, you need to take the necessary precautions. Cover it in the winter and when not being used in general. If you want to avoid the hassle you can always buy furniture that is naturally resistant to weathering.
Make sure you buy good quality garden furniture no matter the budget
Most of the mistakes listed above can be avoided if you make an informed decision on buying good quality garden furniture. When buying online, go with suppliers with a reputation for providing good quality garden furniture. This will maximise the chances of you getting a good product for your garden.