How to make the most out of your garden
PUBLISHED: 13:53 20 March 2020 | UPDATED: 13:53 20 March 2020
It’s times like now when the garden will become your sanctuary, and with spring around the corner and thoughts turning to enjoying life al fresco, here’s how to make the most of any outdoor space you have
Furniture makes your garden more than just an outside space – it becomes a place for those special moments, whether that’s lounging around with a good book, entertaining friends and family or simply soaking up the sun. But ensuring you’ll get the maximum enjoyment out of your garden furniture for many years to come, there are a few questions you should be asking yourself that will assist in you deciding the best design for you. So we spoke to leading garden furniture maker, Bridgman, on what to consider...
1. Are you more of a diner or a lounger?
The first thing you must consider is why you want new garden furniture. Do you want to entertain or relax? Your answer will determine whether you should get a dining set or a sofa and lounging set. While both types should ensure luxury and comfort, it makes sense to get what best suits your lifestyle.
Thankfully, it is possible to have the best of both worlds in one clever design, such as a set where the dining table is adjustable, from high to low, meaning you can enjoy a meal or lie back and sup on a cocktail.
2. What kind of
style are you looking for?
Modern and traditional designs are both popular with choice dependant on what you feel would go best with your garden and your personality. When it comes to style, you should also consider the colours – do you want it to match your indoor furniture? Is there a certain colour theme that already exists in your garden? Popular garden furniture colours include classic beige, brown and taupe as well as cool grey, green and blue.
3. What material
is the furniture
When buying garden furniture, you must ensure it’s not only beautiful, but also high-tech and durable. Popular materials include rattan, teak, aluminium and resin.
Before purchase, ensure that the furniture is made with the utmost care using only the very best materials. Some pieces even have unique fabric that is fully waterproof, meaning people don’t have to worry about rainfall or accidental wine spills. And with ever more innovative designs, there are now collections which have been developed to be used both indoors and outdoors.
4. What’s your garden space like?
When it comes to furniture, size matters. A good supplier offers garden furniture of various shapes and sizes, so it’s important to consider the placement of your new furniture. Measure your garden space and note the dimensions. This way you can buy the right size so it fits perfectly where you want it.
5. How comfortable is it?
And last (but not least) is the comfort aspect. While quality and design are essential to luxury garden furniture, it needs to be comfortable too. Check out the furniture sets in person, testing them out before you decide. This way, you’ll know you love it and won’t have to risk getting something you later regret. n
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