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The Right Stuff For Your Patio Decors

Aug 27, 2008
Home furnishing is one of the many investments homeowners give much importance to. From the living room, to the dining room, to the master bedroom; everything has to be just right. But beyond closed walls, lawns, gardens, and backyards also have their share of make-overs. And the patio isn't any different.

The design is not the only thing you should be concerned with when you are redecoration the patio. Material is just as crucial. The patio décor will make you feel the whole atmosphere that you are trying to bring out. The décor will also affect the optimum level of the furniture and how much you are willing to spend for it.

The material for patio outdoor furniture varies. From wood, plastic, aluminum to iron.

Cedar is one of the popular choice for patio décor. Other types of wood are Mahogany, Pine, and Teak. They are weather resistant as long as you apply water sealant. Rattan and Bamboo are no so much resistant to weather.

* The most popular wood is the Western Red Cedar is popular because of two things. They are not susceptible to rotting and insect infestation. Adirondack and Muskoka chairs are commonly found in this material.

* Pine is less expensive too. They are softer compared to other types of wood. Because of this, they are prone to cracking.

* Mahogany will cost you a little more but is heavier and sturdier than many of the other woods used for patio décors.

* There are beautiful furniture but will succumb to the harsh weather very easily. These are Canes, bamboo, rattan, and willow. They are also lightweight which wont help at all especially on windy days.

Wood requires minimal maintenance compared to others. You just need to put oil on them from time to time. This will prevent them from drying up. Cushions can be added but be sure to remove them as the harsh weather will not be too soft on them.

Plastic does not always look cheap. Resins for example are beautifully woven and require less maintenance. They are heavy so they won't be easily blown away. This is budget friendly outdoor furniture.

Cast aluminum is like resin. It is cheap and weather resistant. Stainless and rust free, they are easy to maintain. They may need cushions so they will feel a lot more comfortable. They are always in the same color.

Classic Scrolled Wrought is always something to boast about. It is durable as well as elegant. It can withstand all weather conditions. Only one thing though, they tend to rust. A new coat of paint should remedy that. Therefore, maintenance for this furniture is quite low. Because of its weight, they never get blown away by the cruel wind.

Look is the least important when you choose a patio furniture. You should look for durability. This is where the quality stands. Don't compromise on quality as you will enjoy comfort more than beauty.
About the Author
Kenny Leichester is a foremost expert in the interior design industry specializing in the outdoor or patio settings using outdoor patio furniture, patio umbrellas, outdoor cushions, patio heaters, patio lighting and so on to create exquisitely beautiful layout. His work on patio heaters and so on are widely distributed and is a regular contributor to PatioShoppers.com.
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