Enjoying the use of an outdoor lounge is the perfect way to end a summers evening as you watch the sun set with good company. And like the lounge inside your home, there is no reason that your outdoor lounge can’t be just as comfortable with furniture of a high quality.
If you’ve always dreamed of an outdoor lounge, we’re going to detail the steps you should take in terms of both planning your new outdoor space as well as buying the furniture you’ll need.
- Design Your Ideal Layout
The first step you should take is to space plan the area where you’re intending to locate your new outdoor lounge. This doesn’t require anything more than a few simple measurements with the assistance of a tape measure, which you can then use to produce a few sketches to trial design ideas.
Doing this before making any further progress in the buying process is beneficial as you’ll immediately become aware of any space constrains you’re going to face when deciding where each piece of furniture is going to go.
- Make a List of Furniture
The next step is to compile a list of the type of furniture you want to be included within your new outdoor space. Since we’re discussing outdoor lounges, you’re going to want to include at least one suitably sized sofa which meets your requirements as well as an appropriately sized half height table.
In addition, you might wish to include a few accessories such as suitable outdoor lighting as well as a fire pit for keeping warm during colder nights. The possibilities are endless so feel free to experiment.
- Consider Your Choice of Materials and Colours
It’s now time to delve deeper into your design considerations. Outdoor furniture is available in a variety of colours and a range of materials which should provide you with plenty of choice.
We would suggest making sure that the materials you choose are as comfortable as possible. Rattan and wicker make a great choice in this regard and are usually firm favourites with homeowners.
From a colour point of view, we would suggest making sure that the colours you choose complement the rest of your garden and fit in with any existing outdoor furniture you have.
- Consider Durability and Storage
Anything left outdoors will be required to stand up to a considerable amount of wear and tear due to exposure to the elements. If you have nowhere to store your furniture, we would suggest making sure that it is as durable as possible by choosing hardwearing materials.
Your other option is of course to buy a suitable furniture cover which will protect it from rain and UV damage.
- The Outdoor Furniture Buying Process
Our final piece of advice is to try as many pieces of furniture as possible. To do this, simply visit one of the many outdoor furniture showrooms that are located in Australia. Lavita outdoor furniture receives favourable feedback from customers but as long as you spend a little time sitting on each piece of furniture you should be fine. It is also a good idea to buy from a retailer who has a flexible return policy.
The perfect set of outdoor furniture is going to provide you with years of enjoyment so it’s important to take your time and do as much research as possible.