The seating material for outdoor furniture typically comes in two types of materials – sling or cushion. Sling is often used on steel and aluminum frames while cushions can be incorporated into all types. There are a number of ways to integrate sling furniture that will make it more comfortable, as well as stylish, depending on the furniture manufacturer. Cushions are pretty universal in that you truly just need to find the pieces that fit your outdoor furniture and integrate the colors and patterns you want to accent your backyard. Most fabric manufacturers today create gorgeous fabrics that are weather resistant and won’t fade in the sun.
Deciding how you’ll incorporate furniture into your backyard is also an equally important decision. Are you looking to populate the space around your fire pit with conversational pieces? You’ll want to consider modular or sectional seating. If you’re looking for dining pieces, pay close attention to bar stools and bistro tables. If sunbathing is your thing, start searching for the perfectly styled chaise lounge that you could enjoy on your beach entry or tanning ledge in the pool. Or if relaxing is your thing, consider nest seating or a daybed for a modern look, or you can never go wrong with a classic hammock or swing.
Take your time when choosing the right patio furniture for your outdoor living space. Consider how it will be used, where it will be positioned and the elements it’s going to have to withstand. And then have fun. Let your outdoor space be an extension of you and really embrace creating a space you and your family can enjoy at any point in the day.