We already know that the Pantone color of the year is a sumptuous wine shade called Marsala and is shaping up to be a big design trend. Did you also know that a design trend for 2015 is to make your outdoor space just as inviting and stylish as your interior?
One easy way to immediately update your outdoor space is to choose the perfect outdoor wicker furniture set. With the rise of online shopping, now you’ve got lots of options to match the theme and feel of your home. Let this guide from Wicker Central help you decide which outdoor wicker furniture is right for your home.
The first pointer is perhaps the most important. Before choosing any wicker patio furniture pieces, first determine how you will be using your furniture. Will you be doing a lot of entertaining? Do you plan to host outdoor parties? Or are you planning to simply choose a few pieces to relax around an outdoor fire pit or bar? Knowing how you will be using your wicker furniture will help you determine what types of pieces to purchase and how many wicker chairs, sofas, or tables you will need.
Now that you know how you’ll be using your outdoor wicker furniture, the next step is to determine how much space you have to work with. If you know how big your patio space is, that will help you decide how many pieces to order and which sizes will comfortably fit within the space.
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Once you’ve got a good idea of where you will put your furniture, now comes the fun part. Thankfully, wicker furniture style has come a long way. You don’t have to settle for an old-fashioned, simple white wicker furniture set. Take a few minutes to compile a few words that describe your space. Keywords like classic, contemporary, relaxed, dramatic, or neutral can help when you search for the perfect set online.
Another great thing about shopping for outdoor wicker furniture online is that you can request fabric samples before making a full order. If your style tends to be more traditional, choose a neutral shade such as beige or light brown to match any outdoor space. If you’re more adventurous, why not try a pop of color for summer. Popular outdoor fabric colors this year include bright yellow, spring green, and turquoise.
One final thing to consider when choosing the right outdoor wicker furniture for your home is to choose furniture that will last in your climate. Most wicker furniture shops provide information about how the material will hold up in different types of weather. Pay close attention to this information, as well as any warranties that the company offers. Of course the best way to protect your outdoor wicker furniture in any weather is to purchase the appropriate outdoor furniture covers.
Now we want to hear from you. What is your patio’s theme: classic, contemporary, dramatic, or another style? Let us know in the comments below.