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Wooden garden furniture
In the past, especially with the excessive use of plastic, outdoor furnishings were chosen randomly and often with different elements that were to be together more for the offer of the moment than for a choice of taste. This approach led to gardens that were perhaps bucolic due to their layout and luxuriant as vegetation but filled with white plastic chairs, next to the vintage chair with plastic strips on a metal core and a dark green plastic table with an umbrella hole. in the center. The furnishings of the garden are, on the contrary, very important because exactly how the interior furnishings characterize the style of our home. If going out into the garden in place of the bundling of different types of furniture one finds oneself in front of an orderly furnishing of the open space would totally change the idea with respect to such environment of the house. We will have the perception, as it should be, that the garden is nothing but an extension of the house, with different characteristics but always belonging to our living environment. Of course this does not mean that everything must be similar and without variations, but that these are better wanted and sought after. A vintage seat or lanterns hanging between the tree branches could be very pleasant standing out from a unitary decor and chosen piece by piece within the same collection or similar collections. In a nutshell, even for outdoor furniture it is good practice to stop for a moment to think about what we are looking for, perhaps reflecting while sitting in a chair in the garden that we intend to transform. The subject of the material must also be dispelled: the plastic has been used a lot for cheapness, lightness and durability. In reality its duration is relative to water resistance but the furnishings tend to be ruined and ugly on the surfaces, in addition to having a design that is not really attractive. And if lightness is a good thing for immediate movements, it is not with the rising of the wind or when something rests on the back of a chair that would tend to tip over. But let's see what the market has available in this sector.
Living rooms en plein air: components and materials
They are not just garden furniture: the outdoor furniture creates spaces outside the house for specific functions. Outdoor lunch or dinner, relaxation areas, solarium but also work spaces. In fact, they are naturally bright areas so limiting the function would be an understatement. Even in the short time the open space is much sought after: for example for family breakfast, after-lunch coffee or for a short afternoon break. The wooden furniture ensures warmth like interior furniture and at the same time stability, durability and design. The styles with which the wooden garden furniture is presented are different: traditional, with contemporary design contaminations, with inserts in other materials. Consulting any online catalog you can also check the variety of components, which go well beyond tables and chairs with tables, deckchairs, sofas, outdoor chests to hold towels or children's toys, armchairs, armchairs, footstools and so on following. But if you really want to have everything in style, the catalogs go as far as the proposal of rocking chairs, rocking chairs, trolleys, and, from the smallest to the largest, trays and berceau. It goes without saying that it would not be possible to tune everything without adequate flooring and therefore the proposals on the market also include special wooden flooring that works in simple joint support both on the veranda floor and in the middle of the lawn. With all this choice it remains to identify which lines will be the most suitable to express our taste in furniture. The advice is to consult the online catalogs of the most well-known brands - for example Pircher, Erreuno and Gervasoni - to get an idea of how you would like the furniture and then to search for catalogs of lesser-known brands. The wooden furniture for gardens is also found in furniture chains that are not specialized on exteriors but with good proposals: this is the case of the well-known Ikea, the Brico Center and JYSK.
A zoom on the main lines
The most popular outdoor furniture, looking for a new conviviality in which to share its spaces with friends and family, is the dining table with chairs. The best known version of the outdoor wooden table is certainly the one with the parallel staves surrounded by a square, in teak or robinia wood. It starts with reclining breakfast tables, even with smooth iron or floral-style legs, up to the tables for large groups with extension tables that extend a normal table for four people up to six or eight guests. The chairs, in accordance with the tables, are closable and with legs and structure in smooth iron, floral but also lacquered, or with back and seat in white or colored fabric. When entirely in wood, they are distinguished by the presence of padded cushions that make the seat comfortable like a small armchair.
Small armchairs and sofas, accompanied by low tables, are ideal for relaxing breaks. Often placed under a berceau or protected by the veranda floor, they see the ideal location in communion with a floor resting in wood and laying large carpets. They are filter zones, internal but external at the same time, which allow you to open your eyes towards the day, perhaps still in your pajamas while drinking your first good coffee. The color that continues to be in fashion is white, which goes well with the color of wood, but a digression on the choice of colors and fabrics shows great personality on the part of those who choose without wanting to conform to the dominant style. Magazine racks and wooden trays generally accompany these furnishings, but perhaps here is the time to dare with the combination of accessories personalized with respect to the design of the outdoor living room. If you are insatiable you can think of the rocking chair or the real rocking chair: relaxation will be truly priceless.
Appointment with the suntan
In the middle of the lawn or by the pool, the deckchair and the sunbeds are always the protagonists: they are the ideal components for sunbathing, reading or for taking a nice nap. The deckchairs also allow you to converse or read comfortably, while the sunbeds are more like a sunbathing session. Also in this case the woods are generally black locust and teak, or in any case essences resistant to water and the sun, with large cushions also waterproof. The seats are adjustable, the beds can often be moved with the help of wheels to chase the sun like a photovoltaic panel.
Two words on maintenance
The essences chosen for the outdoor furniture are certainly suitable for the purpose but the wood is a living material and the external environments are aggressive. At the beginning and at the end of the season the furnishings must be scrupulously checked and specific products must be applied once a year for the good protection of the wood and to avoid any rust or peeling from the iron parts.