We’re currently running a sale on outdoor chairs so we thought it was the perfect time to write a blog about choosing outdoor furniture for your venue. So here are some consideration to help you get the most out of your outdoor space.
Consider your location
Is your cafe located close to the sea? Does it often rain or do you have long dry summers? Although a chair might be labelled as ‘outdoor’ it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s the right choice for you. Take aluminium chairs for example. They look great and are lightweight to move around, but gusts of wind can easily blow them over and likewise, wooden chairs or tables can splinter or split in intense hot heat.
Consider your environment
Will you be setting up your tables in an open space or under cover? Will the furniture be on a solid terrace, gravel, pavement, or grass? Thinking about your particular environment can help you choose the materials which are most appropriate. Splashes from nearby swimming pools can cause some metals to corrode and wooden furniture which hasn’t be treated can absorb moisture and rot if left out in the open.
Consider your storage space
You can’t simply cover your outdoor furniture and leave it over the winter months. Instead it’s going to need to be stored away. If you’re short of storage base you might want to consider tables with folding bases and chairs which stack for convenience. Otherwise consider furniture that won;t look out of place if you have to move it indoors.
Consider the materials
The materials you choose need to be determined by the style or theme you’re trying to create but also with a lot of attention being paid to practicality. Brightly coloured plastic furniture or metal options look great in a modern setting but can also work somewhere more traditional to give it a modern twist. Designer classics such as Bentwood and Tolix may need more care, but they look classy and are unlikely to go out fashion any time soon.
So why not head on over to our outdoor chairs sale and with the information we’ve given you it will hopefully help you to make an informed decision. Sale closes at the end of April, so you;d better be quick. If you happen to be in the Brendale area then why not call in to our warehouse and view out great range of outdoor furniture for yourself. Or if you need more help or some friendly advice, just pick up the phone and call us on 07 3205 1616. We’re constantly bringing in new stock, so be sure to check out the site on a regular basis.