Having a veranda or a garden house attached to your home can bring great opportunities for relaxation. It serves a number of purposes – relaxation, spending time with the family, a space where the kids can run riot without destroying your home, communing with nature (in case you have a nice garden), and entertaining friends and family. Everything can be done in the garden house, but for this you need to furnish it with the right kind of furniture.
Some of the most commonly used garden furniture is:
Folding table: A folding table is a great addition to your veranda. It can provide a space to keep your stuff on while relaxing. It can even be used as a dining table. But at the end of the day, it can be wrapped up and put away, making it convenient.
Folding chairs: There are comfortable folding chairs that can be purchased for your veranda. Like the table, these too can be put away after use.
Garden bench: Garden benches add an interesting touch to your open veranda.
Other furniture that can be put in the garden house are footstools, cushion-covered couches, rocking chairs, etc. If you have the space, a swing would also be an excellent addition. You can also add colour and comfort to the furniture by the addition of cushions, sheer curtains, flower vases, and other such items of decor.
Qualities of garden furniture
Durability: Your garden furniture is going to weather the outside climate. If you want your furniture to last long, make sure that it is durable and made for weathering the climate you live in.
Attractiveness: Whether you are going in for the muted look, or the vivid eye-catching appearance, your garden furniture needs to look good. It also needs to blend in harmoniously with the garden and the decor.
Cost: Because garden furniture are exposed to the elements continuously, it makes sense to buy low-cost furniture that can be replaced after a few years. Purchase quality furniture at the lowest price range.
Comfort: Comfort is certainly a factor while choosing garden furniture. You will not be able to relax or have fun in your garden house if the furniture is not comfortable.
Types of garden furniture
Wood: Wood is a long lasting and hardy choice for those who like the ‘natural’ look and it is easy to maintain.
Wicker: Wicker is the quintessential garden furniture and is made from materials like rattan, bamboo, and cane. Wicker is lightweight, durable, and easy to clean.
Metal: Usually made of aluminum or wrought iron, metal furniture provides a more classic and formal look, and are also easy to clean and maintain.
Plastic: Lightweight and portable, plastic furniture is very easy to clean and maintain. However, plastic furniture is generally not very durable.
With these ideas in mind, you can choose the best garden furniture for your veranda!