Decorating with Modern Outdoor Furniture

Outdoor furniture is a wonderful way to add some flair and additional seating to your patio, garden, or back deck. After all, nothing says “relax” like enjoying a cold beer or glass of wine on the patio as the sun sets. But what kind of furniture should you get? Forgoing expensive antique or classically-styled furniture, modern outdoor furniture comes in a wide variety of styles and materials, making it an ideal choice for those seeking to decorate.


Modern outdoor furniture comes in a wide variety of materials, each with their own unique qualities. Some of the many styles include wrought iron, which is heavy, durable, and long lasting; solid wood, which gives the furniture a rustic feel while being incredibly sturdy; plastic, or resin furniture, which is tough and affordable; rattan, which is strong and can last longer than a lifetime; and wicker, which is made of tightly interwoven wood fibers and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

Prices on outdoor furniture vary depending on the style, the components included, and the material out of which it’s made. The cheapest is plastic furniture, as it’s easily mass produced and thus very easy to manufacture and sell. The most expensive is, of course, anything custom made or large, such as solid wood or very intricate wrought iron furniture. Sets are also more expensive, which is to be expected; a table, chairs, and umbrella, especially one made out of quality materials is guaranteed to cost you a pretty penny.

Outdoor patio and garden furniture is a great way to add beauty and fullness to your home, and if you know where to shop, it doesn’t have to break the bank. Modern outdoor patio furniture can be purchased in a wide variety of places, from big box retailers like Target and Home Depot to the hundreds upon hundreds of online retailers.

Posted on July 13, 2012 at 9:00 AM