Decorating with Rustic Outdoor Furniture

If you own a quaint home in the mountains, or prefer to spend your time in a log cabin secluded in the wilderness, then fancy schmancy patio furniture from Target isn’t the way to go. You want to invest in some quality, hand-made rustic patio furniture that complements your rustic home and mountain lifestyle. Thankfully, there are a variety of options to choose from.


To start, you need to know where you can purchase rustic furniture. While it can be found in a variety of speciality stores, most rustic furniture, as well as rustic decor of all types, can be browsed and purchased from a variety of online stores that cater to all your rustic furniture needs. Most have extensive rustic furniture sections, and who knows, you might be tempted to spruce up your fireplace with some rustic fireplace accessories.

When you decorate with rustic outdoor furniture, you want to make sure the kind you purchase matches your overall aesthetic. Cabin and mountain homes are all unique, and therefore you want to find patio furniture that matches in terms of tone and color. As such, many pieces of rustic furniture are various shades of brown, so the decision doesn’t have to be too difficult. Many pieces of rustic furniture can also be stained to match your desired aesthetic and color, which allows for many more options and styles.

Your choices are myriad. You can go with standard wood furniture, wicker furniture, and even chairs designed to look like they’re made from roots. Giant benches made from massive logs can provide a comfortable place to sit while you watch your kids play outside while white and plain wood Adirondack chairs are perfect for lazy evenings watching the sunset.

Most of these pieces of furniture are weather treated to withstand the elements, so you don’t have to worry about covering them every night. To protect them and make them last longer, however, any time there is a chance of rain you should do your best to keep them covered, whether that’s with furniture covers or simply dragging them underneath and awning.

Posted on June 28, 2012 at 9:00 AM