The Beauty and Benefits of Wicker Patio Furniture

In the world of patio furniture, wicker furniture has a leg up on the competition. Handcrafted by professionals to give it a distinct yet versatile look, wicker stands up against wrought iron, plastic, and solid wood furniture in a number of ways. 

First off, wicker is extremely durable. Although made from hand-woven strips of wood and fibers, it's incredibly durable and sturdy, capable of supporting several hundred pounds and thus making it an ideal sitting surface. It's not so heavy that it requires more than two people to move it, yet it's heavy enough so as to not be blown away during a nasty wind storm.



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It's also incredibly comfortable. Despite essentially being made of wood fibers, wicker patio furniture is typically molded in a way that allows for all types and sizes of cushions, allowing for a comfortable seat. As a result, it's perfectly suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. It looks great on patios and decks, adding a rustic look to any type of aesthetic you have chosen, and matches almost all types of interior and exterior designs. While living rooms and dining rooms might require something classier, such as leather or old fashioned antique wood, wicker furniture is suitable for lanais, sitting rooms, gardens, and even the traditional "man cave."

Wicker patio furniture comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, too. You can opt for a standalone chair or love seat, or if you're looking to host parties, you can get a wicker dining room table set. It also comes in a variety of colors, such as traditional brown or dark brown, cherry red, and even white. White wicker furniture allows you to hand paint it any color you want, bringing a distinct look to wherever you decide to use it.

 It's also incredibly easy to clean. Just take a small duster or rag to it to wipe away any dust or dirt. If necessary, you can wet a rag and simply run it over the furniture to clean off any stubborn dirt. With proper care, wicker furniture can last you years, and is far more cost effective than constantly replacing dirty, worn out patio furniture that's simply too uncomfortable to use on a regular basis. Best of all, it's incredibly affordable, meaning you don't have to break the bank to furnish your garden, patio, or even the inside of your home with beautiful, comfortable furniture. 

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Posted on July 11, 2012 at 9:00 AM