Furnishing outdoor space is not too different from furnishing indoors. Probably the biggest difference would be the materials used because outdoor spaces would require some weather-proofing. Companies like Wicker Paradise sell some of the most amazing pieces of outdoor furniture you will find.
Furniture woven with natural fibers like rattan and seagrass has the best look for outdoors because it is offering a polished yet casual effect. However, even when they’re treated with varnish and other solvents to withstand outdoor conditions, natural fibers typically require special care and maintenance in order to prolong its life.
As a compromise between the natural look and overall durability, there are also woven furniture made of synthetic fiber. Synthetic fiber like those used by Lane Venture in their esteemed outdoor collections are typically made of polyethylene. These fibers are made specifically to mimic wicker materials like rattan, seagrass, reed, willow, and bamboo. The best thing about them is that they can withstand all sorts of weather conditions and they’re also very easy to clean.
For upholstered and stuffed pieces like sofa cushions and throw pillows, always opt for those made of all-weather fabrics. It’s always best to have cushions that can tolerate rains as well as heavy sunshine. Weather-resistant fabrics are also known to be durable and easy to clean.
For as long as the furniture you select is made specifically for use outdoors, you shouldn’t have any trouble furnishing your patio. All it would take is selecting the pieces that fit the space’s function and suit your personal preferences.