As the weather starts to warm up, our decks and patios will likely become the main living space for our families, and a prime location for entertainment. Whether you’re thinking about hosting friends, neighbors, or gathering the immediate family for dinner, no outdoor space is complete without the right outdoor living furniture.
Creating the perfect outdoor living space is a shopping experience like no other – but do you know all the essential steps involved? Or, how should you layout your deck or patio space once you’ve bought your patio furniture?
When it comes to building your deck, patio, or backyard, it’s not enough to just buy the first outdoor patio furniture set you lay your eyes on – you have to decide what pieces truly fit your lifestyle, so you’re making the smartest investment for your space. It’s important to create a patio or deck that’s optimal for entertaining, comfort, and design.
So, if you want to learn more about the essential steps involved in creating your outdoor space, take a look at our favorite outdoor furniture buying and design tips. You’ll be lounging in style on your new outdoor patio furniture before you know it.
Before you can start enjoying your patio space, it’s important to have the right patio furniture. If you don’t have any, or your previous set is getting a little worn, it’s time to give yourself the ultimate outdoor upgrade. There are so many beautiful types of outdoor furniture, and furniture materials available at our stores, the fun will begin before you even step outside!
But maybe you’re wondering when you should start browsing for outdoor dining furniture if you’re already itching to eat outside?
When it comes to buying outdoor living furniture, there is no ‘right time’ to purchase. If you see something you love, whether it’s a spacious dining set or quaint bistro set for two, buy furniture that speaks to you.
However, there are a few ideal times of the year that will help you high-quality furniture, at all the best prices.
Springtime is when we begin migrating outdoors, and all of the top outdoor designers begin releasing their new patio furniture lines. You’ll be able to flip through brand new collections of weather-resistant dining tables, outdoor sofas, and lounge chairs from some of our favorite designers such as:
The advantages of springtime furniture shopping are that you’ll have a variety of options to choose from, and can find all the latest accessories and decor to match your space. You’ll be able to continue customizing your space well into the summertime, or have it ready to go before your first outdoor BBQ! Springtime offers plenty of flexibility and design choices.
At the end of every summer season, you might not find the exact same variety, but you’ll be able to snag amazing outdoor patio furniture sets at great prices. Fall outdoor furniture purchases are typically amazing finds – at reduced prices between 30% to 70% off! At Casual Furniture World, we have our very own outdoor furniture clearance center, which is filled with designer pieces at phenomenal prices! You’ll be able to find comfortable adirondack chairs, or a linear fire pit, at highly affordable rates.
Once you begin your outdoor furniture buying journey, it’s important to explore all your options – and there is a lot to choose from! Outdoor living furniture comes in many shapes, sizes, and styles. But do you know all the furniture possibilities that await you?
There are dozens of different outdoor furniture pieces you can browse through, but rather than do all the research on your own, we’ve compiled a list of some must-have seating and dining options, along with various outdoor accents.
If you love the look of a formal dining table and chairs, but still want a comfortable loveseat for relaxing, our team of designers will work with you to create your perfect space! Simply schedule a design consultation with us, so we can take measurements of your deck or patio, discuss your furniture needs, and start finding pieces that work for you!
We believe there is something for everyone, and when it comes to your outdoor living furniture, not all materials were created equal. We carry nothing but high quality, durable, outdoor patio furniture in all three of our store locations, but it’s always good to know a little bit about each material before you buy it. You want to make sure you’re making a smart, long term investment.
Depending on your taste, and overall outdoor vision, here are our favorite outdoor furniture materials, known for their durability and distinctive appearance.
One thing to keep in mind above everything else is your furniture’s durability. The last thing you want is to compromise on quality for such a big investment. It just so happens we have an eBook that covers outdoor furniture material durability, featuring the six materials we listed above. The best part? It’s completely free and yours to keep! Check out The 6 Most Durable Outdoor Furniture Materials for yourself!
Before you can set up, rearrange, and enjoy your beautiful outdoor patio furniture, you have to go out and buy the set that speaks to you! Once you’ve narrowed down what type of furniture you’d like to have on your patio or deck, and the material that suits your taste, it’s time to go shopping. But before you go, we have a couple of suggestions that will help simplify your experience and expedite the process.
Before you go outdoor furniture shopping, remember:
The truth is, there is actually a lot of work that goes into your outdoor furniture shopping experience – those tips are just a glimpse into the pre-shopping preparation! If you want an essential shopping checklist, we have just the thing – our must-have Outdoor Checklist goes in-depth about how to prep and purchase your outdoor furniture with ease!
Once you’ve found the furniture of your dreams, it’s time to create your space, and that all begins with the right outdoor furniture layout. The way you arrange your furniture can be formal, informal, asymmetrical, whatever you prefer – but we do have a couple of suggestions that will help your space flow a little smoother.
Every space is unique, but your primary goal should be making your space feel open and welcoming. In order to reach that goal, here are a few layout ideas for a variety of different outdoor spaces.
For more layout advice, check out our essential outdoor layout ideas and tips, or schedule a design consultation. The possibilities are truly endless.
While furniture shopping is an exciting journey, it’s only half the fun. In order to truly complete your outdoor space, you have to have the complementary accessories to go with it. Your outdoor accessories can truly bring a level of comfort, and style, to your patio that you’ve never experienced before.
Some of our must-have favorites include:
Once you have the right outdoor furniture, custom cushions, and outdoor accessories, what more could you need? A quick cleaning and maintenance routine!
While cleaning and care can be a chore, it’s essential for protecting your investment for years to come. If you need a few quick cleaning fixes before company arrives, but don’t have time to thoroughly clean up your furniture it’s not a problem – we can get your backyard party-ready in no time.
For an in-depth look at seasonal cleaning and maintenance, we’ve created two helpful guides, guaranteed to preserve the look and feel of your furniture: Four Essential Steps to Outdoor Furniture Maintenance, and How to Create and Care for Your Outdoor Furniture Cushions.