”Nothing is more the child of art than a garden.” (Sir Walter Scott) So you have a beautiful garden, or a patio or a terrace where you can enjoy the sun reading a book or sipping a cool drink? Well, then you need a garden sofa! A few years ago gardens were only furnished with tables and chairs. Now, the idea of sitting on an upholstered sofa is more common thanks to technologically advanced materials that can resist harsh weather conditions. Soft shapes for real alcoves, bright colors and hi-tech structures that recall intertwined wicker and rattan enrich your outdoor space with elegance and livelyness transforming it in a space that adults and kids can enjoy. How to choose the right one? First of all, measure up the available space. A sectional garden sofa will fit in whatever space. You can choose your favorite configuration, from the corner to the linear ones, with a chaise longue or a matching pouf, deciding the total number of seats. A upholstered garden sofa will ensure maximum relax thanks to cushions on the seats and on the seatback. To enhance comfort you can match some outdoor cushions: squared ones, rectangular ones, plain color or patterned ones will give your sofa a personal touch. You better choose a garden sofa with removable cover which lets you wash and maintain the fabric cover of your cushions properly.
Materials are a determining factor for the looks and the durability of your garden sofa. Iroko, teak and vegetal fibers like rattan or wicker for classic wooden structures; aluminium and stainless steel for metal structures; intertwined plastic that recall rattan but more weather and wear resistant for plastic structures. New technical fabrics are used for the coverings. Thanks to their resistance to weather, wear and tear, and UV rays. Fabric garden sofas in Batyline? or Sunbrella? are abrasion and sunray resistant, washable and available in many colors. Even the padding is important for outdoor furniture. We recommend purchasing paddings that dry up fast in case of rain like open cell polyurethane foam.
Don’t forget that your outdoor furniture must be stylish. One of the most common trends is to create continuity between your indoor furniture and your outdoor pieces. So your sofa’s style has to match your living room sofa’s style. A classic style garden sofa in colonial style rattan will be perfect in a XIX century restored villa while a contemporary style garden sofa will complete your city apartment terrace. Remember to add some garden side tables where to put books and glasses, some plants and lamps to enjoy your garden relax area until it gets dark.
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