There are a nearly staggering number of options for outdoor furniture available at DeVries. We take pride in our ability to offer exceptional options for every style, need, and price point, but we also understand that this can be overwhelming for some customers! That’s why we wanted to compile a list of important elements to consider when you are browsing our show floor so you can hone in on the right furniture for you.
Consider the Utility of the Space
Each outdoor space has a purpose that it gets used for. Sometimes that purpose aligns with its design, like the decking around a pool or a covered patio being used for sitting, relaxing, and chatting. Sometimes, spaces take on unexpected utility: the deck you built to enjoy the view might become a dinner location once you discover how well the view goes with a glass of wine. Whatever the case is, consider the utility your outdoor space has currently, and what utility you might want it to have in the future. This will help narrow down your furniture choices and ensure that you don’t buy something that doesn’t get used.
Balance Budget and Comfort
The simple truth of outdoor furniture is this: You pay more for comfort. The main difference between expensive and cheap outdoor furniture is the long term durability and the comfort of the furniture in question. With this in mind, consider the last question. Do you want your outdoor space to be a relaxing space to spend multiple hours in? If so, it may be worth investing in higher quality seating so you can enjoy the space more fully. If you would rather the space be social, encouraging movement and through-traffic, consider buying stools, standing tables, or other items that are inviting but don’t allow for too much relaxation. If you know the kids are going to inevitably destroy anything you put poolside, feel free to go for the cheap option now and wait till they are a bit older before you invest in something nicer.
Storage is Critical!
An often ignored element of outdoor furniture is how you store it when it shouldn’t be out. When a storm is bearing down or the weather is getting colder by the day, the realization that you don’t have anywhere to store your lovely outdoor furniture can be heartbreaking. Always consider the compactness of any outdoor element you are considering purchasing, and take care to make space available for storing it. Many chair options are designed to stack and store together, but do not take this for granted! Always make sure you have a good plan in place before you purchase that new piece.
Looking to replace your old or damaged patio furniture? We have you covered! DeVries is New Jersey’s best selection of outdoor patio furniture with an expansive showroom of the latest in patio trends. We offer elegant and affordable pieces for all your patio furniture needs.