Outdoor Furniture that Can Be Used Indoors

Outdoor furniture that looks like it belong indoors is a big trend for summer. Advances in materials and fabrics have made it possible to have fully upholstered furniture that are sturdy enough to withstand the weather. Here are three collections that look as sleek and polished as their indoor counterparts to create beautiful rooms indoors or out.

The Gila Collection brings chicness and style to your patio or deck. We love its gorgeous profile with curved arms and clean lines. It’s perfect for comfortable lounging as well as upscale entertaining. And it’s built to weather the elements as well as spills.

The Otis Dining Table brings an industrial and rustic feel to your backyard barbecue. The solid Acacia base in a contemporary dark walnut stain contrasts with the epoxy and cement top, for a look that’s perfect outdoors or in.

The straight lines of the Fenton Collection feature a perfectly irregular open basket weave, adding interest and style to your patio or deck. Plush cushions are doubled up for an inviting feel. And the materials are made to withstand the elements and look beautiful for years to come.

Create an outdoor breakfast room or laidback dinner spot with the Coronado Dining Collection. The see-through basket-weave design makes a distinctive design statement, while the plush cushions add comfort and a sharp color contrast.

Look Alike Outdoor Seating

It’s almost time for entertaining outdoors, and your deck or patio is ready for a refresh. Today’s resin wicker furniture provides a stylish way to outfit your outside spaces.

These two armless chairs look sleek and sophisticated, but one costs more than three times the price of the other. One is the Ventura Umber Modular Armless Chair from Crate and Barrel, which sells for $688, and the other is the Dover Armless Chair from Art Van, which sells for $223.99.

The choice is easy. Click here to grab the better deal.

Outdoor Furniture Buying Guide

Spring is here and it’s time to bring out the patio furniture! Whether you’re in the market for a new dining or seating group or you simply want to add a piece or two to your green space, we have what you need in Art’s Backyard. Here are a few things to consider before you make your final decisions:

 

1. How do you plan to use your outdoor space? 

Are you looking to accommodate a lot of friends and family for regular barbecues? Do you reserve your deck for a quiet cup of morning coffee? Does your area get sun throughout the day? Or does your space benefit at times from the shade of trees or homes? The answers to these questions will help you determine what you need. If you prefer to keep things intimate, you might get more use out of a cozy bistro table instead of a larger dining set. If your house is party central, a sectional might be better than a pair of chaise chairs. And you’ll know if you should browse umbrellas that fit within a dining group or freestanding, mobile versions.

2. How much space do you have? 

If your patio or deck is large, you have an option of creating zones, such as dining or seating, with separate groupings for each. If your area is smaller, you might consider double-duty or smaller scale items, such as a firepit with a cover that can be used as a dining table or a pair of armless chairs that take up less room. Measure your space and bring the dimensions to our showroom. We can help you outfit your outdoor living area with the right furnishings and fit for you.

3. What kinds of materials are best for your lifestyle? 

From wicker to wood and aluminum to wrought iron, outdoor furniture comes in a wide variety of material choices. Choosing the right selection for your family will depend on a few criteria.

 

Do you like to customize your outdoor arrangements according to your event du jour? Aluminum furniture is your best bet. Lighter than wrought iron, aluminum provides the flexibility of easy mobility. But just because they’re lightweight doesn’t mean they’re less durable. Aluminum pieces are rust resistant and have powder-coat finishes to stand up to the elements. Clean with mild soap and water, and store indoors during winter.

 

Want to create an inviting outdoor room? Wicker is for you. These pieces create a cozy setting – something you’d normally find indoors – with deep seating and plush cushions. If you’re worried about the durability of wicker, rest easy; unlike wicker of the past, these pieces are made of resin, which last longer and don’t crack or splinter. Clean up is easy; spray it with water and use a mild soap solution. Bring indoors or cover during the winter.

 

Do you love the look of natural materials? Consider wood furnishings. A classic outdoor choice, wood grows more beautiful with time as it weathers from the sun and rain. Teak is the most popular wood option, and your investment will last for years. Of all of your outdoor furniture choices, wood does require the most maintenance; it comes with our care kit, which helps it resist stains and fading. Store indoors during the winter.

3 Tips For Prepping Your Outdoor Furnishings

 

March is the time when Midwesterners daydreaming about Spring and all of the outside activities it brings. If you brought your aluminum or wrought iron outdoor furnishings inside for the winter, it’s take time to get them ready for their seasonal debut. Here are three things to do to be ready for the sunshine:

Step One: Clean

Wash and rinse aluminum frames with mild liquid detergent and warm water. This will remove any surface dirt left from last season.

Step Two: Protect

Apply a coat of automobile wax to aluminum frames with smooth finishes to help extend their life. For textured finishes, you can periodically apply mineral or baby oil.

Step Three: Check for Damage

To keep rust away, check your furnishings for chips and scratches. This is the most common cause of rust because it exposes the bare metal to the elements. Touch up any chips or scratches by first gently sanding the area with fine steel wool, then applying a primer and paint. Follow up with a topcoat of wax or clear sealer for added protection.

Outdoor Décor To Match Your Indoor Style

Outdoor furniture has evolved from picnic tables and folding chairs to sofas, sectionals and dining sets that beautifully mirror their indoor counterparts. That means you can effortlessly design a patio or deck space that reflects your great taste and sense of style. From casual to traditional and everything in between, here are five outdoor styles that will transform your backyard setting.

Casual

If your style is casual, then today’s comfortable wicker sofa and chairs would create the perfect atmosphere on your patio. This grouping features a cocktail table and ottomans that double as seating.

Contemporary

If your home is contemporary you will love this dining collection, which features sleek metal frames and striking white cushions. Straight lines and a contrasting palette are the hallmark of contemporary style.

Modern

If you love modern style, then you’ll love this stunning sectional. Its midcentury-inspired lines are simple yet sleek, while the light gray cushions are very up to date.

Rustic

Wooden furnishings can bring a wonderful rustic feel to your backyard, and this sitting area features a modern take. The cocktail table is made from teak boards that have a sense of energy from the wonderful grain, and the aluminum straps and casters add an industrial twist.

Traditional

If your style is traditional, you’ll set a beautiful table outdoors with a dining set that exudes charm. This grouping was inspired by the glorious French architecture of New Orleans, with beautiful detail work on the chairs and table.