Summer means terrace. The terrace is the cocoon that creates summer memories. We want to give it a dose of love, without really knowing where to start. In this article, we will help you choose the ideal outdoor furniture for you, according to your tastes and needs. After all, if there’s one thing you deserve to have this summer, it’s your dream terrace !
Know your needs and your space
First and foremost, establish your needs. How do you plan to enjoy your balcony or terrace? You won’t have the same furniture if you want to read on Sunday, have a drink with your friends or have dinner with your family.
We’ve all made the mistake of buying the “perfect” outdoor table… Only to find that it takes up all the space and you barely have room to sit. So get out your measuring tape and your creativity, it’s time to make a plan!
No more lazy days outside
Do you dream of days alternating between reading and napping? Get ready to fall in love with zero gravity chairs. Recommended by occupational therapists, these chairs allow each person to find the perfect position for their back. For more details, check out this article.
Add a coffee table to hold a book or a drink, and you’re done! We have a soft spot for the Zica coffee table. It is hand woven in Toronto and UV treated to keep its shine. A lovely, local and sustainable choice.
More evenings of laughter with friends
If you love dinner parties with friends outside, but don’t want to clutter up your balcony with a big table, folding tables, like this one from Lafuma, are the key. Quality. Easy storage. 5-year warranty. You can keep this Lafuma table for years to come.
If you’re looking for the perfect chairs for Thursday night drinks, check out the Acapulco chairs. Not only do they look great, but they’re super comfortable and offer the perfect posture for opening up conversations. Psst: they’re the brainchild of Canadian designer Paul Yatch and are handwoven in Toronto!
What material should I choose?
Again, it all depends on your needs.
If you want to set up your garden furniture once and keep it for the whole summer, wrought iron is a good option because it is very solid.
Wrought iron will not allow you to store and take out your furniture frequently. If you want versatility, aluminum is lighter and would be better for you. It resists rust and some models can even stay outside in summer and winter.
Be careful with plastic. Although it is inexpensive at first glance, it is also less resistant, thus multiplying purchases over the years.
What to think about before making your choice
You would never buy an uncomfortable dining chair, and the same rule applies to outdoor furniture. Before reinventing your space with a few clicks, we recommend that you visit a store to test the comfort of the furniture.
Your outdoor furniture will see a lot of wear and tear from the elements, so make sure you choose products with at least a one-year warranty. After all, the length of the warranty reflects the quality of the product.
Buying local garden furniture means doing your part for the planet and the local economy, but also trusting people who know our climate and produce furniture accordingly.
Don’t forget to store your furniture after the summer
Do you have room to store your outdoor furniture in the fall? If storage space is scarce, consider folding furniture. Otherwise, there are garden covers that will allow you to find your furniture in the same condition the following summer.
At Le Balconier, we take the patio season very seriously. You deserve to have a comfortable, customized setting to enjoy the summer in style. It’s time to make your dream deck a reality, check out our selection of outdoor furniture right here!