Archive for November, 2015

Outdoor Furniture and Rug Ideas

“Who would have though that a simple rug could transform a dull space to a designer-look space? Well, here are some ideas that will truly guide in making use of rug for outdoor spaces.”


Give your outdoor living space a designer feel by accessorizing your patio furniture with a stylish outdoor rug. Specialized synthetic fabric makes outdoor rugs durable enough to withstand harsh outdoor elements while looking attractive enough to be used indoors as well.

Furniture Frame Materials and Styles

Consider the furniture inside your home and choose outdoor pieces with similar lines, finishes, or designs. For example, the clean, straight lines of teak outdoor furniture complements minimalist, contemporary, or modern settings. Scrolling wrought iron furniture has a very traditional look while furniture made from aluminum or recycled plastic can be designed to look modern, transitional, or rustic like pine and cedar furniture.


Common types of wood for outdoor furniture include teak, cedar, pine, and eucalyptus. Teak is an extremely durable tropical hardwood resistant to rotting, warping, insects, shrinkage and swelling. Teak is the priciest wood and can be left untreated to age to a silvery gray or sealed to retain its golden honey color. Eucalyptus is a more budget friendly tropical hardwood with natural resistance to moisture damage and insects. Cedar and pressure-treated pine also age to a silvery gray when left untreated with cedar being the more expensive option.

Forest Stewardship Council-Certified Eucalyptus Outdoor Extension Table and Six Chairs Set

Eucalyptus Outdoor Dining Set
  • Patio Productions has a large selection of outdoor teak furniture including dining sets, club chairs and sofas, occasional tables, chaise lounges and bar furniture. Be prepared for a considerable investment a seven piece dining set costs $2899, a chaise lounge costs $782, and a club chair costs $879.
  • Plow and Hearth has eucalyptus outdoor furniture including dining sets, benches, bar sets, occasional tables, chaise lounges, and seating sets. Get a five piece dining set for $558.99, a bench for $159, or a four piece seating set for $699.
  • DutchCrafters offers inexpensive outdoor pine furniture such as Adirondack chairs starting …


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