Furnishing the outdoor needs the same level of care and attention paid to the indoor. The space availability, your personal whim and the type of environment you are furnishing are all relevant aspects to be looked at, especially if you are choosing a garden chair. Comfort matters too. Either you are opting for a lounge chair or a classy chair for the outdoor, comfort is what really counts. Two other fundamental parameters are resistance to atmospheric agents and aesthetics. Garden chairs can be chosen in combination with the table or in contrast with it, in order to get a continuous or a striking mix and match result with the surrounding furnishing style. Next to typical wooden garden chairs, there are plastic chairs – the most broadly used for the outdoor since they are comfortable, easy to clean, robust and colorful –, garden chairs in metal or aluminum, or products with an ultra-modern design. Each one of these seats is crucial in enticing sociability and conversation and allow a comfortable use of the external spaces.
Different styles of garden chairs
In our days outdoor chairs are declined in the most diverse styles, ranging from modern with a thousands cataloged models, to models of design proposed by high-standing brands of an international caliber; from vintage Bauhaus style to purely classic style and Scandinavian. The selection ranges from more basic and slimline to larger and more comfortable models; from models with or without armrest also in their stackable version, to the “director’s” model, which is today considered a cult. Next to these solutions, also folding garden chairs in teak and Batyline® make a statement as a comfortable, practical and easy-to-close model. However, the choice of garden chairs is often strongly influenced by the garden side table model. This is all aimed at making the most of your outdoor space by enjoying breakfasts, lunches, dinners, breaks alfresco, delightful night reading as well as fun drinks with friends.
Materials and models of outdoor chairs
Getting oriented in an increasingly complex market like that of garden chairs can be quite of a challenging task. There are countless models, each of which can be matched with a precise style to furnishing the garden. Just like garden tables, chairs can be made of wood, steel, aluminum or plastic. With such a wide offer anyone can be sure to find the solution that best meet their needs. Each of these materials has been chosen because of its characteristics which make them particularly recommended to be used in the garden. Wood garden chairs integrate ideally within a classic style furnishing project with the seat supporting the seatback. As for wood, chairs are made with slats mounted next to each other and can feature armrests. Garden chairs are almost as high as traditional chairs. In the specific case of wood it is important to mention that a special oil treatment is used to make it water-resistant. As for wood chairs there also exists a folding version allowing to take very little space when folded. This exact characteristics should not be undervalued. Garden chairs need to be stored in a closed space during wintertime in order to ensure a longer durability. Hence they will take a small space if they are compact. Metal garden chairs come in a variety of colors and their minimalist frame add to the end result of a project of modern design. Thanks to its malleability, metal can be easily worked to enrich the “basic” model with decorative motifs that can turn the chair into a peculiar and attractive element of the garden. Garden chairs in plastic materials are highly resistant, made of new generation thermoplastic polymers. Polycarbonate, polyethylene and polyamide are modeled to craft chairs with an adaptable design and colored frame. An advantage of new plastic materials is that they are available in a great deal of color options to match any space. Such garden chairs can easily be stacked and since they take little space, allow to arrange many chairs on one another. Plastic garden chairs are among the most sought after as they are easy to maintain and clean.
Garden chairs and lightness. A needed combination
Either in wood, metal, or plastic, all materials for outdoor chairs need to share one quality and that is lightness. This regards both literally their weight as well as their appearance and ventilation.
As a matter of fact, garden chairs need to weight fairly, to be stable and not to move in the summer breeze that can naturally push excessively light outdoor furniture. At the same time garden chairs need to be light enough in order to be shifted from a place to another of the garden, but also to be as easily lifted, stacked, and stored. In addition, no matter the material, summer temperatures require all outdoor chairs to have a certain percentage of piercing to serve multiple purposes at the same time; in the first place, for the chairs to be more see-through and ensure a better view on natural landscapes, the sea or surrounding colors; secondly, to prevent the chair from resisting the mentioned wind too much, and therefore for it to be less “mobile” and to avoid the “sail” effect; to lighten the non-structural parts of the chair by piercing them; eventually the holes are essential in order to allow the body to adequately transpire and better stand heat and sweat, making your experience of the outdoor a real bliss.
Spending some good hours on the right garden chairs
Be it a terrace, garden or a balcony, turning the outdoor space into a real living space where to spend relaxing hours, means setting the right atmosphere. When it comes to a garden chair, it is important to consider its comfort and the model design to be introduced in the space. Upholstered garden chairs, for instance, play with volumes and when mixed with colored fabrics, strategically decorate the environment with brushes of colors. Chairs of this kind can prove even more versatile when they have a removable cover allowing a continuously changing aesthetics, while maintaining their same design. Top comfort is ensured by rocking garden chairs, great to read a book in the shadow or sip a cool drink on the terrace.