Patio Furniture Buying Guide

If your patio decor is in need of some sprucing up, a new patio furniture set is a great way to add style and functionality to your outdoor space.  During warm months your patio can become another room of your house, and itís important to find the best materials and style for your patio furniture.

Before you decide which material to use it is important to consider your climate (ex: rainfall and winds).  Wooden patio furniture will not do so well in rainy areas unless it is treated properly with sealant. 

In areas that are dry and not very windy, wicker or rattan is a great alternative.  It can be used indoors and outdoors all year round, depending on your personal style and decor. Storing your patio furniture is also another important consideration.  If you purchase a large patio furniture set, make sure you have room for storage.  You can purchase coverings that will help protect your furniture from weather damaging elements.  Below are the main types of patio furniture we specialize in here at ShipAroom.com


Outdoor Dining Patio Set: Perfectly combining durability and functionality, an outdoor dining set is always an excellent addition to your patio furniture collection.  Dining patio furniture sets generally include an outdoor patio table and chairs. Usually your patio chair set comes with at least 4 chairs. Depending on the material of your dining patio set will determine whether or not it can be used outdoors. Aluminum dining sets often can survive even the harshest of weather conditions while many natural wicker dining sets are more designed for three season porches or even indoors. 


Outdoor Patio Sofa Sets: Our patio sofa sets are usually perfect for a three seasons porch.  They are technically durable through all weather conditions, but of course they are not able to withstand the same type of weather that, for example, an aluminum patio set could. Our hand woven rattan sofa sets main advantage is still whereas our synthetic rattan sofa sets main advantage is their durability.