Finding a proper balance between functionality and style is a challenge many must face when maintaining the integrity of their outdoor lifestyle areas. While there’s many protective measures available for you to utilize, many of them lack the aesthetic appeal you desire. Thankfully, it’s never been easier to keep your garden furniture protected without having to put style on the back burner.
Water damage is arguably the most destructive side effect that can result from exposure to the elements. Metal furniture can fall prey to rust and oxidation, while mold can form on unprotected textiles and wooden furniture. Ensuring that moisture won’t wreak havoc on your backyard furniture and accessories should be a top priority no matter where you call home.
There is a solution that keeps you from having to kick your vulnerable furniture to the curb every few years after the damage is insurmountable. Add waterproofed finishes to furniture and accessories with the help of chemical sealants and solutions that won’t compromise their integrity or aesthetics.
- For wooden furniture, apply a lacquer or varnish sealant with a brush or spray nozzle. Only use in a well ventilated area on clean, pre-sanded wood, and be sure to put on protective cushion covers beforehand.
- If you’re looking to keep your metal furniture and appliances from rusting, protective enamels are a solution worth looking into. Spraying on these protectants will keep your metal waterproofed as well as help maintain their healthy shine no matter the weather.
- Mold and mildew prevention can be achieved with well ventilated covers that deter buildup and allow your furniture to breathe.
Covers That Coordinate
When it comes to outdoor furniture and accessories, a well-fitted furniture cover is no doubt the most reliable protection available to protect not only your furniture frames but the textiles used to make its cushion and pillows. If they don’t mesh aesthetically with the rest of your outdoor living area, however, you have an eyesore on your hands that will be difficult for you and your guests to ignore.
The key to making certain that your furniture, accessory, and table covers fit in with your pre-existing outdoor design scheme lies within the realm of coloured cover coordination. If warm hues dominate your backyard decor, cool toned covers will clash when placed for protection. Break out a colour wheel to facilitate balanced aesthetics and help bring successful design stories to life.
Prior to purchasing any new protective measures such as sectional covers, take note of the colours that you have already implemented throughout your outdoor living space. Most covers can be customized in specific colour schemes, which allows you to keep your backyard furniture preserved with table covers while staying true to your personal style.
Putting your outdoor furniture and accessories into storage ahead of inclement weather is a simple yet often overlooked solution for preservation. Everything from fire pits to chaise lounges can be protected from rain and debris within the safe walls of storage. But unsightly sheds and storage containers can prove to be a visual blight on your otherwise picturesque backyard.
Transforming your outdoor storage solutions into visually appealing features is a task that’s easier to tackle than you may think. You don’t need a design degree to make your storage shed shine, especially when you’ve got these actionable ideas on your side:
- The easiest method of helping your outdoor storage pop is a new paint job. Outdoor paints come in every colour of the rainbow and are formulated to stand up to the wear and tear of outdoor exposure. Be sure to choose a shade that both catches people’s eye and matches well with all of your outdoor and sectional covers, and always remember to sand and prime prior to painting.
- With your storage calling your garden home, it makes sense to integrate it into the environment with the help of plants. Consider planting durable blooms such as Marigolds, Coneflowers, Begonias, or Spider Flowers along the sides of your shed for maximum visual appeal. Not only will these boost the visual appeal of your storage areas, they’ll bring along with them the lovely aromas we all associate with blooming gardens.
- In addition to painting and planting, you can spruce up your shed with the help of decorative accessories. Outdoor art can be hung on the sides or door of the shed while features such as bird baths or fountains can be placed next to it to create an environment that’s as charming and cohesive as it is functional.