A warm, sunny day calls for a day of enjoying the fresh air in your garden. It's the most affordable way to relax on a weekend or after a long day, which is why your outdoor furniture such as garden chairs should be extra comfortable too. Your garden chairs may not seem like a huge factor in your outdoor space but they actually play a significant role in its overall vibe. You want something stylish and comfy yet durable at the same time. This is especially important since these seats will be exposed to outdoor conditions such as changing weather.
While it might be tempting to get cheap garden chairs just to have a seating option, there are plenty of better choices you can go for. Outdoor garden chairs are available pretty much everywhere—there are bunnings garden chairs, online outdoor furniture sales, and so on.
Here at Outbax, we also have a wide collection of these. In fact, they are available in different styles so you have a lot to choose from. Visit our website today and take your pick!
What Are the Types of Garden Chairs?
These look like they can be considered camping chairs. Folding garden chairs usually have a straightforward design made up of a fabric and steel frame combination. They're compact and don't take up too much space so you can easily place them on decks, patios, or terraces.
Cushioned seats come in a variety of styles with one thing in common: these are soft seats designed for maximum comfort. They could be square-shaped or circular, just like our Shangri-La Papasan Swivel Wicker Chair. Made with a soft, padded cushion held by a durable rattan frame, this stylish piece is sure to make a statement in any space.
An outdoor lounge could be likened to a sofa. They're what you usually see on garden tables and chairs sets and are perfect for entertaining guests. If you want a spacious seat in your mini greenery, this is definitely your best pick.
Garden egg chairs are the cutest addition to any home. They're hanging and oval-shaped, hence the name. You'd love how cozy you'll feel in one of these, especially with soft cushions and pillows in it.
Interested? Check out our Shangri La Mackenzie Outdoor Furniture Hanging Egg Chair. Boasting a powder-coated steel frame, padded cushions, and anti-gravity design, you're sure to love relaxing here for hours!
Those who love a gentle rocking or swinging motion while sitting down should have a rocking chair for lazy days out in the garden. This is perfect for windy afternoons with your favourite book or a cold drink. Also, an outdoor swing chair would add instant charm to any backyard!
Check out this Komodo Zero Gravity Rocking Chair. Boasting a unique look with interlocking circles as a base, this seat tilts just enough for the comfiest sitting position and is perfect not just for gardens but also for decks or poolsides.
Basking in the warmth of the sun? Make it better and stretch out on a reclining garden chair. This is even more perfect if you have a fixed or above-ground pool in your garden where you can go for a dip after lying down.
Is Wood Better Than Rattan For Garden Chairs?
Exterior furnishing is fun but can be overwhelming with so many styles and materials to choose from. Among the most popular ones are wooden and rattan furniture. Most garden chairs are made of these, so many first-time buyers end up getting confused about what to pick between the two.
Both wood and rattan have their pros and cons. When it comes to weather resistance, rattan has a slight edge as wood is known to deteriorate when exposed to the outdoors for a long time. If you want to set up multiple outdoor chairs for dinner or lunch, it would be better to go with rattan dining chairs instead.
Another comparison point between the two would be the ability to stay undamaged despite everyday wear and tear. Wood has the advantage here, as there is a lot of hardwood popular for furniture-making such as oak and maple.
This doesn't mean that rattan is no good either. It's a popular material for strength and weather resistance, which are good features for any outdoor furniture.
Both materials are easy to maintain and range around the same price tag as well. Overall, it boils down to the buyer's priority and taste in which type of garden chairs would suit them better.
What Are the Best Tips In Choosing Garden Chairs?
Pick Your Theme
How do you want your garden to look? Whether you're opting for a clean, minimalist appearance or a vintage-style space, make sure your garden chairs are the right fit for it otherwise they will end up looking out of place. Pair up everything nicely from colours and designs down to location for a picture-perfect outdoor look.
Go For Easy Maintenance
You don't want to spend every weekend deep cleaning your garden chairs or worse, making quick repairs. Aside from looking at durability, opt for easy maintenance materials too. Something that you can easily wipe clean would be perfect, especially after a rainy day.
Choose Environment-Friendly Materials
Go eco-friendly when choosing your materials. If you're opting for wood, make sure it's FSC Certified wood from managed forest for sustainability. It's also a good idea to use recycled materials especially if you're getting plastic garden chairs.
Mind the Size
This one's particularly important if you have an entire set of garden chairs like a 3 piece outdoor setting. Measure your space first to ensure everything will fit in a way that anyone sitting on it will be as comfortable as possible.
A lightweight garden seat is always a good option. You'd want to move it around at times either for redesigning or when guests come over, so something easy to carry would be convenient like plastic or rattan.
Convinced about which garden chair to buy? Head straight to Outbax and choose from a row of quality garden chairs for sale. They’re available in various styles for every kind of home, perfect for those who want tons of options! We also have outdoor piece sets complete with several chairs and a centre table for entertaining guests.
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