Outdoor benches are a great investment for the exterior of any home. They can be used to bolster seating capabilities, provide additional storage options and make entertaining more comfortable and attractive. There is a wide variety of outdoor benches available depending on your taste and budget, from wood to metal or even recycled plastic materials.
They can also help improve curb appeal by adding style and color to an otherwise boring space. The key is finding the right style that fits in with the rest of your exterior while still being able to withstand harsh weather conditions like rain, hail, blistering heat and the occasional snow.
The Rise Of Exterior Design
We’ve all heard the hallmarks of interior decorators, but now, more than ever the exterior of the home is getting the attention it deserves.
The backyard space is an extension of your living room, kitchen, and dining room: it should be just as comfortable to lounge around in, but also look good doing so. If you have old furniture that’s been plopped outside for years without care, then the chances are that the whole space is rather drab and lifeless when guests come around.
With entertainment in the post-COVID world being focused on the exterior and in the fresh air, there are more options than ever for ensuring that your future shindigs will have a comfortable and stylish allure with the help of some well-placed and beautifully crafted outdoor benches.
Outdoor benches are a great way to spruce up the space and bring life into your entertainment area. Whether you’re looking for something simple or something with more character, there are outdoor benches out there that will fit your needs perfectly.
Perfectly paired designs are also making a wild comeback, with specially designed and ergonomically friendly outdoor benches becoming more and more in demand as the summer months creep closer.
Best Materials For Outdoor Benches
Wooden outdoor benches typically fit into most natural or rustic exterior styles easily and can be stained in any colour you desire – from a light weathered grey to a vibrant orange. Additionally, many wooden designs come with an elegant, slatted back which provides not only visual interest but also extra support for those who may need it as they enjoy their outdoor space.
In addition to being able to work well within the aesthetic of a home, wood is durable enough so that even though it’s exposed on your porch or patio every day, it won’t deteriorate over time because of exposure (unless properly cared for).
Metal outdoor benches are made in a variety of finishes, from brushed nickel to copper. They can be either painted or powder coated and usually come with an umbrella hole so that you might stay shielded during those hot summer days.
Furthermore, metal designs typically have backs for added support or pillows for extra comfort – which is great if you use your space as a communal sitting area.
Stone outdoor benches feel like they belong inside the home because it’s such natural material but given how hardy it is outside, they also work well there too. Stone outdoor benches look particularly stunning when paired with plants around them; their colour works nicely alongside any flowers or shrubs nearby and will never rot over time because of exposure.
There’s never been a better time to recreate your exterior, especially with lockdowns and restrictions keeping most of us at home and bored out of our minds. Have a look around and begin planning the entertainment area of your dreams and remember to decorate it with your own sense of style.