The outdoor dining set is the center piece of each home patio. Where else do you enjoy a nice meal with your family? Where would you sit down and relax to have a coffee of cocktail with friends or to read a book, and at the same time immerse in the sounds and scents your backyard has to offer?
Trying to give you the best possible experience, designers strive to develop the most exciting patio dining sets. Among them Beliani with a new collection that offers o whole variety of different outdoor furniture, specifically there are two new sets in a more traditional rattan wicker design as well as a very modern outdoor dining set.
Wicker was originally made from natural rattan fibers. Due to the maintenance that the material requires, manufacturers were quick to develop a synthetic alternative. The rattan stripes in modern outdoor furniture are almost exclusively made from resins nowadays. While maintaining the qualities we love so much about traditional wicker – its natural visual appeal and its comforting elasticity – the resin wicker adds the component of easy maintenance. Most poly-rattans, as they are also called, are UV resistant, immune to water and frost, and 100% recyclable. All these factors have led to the huge popularity of wicker dining sets.
But there is more. Even though it seems modern furniture has a harder time on the North American market than it does in Europe, e.g. modern outdoor furniture designs are hitting our store shelves. One of the very neat sleek designs is this Beliani outdoor dining set. Black flamed granite is featured on a stainless steel frame. Easy to clean and indestructable.
The patio season is over, snow may have hit in some places and mostly patio furniture is stowed away. Christmas has past and 2013 has just started, be it a good one! But what will it bring in terms of outdoor furniture? Which are the ultimate new designs?
Here is a quick outlook into what 2013 may bring. While design is always the main focus, we look through the lens of materials, that patio furniture is made with. Woods, plastics, metals, everything goes.
Durability and functionality are always important factors in patio furniture. These pieces by James De Wulf are modern and comfy. Made with high density foam and memory foam, the structures come with removable covers that are machine-washable, UV-resistant and quick drying.
Wicker has been a trend for a few years now and will continue to conquer North American hearts. While mostly modern designs in all-weather wicker are en vogue, traditional style garden furniture plays an important role. In the video is a durable resin wicker dining set offered by Beliani. Cushions are made with high density foam again, removable covers with outdoor fabric.
Metals are on the rise. While everyone knows wrought iron furniture, stainless steel and aluminum frames will have a stronger influence in 2013. Designers around the globe have developed gorgeous modern dining sets and outdoor sofa sets made with these materials.
This simple bench is made with cedar sides and an aluminum seat. Cedar combines well with metals and weathers into a grey tone. You can also treat it in order to maintain its fresh look.
Let’s face it; the days when you threw a bunch of fold-up chairs on your lawn and called it a backyard retreat are over. Not only have your guests stopped smoking that stuff that made them feel like they were sitting on poofy little clouds, but also, your options with regard to outdoor furniture have dramatically changed. Patio furniture can be quite an investment nowadays. And who wants to be left in the rain, when the sun can shine so bright on your exquisite outdoor living space?!
Or, as my old friend Naveen would phrase it: “Patio furniture form a significant part to fashion your patio space, such as backyard, lawn, terrace, porch, etc., wherein you prefer having outdoor fun.”
To experience that fun, you should know about the different materials available in outdoor furniture. They range from plastic to wrought iron, stainless steel or aluminum, from teak and other woods to fiberglass. The main issue remains: How to make the furniture durable, comfortable and low maintenance at the same time?
When choosing the material for patio furniture, climate plays a considerable role with regard to durability. For example, if you are residing in a rainy or humid climate, like Vancouver, Seattle or San Francisco, plastic would be more suitable than wooden or iron based outdoor furniture. Steel tends to rust and wood requires lots of maintenance in the form of oil, varnish or paint in order to keep it looking sharp.
Patio furniture made of wrought iron is known for its durability and strength. Often, this kind only comes in traditional designs. Look out for brands that protect the iron with a solid coat of plastic. Check for seams and welded areas that might be un-covered. Those will definitely rust, when exposed to the elements.
Teak is a more natural choice and can be a good alternative. It contains resinous lubricant to protect itself from the wrath of sun and rain. Moreover, high content of silica present in teak makes it resistant to mould and fungus. Teak needs to be oiled regularly for it to maintain its natural shine and qualities. It is one of the best materials for outdoor furniture, although it can be pricey.
Patio furniture made of fiberglass is also known for its durability as it never rusts or shrinks. Being water-proof, it easily resists mould and mildew. However, one of the major drawbacks of fiberglass is that it can start “peeling” off over the years. You will constantly have the particles on your hands and arms.
A big trend with homeowners as well as bistros, bars and restaurants is steel or aluminum for outdoor furniture. Available in a wide array of styles, shades and shapes to fit your needs stainless steel and aluminum both have the characteristics needed for a durable piece of garden furniture. Watch out for the weight difference; aluminum frame furniture is usually light weight, while a stainless steel table can mean a significant load.
More recent materials include garden furniture made from polywood, basically a wood imitation made from virgin or recycled plastic, as well as cement furniture.
These are some of the best materials for outdoor furniture. They often are combined, e.g. you will see a stainless steel frame dining table with a teak top or an aluminum frame lounge set that is covered with plastic wicker to give it the natural look. Durability is key when exposing your new patio chair to the rain and sun. So make sure you choose the material accordingly.
Beliani carefully selects the materials in its outdoor furniture to ensure a durable and comfortable customer experience. To peek at the latest collection click here.
There are a bunch of popular Canadian retailers of patio furniture that have great offers on outdoor furniture. Stores like Canadian Tire, DOT Patio Furniture, Lowes Canada and Costco are well known for their home products and also carry patio furniture. While not all of them have huge collections, they all offer some interesting pieces that help you create the perfect outdoor living space. While the quality is not always top priority, they all offer great value for outdoor furniture and this is the reason why a lot of consumers prefer these retailers.
Canadian Tire has some trendy patio furniture and patio accessories. For example, this lovely Camden Patio Furniture Collection can serve as the central point of your outdoor patio area. Pick and choose with this wrought iron style dining set.
DOT Patio is another popular retailer that provides lots of patio furniture and patio accessories. The Maribel resin wicker daybed adds a romantic ambiance to your outdoor living space besides adding comfort. This elegant wicker daybed provides enough space for two and the canopy attached to the bed provides protection from the sun. The canopy can also be folded down if not required. The daybed comes also with a comfortable cushion along with five throw pillows. Moreover, the matching ottoman provides your patio with a complete lounging experience. This all-weather resin wicker daybed not only looks elegant but it is also very durable and available at attractive price.
Lowes is relatively new to Canada and constantly extends its product portfolio. They also provide a small variety of patio furniture to add value to your patio area. This retro Banana Steel Patio Chaise Lounge by Lowes Canada can be a useful addition to your outdoor living space. The chaise lounge is ideal for spending a lazy afternoon in a relaxed way. It is strong and long-lasting, made of durable PVC tube and a powder coated steel frame.
Costco has been a save bet for Canadians for all kinds of grocery and home products. They also offer a respectable line of durable outdoor furniture, mostly sold exclusively online. This hammock by Costco is made from high-quality and weather-resistant fabric that provides you with long-term durability. It can easily accommodate two adults. Also comes with a polyester carrying bag.
Similar to Costco, Beliani Furnitures has chosen the web as their primary sales channel. Their products are strong builds, usually made from aluminum frames and all-weather wicker. They are gaining a strong position within outlet stores for patio furniture. The innovative modern designs makes Beliani stand out amongst other patio retailers. The Roma below is a durable resin wicker conversation set.
So you got the new house with this beautiful backyard or large deck. But it all looks pretty bleak without furniture. You want something fast, because all your friends are coming over for the house warming and they certainly will want to sit down, at least after they tasted your latest martini creation, right?
Problem is, there’s so much choice that it’s hard to know where to begin. And your headache is getting a bit more thinking about all the factors impacting a comfortable as well as attractive outdoor space wherein you can relax and entertain family and friends. If you are buying patio furniture for the first time and have no clue as to what to look for in outdoor furniture, the following guidelines will help you shop for the best patio furniture.
First, it is essential to take the weather conditions into consideration while looking for patio furniture. For example, dry and hot weather conditions can make some wooden products crack. Similarly, traditional wicker furniture fails to withstand moisture and has to be constantly maintained. All-weather wicker will be a better choice and aluminum for instance does not rust. If you are looking for something that doesn’t need much maintenance those two materials are a good choice. Wrought iron furniture can last for a long time withstanding heat, moisture and dry climates, but it stands the risk of getting rusty.
Also, you should take into consideration the space needed for outdoor furniture. For example, if you have a small outdoor area, you may opt for a bar table set or bistro set rather than having a huge dining set or sectional sofa. Best is to measure the area that you have available before you head out shopping. The size of outdoor spaces tends to be much harder to guess than indoor rooms.
Depending on space available and functionality required, choose your most important piece of outdoor furniture. For example, if you will be mainly dining outside, choose the dining set first, or choose a bar set, that can be used for drinks and dining. If you have enough space, you may want to add chaises, recliners, hammocks or day beds for relaxing outdoors. For a wonderful outdoor experience, pair everything with matching accessories such as pillows, umbrellas, fire pits, planters etc.
Following these easy guidelines will prevent you from just buying patio furniture blindly without knowing what patio furniture is best for outdoors. There are a couple of very prominent and reputable vendors in Canada. Dedon, Jardin Le Ville, Hauser, Andrew Richard Design are some of the brand names for outdoor furniture. Shopping with these brands is a save bet. The only pitfall is that they tend to be pricey and hence, not affordable for all of us.
Beliani has been providing its customers with durable patio furnitureof great quality at unbeatable prices. They carry a variety of modern design furniture including, outdoor dining sets, sectional sofa sets, loungers and more.
Beautiful patio furniture with vibrantly colored pillows and bold-patterned cushions can elegantly jazz up your outdoor living space. Choosing unique patio furniture not only enhances the visual appeal of your home, but it also speaks a lot about your personality and taste.
Patio furniture is a great addition to your patio both for commercial as well as residential use. Moreover, with the new design ideas for outdoor furniture, large numbers of businesses as well as residential owners now prefer the novel innovative designs of patio furniture for their outdoor living space. In this article, we will discuss the less known pieces of patio furniture, such as, outdoor day beds, sofas with canopy, hanging egg, eccentric pieces that will change you backyard forever. If you are making plans for outdoor furniture to embellish your garden, consider buying the following items:
Hanging Patio Daybed: If you love spending time outside, an outdoor daybed makes your patio experience more pleasant and comfortable. Available for both, hot as well as cold climates, they are en vogue at hotels, resorts as well as modern residential homes. Most of them are weather resistant and also colour fast-fade-resistant; they make your outdoor living area look like a peaceful retreat.
Covered Sofa: A covered outdoor sofa is a perfect addition to make your patio look divinely comfortable. This one is water and UV resistant and light weight. They are strongly built and are available in varieties of colour, shape, size and design. Choose an outdoor sofa that comes with removable cushion covers, so you can wash them, and look for high density foam cushions.
Hanging Egg: Buying a hanging egg will enable you to have lots of fun in your garden, on your porch or terrace. A hanging egg is generally attached to the roof but if you don’t have a roof handy, you can buy standalone egg chairs as well. An additional advantage of standalone egg chairs is that, they are mobile and you can use it anywhere in your home as per your convenience. Hanging Egg Chairs are perfect for those who are not fortunate enough to have a patio but have a balcony or are otherwise restricted with space. What a great way to relax and read a book!
So next time you’re shopping for outdoor furniture, consider checking out the above items to make your outdoor living area a unique space. Look into getting an ottoman for patio furniture. All of the discussed pieces will be more comfortable and allow you to change it up a bit, every time you come outside, if you have an ottoman. It will also complete the look of your patio. A well-placed ottoman that compliments the design of your patio set can easily make your patio look elegantly beautiful.
Patio furniture greatly enhances the visual appeal of your outdoor living space. If you are planning to decorate an outdoor deck or a small garden area, choosing the right patio furniture as per the size and theme of your patio would make your outdoor living space more inviting. Patio furniture also comes with accessories like Patio umbrellas and patio fire-pits to add comfort to you summer and winter outdoor soirees respectively. Besides this, you can also jazz up your patio with patio lamps, gazebos, garden benches hammocks, etc. to give your outdoor living space a complete look. Here are the examples of how celebrities have added glamour to their homes by embellishing their patio with the best outdoor furniture.
Ocean view from Cher’s patio (above)
Cher’s patio looks out of the world with the woven synthetic rattan outdoor furniture set. The Egyptian sculpture resting on the woven-reed table adds an extra charm along with the bronze oil lamps. The patio furniture and the accessories completely harmonize the heavenly view of the ocean. The cool ambiance of the patio beside the pool makes it a perfect venue for relaxing in the summer season.
Lance Armstrong’s Pool Cabana
Mere words are not enough to describe the beautiful pool cabana of former American professional road racing cyclist, Lance Armstrong. Chairs and sofa with outdoor fabric, similar to Beliani’s outdoor conversation set Rimini perfectly suits the beautiful and comforting ambiance. The shades of the chairs and cushions along with the chandelier perfectly complement the color of the wall.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pool Deck
Actor Gwyneth Paltrow has brilliantly decorated her private pool with the apt patio furniture. The outdoor sofa set beside the swimming pool perfectly matches the ambiance of this beautiful deck. The contemporary sofa and chairs are fashionable and finished in dark brown outdoor wicker, similar to Beliani’s contemporary outdoor sofa set Roma, to present a perfect balance between nature and civilization.
You might not be able to afford these fancy pools, cabanas or huge backyards. But you too can lounge and dine like the stars in your garden and on your patio. Beliani makes sure you are getting the latest modern designs in outdoor furniture for your home at outlet prices.
Are you planning to buy some eccentric furniture for your patio?
If yes, we are here to guide you with the top four provocative patio furniture designs to add extra appeal to your deck or garden.
1. All Weather Wicker Patio Furniture Set: The Piazza Collection
This sectional sofa has been specially designed to add comfort and style to your outdoor living space. This sleek and stylish patio sofa set made of long-lasting and superior quality resin wicker gives your patio a traditional look with a naturally elegant appearance.
The Piazza comes with cushions made of fade-resistant fabric. It includes a corner love-seat, armless love-seats, corner club chair and a coffee table.
This semi-circular Rocking Bed Banana is a simple yet trendy couch that can easily add style to your patio thus creating a calm and comfortable atmosphere to curl up and take a nap. The natural color of rattan provides a graceful feel to your outdoor living space. This cozy and comfortable outdoor lounger comes with a pillow that extends all along to support your body. Rocking Bed Banana is made of all weather-resistant materials and hence it is durable and lasts long even in extreme weather.
3. All Weather Wicker Patio Sectional Sofa: The Vienne Collection
This amazing sectional sofa by the Vienne Collection is apt for hosting vivacious patio soirees and family gatherings. This classy sectional sofa comes with canvas colored seat cushions made of fade-resistant fabric. Each piece of this sectional sofa is made of a strong rustproof aluminum frame coated with weather proof resin wicker that makes it durable besides giving the furniture a modern and trendy look. This wicker furniture set is fully welded and properly woven for extra durability.
The Sectional Outdoor Sofa by the Vienne Collection comes with two sofas, ottoman with cushions and a coffee table.
4. All-weather Wicker Patio Furniture Day Bed: The Maldives Collection
This comfortable outdoor day bed made of long-lasting all-weather wicker, features a high-back with compact cushions made of fade-resistant fabric. Each piece of this gorgeous patio-bed has been made of durable and all welded aluminum frames. This exceptional patio bed has been aptly woven and specially designed to fit perfectly on your deck and porch irrespective of the size of your patio. For extra comfort, you can either drag the pieces of the furniture to get sufficient space or join them together to relax on this stylish day bed.
The modern outdoor day-bed consists of two interlocking lounges, canvas natural and raven-black cushions along with a coffee table. Being made of natural element, it can be easily rinsed off with water and mild soap.
Provide your patio with a fresh new look by adorning it with the best furniture designs of the season. Patio furniture is always a useful addition to your outdoor living space and remodeling your patio with new furniture occasionally gives your patio a vibrant look thereby providing you with a feeling of deep relaxation.
Are you planning on throwing any patio parties this year?
An outdoor bar can be an excellent addition if you have sufficient space on your patio. Outdoor bars are highly in vogue these days and are preferred not only by the bar owners, but it is also the preferred choice of households. Nothing can be more refreshing than relaxing on your patio and enjoying a glass of wine amidst the fresh air. If you plan to throw a wine party or a cocktail evening to enjoy with your family and friends, an outdoor bar is an ideal companion for your patio for spring, summer and fall. If you are planning to host a sophisticated patio party for your friends, make sure that you add a stylish outdoor bar set to your deck or patio to give it the right ambience.
Patio bars are available in a wide array of designs and colors so that you can choose the best pattern and shade to suit the theme of your patio. Outdoor bar sets are also available in a variety of materials. You can choose bar sets made of wrought iron, teak outdoor bar sets, rattan bar sets, all-weather wicker outdoor bar sets and patio bar sets made of eucalyptus wood. If you are hosting a beach theme party, a tiki bar set will be an ideal addition to your garden or terrace. Usually, outdoor bar sets consist of a bar, a bar table along with bar stools. Some patio bar sets include accessories like drink cabinets and mini refrigerators. Portable patio bar sets are also available so that they can be easily removed as per your convenience.
This elegant patio bar set by Beliani is ideal for both commercial and domestic use. This outdoor bar set consists of a dark brown wicker with 6 chairs and a tempered glass top. This comfortable bar set is spacious enough for your entire family as well as friends. Your guests would love to sit and relax at the patio bar while enjoying drinks. The all-weather wicker furniture is made with a powder coated aluminum frame. The cushions are specially coated so that liquids can be wiped away easily. Beliani is known for its high-quality patio furniture that is ideal for the Canadian weather. This environmentally friendly bar set by Beliani is rust free and can be used in any season as it is weatherproof and resistant to dirt, mold and ultraviolet rays.
Time to set up your outdoor space and have some fun!
The outdoor living space has become an extension of our house. Homeowners are craving for additional ways to create an ideal open-air environment, as soon as the temperatures allow it. So while you are planning to put in a lot of time, money and effort for that perfect ‘outdoor living space’ you certainly want it to look good and fashionable. You can choose from the numerous umbrella options to get that extra visual detail! There are quite a number of outdoor umbrella designs available in the market that can convert your simple outdoor area into a stylish retreat.
Offset Umbrella or Cantilever:
The cantilever is a stylish and unique umbrella that has gained more and more market share in the past years. Its popularity has grown from a niche product to a widely acknowledged product. While offset umbrellas are known for their unique look, quality and the ability to withstand any weather have made them popular all around the globe. They provide a visually appealing aspect to your outdoor environment by blending with any kind of design scheme and adding style to the mix. Versatility is another amazing factor with cantilever outdoor umbrellas. Whether lounging by your favorite water, be it the beach, lakeside or the backyard pool cantilevered side post umbrellas can adjust their shading canopy according to your position. While not all cantilevers have the same functionalities, the high end models go as far as allowing a 360-rotation. Turn your side post umbrella in any desired direction to protect you and your family form the sun!
Done with the dining, where you have a pole right in the middle of the conversation. What’s more, you can enjoy a quick nap by positioning the cantilever near the relaxing chaise lounge. A cantilever umbrella would be appealing and efficient in any outdoor space.
The tricky part with this kind of umbrella is the canopy being held from one side, therefore the load falls on only one side. The base needs a good strong design to keep the umbrella erect under all weather conditions. This makes it usually a little more costly compared to a conventional market umbrella. Some cantilever umbrellas are designed to use a plastic base filled with gallons of water to give the base extra bottom heaviness. These kinds are difficult to move as they are heavy and water will need to be drained to be able to move the umbrella to a safe place. Other designs use a cross base that can be used with patio stones or to be screwed into a wooden deck.
A traditional central pole umbrella is called a market umbrella. These types of umbrellas were used mainly in the market places in the earlier times. However, nowadays market umbrellas are used in every possible location! Market umbrellas have different styles of canopies to them. A post with a canopy on top of it is the most common type of market umbrella. The size of the canopy can range from 6’ up to 11’ or more complete with unique custom bases or lever arms. These umbrellas are popular in pool side settings as they give a wide range of shade.
Market umbrellas in a café setting are usually made with a heavy metal base. This looks attractive and is less bulky than plastic water bases, providing ample space for sitting outdoors. All advanced umbrellas come with some type of venting system on the top allowing hot air and wind to escape. Market umbrellas usually cost in between $80-150, while the most basic cantilevers start around $150.