Patio furniture which is commonly known as garden furniture is those furniture that are made and designed specifically for outdoor use. Since this furniture is used outdoors, they are made water resistant by using materials like rubber or aluminum which is rust proof. Wooden furniture is totally avoided as they will get damaged. Other materials used to make this furniture are plastic, wicker and wrought iron. So if you have been looking for beautiful outdoor patio furniture within a limited price this is exactly what you need.
Outdoor patio furniture has been in vogue for many years; all films and novels set in the Victorian age have been mentions of such furniture. The earliest example of patio furniture is the one those were found in the gardens of Pompeii. So one can imagine since how long the idea of outdoor partying has been there.
The basic outdoor patio furniture includes a table, an umbrella or a parasol and a set of chairs (four or six). Patio furniture is also sold in this manner in a patio set. The parasol is a large umbrella under which the table is placed and the chairs surround the table. The parasol is a term used by the British; American prefers calling it the garden umbrella. It is used to provide shade to the people sitting under it. Parasols can be different types; some are movable, some are attached to a weighted base and some are centered through the table through a hole. Nowadays long chairs known as chaise lounge are also used as outdoor patio furniture.
Patio heaters are also available which are used during winter or at night. They can be portable or permanently attached to the patio roof. They can either operate on electricity or propane or natural gas. If your patio is not well decorated different items can be used to decorate the patio; objects like plant stands, birdbaths, trellises and planter boxes can be used for decorating a patio.
As people spent most of their time indoors due to their hectic schedules people try to spend their free time outdoors. Many have started using couches as patio furniture so that they can relax and have endless conversation with their family and friends.
So if you have a beautiful backyard or a garden, but it has been deserted for a while, this is the time to get yourself some outdoor patio furniture as there are many furniture companies and online sites who is selling patio furniture at very low prices. So do not let this chance go. Grab these offers and make yourself a beautiful outdoor garden cum sitting area and enjoy cocktails with your family and friends.