Make a country plot well-groomed and aesthetically attractive can not only shout by plants and flowers. Best exterior decorate high-quality garden furniture. It is used not only on terraces or in arbors, but also in the yard. True, garden things are very different from those who are all used to seeing in homes. To pick up the most suitable kits or make them with your own hands, you need to study all the information available and see inspirational design examples.
All garden furniture can be divided into two main groups – it can be severe and easy. Easy furniture – these are subjects that are installed in the warm season on terraces or in verandas. As it is clear from the name, such furniture has a small weight. These include chairs, tables and sun loungers. They are easy to transfer from place to place and hide when the weather is replaced with solar to cold and rainy.
As for heavy furniture, it is installed once and constantly remains at a certain place. These include massive tables, benches or connected sets. Under them you need to very carefully choose a place, because they will not be able to move.
As a rule, this category includes heavy brick furniture or even concrete. To protect things from negative weather conditions, various canopies and fences are used. In some cases, tables and chairs have simply under the trees in the garden. It is convenient and practical.
Both of these categories, despite their differences, combine the parameters that make dacha in the popular furniture.
- Practicality. This is the most important point. For giving it is not worth buying some brand or fragile things. It is worth considering the moment that the country’s furniture is used very actively, so it should be durable and withstanding even strong mechanical damage.
- Attractive. The appearance also plays a very important role. In order to carry out in nature as much free time as possible, you need to decorate the territory of the preview of the objects of the situation. Furniture should fit the style under the landscape design of the yard and combine with other elements on the plot.
- Price. This parameter cannot be ignored too. Garden furniture is very often in disrepair due to weather conditions or its features of its use. Therefore, many do not want to invest in expensive garden kits. You have to either give preference available to the price of things, or do everything with your own hands.
However, the fact that the furniture for the cottage is self-made, does not yet mean that it can not be beautiful. This can be verified for examples.
There are both standard types of garden furniture and quite unusual.
This category includes ordinary tables, chairs, benches and shops. They can be sold both individually and full-fledged sets. This is the necessary minimum for recreation in the country.
This can include different types of folding furnishings. It can be transformer chairs that turn into a chaise lounge if necessary, folding tables and chairs that are easy to remove into the house after lunch. This type of furniture is most often used if the site is reserved under the garden and the garden and here for a long time do not live.
Separately, it is worth mentioning inflatable furniture. This is a real find for owners of small sites. Large inflatable chairs or sofas, if you release air from them, turn into “bags” that almost do not occupy space. Such things and children will like, as summer inflatable furniture items, as a rule, make bright and colorful.
Especially popular soft inflatable lounge chairs. Such sun beds can resemble simple mattresses. But often they are complemented by head restraints or soft armrests. Inflatable things are good in that in the case of which they are easy to clean from dirt, just holding under the jet of water.
Selection of material
Garden furniture is either metal or wicker, or wooden. Each category has its advantages and disadvantages that should be considered before being determined with the purchase.
First of all, it is worth talking about the most sought-after material, namely the wood. Tree is tremended immediately for a number of reasons. Such material is very pliable and, if necessary, you can give any form. Wood furniture looks as natural as possible and fits into the exterior of the plot seated by living plants. And finally, this material is available. If you do not take into account the expensive breed of wood, then we can say that the raw material is not so expensive.
It is pleasant to the fact that things made of natural wood will fit into the landscape design, regardless of which the plot is decorated in. After all, it is possible to do almost anything with wood – to grind it, tint, make up, to cover lacquer, paint or thread. It all depends only from the fancy of the master.
It should be noted that a lot depends on what type of wood was used to create furniture.
Several most common tree breeds.
- Oak and Beech. These are the most expensive and high-quality wood breeds. They are strong and resistant to mechanical damage. Oak or Book furniture serves not one year and can please several generations at once. These materials themselves are able to resist rotting, so there is no additional finishing material.
- Coniferous breeds. Pine, spruce, cedar and other conifers are also used for the manufacture of garden furniture. The main difference is that they are able to allocate resin. On the one hand, thanks to a specific aroma, this can be considered a plus. On the other – minus, because the resin is dirty clothes, if the furniture should not be processed. Wood coniferous rocks is also good because like oak, it is rather durable and reliable.
- Larch. Those who are looking for furniture capable of surviving and increased heat, and strong rains will like things from larch. In addition, such furniture is also easily restored if necessary.
- Teak. Tick tree is different. It is known as a material that is not one decade in shipbuilding. Already on this it can be understood that the increased humidity is not terrible. Separately, it is worth noting a special appearance of teak. This wood is covered with natural patterns that make furniture beautiful even without additional processing.
In addition to the wood massif, various waste or blanks can be used for the manufacture of furniture. So, for example, having decided to make furniture for the garden with your own hands, it is worth paying attention to the finished boards, jumpers and rails that are easily connected with nails and screws and turn into robust tables and chairs.
You can also make your own hands chairs and tables and logs or stumps. Designs are a bit unusual and slightly rude. But it is impossible to call a disadvantage.
If the wood from eucalyptus, pine or any other tree species seems too coarse and massive, then you should pay attention to the easiest wicker structures. They are made from natural, and from artificial rattan. Popular seats and sofas from vines or branches are also popular. To create them use flexible trees, for example, cherry.
The main advantage of wicker furniture before the other is its appearance. Despite his simplicity, such things look really charming. There are many types of weaving, so you can always get some kind of really original and attractive thing.
Also, the plus can be called that such furniture is environmentally safe. It does not harm in nature, nor human health.
And in order for things from rattan or vines to please and their strength, they need to additionally cover the layer of varnish or oil and update it every few years.
For the manufacture of furniture also use different types of metal. Most attractive from aesthetic point of view kits with forged inserts. It looks incredibly beautiful. At the same time, despite the seeming fragility, such tables, chairs and shops are very durable and able to withstand even really high weight.
Metal furniture is able to serve their owners for a long time. But for this it is important to care for her correctly. So, for example, from the metal you need to constantly consider corrosion. It is important to remember that preventing the emergence of serious problems with furniture is much easier than to solve them, referring things to restoration or buying something new.
In addition to these three main materials, more concrete and cast iron are used to create furniture. Although cast iron furniture and looks a little rude, in some cases it is able to become the perfect supplement of the garden plot.
Overview of popular styles
There are many interesting stylistic directions in which various garden kits are represented. Some of them can be called old, others look more modern.
This style is now popular in clothing, and in the world of design. Therefore, it is not surprising that the garden sites began to settle, following the trends of minimalism. It is very convenient because there remains enough free space and the yard does not look lit alone and too small.
This direction is characterized by the use of light light furniture. It is not decorated with bright prints, nor wrought elements. A typical representative of minimalism is a bright set of wicker or wooden chairs that occupies a central place on the plot.
However, many still choose not modern trends, but traditions proven by centuries. So garden stranded in the style of the French province and remains loved by many. Light wicker chairs made of light vines, comfortable rocking chairs, sets made under the old days – all these things in the style of Provence. The resulting furniture can be brash, decorated in a decoupage technique or covered with a special varnish, which is cracking over time.
Similar things will be appropriate in green gardens, where you want to create a romantic atmosphere.
This Mediterranean direction combines everything that is needed for full relaxation. From the furniture in the Scandinavian style gardens, you can use large chaise lounges, folding chairs and comfortable sets of light furniture. If the area is decorated in such a style, you can use a huge amount of soft pillows, light capes and green plants in pots as decorative elements. There will not be superfluous and original swings, complemented by a comfortable cape.
On the plot next to the luxurious cottage and furniture should be appropriate. It is worth paying attention not to country and Provence, but on modern Loft or Italian classic. Luxury kits create predominantly genuine wood expensive breeds and metal. Beautiful forged inserts are welcome, which are really adding even the simplest chairs.
In terms of colors, garden furniture is no less diverse than the usual. But here it is worth noting that many conservatives prefer to buy dark things for their plot, because they are less vintage. It can be sets of dark brown, coffee or gray. Popular natural shades of wood, since many masters do not cover their paint things, but only apply a varnish.
Rarely in summer cottages occurs. It is not surprising, because it is easy to get dirty, so there is a permanent care behind it.
But bright paints are welcome. Therefore, on the background of green gardens, bright blue, yellow and red benches, tables and chairs are often found. Often the furniture paint the homeowners themselves, trying to give her individuality.
To date, many manufacturers are engaged in the release of garden and country furniture. A great reputation has a Scandinavian brand IKEA. They create not only excellent things for the house, but also high-quality objects for the garden. This manufacturer pleases democratic and prices and high quality.
Good reviews Gets and domestic brand GARDENELLO. This company has long produces expensive elite furniture, which is really able to become a decoration of the garden plot. In their assortment, you can find anything – from garden swings and to original sets with chairs and tables.
Also, it is impossible to go around the attention and things from Italy. It is the Italian furniture that is associated with most customers with high quality and attractive appearance. Two most popular brand today from Italy – Mobilificio LM and Concepto.
How to choose?
When choosing a garden furniture for your site, attention should be paid not only to the brand. We need to take into account several points at once, which will make it easier to choose good things for your site.
- Dimensions. First of all, it is important to take into account furniture parameters. She should not be too big and occupying too much space. If the yard is completely small, it is best to limit the narrow table and several benches, for example. But in the large area you can and “get roaring”, choosing everything that I like.
- Quality. You can also not forget about the quality of things. If there is an opportunity, the furniture is better to test and check whether it can withstand a big weight. There should be no scratches, dents and other visible damage on the surface of the furniture. If there is a tissue upholstery or some decor, then all this should also be well fixed and damaged.
- Equipment. Separately, it should be borne in mind that the furniture is sold as sets and separately. Most buyers prefer to take a whole set immediately, because in this case you can be sure that all things are combined with each other and will serve the sector.
- Price. An important role is played and the price. It makes no sense to buy into the street too expensive furniture, especially if the budget is so small. But at the same time, you should not sacrifice quality, preferring to buy cheap, but fragile things. Over time, they either ruin, or become another repair, which will still go away.
Considering all these moments, you can find furniture that is optimally suitable for giving, without refusing to anything.
What can be done with your own hands?
But not everyone is buying finished furniture. The things made with their own hands is not only the opportunity to save, but also proof that the owner of the yard is a master of all hands. There are many ways to make a simple and beautiful furniture with your own hands from girlfriend.
Homemade things are most popular, Made of wood, because the tree is an affordable material, like all its derivatives. True, it is worth considering that not all kinds of wood can be handled furniture. So, for example, the masters do not advise newbies to work with pine. But oak, rhine or ash, on the contrary, is amenable to processing easily. Of these, you can make a simple chair or table. And in the presence of artistic skills and decorate the basis of carved patterns.
Another common option is furniture for a garden of pallets. They are also made of wood, but it is much easier to work with them. To create a wooden shop or a table of pallets, they need to be confused and paint with varnish or paint.
Some craftsmen make even original sofas. For this, the base shot down from two or three pallets is squeezed by soft pillows. They can also sew their own hands. It looks original and the coffee table from the pallets. To create it, only the pallets themselves and shockproof glass are needed, which serves as a tabletop. This design is also beneficial for the fact that some little things can be folded between the boards. Particularly beautifully looks a table in which this space is filled with drawers.
Alternatively, expensive metal furniture can use things made by hand from the profile pipe. They are not so durable, but in the presence of fantasy they can be made no less beautiful.
Almost any submitted means can go to the move – ranging from a bar and ending with a cracked barrel or old boxes. Using your imagination, nails and decorative accessories, you can create beautiful furniture for your site.
Beautiful examples for inspiration
- In the process of creating furniture or registration of the plot and ready-made ideas. Other people’s designer ideas can be used, the main thing is not to copy everything completely. Here are some interesting ideas that can be implemented in different areas.
- The first option is a high-quality contemporary terrace furniture. The base of the table and chairs are made of their dark metal, and the table top – from the wood. It looks like this combination simply and concisely, but because not less attractive.
- Such a modern set of furniture for the street looks great on the background of the courtyard, decorated with stone and concrete and complemented by a huge stylish fireplace.
- The second example also can be attributed to a minimalism style. But in this case, the street sofa is made with his own hands, which only increases its value. The base of the furniture is made of pallets, painted white paint. On top they are trimmed with a bright purple cloth, from one glance at which the mood is right. Bright purple base and light lavender pillows look very good because the work is made carefully.
- Bright purple spot looks great on the green plot among the trees. Sofa can not even complement the table or other things.
- To decorate the veranda, the terrace or arbors will fit the original table made by their own hands. It simultaneously performs the function of the stand under the plants, which is also very practical. For this, two pallets are knocked down so that the bottom slightly speaking, creating a small “ladder”. It is on her and stand pots with flowers. They are also located in special cutouts at the basis of the table.
- The table itself is stylized under the old. He looks slightly shabby, but it only gives him sophistication. A similar thing is suitable not only for the street, but also for the house, and certainly fill it with comfort and spring charm.
- The last example is street furniture, complemented by soft seats. She will make a cozy any back courtyard. To relax in the company of friends or relatives, it is enough to put a low table and add it a sofa and two armchairs. This type of furniture is very easy, so if necessary, it can always be carried in the house, hiding from the rain, or move to the veranda with the onset of winter. Decoration of this corner for recreation will be a vase in which live flowers are constantly changing.
- Garden furniture is a real area decoration. It does not matter, she bought or done with her own hands. The main thing is that things fit in style and size, as well as pleased the owners of the site and their guests with their practicality.
Overview of stylish street sets of garden furniture in the following video.