14th May 2024

Choosing The Perfect Outdoor Furniture For Your Lifestyle

Embracing the great outdoors is a quintessential part of the Australian way of life, and so you want furniture for your outdoors that is comfortable, stylish, and great for both relaxing by yourself and entertaining a party.

At Yardware, we believe that the right outdoor furniture not only complements your garden or patio but also reflects your personal style and enhances your quality of life. That’s why we make sure that everything that we cover is designed around the experience. Furniture needs to be functional and durable, yes, but it should also bring joy and be something that facilitates memories, and that’s what we try to encapsulate in every piece.

Creating an inviting outdoor space is a true artistic journey. It’s about finding a balance between form and function, blending aesthetics with practicality. As you embark on this journey, consider how each piece will serve your lifestyle, and keep these couple of ideas in mind:

Practical Considerations

When selecting outdoor furniture, practicality should be a priority. After all, there’s little point investing in something that no one ends up wanting to use, or it simply doesn’t work for your outdoor space. Start by assessing the space you have. Measure it out and visualize how it can be best utilised. For compact areas, look for smart, space-saving designs like folding chairs and extendable tables. For larger spaces, modular furniture that can be rearranged to suit different occasions is ideal.

Think about the climate and environment too. Will your furniture be exposed to the elements, or do you have a covered area? Materials like powder-coated steel, aluminium, and synthetic wicker are durable and require minimal upkeep, making them perfect for the unpredictable Australian weather. Also, consider the ease of storage during off-season or extreme weather conditions. Lighter furniture that is easy to store will likely last you longer.


Of course, great furniture is not just about function. The form is important too. Aesthetics can be complicated, and it’s not just about picking pieces that look good by themselves. Rather, it’s about choosing a style that resonates with your personal taste and complements your home’s architecture as well as the rest of the furniture that you have around. From sleek and contemporary metal frames to classic wooden finishes, Yardware offers a diverse range of styles to bring your vision to life.

Colour plays a significant role too. Neutral tones can create a calming atmosphere, while bold hues can add vibrancy and energy to your space. Cushions and upholstery offer an opportunity to inject personality and comfort, with patterns and textures that can easily be swapped out to refresh the look as seasons or trends change.

Making Sure It Can Last The Australian Conditions

Australia’s harsh climate is another thing to consider, as the hot sun and occasional heavy storms demand outdoor furniture that can stand the test of time. UV resistance is a must to prevent fading, while water-repellent finishes will protect against rain and humidity. Look for materials like teak, which naturally repels pests and withstands decay, or opt for treated metals that resist rust and corrosion.

Maintenance is another key consideration. Choose furniture that’s easy to clean and maintain, so you can spend more time enjoying your outdoor space and less time on upkeep. And make sure you buy from the right supplier! One of the great things about Yardware is that as an Australian company we understand the requirements of furniture for these conditions, and make sure that our entire line is made to last.

Some Quirky Ideas to Be Different

Finally, why blend in when you can stand out? We encourage you to express your individuality with quirky and unconventional outdoor furniture choices. We highly recommend you drop into our store to check out our full range in all its glory – often customers find that they walk out with something they never intended because it was only when they saw it they realised that they must have it for their home.

After all, your garden is your space. From the outdoor dining table to the chairs, decorations, and more, take advantage of the eclectic range that we carry and really make it your own.