Classic Comfort

Filed in Landscaping by on April 11, 2014

Whether you’re entertaining, relaxing by the lake or watching the sunset, classic and comfortable outdoor furniture is a must.

What do homeowners seek most in outdoor furniture designs? “They want to reflect their lifestyle from inside their home to outside,” says Reece Sunram, home accent buyer at Scheels Home & Hardware store in Fargo. “This means low-maintenance, durable furniture that adds a touch of personalization through the frame, finish or fabric selection.”

Purchasing high-quality finishes and durable performance fabric will ensure your outdoor furniture will withstand environmental elements.

“Homeowners are thinking differently about their outdoor spaces,” says Kyle Johansen, merchandise manager at Gabberts in Coon Rapids. “Comfort, maintenance an ample seating for entertaining is critical. Deep-seating swivel rocking lounge chairs offer comfort on cool nights. Cast aluminum frames feature removable cushions for ease of cleaning. Popular synthetic wicker offers phenomenal durability, amazing textures and color depths.”

Additionally, homeowners desire the same conveniences outdoors as they do indoors. “We’re seeing a shift towards outdoor kitchens, lounges, fire pits and collections with generous cushioning,” states Philip Kading, store manager at Milaeger’s Garden Center in Sturtevant, Wis. “Homeowners are recognizing the need to invest in quality outdoor furnishings to receive the longevity they desire.”

Add a few personal design preferences to your outdoor experience to create a transitional flow from inside. “Incorporate rugs, lanturns, candles, pillows, accessories and dinnerware,” Sunram suggests. “The more comfortable and inviting the space, the more you will enjoy it.”

Remember, the best furniture selections arrive in late winter from mid-February to March. Order your specialty pieces early. When spring and summer arrive, you’ll be ready to put your feet up, grab an icy lemonade and relax. These are the times you’ll dream of when January comes knocking again.

aire collectionThe Aire Collection from Summer Classics combines comfort and style with handwoven 6mm N-dura resin seats and backs. Constructed of hand-welded aluminum frames – with colorful cushion options – homeowners can personalize their outdoor spaces.
Available at Gabberts

bellair homecrest

The Bellaire by Homecrest features aluminum frames in stylish retro-inspired designs. Mix and match your customized seating preferences with variety.
Available at Milaeger’s Garden Center

grant tuscany sectional

Need extra seating around the fire pit? Hanamint’s Grand Tuscany sectional combines lightweight aluminum with luxurious comfort.
Available at Milaeger’s Garden Center

seaside shellback

For those who prefer Adirondack seating, Seaside Casual’s Shellback Collection features quality-made Adirondack chairs and furniture in delicious summer colors including: White, Pool, Leaf, Harvest, Citrus and Cherry.
Available at Shceels Home & Hardware

airo collection

Homecrest’s Airo Collection features a contemporary appearance with quality and comfortable seating. Deep-seating cushions are available in a variety of patterns and fabrics for a customizable outdoor space.
Available at Milaeger’s Garden Center

salem seaside casual

The Salem Collection by Seaside Casual is shown in cheery Leaf. Add coordinating cushions and colorful dinnerware for a festive touch.
Available at Scheels Home & Hardware

freemont

For those who wish to recline and swivel in generous, deep-seating cushions, the Fremont Collection from Summer Classic provides the perfect mix of relaxation and comfort.
Available at Gabberts

by Wanda Perkins, a freelance writer living in Fargo.

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