Furniture Design / October 6, 2018 / Giuliana Bundy.
The end of the cold winter months means more than just warm weather. Along with the warm summer months comes cooking out, soaking up the sun and kicking back on the patio or deck.
Keep Them Nasty Bugs Away
In keeping with a “go green” style, you can make your outdoor lanterns with items. If you have some old canning jars or tin can, you can clean them up, stick a candle inside and hang them with a wire.
You may also put several candles in a can and let them sit on your picnic table. It will not only do wonders for the bugs, but it looks great. Best of all, by reusing items you already own in your home, you’re saving money.
Turning Old into New
One advantage of this is when your living room furniture reaches the point where it needs to replaced, it can be moved out to the deck and used as outdoor furniture. Allows you to use a reusable item for your deck while saving money.
Pillows (water repellent) add a great sense of character to your outdoor furniture. Don’t worry about matching colors. The bolder and more extensive variety of color you can have on the deck, the better it will look.
Tips for Purchasing New Outdoor Furniture
Ask for outdoor furniture made of sustainable and renewable sources such as cork, bamboo or wood from trees that are from renewable forests. Coverings for your outdoor furniture should be essential fibers like cotton, silk, linen, wool or hemp. Once your deck or patio is complete, you’ll love the chance to show it off to all your friends!