You want patio furniture for your porch that you can enjoy through all seasons. When it comes to outdoor furnishings, you want pieces that are durable, easy to keep clean, and most of all, attractive and comfortable to sit on.
This may sound like a tall order for patio furnishing pieces, especially if you plan on using your items year-round and don’t want to have to put away your chairs and tables when the weather turns wet or cold. However, with the right guide, you’ll easily find the pieces you need to give your patio the appeal you desire.
Use this easy guide to purchasing year-round patio furniture for your shopping experience. Your outdoor furniture specialist will help you find pieces that fit your budget and personal style best.

Material

Year-round patio furnishings should be made of materials that are weather and moisture-resistant. For this reason, stick to durable materials, such as aluminum, which won’t rust or warp as the seasons change. Plastic patio furniture is also ideal as the material is lightweight and relatively durable under all weather conditions.
Honorable mentions include classic wicker and wood pieces, although you will want to keep this type of patio furniture under a covered canopy year-round to prevent wood rot, mold, and other moisture damage.

Versatility

When selecting patio furniture, look for items that can be converted from a chair to a lounger, for example, or a bench to a settee. Versatile patio furniture limits the amount of pieces you have to have on your porch, allowing you to have a less-cluttered patio area.
Versatile patio furniture should also have removable cushions so you can change the patterns and styles of cushioned seats and backs as the seasons change. You can buy patio furnishings and accompanying accessories, such as cushions, at your outdoor furniture store.

Cleanliness

Any patio furniture that is made of cloth or natural fibers will require deeper cleaning than metal or plastic furnishings will. If cleanliness is a concern, stick to wrought iron, steel, aluminum, plastic, or even vinyl outdoor pieces. You can soften the streamlined appeal of these durable patio furnishings with outdoor accessories like rugs, cushions, and throws.
Your patio furniture specialist will help you select patio sets or mix-and-match pieces to meet your all-season furniture needs. At Today’s Patio, you’ll find a large selection of outdoor pieces to choose from.

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Loaded with important information about the different types of patio furniture materials and styles as well as great style tips from our team of designers, you’ll find everything you’ll need to help you create your own backyard escape. As an added bonus, we’ve also included a useful checklist that you can complete and take with you when you go shopping for patio furniture.