Metal Outdoor Furniture Guide | Tips for Choosing The Right Set  

metal chaise lounge chairs under an umbrella

Metal outdoor furniture is an excellent choice for those who want a modern, sleek look that also wears well year after year. It’s easy to maintain, beautiful and can be selected in numerous colors and styles. For those in the market, you’ll find plenty of powder-coated, aluminum metal options to choose from at Paddy O’ Furniture. With the right outdoor seating area, you can make any day of the week the right time to relax and unwind.

How to Choose Your Ideal Set

There’s much to think about when it comes to selecting a metal outdoor furniture set. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

Know the Size That’s Right for You

One of the most important decisions you can make relates to the size of the furniture itself. Bigger is not always better, especially when there is not enough room for people to comfortably sit and move around on your deck or patio. It’s a good idea to consider the shape, size, and overall functionality of the space as your starting point.

If you don’t have a lot of room, there are smaller options available that might work even better. For instance, you could replace a big table with a few end tables instead. Be sure to factor in the size of the furniture pieces – some chairs require a significant amount of room to swivel, recline, or simply fit into a space.

Really Think About Your Style

You can pull from your home’s architectural design, the coloring of your patio, or looks you love. The key is to choose pieces of metal furniture that fit with your overall style.

This is supposed to be a place where you can relax and completely forget your troubles. For that to happen, you have to love this space. Take a few minutes to look at a few different styles and patio designs. What types of metal furniture work best here?

patio chairs on a patio with fireplace
Newport Collection

Here is a good example of how simple differences can make a big difference in the look of your space. The Newport Sling collection is sleek and comfortable with a beautiful look to it. It’s more understated and less bulky overall. By comparison, the Rancho Sling Collection offers more curves and completely different lines.  It has a more whimsical feel and its soft curves may be similar to curves found in your architecture. There’s no wrong answer, however, either option can work very well – it’s up to you to determine what your best choice is.

Think About the Material Itself

There are some outstanding material options available today for those who want metal on their deck. It’s a good idea to choose materials that work for your needs. Of course, wood, resin and plastic are other options, but for many people, metal stands out because of its durability and strong presence. It’s also very easy to clean and maintain.

You have several options to select from. Consider, for example, the use of wrought iron. This is a strong, durable material that can handle even some of the worst weather with ease. At the same time, wrought iron is susceptible to rust, and heavier pieces can be difficult to move.

Factor in the Weather

It’s worth it to spend a bit more on a high-quality furniture set for your patio space. However, if you are going to do that, it is critical to choose items that are going to be able to handle the weather in your area. Don’t overlook this important requirement. You want beauty that will last, and quality that will endure.

Wear and tear from the elements is one of the most common problems that consumers have with their patio furniture. Buying inferior products means you will have to replace that piece again in a short time – sometimes in just a year. You can avoid frequent replacements by buying a higher quality item that is specifically made to manage your weather’s harshest conditions. For example, it is a good idea to look for all-weather materials. When it comes to metal furniture, that means rust-free aluminum or other durable, protected surfaces. The Lucero pieces that we offer, for example, are powder-coated aluminum and will not rust. Our design and construction mean you do not have to worry as much about the weather.

Lucero patio bench
Lucero Loveseat

Consider Color with Care

In addition to style, another part of your decision is to consider the color. There are various options available in the coloring of the metal itself, though black and bronze colors are popular options. Remember, you can change up the look of a metal piece with cushions in a bright color or a more neutral tone, whatever works best for your space.

When it comes to color, let your style shine through. If you want a space that is more relaxing and calm, go for neutral colors in your cushions, such as gray, beige and brown. On the other hand, you can always add some flare and accent your cushions with a brighter colors such as a red or a blue pillow. These add luxury to the space and help to refine it. You will most likely find more than one color that works for your specific needs.

Know Who You Are Buying From

Quality is always important with outdoor metal furniture. One common problem is the failure of the pieces to withstand routine wear and tear. The best furniture pieces are made to last. That means they are put together with the best components and materials. They can also handle daily use and continue to look fantastic over time.

The biggest concern for many buyers is that they are uncertain about the quality of the pieces they are buying. It can be hard to determine sometimes. We design and develop our aluminum metal furniture without sacrificing quality. You always have a large selection of stunning pieces to purchase, and you can learn as much as you like about our company and the materials we use. Each one of our collections is designed to be exquisite – because you deserve the very best for your outdoor spaces.

Check out the customer ratings and reviews of any company before you decide to buy. It’s also worth knowing about warranties on any products as well. If they do not have one, that’s an indication the quality may not rate as good as it should.

Step out from run-of-the-mill furniture and choose something that is special, with long-term integrity built into it. Always take the time to compare products carefully. Let your true style and desires come through in the pieces you pick. It is a lot of fun to make your outdoor living space truly one of a kind.

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