A patio by definition is a paved outdoor area adjoining a house. That’s a pretty bland explanation for an area that can be turned into a lively eatery and lounging spot. Patios can be transformed to accommodate friends and family and neighbors you just want to impress. From modern, contemporary styles to rustic charm to traditional, shabby-chic you can create a wonderfully unique area to fit all of your patio needs.
Should picking a design that you love be affected by having kids?
The answer: No.
There are ample amounts of patio furniture that are kid-friendly; you just have to know what to look for when shopping.
Here are a few things to consider when picking out your patio furniture.
No matter your children’s ages, having furniture that isn’t easy to break is an absolute plus. Wicker, plastic, metal, etc. can be sturdy while staying classy at the same time. Glass, however, can be a hazard and harder to keep clean.
Dark cushions and finishes handle stains better than the lighter tones will. White, beige, cream and the like are more likely to have marks and blemishes from the weather and outdoor elements. Also, wear and tear with darker furniture doesn’t show up as well as it would on pieces that are bright.
If you have kids, betting on your furniture staying in the same spot isn’t practical. Having patio decor that can accommodate many while being able to be moved easily is a great feature. Buying bulky, heavy sets can be a pain when and if you need to rearrange or relocate them. However, purchasing something too light can cause problems like falling over or breaking under pressure.
Perhaps the most important attribute you should take into account when shopping for patio furniture is making sure what you buy is safe. That means stay away from pieces with sharp edges, glass, and anything that has small, detachable pieces that can be swallowed.
Even though you have kids, doesn’t mean you should skimp on getting the patio that you love. The AE Outdoor 8 Piece Arizona Sectional meets all the above points. It is strong, not too heavy, and durable against the weather. Its tight weaving plus black and gray cushions make stains less noticeable while remaining stylish and sleek. Children can sit and run around each piece without worry of shattering or swallowing any parts while the adults can enjoy the set’s comfort. This collection comes with a loveseat and sofa giving you enough options to pick what’s best for your family.
Creating an outdoor space that can be enjoyed by all ages in comfort, functionality, and style can be easy if you know what to look for when shopping. A set that is durable, styled correctly, versatile, and safe is the perfect combination for a family-friendly area.
So, now ask yourself, “Is my patio furniture family-friendly?”