A garden area has many uses depending upon the lifestyle of the homeowner. A family with children may use theirs as a play area and the furniture must not only be beautiful but extremely durable. Metal furniture is perfect as it will usually withstand even the most active of children.
A couple who prefer to spend quiet evenings admiring their garden and the stars may choose patio sets which will not only enhance the looks of their backyard area but will be able to endure wind and rain over years and still retain their beauty.
The entertaining family may choose the outdoor party over a stuffy indoor party every time. Everything from backyard barbeques to birthday celebrations may be held in the garden if weather permits. This type of family will avoid light plastic furniture which can easily be blown over or damaged by overexcited children. Metal picnic tables could suit this area for the children with perhaps a more grown up area featuring metal furniture for adults.
Plastic furniture can certainly be affordable but it can easily be damaged within a single season of use and rarely can withstand active children for very long. Replacing furniture every year is not the ideal for most homeowners and particularly not for those who use their garden area regularly.
On the other hand, wood patio sets can add a very refined look to a garden area. However, wood furniture usually requires a sheltered area in order to survive without damage for a season much less over several years. A combination of specially treated wood and metal furniture may be practical and may suit the needs of some yard decorators.
If outdoor furniture is not in a protected area it is usually wise to avoid rattan furniture if durability is what the decorator wants as well. Although rattan can look good, it also needs some protection in order to survive over time. Children may be rough on rattan furniture so it may not be ideal for a family that includes children in their outdoor activities.
Metal furniture can be as elaborate or as delicate as the decorator desires. It can also be durable and practical when sturdiness is the quality most sought. A combination of practical and durable metal furniture can be ideal for families with children. Alternatively a delicate wrought iron patio set could fit well in the decorating scheme for those who entertain mainly adults. Whatever style is deemed most suitable, the homeowner can be sure that metal garden furniture will be durable enough to grace their gardens through rain and shine for many years to come.