A cushion can make all the difference to the comfort of your Outdoor Furniture. Here at Lazy Susan we take our relaxation very seriously and have developed a range of cushions to suit your needs. Specifically designed for our chairs, they’re a must have accessory. Our Outdoor Cushions are made from a hard-wearing acrylic with a low-stress wipe-down surface. If you do need to wash the cushion covers, they all have a side zip for easy removal of the foam pad. Extremely strong, they require very little in the way of maintenance and will last for many years to come if looked after.
There’s definitely a big trend in our homes and gardens for chalk paint. On stone, brickwork, fencing and especially furniture. So, can you use chalk paint for outdoor furniture? Good question, and one I wanted to explore a little further. Our garden furniture is designed to stand up to the elements, and it has a protective painted coating that protects the cast aluminium from the rain and snow. If kept clean and protected, it should last a decade or more.
At first this might seem like a bit of an odd thing to post about, however, I was recently asked on social media if we had any tips and tricks with regards to how to keep cats off outdoor furniture cushions and what do you do if they’re scratching them? This blog has been running for a number of years but I know this is a subject we’ve not covered before. Now let me start by saying I’m more of a dog person, I have a little Cavapoo, and she’s trained to not jump up on furniture. That said, I love cats too.
There’s many articles on the internet and in books and magazines giving us advice on how to purchase new outdoor furniture. How to get the right type or material for your garden. We’ve written many ourselves. So, I wanted to come at it from a slightly different angle. Use our industry expertise and experience to highlight some of the common mistakes that shoppers make when buying new outdoor furniture. A sort of guide to the wrong way to go the right way if that makes sense?! As the old saying goes “good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement”. Many of these are mistakes that myself and many of the Lazy Susan team have made
We touched on this subject in our recent Garden Furniture 101 post, however, in that article we took a bit of a broad brush approach. So I wanted to focus in on our collection and answer the question of can garden furniture be left outside? Of course, anything that calls itself garden or outdoor furniture, by its very nature, should be OK to be left outside. However, that should be accompanied with a caveat.
I wanted to share a few garden furniture ideas based on some of the trends that are popular in our industry at the moment. However, I wanted to make this post a little different to our usual trend pieces. In the past whenever we’ve posted a latest trends article, I’ve tended to focus on a variety of different suppliers, and maybe included one or two pieces from The Lazy Susan Collection. We want this blog to be a source for all things garden furniture. We don’t sell wooden sets but you’ll find many an article praising the virtues of timber garden furniture for example.
You’ve got two options when it comes to where to buy garden furniture – online or in store. When it comes to instore, you can chose to shop on the high street, DIY superstores, Garden Centres etc. Online, you’ve got all that choice and more. The elephant in the room when it comes to shopping online, is you can’t always try before you buy. With a big ticket purchase, that can be a concern for many. However, I want to put the case forward for online shopping.
I’ll be honest, I struggled with what to call this article. I knew I wanted it to be a comprehensive overview of all things garden furniture. Initially, it was entitled ‘a guide to…’ but 101 just sound a little more succinct and snappy. A starter. A primer. A comprehensive introduction. Everything you ever wanted to know about garden furniture but were afraid to ask. For anybody purchasing new garden furniture there’s a number of questions we should all ask before we buy, but especially if you’re a first time buyer.