Whether or not you live in the high desert of northern Nevada, the right outdoor furniture will make your outdoor spaces comfortable and inviting. Adding the perfect table and comfy chairs to even a square concrete pad suddenly makes things welcoming, especially with a few potted plants. At The Find, we’re thrilled to be bringing you the outdoor collection of Plank & Hide, and today, we’re sharing a few tips to help you sure you buy the kind of outdoor furniture that will work best in your outdoor spaces.

Function First

Your first decision should be figuring out what purpose your outdoor space will serve. Are you looking to  create a true outdoor room? Is it a dining space during the summer? Will you be hosting big gatherings? Is it going to be a sanctuary just for you?

Once you start narrowing down the purpose of your space, you’ll be able to see what kind of outdoor furniture you’ll need. For example, you can opt for comfortable seating with side tables and a fire pit if it’s going to be a social space for get-togethers, or go with a traditional table and seating if it will primarily be used for outdoor dining.

Try Before you Buy

Outdoor furniture needs to be as functional as it is comfortable. It needs to meet the aesthetic of your space, and it has to withstand the elements not just this season, but for years and years. Above all, it has to comfortable. If the goal is to create an outdoor space that invites people to linger, comfort is key. That’s why buying outdoor furniture online is risky. It’s always best to sit down, put your feet up, and get a real sense of whether a certain piece is right for you.

Keep it Simple

Outdoor furniture should require little, if any, maintenance. Luxury outdoor furniture manufacturers like Plank & Hide make this easy with furniture designed from materials that will look great for years with no work on your part. Still, it’s always a good idea to store your outdoor furniture properly during the off-season.

Consider Quality

You get what you pay for, and that’s very true when you’re looking at outdoor furniture. If the goal is a collection that will last for years, look for an outdoor furniture line that has been proven to perform. Keep in mind that plastic resin, while colorful and bright in the store, will become faded and brittle after just a season or two. Many wood and wicker products will do the same.

When you’re ready to look at outdoor furniture, head to The Find to see our new line. You’ll be so glad you did!