Wrought iron and wicker for outdoor furniture
One of the very most traditional types of outdoor furniture is the ornate wrought iron bench. Right at home in blooming gardens and whimsical pathways, beautiful patterned metal benches, seats, and tables are perfect for people with a lot of lovely landscaping and an entertainment style that focuses on lazy afternoons rather than late night soirees.
They are perfect old world style, but are made of powder coated cast aluminum, which is much lighter than wrought iron, and won’t rust. Plus, they come with comfy, weather-resistant cushions, so they’re a little more comfortable than the old fashioned way!
For a quaint, homey look and feel that’s a little more inviting than wrought iron, wicker is recommended. The woven material is iconic cottage style, and good for creating a timeless lounge space – great for a sunny brick or stone patio, or even an enclosed porch. Natural wicker, though, (sometimes called rattan) can be expensive, and isn’t exactly known for its longevity. Natural wicker is extremely susceptible to harsh weather conditions, and will become brittle and crack over time.