Wonderful Looking Wicker Furniture for Outdoor Use

With fine weather, most of us love to spend more time outdoors. Whether it is relaxing after a stressful day at the office or holding a weekend entertainment for friends and neighbours, outdoor areas – like patios, pool decks or terraces are ideal places. Whether you have ample place outside with landscaped exterior with swimming pools, outdoor kitchens, huge gardens with shrubs and plants or it is a small size terrace, you need good sturdy outdoor furniture.

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What kind of furniture you can use outdoors? Wood, metal or wood and metal combo or bamboo and cane are the materials that are normally used for outdoor furniture. Not all outdoor areas will have shelters always, so you need to have furniture that cans stand the weather when it turns rainy or windy. It is essential that not only the furniture need to be unaffected by weather, but it needs to look good too.

Synthetic Resin Lounger with Cushion

Stripes and Cushions

One of the most popular choices for outdoor furniture is bamboo or cane furniture. These are environmentally sustainable. Bamboo and canes are not like hardwood trees – taking decades to grow into an adult mature tree. They rejuvenate themselves very fast. Also a bamboo or cane is never cut off from root when harvested for furniture use. The roots are left and these grow within two-three years which can be again harvested.

Splendid Looking Seats and Ottoman

Bamboo and cane are good choices for outdoor furniture. Both can stand water and weather completely. They are light, and quite durable. They can be maintained easily. They can be treated with protection against mildew, frost and rust as well UV rays. They are portable and can be moved easily if need be. They are totally recyclable and also they are environmentally sustainable.

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Today there are synthetic resin products used for wicker furniture which look very much like original wicker made from bamboo or cane stalks. These synthetic resin wicker chairs are as sturdier as the original bamboo and cane furniture. The most popular option is to have aluminium frame work for outdoor furniture and use synthetic resin fibre for making the seats etc.

Semi Circular Lounger

Here are some wicker furniture pieces from Velago Patio Furniture. Look at the very pretty looking lounge set – no doubt your patio will look so pretty with that or with the two seater sofas. These are made of aluminium frames and resin wicker hand woven. Check what is your favourite for your outdoor use?

Sectional with Side Table

Plain White Cushions and Wicker chairs

Dining Table or Conference Table

Complete Seating Solution in Wicker

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Wonderful Wicker Furniture Weaves Magic in Your Home And Garden

What is wicker furniture? How is it made? Is it any way different from the cane or rattan furniture? These are some common questions asked whenever the subject of wicker furniture or cane/rattan furniture is mentioned. While cane furniture is made of individual cane poles fixed to frames, wicker is made from weaving natural vines and barks wrapped around frames. Both are very popular choice of furniture – for outdoors but nowadays for indoors as well. Until recently both rattan and wicker furniture were made from totally natural materials. The frames were made of strong and sturdy natural canes bent to desired shape by heating it to high temperatures. In Asia, even today, wooden and cane frames are used and traditional natural fires from bamboo, cane, and willows are used for weaving and the wicker furniture is totally hand-made from 100% natural sustainable green products.

But today, almost all wicker furniture are made using sturdy high-quality light-weight aluminium alloy frames or in some cases heavier steel frames. And the wicker used to wrap around the frames is mostly synthetic. Recycled plastic/resin, vinyl or vinyl/resin is used for making synthetic wicker material. Resin synthetic wicker equals the wicker woven from natural fibres in looks but is sturdier and ages more slowly. It is also naturally water resistant. A good quality wicker weave should be tight, uniformly woven, close together without any visible gaps and have a smooth finish. It is flexible but quite strong. But it is advisable to keep the wicker furniture under cover in shade in extreme weathers. It is easy to clean; just vacuuming it lightly and wiping with a moist cloth should be sufficient. Occasionally a lick of varnish may help. If the cushions can be removed, the frame can be quickly washed with water and wiped dry to remove any spills etc.

Here are some beautiful and wonderful looking wicker furniture pieces from Pierantonio Bonacina. Look at the flowing chaise lounge in natural shade. How beautiful the ottoman looks? Don’t you think you would like the hanging chair in your terrace? The corner sofa set will add to the beauty and ambience to any living room! Comfortable, chic and highly sophisticated-looking wicker furniture is light, strong and durable; looks very beautiful and elegant and is easy to maintain. Coupled with contrast coloured or elegant white cushions, they are things of beauty giving joy forever. When properly taken care of, the wicker furniture lasts for long years giving excellent service. Don’t you think you would love to have some wicker furniture at your home?

Wonderful Looking in White Wicker
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Wicker Easy Chairs
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Portable Wicker Hanging Easy Chair
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Flowing Wicker Chaise Lounge
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Cozy Looking Wicker Cabin & Ottoman
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Corner wicker Sofa Set with Coffee Table
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Comfy Two-Some in Wicker
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Wonderful Wicker Ottoman in White
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Pair of Wicker Side Tables
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Popular Platform Beds – Best Bedroom Piece

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Getting compact looking beds can actually make your bedroom look bigger. Today small homes and apartments are a reality and many of us need scaled down versions of old times’ four-poster beds or master beds that were really huge. Platform beds can be an ideal choice for small homes and there are quite a lot of choices available for you to pick and choose what may suit your home and style.

Bedroom décor overall can focus around the bed you have chosen. With the low-slung platform beds, you save a lot on the vertical space. The bed lies low to the ground and nightstands are also compact matching with the bed. This results in the furniture not dominating the room but matching and staying compatible to the overall décor.

Platform beds are ideal for loft homes or if you happen to have a small bedroom with sloping ceiling since it takes very less of vertical space. Today some platform beds do have headboards but not too high or too elaborate like for normal beds. Sideboards are almost always separate, but the beds have an extended wooden board-lip that extend all around serving as additional night stand

Box springs are not part of these platform beds. They have slats – placed closely so as to support the mattress directly. This is more comfortable for people with spinal problem who want a flat and a firm kind of bed – and this fits the bill nicely. Platform beds are no fuss beds comprising a bed, with a slatted bed support frame and directly your favorite mattress on it.

There is also storage area under the bed with a low pull out drawer under the bed that can store extra blankets, thin cushions and sheets etc easily. Low rectangular platform beds and round platform beds are both popular. Some round beds have a swing action. Some platforms do not have legs but rest on a square box-like structure which is used for storage.

Futons are another kind of low bed – actually foldable bed that is placed directly on the floor. Though originally only wooden platform beds were available, today there are beds from glass, from fiberglass, from polycarbonate, from bamboo, from cane and compressed wood also. Here are some pretty platform beds from Italy Design. Some are round in shape and others rectangular. How do you like them for your home?

Two Types of Low Platform Beds

Round Shaped Bed with Nightstand and Bench

Murano Glass Frame Bed with Quilted Headboard

Low Platform Bed with Matching Nightstand – Bench

Low Height Round Bed with Angular Nightstand

Bed Decor in Contemporary and Traditional Styles

Bed in Chocolate with High Head Board

Asymmetrical Headboard and Low Round Bed

Adjustable Headboard and Matching Dresser

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Wonderfully Crafted Wooden Furniture

Having a lovely home is not just enough. Your outdoors should match the interiors. Actually your outdoor ambience and kerb appeal can enhance the value of your property greatly. Just imagine how your friends and visitors will react if you have a poorly maintained garden or outside patio or the front entrance shabbily furnished?

The first thing that strikes the attention of any visitor is the outer area. The open area that is just outside your home but within your boundary needs beautiful furniture. Whether you are having a front garden, a side area containing your swimming pool with deck or you are having a spacious back side garden and open area, you should plan for furnishing and lighting it.

The most appreciated and popular kind of outdoor furniture is of course the long-time favourites wooden furniture. If you can afford to have good solid furniture made of oak, maple, teak or walnut, there can be no doubt about the beauty these furniture items bring to your outdoors as well to your home. They are the ever-green favourites – the classic wooden furniture.

The next ethnic choice can be cane and bamboo furniture. Even here the natural cane and bamboo furniture are the best and has a unique charm and appeal unsurpassed by anything else. But close near it are the synthetic resin canes and bamboos which are flooding the market today. These look very much like the original and actually last longer and stay good as new.

Next can be the acrylic and polycarbonate furniture that are light, portable and can put up very well with rough outdoor use. They come in various colors, shapes, styles and are really eye-catching and vibrant. These are very easy to maintain; shatter-proof, UV radiation proof and scratch proof also. With cushions and bolsters they are very comfortable.

Here are some beautiful looking wood furniture pieces for your outdoors from Oak Garden Furniture. Each set looks lovelier than the other. Look at the sheer rustic beauty branch like legs in the garden set. How stunning the logs look set as table and how magnificent the full length logs will look in your patio?

Imagine the effect you can create with such magnificent outdoor furniture in your patio, garden or outdoors when you are entertaining. When you plan and have adequate lighting in your garden area, the wooden furniture will look magnificent and be the focus of your outdoor décor. Which you like best?

Unique Looking Crafted Outdoor Furniture
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Traditional and Classic Outdoor Furniture
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Solid Woods Great Looks
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Solid Oak Garden Furniture
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Elegant Looking Garden Furniture
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Branch like Legs Adds Character
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Beautifully Hand Carved Chairs
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Decorative Bamboo Furniture Design Ideas

Sachiko Segawa a graduate from Konstfack University is a famous a Japanese designer who presented her last year project and named it “Take Kagu”. This word in English means simple bamboo furniture. This designer had spent a lot of time visiting bamboo forests in her childhood days and these visits inspired her to take this profession. Using trees from bamboo forests the designer has created large varieties of decorative furniture for the house. She has designed creative bamboo lights, tables, chairs and even some cupboards. On one hand though there are lots of problems with bamboo forests, it still stands as one of the most sustainable and ecological material.

Decorative Bamboo Furniture Design Ideas For Living Room
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Attractive Creative Wooden Bamboo Furniture
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Attractive Creative Wooden Bamboo Furniture Design Ideas
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Decorative Furniture Design Ideas For Living Room
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