While much of the home furnishings we carry here at Fireside Furniture are meant for inside your house — such as of couches, loveseats, dining room tables, and mattresses — we also love the warm New Jersey summer and know how important it is to have a great outdoor space as well. So in this article, we’re going to look at the summertime necessities for your house.
Great summertime furniture options are those that are designed to be comfortable, durable, and suitable for outdoor use. Here are some popular choices:
- Outdoor Lounge Chairs. Comfortable and stylish lounge chairs are perfect for soaking up the sun by the poolside or in the garden. Look for materials like wicker, rattan, or weather-resistant fabrics. Read more about the latest trends and how to take care of your outdoor lounge furniture here.
- Patio Dining Sets. Outdoor dining sets come in various sizes and styles, allowing you to enjoy meals with family and friends in the fresh air. Choose a set with a durable table and chairs made of materials like aluminum, teak, or plastic. Need a dining set for inside the house? Look no further!
- Hammocks and Hanging Chairs. For ultimate relaxation, consider a hammock or a hanging chair. These can be hung from a sturdy tree (or between two trees), or even with a stand, and are ideal for lazy summer afternoons
- Sun Umbrellas and Shade Sails. The summertime heat is no joke! To protect yourself from the sun’s rays, the experts at Fireside Furniture recommend you invest in sun umbrellas or shade sails. These not only provide shade but also add a pop of color to your outdoor space.
- Outdoor Sofas and Sectionals. If you’ve spent any time with Fireside Furniture, you know that sofas and sectionals are a passion of ours. But guess what? Outdoor sofas and sectionals are just as important to create that same cozy and inviting seating area as you have inside. A true necessity for entertaining guests and lounging with your loved ones.
- Portable Folding Furniture. If you have limited space or need furniture that can be easily moved around, consider foldable chairs, tables, and loungers.
- Outdoor Bar Sets. We love this American Modern Bar for the living room or entertainment center of your house. Well, if you enjoy hosting outdoor gatherings, too, an outdoor bar set can add a touch of elegance and functionality to your space.
- Outdoor Storage Bench. Maybe you already have a shed. Well, a storage bench is a practical addition to the outdoor space as well, as it provides seating while also offering storage for cushions, toys, or gardening tools.
An All-Time Classic: The Adirondack Chair
An excellent choice for a timeless and comfortable seating option, the Adirondack Chair is often made of wood or plastic and can come in various colors. It is named after the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York, where the chair was first designed and popularized in the early 20th century. The chair’s design was created by Thomas Lee in 1903 while vacationing in the Adirondack region.
The Adirondack chair features several characteristic style elements, making it easily recognizable, such as:
- Slanted Backrest: The chair has a slanted backrest that reclines at a comfortable angle, allowing the sitter to lean back and relax.
- Wide Armrests: Adirondack chairs have broad, flat armrests on both sides, providing ample space to rest your arms or place a drink or book.
- Seat with a Slight Angle: The seat is set at a gentle angle, which enhances comfort and encourages a more relaxed seating posture.
- Low to the Ground: Adirondack chairs are typically low to the ground, making them perfect for lounging and enjoying a laid-back seating experience.
- Made of Wood: Traditionally, Adirondack chairs were crafted from wood, especially cedar or pine, to withstand outdoor elements. However, modern versions may also use other materials like plastic, metal, or composite wood.
The design of the Adirondack chair has remained popular over the years due to its simplicity, functionality, and classic appeal. Driving around New Jersey in the summer and you’ll often seem them on your neighbors’ decks and patios, gardens, and other outdoor spaces.
Come To Fireside Furniture For Your Home Furnishing Needs
Remember to choose furniture that is specifically designed for outdoor use, as it will be more resistant to weather conditions and last longer. Additionally, consider the climate of your area and the amount of maintenance required for the furniture you choose.
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