Luxury outdoor furniture is an investment in your home's aesthetic and comfort, extending your style and bringing luxury to your outdoor spaces. Like all investments, it requires proper care and attention to maintain its beauty and functionality over time.
Understanding how to preserve your luxury outdoor furniture is crucial for ensuring its longevity, and it's important to recognise the unique maintenance needs based on the materials and construction of each piece.
The Art of Outdoor Furnishing: Considering Space, Style, and Material
When selecting the right furniture for your outdoor living space, there are several crucial factors to consider: the available space, the desired style, and the material of the furniture.
Firstly, the size of your outdoor area will determine the scale of the furniture – it's important to choose pieces that fit comfortably without overcrowding the space. Your furniture should complement the overall aesthetic of your home and garden, whether you're aiming for a sleek, modern look or a more traditional, rustic feel.
The material of the furniture is vital, not just for its appearance but also for its durability and ability to withstand the elements. From weather-resistant woods like teak, as seen in the stunning simplicity of the Illum, to sturdy metals and synthetics, selecting the right material ensures your outdoor furniture is both beautiful and long-lasting, perfectly harmonising with your outdoor living space.
For help choosing the perfect pieces for your outdoor space, consider booking a consultation with our expert design team.
The Importance of Preserving Your Luxury Outdoor Furniture
Investing in high-quality outdoor furniture enhances your outdoor living experience, but it also comes with the responsibility of upkeep. Proper maintenance not only extends the lifespan of your furniture but also ensures it remains a source of pride and comfort.
Adequate care can prevent wear and tear caused by the elements, helping your furniture to retain its value and appeal over the years.
Understanding Your Luxury Outdoor Furniture
Effective care for your luxury outdoor furniture starts with understanding its materials. Hardwood such as teak requires different maintenance than aluminium or wicker.
Each material has specific properties that dictate the best care practices, and knowing these can help you adopt the right methods to keep your furniture in top condition. Our brands have detailed information on how to care for their products, you can visit out maintenance and warranty page to see the full collection.
Maintenance Tips for Your Luxury Furniture
Regular cleaning is essential for all types of materials. It's also important to regularly inspect your furniture for any signs of damage or wear and address these issues promptly to prevent further deterioration.
For example, powdercoated furniture needs to be regularly wiped with a damp soft microfibre cloth to remove particles which can abrade the surface with wear.
How you maintain your teak will depend on if you want to keep it golden, or allow it to silver. We offer sealers, cleaners and protecting products for teak outdoor furniture, visit our teak care page for more information.
The outdoor furniture fabrics at Cosh Living are resilient to the UV, water and mildew. Brush off dirt, hose off salt and chlorine and wipe up spills before they have an opportunity to become embedded in the fabric. The quicker you clean spills and stains, the easier they can be to remove.
- Blot (don’t rub) liquid spills with a clean, dry cloth. For oil-based spills, apply an absorbent such as corn starch, then remove with a straight edge
- Spray on a mild cleaning solution of soap and water
- Rinse the fabric thoroughly to remove all soap residue
- Air dry in the shade
For more detailed information, and downloadable guides, visit out maintenance and warranty page.
Choosing the Right Furniture Covers and Storage Options
To protect your luxury outdoor furniture from extreme weather conditions, quality furniture covers are essential. These covers should fit snugly over your furniture, providing protection against rain, sun, and dirt. During the off-season or in harsh weather conditions, storing your furniture in a dry, ventilated area can significantly extend its lifespan.
Maintaining your luxury outdoor furniture is key to enjoying it for many seasons to come. By understanding the specific needs of different materials, regularly cleaning and protecting your furniture, and using covers and storage solutions, you can ensure that your investment continues to enhance your outdoor living space with beauty and functionality.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best material for outdoor furniture?
Choosing the best material for your outdoor furniture will depend on individual needs and environmental factors. Teak is a popular choice for its natural beauty and durability, while aluminium provides a modern look with minimal maintenance requirements. Powdercoated stainless steel’s rust-resistant properties make it ideal for coastal environments.
What should I consider when choosing outdoor furniture?
When selecting outdoor furniture, it's important to consider the durability of the materials, the maintenance requirements, the style and comfort of the furniture, and the size and functionality of the pieces in relation to your outdoor space. These factors will help you choose furniture that not only looks superb but also withstands the test of time and use.
Above: Airey's Woven Daybed by Kett
How do I maintain my outdoor furniture?
Maintaining outdoor furniture typically involves routine cleaning with mild soap and water, applying protective treatments appropriate for the material, and storing or covering the furniture during harsh weather conditions or the off-season.
Above: Forrest Lounge Chair by Kett, Hexagon Coffee & Side Table by Tribu & DALA planters by DEDON