Transforming your backyard patio furniture into a captivating outdoor oasis in the beautiful state of Florida requires careful consideration of the unique weather conditions. With its intense sun, high humidity, and occasional rain, you should consider a range of weather-resistant materials. Aluminum, teak, and wicker are known for their durability and ability to resist fading, warping, and mold growth, ensuring your furniture remains beautiful and functional over time.
Lightweight and Durable: Aluminum patio furniture stands out as a top choice for many homeowners. With its exceptional durability, sleek appearance, and functional benefits, outdoor aluminum furniture has become a popular option. It is highly resistant to rust, corrosion, and weather damage, even in the coastal regions. This ensures that your outdoor furniture will maintain its beauty and functionality for years to come. Another quality of aluminum is its superior, heavy gauge strength—not to mention the modern, streamlined look it adds to your outdoor living room.
Resilient and Low Maintenance: All-weather wicker patio furniture, typically made from synthetic materials like resin or polyethylene, is an ideal choice for Florida's outdoor spaces. It replicates the natural look of traditional wicker but offers superior durability and resistance to fading, cracking, peeling and mold growth. Wicker furniture is lightweight, easy to clean, and requires minimal maintenance, making it a convenient option for Florida backyards.
Like teak, you can also leave your all-weather wicker outside year-round, as it’s fully UV stabilized and anti-fungal to withstand rain and shine. It’s also low maintenance and can be easily cleaned or power washed. Again, just be sure to use well-fitted outdoor covers when not in use, and provide as much shade as possible.
Timeless Elegance and Durability: Teak’s natural beauty and exceptional durability has inherent oils that protect it from moisture, rot, and insects, making it perfect for Florida's humid climate. Teak furniture develops a beautiful silver-gray patina over time, adding to its charm. To maintain its original golden hue, periodic sealing or teak oil application is recommended.
Note that with any outdoor furniture, you should always use outdoor patio covers for your furniture when not in use. It’s best to place in the shade, like under an awning, or use an umbrella to offer additional sun protection. You should also bring your items inside during long periods of inclement weather, like a tropical storm.
Now that you know the reliable materials for outdoor furniture, it’s time to complete the look with your personal touch with outdoor decor. Decorate the space with all the comforts you love from the inside of your home.
For accent pillows and poufs, be sure to choose fabrics that are outdoor-friendly, like our fade-resistant styles that are UV tested for 1,000 hours of direct sunlight, with maximum resistance to mildew and stains.
You can also define the space with an outdoor area rug that is specifically made for the elements. Natural fibers such as sisal, hemp, and jute all fare well, as well as synthetic fibers that dry quickly and keep their color.
Since we know Florida gets hot in the summer, embrace the shade with a cantilever umbrella. The pivot and tilt function allow you to change the angle as the sun moves. Go with a powder-coated aluminum base, which is sturdy, yet lightweight enough to move from your outdoor dining table to your outdoor sofa.