Most patio furniture covers are a waste of money.
In fact, you would be better off covering your patio furniture with a heavy duty garbage bag. In fact, I absolutely loathe patio furniture covers. They make my patio look trashy and leave me feeling like the patio is not clean or that it’s neglected. Most patio furniture covers simply don’t fit well enough to keep rain from getting on the cushions and they also allow mold to grow underneath it because water can’t get out. If you want to save some money and have a patio that looks nice, do yourself a favor and stop buying patio furniture covers! Trust me on this one…I’ve wasted hundreds of dollars over the years trying to find patio furniture covers that actually work.
Patio furniture covers are just too small!
A patio is about more than just the furniture. It’s how you style the patio that creates the mood, ambiance, and experience of your outdoor space. The patio cover needs to be styled with accessories that reflect this same feeling of calmness and relaxation. You don’t want it looking cluttered or trashy! People will think you do not take pride in how you maintain your patio. Styles also vary by regions so pick accents that suit your patio region if possible. So what is an outdoor patio decorator to do? Here are some great patio decoration ideas for your patio furniture plus some tips on creating a welcoming outdoor area with patio furniture covers. Now doing all of this wonderful design work is made easier when patio covers are correctly fitted and styled with only patio furniture. A patio cover should never be an eyesore or detract from the décor of the patio in any way.
Style your patio furniture covers creatively!
I love this set up. The patio furniture looks like it’s floating on the pool with the bright colored pillows underneath but they really must be kept dry when not in use since they are sitting on top of water…lovely idea though! I need to do this too because I always forget to bring my patio chairs inside when there is rain or snow.
Grill area seating – We all love our BBQs, so why not create a comfy spot to enjoy them? Here’s an awesome patio arrangement for grilling and patio furniture covers.
Good patio decorating ideas to use on patio furniture covers:
Use a patio table with seating on the side of your patio so you can walk around it easily. This way your patio cover doesn’t have to span the entire patio area if it’s too big. The patio table should be placed in an area where people will want to spend most of their time anyway, like next to the grill or near an outdoor fireplace…then make sure there are enough chairs for everyone using that patio cover. If your guests need more seating then put out the extra patio furniture covers that don’t include patio tables or counters with stools which take up less room. Add shades umbrellas, ceiling fans, patio lights, patio bar sets, patio rugs, patio floor fans, patio floor heaters or special patio furniture covers. Don’t forget outdoor patio decorations like potted plants, wind chimes… Just make sure everything you use blends in with the overall patio design.
When it’s time to buy patio furniture covers remember these things: They should be designed for just that purpose They must have warranties on them that say they are waterproof The warranty will tell you how long they last It must fit properly on your patio furniture It’s got to last a while too so don’t buy cheap looking patio furniture covers unless you’re buying for temporary use And of course it has to look nice on your patio or else why bother!
Patio furniture covers are only as good as the patio decorating ideas you come up with to make them work. An expensive patio furniture cover is only as good as the patio it’s protecting, so do not skimp on patio furniture. It’s an investment that will keep you enjoying the outdoors for years to come!