How to get your garden ready for spring

What better way to spend your leisure time than relaxing outdoors when the sun is shining brightly? Warm weather is the invitation we need to slow down and take advantage of our peaceful outdoor spot.

The space you have determines the setting you’ll be able to design and the kind of outdoor furniture you can use. For example, a balcony can become your own charming bistro, a place where you enjoy slow weekend mornings. A bigger patio might be the perfect dining spot, with the right outdoor furniture.

Garden owners, on the other hand, have a lot of freedom when it comes to their outdoor décor. There are countless options when decorating, and luckily, you can rely on vidaXL’s outdoor living space ideas and furnishing solutions. From wicker and rattan must-haves to timeless wooden garden furniture, we offer various options inspired by the latest trends.

Before getting started, it’s good to have a decorating plan to make sure your outdoor home décor suits all your needs. The first and most important thing you should think of is that your garden setting is an extension of your indoor space. Therefore, it should be just as inviting, comfortable, and stylish as the rest of your home. With this in mind, we recommend that you think of a purpose for your outdoor space, and the style you prefer. Exploring our garden seating ideas and outdoor furniture collection will surely help you design the outdoor décor you’ll love for years to come.

What is the best material for outdoor furniture? 

Having a design plan before starting to decorate your garden will make it easier to decide the best material for outdoor furniture. For this, you’ll need to consider not only the purpose, but also the size of the space, the weather conditions in your area, and the aesthetic you’re going for.

At vidaXL, you’ll find outdoor furniture made of high-quality materials that are sturdy and durable. Although all of them are treated to resist different weather conditions, we still advise you to choose the material that fits the climate they’ll be exposed to.

Wooden patio furniture adds a unique charm to your garden, due to the natural beauty of this material. They have a weather-resistant finish that protects the wood, but it also requires annual oiling, just to keep it looking like new. Based on the expected level of wear and tear, we recommend teak and mahogany for your wood garden furniture, as they are the most resistant.

Wicker and rattan outdoor furniture is another great option, if you want a space that reminds you of a vacation mood. Our assortment of wicker patio furniture includes mostly pieces made of synthetic rattan. PE-rattan (made of polyethylene), unlike natural rattan, withstands harsh weather conditions, which makes this type of furniture perfect for outdoors.

Another lovely choice is bamboo outdoor furniture which is hard-wearing and has a natural water-resistant silica layer on it. Even so, we still advise you to avoid keeping your beautiful bamboo patio furniture in high humidity for too long. Just like rattan, bamboo can transform every dull space into an island-inspired relaxing heaven.

Plastic patio furniture is steadily gaining more popularity every day, and there are plenty of reasons why people like it. When choosing UV-resistant plastic, you know your furniture will look like new for a long time. Plastic garden furniture is also versatile, allowing you to integrate it into various styles, such as contemporary, or even a retro-inspired décor.

When is the best time to start spring decoration?

The best time to start bringing your garden back to life is between late winter and early spring. This is when you asses the state of your green space and welcome a new season. After a regular clean-up, hardscaping, and checking the state your plants are in, you can move on to getting your outdoor décor ready for spring.

Depending on the size of your garden, you can now think about replacing or getting new outdoor accessories. For example, you might want to add a parasol next to your lounging area or some garden beds for new plants. Whichever springtime decorations you might be looking for, you’re sure to find them all at vidaXL.

What is the best way to protect outdoor furniture?

The easiest way to enjoy your new garden setting without worrying about wear and tear is to choose outdoor furniture that has already been treated against the elements. To make sure it will look like new for long, you’ll have to learn how to maintain your furniture.

For example, if you’re wondering how to clean wooden outdoor furniture, know that it only takes a light cleaning with a cloth moistened with water or a mild soapy solution. Treat your wooden furniture annually by oiling it and try to keep it out of direct sunlight – the shade of a parasol will do the trick. The same process works for cleaning your rattan garden furniture too. A deeper cleaning might be required at the beginning or end of each season. In case you have plastic or metal outdoor furniture, we recommend you to regularly apply a coat of outdoor furniture protector and clean it when needed with a damp cloth.

When not in use, you can protect your outdoor furniture with the help of various accessories, such as covers. Don’t hesitate to browse through our collection of furniture covers – there is a fit for every shape and style of outdoor furniture.