Dusty weather getting you down? Is your outdoor seating area starting to look boring and bland? Freshen things up this season and turn your patio, deck or garden this summer into a beautifully designed set-up that offers both comfort and style with the outdoor furniture collection from AAW.
As a leader in the furniture industry in Kuwait since 1947, this season AAW Furniture are offering gorgeous outdoor looks for the taking, full of delicate knits, intricate details and neon brights. Your visitors will be showering you with compliments at your next gathering, and some will even be green with envy! Follow our tips below to help find your perfect outdoor set:
- SELECT YOUR MATERIAL
When it comes to outdoor furniture and choosing the type of material to set the tone of the area, the choices are endless! From cedar, oak, teak, and wicker to cast aluminum, each material presents itself with different factors to bear in mind. When it comes to picking the right material for Kuwait, it is best to work with wood. It does not absorb heat, and tends to be rot-resistant and lightweight, especially if you use cedar or oak. The natural oils found in cedar wood preserve it from insect damage, decay and moisture, while the density of wood found in teak also helps protect your set from decay.
In most backyards, cast aluminum is used. It is lightweight, durable (can be exposed to rain), and affordable, does not rust, provides a polished appearance, and is available in a variety of colors. However, it should be avoided in Kuwait’s summers as it absorbs heat.
- SELECT YOUR STYLE
Once your space is determined and you’ve decided on the type of material to use, next comes style! Select a style that compliments the exterior of your home and fits the space you are filling. When it comes to sizing, if the area is round or squared, then it is suggested to go for a round seating arrangement with even seating on both ends. A typical set-up includes a table, four to six chairs, action/stationary chairs, end or wide tables and a chaise. Style should always be dependent on your own, as well as the exterior of your home. Outdoor furniture styles include casual, contemporary, traditional and Tuscan.
A casual setting carries natural colors such as browns and whites, with darker tones such as maroon or navy used for contrast. Casual style works best in gardens or backyards filled with trees and grass. Contemporary settings consist of clean lines and sleek, fresh designs and neutral colors such as black, dark brown, or white with bold tones such as cherry red used for accent. Contemporary style is simple, smooth, consists of straight lines with heavy uses of stone, metal and glass.
Traditional settings are most common, consisting of classic pieces as part of the same set. Traditional style colors are available in a variety of tones or printed fabric that may include patterns, prints and shapes. Tuscan settings consist of vintage pieces, rustic looks and natural elements such as plants, fountains, statues, and walkways or patios with stone or brick. Many Tuscan styles consist of brick, ochre, terracotta, gold, browns, greens and blues mixed with neutral tones or beige and browns.
- SELECT YOUR DETAILS
When it comes to decorating outdoors, intricate details are key. To fill the seating area, an all-weather rug will be an important piece, particularly during hot summer months. Lighting, lanterns, and candles are key to set a mood after sunset, while firepits are great for those cool nights. Adding more plants, urns, statues, fountains or greenery go a long way, helping draw attention to the details of your outdoor home as well as making it cozier and comfortable for your family, friends and guests.
Want to know more about AAW’s furniture? Follow Ali Abdulwahab Al Mutawa Commercial Co. on Instagram @AAWFURNITURE, contact the hotline at 180 4449 or one of the following AAW showrooms – Al Dajeej: 2226 1720 / Al Shuwaikh: 2226 1890 For more information visit: www.aaw.com