Outdoor living has been increasingly recognized as a source of hospitality and comfort. Outdoor furniture has likewise undergone a change, and the importance of its quality is now influencing every benefit of outdoor living. Thanks to a marriage of elegance and durability, the Frontera outdoor furniture selection has brought to outdoor living the same distinction and attention given to interior design. Not only does this make the outdoor experience more relaxing, it also allows a seamless transition of style between indoor and outdoor space, granting your home taste and comfort.
Frontera is dedicated to ease and convenience. This guide has been created in order to help with the design process through several points:
As one of the Internet's first virtual showrooms, we at Frontera are proud of our premium selection and excellent prices. But almost as important as a good rocking chair is a good spot to place it. By reading this guide, you will gain a few ideas on how to plan your outdoor living space design and ensure a quality design.
Frontera also recognizes that finding the right product should be easy. Frontera carries a versatile selection that caters to every outdoor design style, ranging from compact to commanding, formal to informal, or vintage to modern. A wide selection doesn't have to be complicated, and Frontera enjoys offering straightforward options through its website and through its catalogue.
Choose Frontera for unmatched comfort, craftsmanship, and durability. Choose to create a beautiful outdoor space you'll enjoy for years to come.
Various furniture styles ranging from Atlanta Aluminum to Couture Jardin can match or complement the rest of your house. Recognized brands such as Woodard and Kingsley-Bate ensure that any selection exudes peerless quality. Thanks to tasteful yet durable fabrics, pillows and deep seating cushions can also offer your outdoor room comfort without sacrificing fade and moisture-resistant qualities.
Choose your Taste:
With so many furniture options, an outdoor living space can match the quality of indoor design without the limitations of walls or rooms. What you do with your outdoor room is up to you.
Any well designed outdoor room will not only add to the value of your home, it will also guarantee a permanent and popular living space. The vast selection of lounge chairs, fire pits, umbrellas, and decorative accents means that your outdoor living space can be enjoyed all year round.
In this guide you will learn various strategies and approaches to outdoor room design. This includes how to get started, what design aesthetics or functions might benefit you most, and an examination of the types of materials to consider. Take the time to read these steps and engage yourself in successful coordination. If you have imagination, excitement, and the time to do a little planning, then your own outdoor room is just waiting to enrich your lifestyle.
Making the Transition:
An outdoor living space is in the unique position where it can act as an extension of the home but also offer a different mindset and atmosphere.
The first and most important step to designing your outdoor space is planning.
Bad advice, disjointed furnishings, or a lack of preparation can each lead to an unsuccessful project. Take the time to do some research or educate yourself and hire a professional designer. While designing an outdoor space, keep in mind that its design deserves as much attention and quality you would give to the design of an indoor room.
A well-designed outdoor space is an investment. Taking the time to form its design and schedule regular upkeep will pay off in the long run.
Don't be afraid to try experimenting with styles. If you have a keen eye, juxtaposing traditional furnishings with a modern home can work just as well as a uniform style. Outdoor fabrics of the same color family as your interior furnishings can complement and create a sense of seamless transition.
As we have mentioned, the relationship between interior and exterior design indicates how much thought you've put into the aesthetics of your project. Merging the indoors and outdoors isn't just about style, however--it's also about substance.
Coordinate a color palette, style, creativity, or sense of continuity to avoid locking your outdoor space to a generic check list, and link your interior furnishings with your exterior furnishings.
The integration of indoor and outdoor furniture options has opened up many new possibilities to complement separate environments or make completely distinct:
Again, knowing your tastes is vital to choosing your furnishings. Are you more comfortable in a chaise lounge or a rocking chair? Would you rather doze in a hammock or an outdoor daybed? Do you prefer your armrests to have the sturdy heft of Brazilian Cherry or the lightweight contours of aluminum? The more work and planning you do in the beginning, the more your project will fit you once it is completed.
The Differences in Quality:
World's Finest Rockers-rocking chairs that cradle you with contoured seats and backs that have been built to last. Simply put, cheaper furniture will fade and break, offering only a portion of comfort that high-end furnishings grant.
Hiring a designer is a cost effective way to design your ideal outdoor space while gaining perspective on furnishings of quality. Designers have the creative experience to make your passion a reality but can also keep your feet on the ground by keeping a pragmatic understanding of how much space you need.
It bears repetition: your outdoor living space should match the quality of your indoor living space. Taking the time to choose a congruent color scheme or style can add value and life to your home. Adding accents, decorations, and lighting can also add to the ambience you wish to capture.
Outdoor rooms offer many opportunities not afforded by the indoors. While you arrange your furniture, be sure to take advantage of your surroundings. You can add shelter and privacy through awnings, gardens, pergolas, gazebos, and even landscaping.
If you are looking to create more than one function for your outdoor room, be sure to compartmentalize the space:
Consider the atmosphere you want to facilitate.
Brazilian Cherry usually features a deep rich red color, although it can also range from a salmon red to an orange-brown with dark streaks. The grain itself is interlocked in a medium to course texture, and it often possesses a golden luster beneath, lending to its natural beauty. The sturdiness of Brazilian Cherry makes it an excellent choice in outdoor furniture since it is guaranteed to last for years.
Brazilian Cherry is typically used for traditional furnishing designs. Left outside over time, Brazilian Cherry will gain a handsome silver-grey patina. If this color is not desired, its original deep red color can be kept by occasional maintenance. A mild solution of bleach, dish soap, and water is a good way to clean Brazilian Cherry furniture. Afterwards, applying organic linseed oil will keep the color locked into the wood. Depending on your tastes, many other maintenance options and techniques may better appeal to you.
Teak possesses a much lighter color than Brazilian Cherry. It can range from a soft honey color to an unblemished white-gold. Like Brazilian Cherry, it can also gain a silver-grey patina over time. Occasional maintenance through cleaning and use of teak sealant will keep its original color alive, but be careful not to over-maintain.
Teak is a versatile material that can be used for contemporary designs, although it is typically favored for traditional styles. Either way, its appearance and durability make it an excellent choice that will appeal to any owner's sense of luxury and pragmatism.
Additionally, many of our wicker products are hand-woven with All Seasons wicker to offer supple designs without any loss in durability. Our commitment to wicker that does not split, fade, or crack drives us to offer products of only the highest craftsmanship.
Investing in wicker furniture is an advantage. The broad variety of wicker designs means that you can combine wicker furniture with any collection you desire or already own. The wide selection of fabric, designs, and materials keeps any project additions fresh and flexible.
Not only does aluminum furniture come in many designs, painting it to match a color, finish, or texture can further complement it with the rest of your furnishings. Its straightforward aesthetic also means that it can be paired with other materials such as teak, wicker, and many fabrics.
Aluminum's light-weight nature is an advantage for moving and arranging furniture. However, keep in mind that this advantage is not an ideal choice for areas with strong winds. As always, be aware of the decisions you make and what would fit best with your outdoor living space.
Like aluminum, stainless steel's compatible appearance lets you complement it with other furniture and design styles. Choose to combine it with wicker, sling, or teak furniture. Its intrinsic strength allows it to be used in thinner, graceful designs that will catch any guest's eye.
Despite its strength, stainless steel is vulnerable to salt water and chlorine, both which can cause discoloration in the metal. Luckily, this discoloration is at a surface level and can be quickly rubbed off. For stainless steel furniture exposed to salt water or chlorine, Frontera recommends electropolishing for the best protection.
Each rug we offer is made from 100% polyacrylic fabric that resists UV, fading, staining, mildew, and moisture. As remarkable as their longevity is their ease of care. It's as simple as hosing down and then letting dry. By keeping the maintenance process so easy for our outdoor rugs, you might even find that your interior decor takes more work!
Outdoor rugs are in a unique position. They can further tie together the interior/exterior design, make a bold statement on your floor, and add more luxury to your outdoor living space. You can pull together an existing style with a natural-colored Ravella rug or mark a change of stylistic pace with a Tommy Bahama cargo rug. Because our quality outdoor rugs are resistant towards mold, bacteria, and elemental damage, your number of choices remains peerless without sacrificing comfort.
A poorly made pillow or cushion will not last long outside. That's why Frontera offers the finest Elaine Smith pillows made from weatherproof fabrics. The backbone of our superior selection is a combination of sensible design, resilient materials, and the creative power of artist Elaine Smith. These elements come together to create lasting additions available for your outdoor room design.
Since cushion fabrics and materials are no longer limited by outdoor wear and tear, Frontera is able to offer more and more unique luxury outdoor pillows that are not held back by utilitarian designs. Frontera's selection of USA-made pillows comes in a wide array varying from traditional to modern styles. Like the outdoor rugs Frontera offers, Elaine Smith pillows can be used to tie together interior and exterior spaces or add a splash of something new to your outdoor room. Every style is sure to last while providing unmatched comfort for you and your guests.
The sling material Frontera utilizes meets the highest standards of quality. For instance, the Teak Lounger from the Riviera collection is made from premium textiline, a sling woven from a polyester yarn that is coated with PVC, making it remarkably durable, breathable, and nearly impossible to tear. In addition, this sling resists fading and mildew, and is simple to clean.
Available in a wide variety of colors, sling often accompanies aluminum frames to suit compact styles and easy storage. Sling's flexibility and comfort not only allows it to act as a seat or backrest of a chair, but it can also act as a part of the chair's frame.