The warm summer glow is beginning to fade, the leaves are changing colours, and that cool autumn chill is quickly approaching.
For many, this change of season signifies an end to boundless days of relaxing in your outdoor space. With Fall just around the corner, we’re all soaking up the last rays of sunshine before packing up our patio for the winter months ahead.
But what if it didn’t have to be this way?
At Mauna Sway, we believe outdoor leisure shouldn’t be limited to just the summertime. Regardless of your climate, it’s absolutely possible to design a patio space that can be enjoyed throughout the seasons.
So without further ado, here are our top 4 tips for creating a year-round outdoor patio space.
1. Invest in Weatherproof Furniture
Selecting weather-resistant patio furniture is the first step in using your outside area beyond the hot summer months.
However, choosing furniture and accessories that can withstand your region’s environment is essential. Carefully consider each piece's resistance to elements such as:
- Rain and moisture
- Rust and corrosion
- Snow and hail
- Heat and sunshine
Remember – not all materials are created equally. While many outdoor furniture designs like teak and wrought iron can resist most elements, very few can withstand them all.
If you’re searching for the perfect material to stand up to a range of climates, opt for volcanic basalt. This natural stone can withstand snow, rain, seawater, and frost – making it ideal for a 4-season patio space.
2. Keep Things Comfortable and Cozy
It’s no secret that when the weather is frosty, we crave comfort and warmth. And often, we don’t associate these feelings with an outdoor living space. Why would you want to sit shivering in the cold when you could be snuggled up on your couch?
So what can you do to bring the coziness of your living room outside to the patio?
Protect Your Space From the Wind
Cold temperatures can quickly be amplified by windy weather. For your comfort, it’s essential to reduce the icy chill by blocking those gusty winds out of your patio space. Consider creating a wind block or choosing enclosed nest-style chairs to shield you from the winter cold.
Use Durable Outdoor Cushions
It’s hard to get comfortable when you’re sitting on a hard, icy chair. That’s why it's crucial to invest in quality, water-repellent cushions that can withstand the moisture from snow, wind, and rain. This way, you can stay snug and toasty while enjoying the raw beauty of the changing seasons.
3. Pick a Minimal Colour Scheme
The colours you choose are key in creating the perfect year-round outdoor space. However, your ideal colour palette can vary dramatically depending on the weather.
During the springtime, we may be craving a space with light tones and florals, whereas autumn has us longing for darker, earthier hues.
The best way to accommodate seasonal styles without revamping your entire patio area every few months is simply opting for a minimal colour scheme.
Choosing black, white, or brown furniture helps keep a neutral base for your outdoor decor so that you can change the mood with small decorative elements such as cushions, blankets, and rugs. This way, you can easily readjust and redecorate with accent pieces depending on the season.The best part is that our luxury patio furniture is available in customizable colours – so you can choose the perfect colour scheme for your space.
4. Choose Lightweight Materials
We cannot stress this enough – you should always choose lightweight patio furniture.
Why is this so important?
Think about how often you change up the flow of your backyard space. In the summer months, you may want to pull out a chair to bask in the sun for an afternoon. Or perhaps in winter, you push your furniture closer together to stay warm and cozy.
Could you imagine doing this with bulky pieces weighing hundreds of pounds? It wouldn’t be easy.
Choosing lightweight patio furniture designs gives you the freedom and flexibility to adjust the configuration of your space when you need a seasonal refresh.
It might come as a surprise, but volcanic basalt is an incredibly lightweight material. Our patio chairs range in weight from 20lbs (9kg) to 66lbs (30kg) for our heaviest pieces. This makes them effortlessly easy to install and move around your patio space.
Create the Perfect 4-Season Backyard Patio
When it comes to creating a beautiful outdoor area, it doesn’t take that much to be able to enjoy it all year round. In reality, it all boils down to the furniture you select, with a few minor adjustments to your actual space.
So don’t stay stuck inside all winter long. Now is the perfect time to start setting up your patio with durable and weatherproof furniture pieces – so you can get your daily dose of fresh air and sunshine, regardless of the season.
Why Mauna Sway?
- A sustainable and natural choice, crafted with renewable volcanic stone.
- Highly durable and long-lasting design, with a lifespan of 20-30 years.
- Our unique weaving technique ensures every piece is handcrafted with one-of-a-kind and unrepeatable designs.
- The materials are resistant to snow, rain, seawater, and chlorine and can be left outdoors all year round.
- Lightweight materials make each piece easy to install and move around your space.