Your outdoor furniture is an investment so it is only normal that you want it to last for many years to come. If, however, you live in a household with children and pets, then this can prove to be quite a challenging task.
Don’t worry! There are some things you can specifically do to help protect your outdoor furniture from children and pets alike. Check out these great ideas to keep your outdoor furniture looking great for years to come:
#01. QUALITY AND DURABILITY
To keep your outdoor furniture protected from the wear and tear of kids, pets and harsh elements of weather, it is important to invest in high-quality outdoor furniture pieces from the start. Our collections here at Palm Casual are expertly crafted from high-quality materials that are designed to withstand just about anything kids and pets can do! From outdoor lounges to full outdoor dining settings, our pieces are meant to stand the test of time.
#02. EASE OF CLEAN-UP AND MAINTENANCE
While it is a proven fact that harsh weather can threaten some outdoor furniture with wearing, rusting and sun fading, children and pets also tend to make messes where you least want them. Therefore, it is important to select outdoor furniture that allows for easy maintenance and clean-up. This is another way that you can keep your patio furniture protected from the hazards of children and pets. Here at Palm Casual, all our furniture pieces can be hosed off and wiped easily – hassle-free! For the best cleaning solution, you just have to mix water with bleach (50:50).
#03. COLOR AND FABRIC CHOICES
Ketchup spills or pet stains on a white cushion – can you imagine the mess? No one wants that. Some stains, no matter how hard you wash them off, may not ever fully come out. When choosing the color of your outdoor furniture, you may opt for dark-colored patio furniture from the outset to reduce the chances of even the toughest stains to ruin your favorite lounge.
#04. GOOD MANNERS
By nature, young children and pets are unpredictable and at times, difficult to control. However, it is never too late (or too early) to start training them to respect properties such as your outdoor furniture and other things at home. You may create some firm rules in terms of behavior on or around outdoor furniture such as no drinking or eating and not allowing your children or pets to jump up on the furniture.
Again, your outdoor furniture is an investment, and though it is true that some wear and tear is inevitable over time, the tips mentioned above will still help you to keep it looking great.