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Spruce Up Any Area With Wicker Furniture

Wicker furniture is one style that holds a timeless attraction for many people. The ancient Egyptians brought this to light many years ago and other cultures helped to put their own twist on it. The backyard is the predominant area of the home for this type of furniture, but many people are finding that it adds a unique charm to the interior of the house.

There are many styles available and for the most part, these are meant to be used outside. They have been manufactured and treated to handle anything Mother Nature can throw at them and still look great. The sealers that the manufacturers use are designed to withstand all types of weather, year after year, and maintain the original color and finish.

Moving indoors, the wicker pieces have become more and more preferred by many people for their intricate weaves and unique patterns. These can be accent pieces or can be used to create a unique look in any room. Imagine bringing a little slice of the outdoors right into the living room, or even the bedroom, to create a relaxing atmosphere that brings to mind a spring day in the backyard.

One nice feature of wicker is that its color can be changed at the drop of a hat. Should a homeowner decide to change the look of a room using this, it is a simple matter of repainting it to match the new dcor. The stain is a bit more difficult to obtain and should be found through a manufacturer or supplier.

White is the predominant color for wicker but literally any color can be found or at minimum, applied by the homeowner. It is a simple matter to prepare the wicker properly for the new coat of paint and do it yourself, if you so choose. Be sure to use an oil based primer first, then coat the wicker a minimum of two times, waiting at least 4 hours between coats in order to ensure good coverage.

Stained wicker, on the other hand, is probably best if bought directly from the manufacturer or supplier in the color desired. The steps needed to stain wicker are labor intensive and should be avoided if at all possible. If the homeowner cannot find the color they want, many manufacturers do offer unfinished pieces and this will at least make applying the stain and sealer much easier than trying to redo a piece that has an existing coat on it.

Indoor wicker furniture can transform a room in to a relaxing place to be. There are many models and styles of this that will fit in any dining room, kitchen or even the bedroom. This lets the homeowner bring a slice of summer living into the home all year long.

Read more about Wicker Furniture at Jimmi’s site Wicker Furniture Advice

Rattan Cube Garden Furniture For Outdoor Living

Outdoor furniture should reflect the taste and style of a homeowner as much as what they have on the inside of the home. This can either make the backyard a place to be visited or a place to be avoided. Rattan cube garden furniture can bring unique warmth to any backyard gathering and is much more inviting than other styles of patio furniture.

For years, there were only a few choices for outdoor furniture that would stand up to the weather and the sunlight. The choices were wood or plastic and neither of these was very comfortable for very long. The rattan cube sets are both very comfortable and very inviting for those long outdoor gatherings or parties.

For years, rattan that furniture was made from was a natural material and these are still widely available, but they have their own issues with the weather and direct sunlight. Manufacturers saw these issues, took matters into their own hands, and created synthetic materials that resemble rattan but stand up to the weather much better. These synthetic materials look exactly like natural rattan but will last much longer under constant use.

If storage is a problem when it comes to patio or garden furniture, the cube style can solve this easily. These sets are designed that the chairs will fit under the table completely, creating the “cube” effect mentioned in the name. Some of the sets have accompanying footstools and these will fit under the chairs and out of the way.

These furniture sets look great no matter which part of the yard they are used in. They will accommodate four to six people, depending on the size purchased and all the chairs come with matching cushions for ultimate comfort. This means that having a BBQ or outdoor dinner can last as long as you like without the guests becoming restless due to uncomfortable seating.

The sets can be found in many different colors and styles to match any area of the home or yard. The cushions are generally made to match the set, but there is an option to purchase custom colored ones. The websites will have a section showing the available patterns and colors for this.

This rattan cube garden furniture can be used either outdoors as it was intended or can even be placed indoors as a unique addition to a home. With all the colors and styles, the homeowner is sure to find one that appeals. The unique storage ability of these sets makes them perfect for any area inside or outside the home.

Find out more about Rattan Garden Furniture at Anthony Pinitmontrees site.