One obvious thing to keep in mind while decorating your outdoor space is Winnipeg’s unpredictable and often moody weather. You want your furniture to last through rain, sun damage, wind, and possibly even snow (but hopefully not).
The type of material you chose for your furniture may just depend on what you’re looking for. If you’re looking for stability, durability, and no risk of rusting, go for something like metal, aluminum, or stainless steel. Something to be wary about – these materials tend to be hot to the touch after sitting outside all day. And if you’re someone who likes to move your furniture around, you may need to borrow an extra hand as some of these materials are heavier than others.
You can also opt for wicker – real or synthetic. Although, traditional wicker (made of rattan, bamboo, or seagrass) will not stand up to Winnipeg’s mood swings. One of the most common materials is synthetic resin or all-weather wicker, which can last you for years and years. It’s also typically made over an aluminum frame, adding another layer of durability.
Of course, there are also plastic materials. The top choice is recycled plastics – you can have a stylish outdoor space while keeping sustainability in mind. And then there is polyethylene, polypropylene, polycarbonate, and acrylic. All of these have similar characteristics, they are strong, weather-proof, and fade-resistant.