Frequently Asked Questions
Relaxing outdoors is made a reality with soft and comfy outdoor lounges. The outdoor lounge is a furniture set that’s ideal for the garden, pool deck or terrace where people can sit back and relax. Think of your garden lounge as your outdoor sofa, offering the ultimate comfort for you to enjoy your outdoor space from. Today, outdoor lounges come in a variety of designs, meaning you can choose a lounge that best suits your lifestyle needs and aesthetic preferences.
Most outdoor lounges are water-resistant but not fully waterproof. Outdoor lounges come in different materials, each offering its own benefits. Manufacturers usually design outdoor lounges to withstand poolside splashes and the occasional light rain shower but they’re not necessarily built to cope with prolonged exposure to wet weather. Some care is important like covering them when needed. You can invest in a strong, durable lounge cover to protect your furniture when it’s not in use and ensure its lifespan is extended. Waterproof covers offer protection and come with handy ties to protect against gusty winds too.
Having a perfect location and a good quality outdoor lounge are the keys to making your space open, inviting and cosy. There are a lot of ideas you can incorporate in making a cosy outdoor space. Surrounding your area with flowers, pot plants and shrubbery can help to highlight the beauty of your outdoor space. For decorative table accessories, succulents are sun-loving plants, drought-tolerant, and don't require too much TLC.
Since summer is best spent outdoors, having an outdoor umbrella not only protects you and your furniture but also as an added touch-up to your patio. So you can still enjoy some fresh air during the cooler months, consider adding outdoor throws and pillows that are perfect for lounging. Lanterns and candles can light your space in the evening and you may wish to incorporate an outdoor rug to soften the space.
To make an outdoor area more inviting, there are a number of subtle additions you can place to accentuate the space and create a welcoming atmosphere. An outdoor lounge set is an ideal starting point as it offers the perfect place for relaxation in nature. The beauty of an outdoor lounge is that, with an extensive selection of designs available, you can choose the perfect set no matter how big or small your patio area is. Refine your space with the use of accessories such as string lights that can be attached to patio railings, large candles, pot plants and blankets to keep warm during the cooler evenings.
Incorporating outdoor furniture is a great way to enjoy the beauty of nature. When selecting outdoor furniture, there are several factors to consider such as comfort, functionality, kinds of materials, colours, and their size and cost. How about the weather in your area? Does it rain often? Is it dry, humid or are you living near the coast? These are all important factors to consider before buying your outdoor furniture because exposure to the elements can affect quality over time. Utopia Homes has a wide range of outdoor lounge collections that suit Australia’s year-round season.
Get a rustic look for your garden with our rattan lounge sets that are handwoven over a powder-coated steel frame which is highly durable, sturdy, and weather-resistant. The whole set is designed to be used outdoors year-round plus it’s lightweight, modular, and easy to move around whenever you feel like a fresh set-up. Utopia Home offers rattan outdoor lounge sets that come complete with cushions to offer the ultimate comfort.
If you prefer a more traditional look, a wooden outdoor lounge set can be a perfect focal point for your patio. There are plenty of choices when it comes to wooden outdoor furniture. Choose from solid acacia wood and teal options. Our wooden acacia sets are oil-finished for more durability and water resistant at the same time. For a more contemporary outdoor space, a metal lounge set made from aluminium is sturdy and can last all year round. It’s also easy to clean, hard-wearing, and good for daily use.
After selecting your preferred furniture design, you’ll need to decide what size will best suit your needs and the space you have available. Consider the shape of your garden, terrace or patio and get a feel for what size will accommodate your family and guests without making the area feel cramped. Make a sketch and shortlist a couple of options. You can call the Utopia team if you need some guidance in finding the right size outdoor lounge and we’ll be happy to help.
Outdoor lounges don’t necessarily have to match. Contrasting designs when it comes to home styling have become increasingly popular over time. Consider the materials, sizes, colours and styles that will complement rather than compete with one another. Choosing more than one design can also help you to zone different areas of your outdoor space and define each section in its own right.
Outdoor lounges made from rattan can give a classic natural look and can be a focal point to your space. This furniture is well known for its weather-proof characteristics and with proper care, you can have your rattan set for years. Covering the set is recommended during periods of rain or other adverse weather and giving it a regular clean will help prolong its lifespan. Our rattan lounge sets are water-resistant and designed for Australia’s year-round season. They are sturdy with powder-coated steel frames for added durability to hold up outdoors.
There are different factors to determine how long outdoor furniture lasts. Furniture lifespan varies on materials. Wrought iron is estimated to stay with you for 25 years, cast aluminium and wicker for 15 years and teakwood for approximately 25 years too. Depending on the materials, location and maintenance, good outdoor furniture can last for years. It’s advisable to follow any care instructions to enjoy the full durability of your chosen furniture set.