The connection between indoors and outdoors has become more important to us in our homes since COVID, as our homes have become our personal sanctuaries. Your outdoor area can be just as fabulous as the interiors. The variety of outdoor furniture and fabrics has greatly expanded in recent years.
Here are a couple of our favorite furniture suppliers:
Fermob is a French outdoor furniture manufacturer, that creates innovative, clever, practical and fun outdoor furniture, filling your world with colour. With 23 colours, there is something for everyone.
The Original Parosol Company is proudly Australian designed, manufactured & owned. Pretty & tough, products are made for the harsh Australian climate. For those who unashamedly choose vibrant colour & patterns, luxury styling & original design. But are not willing to sacrifice on quality or safety. Their collections bring together form & function for beautiful outside spaces.
Cane-line outdoor collection is designed and manufactured with the purpose to have a comfortable outdoor living lifestyle
When I first entered the industry, outdoor fabrics were very basic and had a distinct canvas look and feel. However, over the years, there have been significant advancements in outdoor fabric options. They have become more diverse, offering a wide range of textures, patterns, and colors.
Now, outdoor fabrics can mimic the look and feel of indoor fabrics, allowing you to create a seamless transition between your indoor and outdoor spaces.
Outdoor fabrics are usually composed of their Solution Dyed Acrylic or Polypropylene. These type of outdoor fabric have mildew-resistant properties and an ability to manage moisture and High UV and lightfastness resistance.
There is often confused between the terms ‘waterproof’ and ‘water resistant’.
First off, does ‘outdoor fabric’ necessarily also mean that the fabric is waterproof or water resistant? Waterproof items completely block the penetration of water through their fabric or material. Water-resistantfabric or material has a medium protection level, meaning that it will not completely repel water but is woven to deter it. Outdoor fabrics don't have to be 100% waterproof since they're not exposed to rain or snow all year round. However, they do need to be able to resist moisture in the air and stay strong despite repeated exposure to UV rays from sunlight.