Now that the summer has finally reached us – and the BBQ season is in full swing – it’s not too late to sort out your garden furniture dilemma which you’ve been putting off all spring. Not to put too finer point on it, the biggest question is should you dump your current rustic (but in reality, more rusting) steel framed rattan outdoor tables and chairs – which let’s face it, were so last year it hurts – and replace them with this season’s must have garden furniture accessories? Which, if you didn’t receive the memo is copper-themed anything. Well, anything within reason that is before we get too carried away.
Copper Load of the Garden Furniture Which Always Makes a Statement
In terms of material and hues and saturations, copper is already making something of an impact around gardens of all shapes and sizes this early summer, irrespective of where your little (or possibly, acres of) sun trap is. Be it a window box, terrace, back yard, courtyard, suburban garden or something akin to the rolling hills of various Lake Districts. It really doesn’t matter how much – or little – room outside you have to play with, as copper is copper.
Apart from when it’s steel of course; but then we’re digressing into the realms of outdoor big build visions which can be so sizeable they show up on Google Earth. Like for example some of pre-engineered steel building firm Armstrong Steel‘s mightily impressive exterior builds.
Copper Outdoor Furniture Projects Warmth Even on More Chilly Summer Evenings
But for now we’re keeping things a little more scaled down. Plus we are actually talking about copper being used in an outdoor environment, rather than commercially-adaptable steel infrastructures. When weathered to that unique bluish-green patina (as copper so often is), garden furniture items really stand out within any number of garden-esque contextual surrounds and engender an innate sense of warmth. The presence of copper also works well to complement existing stone, wood or gravel features in close proximity. What’s more copper is a very versatile aesthetic, in as much as it looks equally well placed in an edgy, contemporary-feeling garden as it does in something more traditional.
Copper Swing Chairs Get Our Vote This Summer
The copper trend has finally spilled out from our interiors – where it’s manifested itself during the past couple of years – and has now appeared in a number of guises, including copper-themed alternative metals such as bronze, corten steel and even copper-effect stainless steel; three similar materials which afford the finished furniture article that sought after burnished copper/bronze/rusted effect. From planters, oil torches, lanterns, copper-topped tables to garden tools, bird feeders, sculptures and lamps, copper is certainly enjoying something of an outdoors renaissance and relishing its season in the sun. However our personal favourite copper-designed garden furniture item has to be the timeless swing seat. For us, there’s no better way to kick back and enjoy long summer evenings than while perched in this classic outdoor accessory. Preferably nursing a good book and a relaxing glass of red.