Although there is a variety of outdoor furniture constructions, for many – especially those residing in humid, saltwater locales – aluminum is the go-to frame material. “With a natural resistance to corrosion and rust, aluminum offers not only beauty, but also durability and easy care. Aluminum outdoor furniture, which comprises 65 percent of the outdoor furnishings market in terms of customer desirability, also delivers a wide range of style options through cast, wrought or extruded designs.
As summer settles in, nature’s most beautiful colors appear renewed. Skies appear bluer, the turquoise ocean more intense, and floral buds in saturated yellows, reds, purples and pinks burst forth beckoned by the sun. Is it coincidental these refreshing colors are emulated in the forward-trending home furnishings palette? I’d like to think not.
Look around. What do you see? Antique mechanical parts from the Industrial Era, such as these rusty springs, can be upcycled as great outdoor accessories, or larger springs as garden sculptures. Shown here, the Rusty Springs Industrial Salvage assemblage (set of four springs) from Gazaboo. Available online at Etsy.com.