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5 Tips for Choosing Deck Furniture for Your Outdoor Living Space

Outdoor living spaces add value and versatility to a home like no other addition can. This is especially true when it is decorated properly with the right deck furniture. Mitchell Outdoor Living is your go-to source for affordable grills, outdoor furniture, and other must-have items to provide you with everything that you need to live the lake life you’ve always dreamed of. We’d love to help you decorate your outdoor living space in style. Swing by our Gun Barrel City showroom today or give us a call at 903-887-2282 to schedule a consultation. In the meantime, check out five tips below for finding the right deck furniture for your needs.

Deck Furniture Buying Tips

Determine Your Budget

Shopping for outside patio furniture can be a lot of fun and it is easy to imagine how all of the new pieces will accentuate your outdoor space. However, before you begin shopping around for deck furniture, it is important to determine how much money you have to spend and set a budget to ensure you don’t exceed that amount. While we pride ourselves on offering some of the most affordable furniture in the Dallas area, you don’t have to look far to find some expensive pieces. Knowing your budget ahead of time will allow you to focus your efforts on looking for only those pieces that you can afford, making your shopping efforts more concentrated and efficient.

Know Your Space

Shopping for outdoor furniture is not that different from shopping for indoor furniture. It is important to know your budget and style preferences, and it is equally as important to know the space that you’ll be furnishing. Before you go shopping, be sure to take the time to consider how much space you have and how the space is shaped. Not only will this ensure that the pieces you have in mind will fit in the available space, but it will also ensure that there is enough space around the furniture so that you and your guests can move around without tripping. Remember to keep an open mind as you are shopping around and be realistic about which types of pieces will work in your space and which ones won’t.

Consider the Weather

Unlike indoor furniture, your deck furniture is constantly exposed to the elements. As such, it is important to take your area’s typical weather conditions into consideration as you start to furnish your outdoor living space. Here in the Gun Barrel City area, we get a lot of hot, humid weather during late spring, summer, and early fall, so you want to be sure that your deck furniture is built to withstand these conditions. While wicker furniture is often associated with the lake resort lifestyle, it simply falls short in terms of beauty because it can begin to mold over time. Likewise, the structural integrity of wicker furniture can be compromised if exposed to too much humidity. Since it is durable, resistant to fading, and doesn’t mold, Polywood outdoor furniture is a safe bet for our area, and we have a lot of composite furniture to choose from at Mitchell Outdoor Living!

Think About Maintenance

When you first decided to add an outdoor living space, you probably didn’t envision yourself spending hours cleaning and maintaining the furniture in the space. However, if you choose the wrong type of material for your outdoor patio furniture, this could end up becoming a reality. As you are shopping around, be sure to think about how easy certain pieces are to clean and maintain. For example, you may like the way that a sectional with cushions and pillows looks, but the fabric will likely require a lot more upkeep than other materials would. Materials like teak, aluminum, and composite wood require very little care or maintenance, making them ideal materials for beautiful, long-lasting deck furniture.

Don’t Forget About Comfort

Last but not least, you want to make sure that your outside patio furniture is comfortable. After all, the goal of adding an outdoor living space is to increase the number of places you can kick back and relax at the end of a long day. This might be hard to do if the seats are too deep or the cushions are too firm. Your outdoor living space is the ideal spot for entertaining, so it is important to also take your guests’ comfort into consideration. Part of this comfort is to ensure that there is enough furniture for everyone to sit comfortably but not so much that it feels like the deck furniture completely consumes the space. As you shop around, be sure to sit and lounge on various pieces to get a good feel for how comfortable they are.

Shop Beautiful, Affordable Deck Furniture


Have you just recently built the outdoor living space of your dreams? Perhaps you are looking to give your deck or patio a long-awaited makeover? Regardless of why you are shopping for new deck furniture, Mitchell Outdoor Living has you covered. From durable Polywood outdoor furniture to decor and more, our Gun Barrel City showroom has everything you need to live your best life outdoors. For those who prefer to shop from the comfort of their home, our online outdoor living store boasts an impressive inventory of high-quality deck furniture including Adirondack chairs, rockers, gliders and more.

Contact our team today to request a consultation to discuss ideas for making your outdoor spaces spectacular. We look forward to hearing from you!