As far as outdoor furniture goes, bamboo chairs are a good looking and exotic alternative to more conventional outdoor furniture. While their reed and seagrass counterparts may be a little more cheaper it’s fair to say that the endurance of bamboo will pay off handsomely. The following are some options you may wish to consider when selecting an outdoor bamboo chair:
Look at a Variety of Styles
The first thing you’ll want to do is look over a variety of outdoor bamboo chair types and styles. The best way to get a sense of what suits your taste is to check out a number of different designs. These chairs come in many different looks and dimensions. The more chairs you look at the more of a sense of context you’ll get. Some of the other items in this list of considerations deal with styles and types of chairs, so that will give you some idea of the variety that is out there.
Bamboo Chair or Set of Chairs
One of the first considerations regarding outdoor bamboo chairs is how many you want. Do you want a single chair or a set? As with other types of chairs you have the option to get a matched set so that many individuals can enjoy them and use them for socializing.
The decision of how many chairs to get will be based on a number of factors – how many people live or work where the chairs will be placed, how much space you have on the porch, patio, or lawn where you plan to put the chairs, and so on.
Folding Bamboo Chairs
One common variety of outdoor bamboo chairs are folding chairs. These chairs work well on porches, patios, grassy areas, by the pool and in many other outdoor locations. The ability to fold these chairs up is an added advantage, making them particularly portable. You can take them out onto the lawn for a picnic, fold them up with no fuss and take them back to the patio when you’re finished, and stow them away in an attic or garage for the winter. So if these are the types of activities in which you think you may be involved, you should consider folding chairs. Of course, there are many different types and styles even among folding chairs, so make sure you check the many different varieties available.
There are larger chairs made from bamboo and wood that offer more luxury than smaller chairs. These lounge chairs offer more comfort and are specifically tailored to relaxation. They often offer the ability to recline. These chairs are great by the pool or anywhere else that somebody wants to spend highly relaxing time outdoors. So if that’s on your menu, consider these types of chairs.
An interesting variety of outdoor bamboo chair is the bar stool. These chairs are higher than other chairs and may have short backs or be simple four legged stools. These may come with actual bamboo or Tiki themed bar counters and tables. These stools can be used by themselves or along with all the other bar pieces and accoutrements. This just depends on how much of an actual bar scenario you want to set up in your outdoor space.
Additional Bamboo Furniture
You can supplement your bamboo chair or chairs with things like bamboo end tables, coffee tables, and parasols. You can really create great furniture sets that will give you a tropical feel regardless of where you live. Whole furniture sets may be sold as a package or you can assemble them yourself.
Stained or Unstained
Bamboo furniture is not all one color. You have the choice of a number of stains. Many pieces are also sold with clear finishes that leave the natural wood grain. Again, look over all the color varieties before making your decision. The different tones have decidedly different feels and go well with different color themes in other areas of the outdoor environment such as patio stones of the painted floor and pillars of a porch. This brings us to our next point.
Try to Match Existing Décor
You should think of buying outdoor bamboo chairs in such a way that they will work well with your existing décor. As noted above, paint, stonework, the general color and style of your house, and things like lawn ornaments should all be taken into account. If you have darker themes, go with darker stained bamboo. Lighter paints or stonework may look best with natural tawny colored bamboo furniture. Use your judgment and have fun with this process.