6 Signs It’s High Time To Spice Up Your Outdoor Seating Game

Last updated on August 18th, 2023

Time is a cruel taskmaster. No matter how good your furniture is, it is going to bite the dust with chipping paint and sagging cushions. And when it comes to outdoor furniture, it is almost as if time has accelerated its speed. Well, you can’t put skid brakes on a ticking clock. But you can beat it at its own game by giving your outdoor furniture an upgrade.

If you are frowning as you look at your garden furniture, maybe it does need an upgrade! So, which red flags should you be looking at? Let’s check them out.

One: Tarnished Paint

Outdoor furniture is exposed to a variety of natural elements. Harsh sunlight expands, and the cold weather contracts your furniture. Your paint doesn’t stand a chance with these contrasting adversaries. Is it any wonder that your paint chips and cracks?

So, what to do?

  • Get a seasoned carpenter to gauge the damage.

  • Repair the loose joints and seal blemishes, if any.

  • Give your furniture a fresh coat of paint for a new look.

  • Follow up by getting your cushions reupholstered.

  • If your furniture is on its last legs, go shopping for a new set.

Two: Mildew Deposits


Outdoor furniture and the monsoons are not the best bedmates. The damp seeps into the wood and cane and encourages the growth of mildew. And with so many areas at its disposal, mildew never had it so good. Before you know it, your chairs are veritable gardens of white and gray growth.

So, what to do?

  • Ideally, outdoor furniture should be stored in a dry place during the wet season. But since this may not be possible, you can do the next best thing by covering your furniture with plastic sheets.

  • You can also try to wipe the surface with vinegar. If this doesn’t work, get new furniture, as the buildup of mildew may be deeper than you thought.

Three: Stained, Unsightly Furniture

Bird droppings can mar the appearance of your furniture. But hey, a bird’s got to do what it’s got to do. A deep clean should tackle most poop and dirt stains, depending on the material.

So, what to do?

  • Plastic furniture is not difficult to clean. Most times, all you need is soapy water and a brush.

  • Wooden furniture can be challenging. You may need to give it a fresh coat of varnish or paint to make it pristine again.

  • Furniture covers are essential, especially if you have wooden furniture.

  • If all else fails, get new furniture.

Four: Lumpy Cushions

Upholstery weakens over time, and you are left with unsightly lumpy cushions that lack comfort. Flat cushions are an indication that the fibers are breaking down due to overuse. Faded upholstery is a downer too.

So, what to do?

There is no way to repair a limp cushion. Or faded upholstery, for that matter. Rather than trying to flog a dead horse, get new upholstery for your furniture.

Five: Creaking Furniture

When your furniture joins in the conversation with squeaks and creaks, you cringe with mortification, especially when you are entertaining. If your furniture is made of wood, it may have wood rot and be beyond repair.

So, what to do?

  • Get your furniture checked by a contractor to see if it can be salvaged. A tightening of the screws may be all it needs.

  • If this doesn’t work, get a new set. You know you are dying for an excuse to spruce up your space!

Six: Just Because

When you get the makeover itch, the only thing you can do is scratch it. And why try to justify the makeover? Do it because you feel like it.

So, what to do?

  • Check out some creative ideas here to get the most out of your space.

  • Find out what’s trending in terrace furniture to keep a step ahead of your friends.

Our Thoughts

While the creative journey is always exciting, you can save yourself a lot of trouble and expense by picking the right materials and maintaining them, especially when it comes to outdoor furniture. We, at homebliss.in, are well-versed in the art of maintenance and cleaning hacks. What’s more, our designers love a good upgrade challenge. So visit us today and fulfill your goal of a dream home!