Outdoor furniture needs to withstand exposure to the elements without deteriorating in condition, retaining its quality and colour.
Light materials like plastic are easy to manage but can be blown about by gusts of strong wind, while wrought iron furniture is very lasting though some care needs to be taken against rust, but they’re not as versatile in the sense that they are harder to move around. Wooden furniture should not be placed on grass, as prolonged dampness can induce rot. Exciting developments in outdoor furniture include the development of new materials which are designed to solve the downside of conventional materials while retaining the desired aesthetics. Some of these even look good enough to be placed indoors.