Wicker Wicker Patio Furniture

If you want your backyard patio furniture to outlive its expected lifespan, all weather wicker may be the way to go (click to view). Look for chairs, rockers, dining and sofa lounge sets featuring fade-resistant cushions for optimal results.

Cushions add color, design and comfort to wicker furniture pieces; however, they also accumulate oil spillage, dirt, mildew, tree sap and other outdoor stains that accumulate over time.

Natural wicker

Wicker furniture is a type of weaving which employs flexible materials, such as natural or synthetic fibers, to craft furniture and other items. Usually found outdoors patio furniture settings, this style often comes in both natural and synthetic varieties with many styles to match any design aesthetic and is both durable and weatherproof, making it the ideal choice for outdoor patio settings. Plus it’s often less costly than its wood or metal counterparts!

Natural wicker furniture is made from renewable resources and offers an eye-catching appeal that adds flair to any outdoor space. Rattan, harvested from trees or vines, is often the material used for natural wicker furniture – it’s easy to weave it into sectionals, dining tables and daybeds with this lightweight material! Additionally, adding cushions designed specifically for an outdoor environment further elevates its beauty.

Natural wicker furniture sets depend on how well they are maintained and located; when kept indoors and away from direct sunlight, high-quality sets can last 10-30 years with proper care; used outdoors in direct sunlight may need replacing more frequently due to direct sun exposure and moisture, so when buying one be sure to choose outdoor-specific cushions such as those made of Sunbrella fabric for optimal performance.

For a modern feel, synthetic wicker furniture might be just what’s needed. Crafted from durable synthetic fibers such as polyethylene or PVC, its appearance resembles that of natural wicker but at an even lighter weight and wider variety of designs and colors than its natural counterpart. Ideal for families with young children and easy to keep clean when not being used; its lightweight nature also makes it convenient when traveling or when stored away under protective cover when not being used.

Your best option will depend on your climate, preferences and budget. For instance, if you live in an area prone to strong winds, consider purchasing a set with a sturdy aluminum frame that can withstand strong gusts as well as weather-resistant cushion covers that won’t allow waterlogging of fabric cushions.

Synthetic wicker

Wicker furniture has long been a classic option for outdoor living spaces, yet choosing the ideal set can be daunting. When making this selection, many factors must be considered – natural vs synthetic wicker materials each offer distinct advantages but the ultimate decision depends on your taste and space requirements.

Natural wicker furniture (known as rattan furniture) is both beautiful and comfortable; however, its delicate weave can easily fray and break in outdoor conditions even when sealed with weather-resistant products. Synthetic wicker is durable enough to withstand these factors and can provide all of the advantages associated with wicker without its drawbacks.

Synthetic wicker furniture is typically constructed from high-grade polyethylene resin that can withstand even the harshest weather conditions and is extremely long-wearing. Available in an assortment of attractive colors, it works beautifully alongside wood and wrought iron outdoor furniture materials and requires only periodic washing with water to keep looking its best. Maintenance requirements are minimal as well.

Recent technological developments have allowed wicker manufacturers to produce synthetic fibers that more closely resemble real wicker. New textures, extrusion processes and color tones help provide more of an organic appearance – which make contemporary designs much more compatible with these synthetic wickers than before.

Some of the highest quality synthetic wicker furniture is constructed using high-density polyethylene material that’s designed to resist sunlight and other environmental hazards, including dyed with ultraviolet light treatment to keep its color vibrant over time. This ensures it won’t fade over time.

Synthetic wicker chairs and sofas feature frames made of aluminum poles coated in the same hue as their woven strands, then assembled. Once complete, this framework allows weaver to take their place and weave intricate patterns which are both beautiful and functional.

There are a few basic weaving styles used frequently when working with synthetic wicker furniture. Pairing involves weaving thin strands alongside one another or around thicker ones for a finer pattern suitable for accents and borders, while Waling creates density in larger pieces such as chairs or sofas. Triple twist is another popular weaving technique where three strands are interlaced at once to form an effective yet flexible design.

Modern wicker

Wicker furniture can be made using either natural or synthetic materials, with plant fiber-based varieties being most prevalent, although rattan wicker is also an option. Wicker has long been used in household furnishings due to its organic feel; some prefer its organic appearance over more modern, cleaner looks such as metal or wood furniture. While natural wicker can hold up against weather elements well enough, synthetic varieties tend to be stronger and better capable of resisting moisture-related problems more reliably than its natural counterpart.

Wicker patio furniture comes in an array of colors and designs, making it easy to find something to match any space in your home or yard. Many wicker pieces include cushions so you can customize the seating area to reflect the aesthetic of your decor; furthermore, fabric and cushion material resist mildew and mold for easy maintenance of wicker furniture that looks as good as new!

Modern wicker patio furniture combines rustic charm of traditional woven materials with the clean lines of contemporary design to produce timeless yet trendy pieces that fit well in transitional homes. Some pieces even boast classic peacock seats that complement this trend!

If you want your wicker furniture to appear more modern, use lighter colors that complement both its surroundings and other furniture in the room. This will create the impression of more space; additionally, adding light-colored tablecloths or rugs may further help make an impression of openness in a small room.

Wicker furniture may seem more traditional than contemporary, but its versatility makes it suitable for most styles and eras. Indeed, mixing it up with materials such as glass and steel has become quite fashionable in recent years.

Lloyd Flanders’ modern wicker outdoor furniture features durable aluminum frames onto which resin strands are handwoven by skilled weavers, creating highly durable yet comfortable pieces. Each piece is created individually by skilled professionals with years of experience weaving resin strands onto durable aluminum frames; making this furniture both highly durable and comfortable; air can easily flow through its pores reducing heat build-up in direct sunlight, plus maintenance can easily be performed using mild soap and water cleaning solutions.


Wicker furniture makes an elegant addition to any outdoor living space, but requires constant care in order to remain looking its best. One way of caring for it is using a damp cloth and mild soap solution to clean off dirt and debris from its surfaces regularly. This will extend its lifespan as well as ensure its continued beauty.

An important step to taking proper care with wicker furniture is storing it correctly. Doing this will protect it from harsh weather conditions and sun fading. For cold climates, consider using a furniture cover or keeping the piece indoors during winter.

Regular vacuuming of your wicker furniture will keep it clean, dust-free and helps protect its fibers from unravelling. In addition, using a low-pressure hose with spray nozzle to rinse away dirt or grime that has collected on its surface may also be beneficial – always be gentle when cleaning wicker as its weave can easily be damaged if scrubbed too aggressively.

Once the furniture is free from dirt or debris, allow it to air dry or use a towel to absorb any extra water. After having given your furniture an initial deep clean, apply a protective coating such as polyurethane varnish in order to prolong its new-look.

Wicker furniture may be easy to care for, but proper care must be taken to prevent damage and extend its life. By following these simple steps, you can ensure you enjoy your wicker furniture for many years to come!