Make Your Patio Look Like All That-io

Your patio is an extension of your home and of yourself. You deserve for it to be the best a patio can possibly be. That means investing in quality furniture.

The difference between long-lasting furniture and the cheaply made alternative doesn’t just come down to price.

A quality piece is made of durable materials, and it also offers premium comfort. Manufacturers of high-quality furniture prioritize ergonomic design, cozy cushions and flexible fabrics to ensure maximum snug. They also focus on look, meticulously crafting furnishings that compliment a variety outdoor decor styles.

“You want to make sure that you’re getting great fabric,” says Jessica Salisbury, CEO and creative director at Village Green, a destination garden center in Rockford with a collection of patio decor that’s considered one of the largest casual furniture showrooms in the U.S. “A cheap polyester fabric is going to fade. Cheap framework is going to rust. Cushions from a big-box store are made from cut foam, which acts like a sponge, collects water and develops mildew.”

Strolling through the cobblestone walkways of Village Green’s showroom, visitors will find top-of-the-line furniture, built to withstand the Midwest’s weather.

Trusted brands like Breezesta, Castelle Lloyd Flanders and Homecrest offer hundreds of varieties of dining sets, loungers, benches, sofas and sectionals to make your patio look cool. There are plenty of umbrellas and shades to keep it cool, as well. Whether you’re seeking deep-seated dining chairs, all-weather wicker, or a casual sling-backed chair, there is no shortage of options.

Before settling on a set, be sure to measure your patio to make sure your new furniture fits. If you’re planning to store your furniture during the winter months, measure your storage space, too.

If the sheer number of choices has you feeling overwhelmed, don’t be afraid to ask an expert. Showroom staff like the Village Green team are studied up on the products they sell.
“We sell furniture that should last up to 20 years,” says Salisbury. “If you focus on quality, you end up saving money in the long run.”

Village Green is located at 26101 E. Riverside Blvd. in Rockford, (815) 877-9559.