Patio furniture and decor choices are paramount to keeping members comfortable on country club patios.
Country club patio furniture comes in a variety of styles, designs, and materials, each with its own qualities and benefits. Different functionality of a patio will dictate types of furniture and decor, but clubs should make it a priority to choose good quality pieces. Whether it is for dining, post-game drinks, or socializing, a club’s patio should be designed as a space where members can relax, time and time again.
Furniture is subjected to lots of daily wear and tear. The sturdiness and durability of furniture should be a key factor when deciding on the perfect material, especially if it is being purchased with the intent of lasting many seasons. Different climates and areas may require different materials to ensure furniture maintains its beauty and lasts over time. Each material has different pros and cons depending on weather conditions and desired look, which is why materials are an important part of choosing patio furniture. Clubs should choose furniture based on the maintenance routine they are able to implement and how much time staff will be able to devote to upkeep. Some of the best materials for outdoor furniture are rattan, wrought iron, teak, aluminum, and stainless steel.
When designing a club’s patio space, utmost attention should be paid to comfort. Style should be an extension of a club’s indoor facilities. Members should want to stay and unwind so furniture needs to be comfortable enough to sit for longer periods of time, whether it is while dining or sitting on a couch by a fire pit. Cushions and pillows can be added for additional comfort for members to have a relaxing outdoor experience. To stay on brand, a club’s logo can even be added to textiles, cushions, or rugs. While the furniture should be made of fade and moisture resistant materials, outdoor decor should feature more neutral colors to discourage any stinging pests.
Finally, a patio space should be completed with refined details to help create an exclusive space. Items such as planters, candles, string lights, tablecloths, or small centerpieces that are in line with the concept of the club can make an outdoor space feel more unique. With these small touches along with furniture and landscaping, a club’s blank patio can be transformed into the perfect spot for al fresco dining and relaxing.
When designing the outdoor area of a club it should be done with taste and strategic perspective to help define the style, nature, and function of the patio. For this reason, furniture and decor must be carefully selected while taking both aesthetic aspects and more practical aspects into account.