Children’s Outdoor Furniture


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Kids are people, too. Often, we forget about the little people that live in our homes, expecting them to use everything that is designed for grownups. While we don’t often hear kids complaining about this, it doesn’t mean that we may not be causing grievous injury to their sense of belonging. And, while we may help children adapt to full-scale furniture by using all sorts of props (my family used the New York phone book as a booster seat), there are times when adults would prefer to have their children nearby but not with them. Entertaining outside is often one of these times. Providing outdoor furniture for the children in the family allows them to be included but gives them their own space to eat and play.

The selection of children’s outdoor furniture is small when compared to what is offered to adults. However, there are some manufacturers that include a few items for children in their selections.

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Woodard manufactures a sturdy wrought iron table and chair set painted in bright colors. Don’t worry, Mom and Dad, if you want one to match, it is available, too.

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French manufacturer Fermob offers some of their classic styles in smaller versions just so the kids don’t feel left out (or, maybe just to keep them off Mom and Dad’s furniture).

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Picnic tables seem to only be used by families with children, so it is natural to market to this diminutive demographic. Typically assembled into one piece, it’s impossible to lose a chair and easy to move wherever needed.

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Adirondack chairs are as popular with kids as adults with several manufacturers making smaller versions of their most popular styles.

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A kid size chaise lounge is probably one of the best ways to get your child to take a nap. Who can resist a quietly sleeping child on their own cute little chaise lounge?

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As adults we don’t think about how it must feel to a child to live in a home (their home) yet feel that nothing fits and that doesn’t seem to matter to anyone. I am sure a child psychologist would offer some interesting theories on the lasting impact of such exclusionary messages we send to the little ones in the family.

outdoor furniture,children's outdoor furnitureIn order to protect the health and well-being of your children, it is probably time to consider children’s outdoor furniture at your home. In today’s world, there are already too many intangibles that adversely affect our children that we cannot control. Why add one more?

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Fashion Design Goes Outside


Not content with limiting themselves to designing couture and ready-to-wear clothing, fashion designers are adding outdoor furniture to their ever-growing list of accomplishments. The outdoor lifestyle has grown into more than a trend and has become a facet of our homes that we are neither willing to forego nor leave behind should our place of residence change. In a word, outdoor living is fashion and that makes it attractive to famous designers and the large companies with which they are aligned.


Missoni, Fendi, and Louis Vuitton are a few of the major fashion brands that have . . . → Read More: Fashion Design Goes Outside

Let There be Light!

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Make it a priority to include lighting in your outdoor room when planning your deck, patio, porch, or pool area. In addition to being able to see in the dark, you will want to illuminate and highlight your new outdoor living room. Extending the hours in which your outdoor room can be used increases your enjoyment and provides additional value to your home.


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Consider adding lighting that is hard-wired, such as wall fixtures, ceiling-attached chandeliers, and ground lighting. In addition, make sure you plan for portable lighting such as table and floor lamps, . . . → Read More: Let There be Light!

Tents= Summertime Fun

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Traditional Home

We are at the midpoint of summer, with half of the season behind us and half of it ahead of us. Ugh—really? It’s August. Shouldn’t summer be nearly over? Don’t get me wrong, I really do like summer. Or, perhaps, what I like better is summertime. I look forward to summertime: outdoor living, vacations, long evenings of daylight, fireflies (or lightening bugs, depending on where you grew up), ceiling fans on porches, sleeping porches, afternoon showers, cold fruity drinks full of ice cubes, citrus anything, fresh fruit, ice cream, lakes, and the beach. But, I do not . . . → Read More: Tents= Summertime Fun

Summer Decorating with Rope

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Summer Classics

Summer decorating style is often associated with waterside retreats: the lake, the river, or the beach. And one thing that seems to be found in each of those places is rope. Rope from which to hang a swing or hammock; rope by which to pull a boat; rope in which to catch a fish. Rope is handy to have and ready to be called into use—or maybe, simply to be used as a decorative accessory.


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So connected is rope to a casual and waterside lifestyle, that some manufacturers . . . → Read More: Summer Decorating with Rope